Your Expat
Community in Portland

Connect with fellow expats in Portland
Join exciting events and groups
Get information in our Portland guides
Exchange tips about expat life in Portland

Brian Norris

"When first moving to Washington, D.C., I didn't know many people outside of the office. InterNations has changed that with some exciting events."

Caroline Stiles

"In such an international city such as Washington, D.C. InterNations holds great events for everyone to network and enjoy themselves."

The InterNations Expatriate Community in Portland Welcomes You!

A warm welcome to our expat community here in Portland! InterNations is a global network for expatriates around the world to meet up and share tips and advice on living and working abroad. Whether you're a resident of Portland or are considering making a move to this city, our members will be happy to help you out with settling in. You may be wondering "what is the cost of living in Portland compared to Los Angeles?" or "how much will it cost for health insurance in Oregon for an expat?". Whatever your query, the experience and knowledge of our members, as well as our dedicated guide articles, are sure to help you get settled in.

With InterNations, you never stand alone. Whether you move to another city or go on a business trip somewhere — our communities are there to make you feel at home wherever you are in the world. Feel free to also check out our other vibrant InterNations Communities like the ones in Abu Dhabi or Dubai.

Join Our Exciting Events in Portland

Attend our monthly events and activities for Portland expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.

Find More Information in Our Portland Expat Guides

  • Moving to Portland

    Are looking to move to Portland, Oregon? Enjoy one of the top greenest cities of the United States, with lots of outdoors, delighting cafes and bars and a liberal creative environment. All you need to know about this amazing city, its climate, accommodations, and more right here!
  • Living in Portland

    Are you prepared to enjoy rainy days and beautiful green nature? Portland then, welcomes you with a great transportation system, breweries, coffee shops and am exciting art culture. Read more about the City of Roses' education, transport system and more in our guide!
  • Working in Portland

    There are two Fortune 500 companies and many other options for expats looking to work in Portland. Technology, footwear, creative, and manufacturing organizations all call Portland their home, plus there is a thriving shipping industry, as well as tourism.

Exchange Tips about living in Portland

Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow members in our Portland expat forums.

A New Life in One of America's Most Fashionable Cities

As befits the Pacific Northwest, Portland is a modern, liberal city installed in an otherwise sleepy, rural state. The fashionable blends with the rough and ready in Portland, where microbreweries and pop-up restaurants abound. Although a sizable city itself, Portland has a laid-back feel which attracts a wide range of people from across the world, who often feel right at home with the diverse and community-focused nature of the city. With our members just as friendly and welcoming, join InterNations and make sure you can get settled in to become a part of the Portland Community!

InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 390 cities across the globe. Get to know fellow internationals in your city, before you're moving, or when traveling somewhere and never feel like a stranger. InterNations makes it easy for you to stay in touch with your expat friends, both online and offline, so you can grow your network of friends and contacts from all over the world. Whether they live in Khobar (Eastern Prov.) or Jeddah, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.

A Vibrant Community for a Vibrant City

InterNations members are by approval only, giving you the best experience possible when interacting with our community. Once you've joined, logged in to our account, and had some interactions with our members, you're also free to take things offline, too — we organize a wide range of activities and groups in and around Portland. Whether you're looking to network or explore the city, you can always find something to do. Our larger official events also offer a great opportunity to meet new people and are not to be missed!