The University of Oregon plans to start dealing with only a single manufacturer for Ducks apparel instead of dozens, leading in-state companies to believe the contract could go outside of Oregon.
Shoe companies like Switzerland-based On Running are choosing Portland for North American headquarters because it's where the talent is.
The Hillsboro Hops hope to bring a business boom to Hillsboro.
The Hillsboro Hops make their home debut in the new $15.5 million stadium today.
The Nike+ Accelerator event is proving so positive to the 10 visiting companies selected that some may end up moving to Portland.