Great article by Rick Turoczy over on CenterNetworks last week about why Portland is a great place for startups. Here's his opening:
Honestly, when it comes right down to it, I can’t say enough nice things about Portland, Oregon. I love this town. And I’d be willing to bet that if you’re interested in living somewhere with a contagious entrepreneurial spirit and a great tech scene, you may just fall in love with Portland, too.
If I had to sum up the Portland tech scene in one word, it would be this: community. Cooperative, collegial, and welcoming, Portland thrives with a bevy of events and gatherings, a collection of user groups and coworking, and an interwoven group of folks who seem to understand that we’re all in this together.
Turoczy goes on to name a few of the amazing startups that call Portland home including Jive Software, AboutUs, MetaFilter and COLOURlovers.