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Portland, OR - Office Market Overview

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The Portland Metropolitan Area includes the Downtown, Goose Hollow, and Kerns office space submarkets. With a metropolitan population of just under 2.4 million, Portland is the largest city in Oregon. Located at the junction of the Willamette and Columbia Rivers, the city is also a major shipping port in the U.S. The city's excellent geography attracts a diverse variety of businesses that create while-collar office employment.

As of mid-2017, the Greater Portland office market encompasses nearly 32 million square feet of existing office space in properties larger than 50,000 square feet. Portland has become a metropolitan business cluster for manufacturing, transportation, consumer goods, and high-technology companies, which all create constant demand for Portland, OR, commercial real estate.

Portland, OR - Office Inventory Description

Nicknamed 'Silicon Forest', Portland is home to more than 1,000 technology companies of all sizes. With a gross metropolitan product of nearly $150 billion, there is robust demand for office space in the metro area. Nearly 54% of the office space in Portland is Class A or A+, with Class B property contributing another 46% of inventory to the office space market.

The Pearl District office submarket in Portland sees some of the greatest demand for Class A office space in the region. Located between West Burnside Street and the Willamette River, this submarket is home to prestigious office properties such as the M Financial Plaza, the Lovejoy Block One building, and the historic Albers Mill office building at 1200 NW Naito Parkway, right along the river.

Top 10 Largest Office Buildings

in Portland

Office building Address Sqft Year built
U.S. Bancorp Tower , 97204 1,073,000 1973
Montgomery Park , 97210 850,540 1986
South Waterfront Campus - Collaborative Life Sciences Building & Skourtes Tower , 97201 625,000 2013
Wells Fargo Center , 97201 611,052 1970
Park Avenue West , 97205 546,000 2016
Daimler Trucks North America - Corp 1, 8 & 9 , 97217 544,850 1977
Pacwest Center , 97204 522,161 1984
World Trade Center , 97204 500,000 1978
The Standard Insurance Center , 97204 459,504 1968
Block 300 , 97204 440,000 1991

Most Recently-Built Office Buildings

in Portland

Office building Address Sqft Year built
South Waterfront Campus - Knight Cancer Research Building , 97201 320,000 2018
Broadway Tower , 97201 308,707 2018
Field Office , 97209 304,530 2018
Meier & Frank Building , 97204 206,582 2018
Tanner Point , 97209 183,052 2018
Towne Storage Building , 97214 100,022 2018
Clay Pavilion , 97214 78,000 2018
Heartline , 97209 70,702 2018
The Silica , 97227 31,000 2018
Leland James Center , 97209 133,009 2017

Portland, OR - Green Office Space


Portland is known as one of the most environmentally friendly cities in the world, so it's no surprise that the 2017 National Green Building Adoption Index ranked Portland 16th out of the top 30 major U.S. markets for green energy buildings. Nearly 4% of the office buildings larger than 50,000 square feet in Portland are LEED-certified, while over 6% are Energy Star-rated, and nearly 10% are otherwise certified green buildings.

The U.S. Bancorp Tower on SW 5th Avenue in the Downtown Portland office market is an amazing example of a high-rise green office building in Portland. This energy-efficient office property proudly boasts a LEED Silver certification. Built in 1973, the Tower has over 1 million square feet of office space and first-floor retail amongst its 42 stories.

Over the years, the percentage of green and energy-efficient buildings in the U.S. has steadily grown. In 2005, the percentage of green certified buildings was less than 5% compared to today's share of 38%.

Portland, OR's Top Office-Using Sectors

The commercial real estate market in Portland benefits from the city's energy and resources, strategic geographic location, and integrated transportation network. The high-technology, manufacturing, transportation, and corporate headquarters are some of the varied business sectors that create white-collar employment in Portland.

  • High-Technology – Nicknamed the “Silicon Forest,” high-technology companies such as Intel, Network Computing Devices, CollegeNET, OpConnect Electric Vehicle Charging System, and EcoZoom all generate demand for Class A office space in Portland.
  • Manufacturing – Portland is home to both traditional and light manufacturing companies such as Schnitzer Steel Industries, Oregon Steel Mills, ESCO Corporation, Nike, Adidas, and Hi-Tec Sports.
  • Transportation – The Port of Portland is the third-largest on the west coast, and home to businesses such as Daimler Trucks North America, Consolidated Freightways, Columbia River Shipbuilding Company, and SeaPort Airlines.
  • Corporate Offices – Umpqua Holdings, Wieden+Kennedy, Fred Meyer, New Seasons, and Laika are some of the varied businesses headquartered in the city and among the top office users in Portland.

Portland Demographics


  • Total Population630,331
  • Male Population(49.5 %) 312,021
  • Female Population(50.5 %) 318,310
  • Median Age36.80


  • Average Household Income$85,335
  • Median Household Income$61,532
  • Median Income Under 25$27,524
  • Median Income 25-44$69,538
  • Median Income 45-64$68,134
  • Median Income Over 65$42,841


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