Start-up business

Why we moved 10,000 miles to set up shop in Portland, Oregon

Images People often ask Kim and I why we chose Portland, Oregon as gHQ. Well here are a few reasons:

A Top 12 travel destination in the world for 2007 (Frommer’s Travel Guide)
Best U.S. airport for business travelers (Conde Nast Traveler) 2006
Best place to live in the U.S. (Men’s Journal magazine) 2006
No. 1, America’s most sustainable big cities (SustainLane.com) 2006
A Fast 30 City – Green Leader (Fast Company magazine) 2007
America’s Best Eating Destination (The Food Network) 2007
Cleanest U.S. city (Reader’s Digest) 2005
Greg Oden is going to recover next week and win the flag for the Blazers
Best U.S. city for walkers (Prevention magazine) 2006
Best U.S. city for cyclists (Bicycling magazine) 2006
Best U.S. city for seniors (Bankers Life and Casualty Co.) 2005
Direct flights to Hawaii if things get bad
Best U.S. city for dogs (Dog Fancy magazine) 2006
Most courteous drivers in the U.S. (AutoVantage Club Members) 2007
Parking fines are just $16 vs. $225 in Sydney
No. 2, Greenest Cities in the World (Grist Magazine: Environmental News & Commentary) 2007
No. 2, 10 Greenest Cities in America (MSN.com City Guides) 2007
No. 2, Healthiest U.S. cities (Cooking Light magazine) 2007
No. 3 Top City in the U.S. (Cities Ranked & Rated, Wiley Publishing) 2007
No. 3, Top 10 Cities for Independent Moviemakers (MovieMaker Magazine) 2006
No. 8, Top 10 underrated cities in U.S. and Canada (MSNBC) 2007
No. 9, Top 25 Fittest Cities in the U.S. (Men’s Fitness magazine) 2007
Pacific Time means you can watch the 2007 Rugby World Cup at a reasonable hour
No. 10, Best Arts City in America (American Style magazine) 2006
One of the world’s nine most successful cities (European Institute for Urban Affairs) 2006
One of the 20 most inventive U.S. cities (The Wall Street Journal) 2006
One of the 10 New American Dream Towns (Outside magazine) 2005
America’s 10 Best Places to Live and Work for Those Under 40 (Monster.com) 2005
Top 10 Best Walking Cities (American Podiatric Medical Association) 2005

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