Portland Promotional Products
Top Distributors of Portland
In February 2009, Business Journal named Portland, Oregon as number 11 on the list of top cities in which to start a small business, based on the number of small businesses in the area versus metropolitan population and job growth. In order to gain attention for their new businesses, entrepreneurs in all industries can make use of imprinted giveaways. When distributed to the desired demographic audience, small and attractive products such as Koozies or totes can make a large impression and leave recipients wanting to learn more. For maximum impact, start-up businesses should consider giving not only functional items, but also industry-specific items. For example, owners of new coffee shops in Fairview and Damascus could give away tumblers or ceramic mugs to increase brand visibility while technology-based organizations in Vancouver, Hillsboro and Fairview might consider distributing custom USB flash drives.
Portland for the Hospitality Industry
Similar to start-ups, established businesses in Gladstone, Lake Oswego and Clackamas County can distribute products to attract visitors to their great city. There are so many great activities for tourists to see and do in Multnomah County, such as visiting art galleries, going on boat tours, gardening, horseback riding, shopping, skiing, and wine tasting. The city of Portland and surrounding cities of Beaverton, Gresham, Hillsboro and Vancouver are known for their beautiful nature, as well as rich cultural diversity. A number of walking tours are outlined for visitors who would like to combine both elements and see the cultural highlights of different communities while traveling on foot. Another great way to see the sites and travel is by using the Eco-friendly TriMet bus system or the Portland Streetcar, which connects the Cultural District, the Pearl District and the Nob Hill/Northwest neighborhood.
Portland in Surrounding Cities
After seeing the city of Portland, visitors can travel to nearby Beaverton, Gresham, Hillsboro and Vancouver. These cities surrounding Portland are some of the largest in the states of Oregon and Washington and offer activities such as perusing local farmer's markets for fresh fruits and vegetables, taking a walk in the park and shopping for local items. Beaverton, located in Washington County, is the closest to Portland and is home to the world headquarters of Nike, Inc. There are also a number of smaller cities nearby including Damascus, Fairview, Gladstone and Lake Oswego.