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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

San Francisco-based Foghorn Labs relocated its headquarters to Portland.

Foghorn was founded in 2010 by Adam Lewis after a stint working for Google. Lewis pieced together a virtual design and marketing team consisting mostly of Google employees to launch the firm.

Lewis, an Oregon native, decided to expand to Portland when the company started experiencing growth.

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