🇺🇸 Beaverton is a city in Washington County, in the U.S. state of Oregon that is located 7 miles west of Portland in the Tualatin Valley. The city is among the main cities that make up the Portland metropolitan area. It is the second-largest city in the county and the sixth-largest city in Oregon. Beaverton is an economic centre for Washington County along with neighboring Hillsboro. It is home to the world headquarters of Nike, Inc., although it sits outside of city limits on unincorporated county land.
Company headquarters Reser's Fine Foods, processor and distributor of fresh prepared foods, has headquartered in Beaverton since 1960. Leupold & Stevens, maker of rifle scopes and other specialty optics, has been located on property adjacent to the City of Beaverton since 1968. The Beaverton City Council annexed that property in May 2005, and Leupold & Stevens challenged that annexation. The company eventually won the legal fight in 2009 with the city, thus the company was de-annexed from the city. Beaverton is home to the world headquarters of Nike, Inc. Its headquarters are located on an unincorporated area inside, but excluded from, Beaverton city limits.
Technology companies As part of the Silicon Forest, Beaverton is the location of numerous technology organizations and companies, including Linux Technology Center of IBM, Tektronix, Maxim Integrated Products, VeriWave, and Oregon Technology Business Center (OTBC), a non-profit tech startup incubator. Phoenix Technologies operates its Northwestern Regional Office in Beaverton.
Largest employers According a recent Financial Report, the largest employers in the city include: 1 Beaverton School District; 2 Nike; 3 Providence Health Systems; 4 Comcast Cable; 5 City of Beaverton; 6 Seterus; 7 IBM Corporation; 8 Nationstar Mortgage; 9 Fred Meyer; 10 Pacific Office Automation .
Beaverton was ranked #798 by the Nomad List which evaluates and ranks remote work hubs by cost, internet, fun and safety. Beaverton has a population of over 98,960 people. Beaverton also forms one of the centres of the wider Portland metropolitan area which has a population of over 2,492,412 people.