Athletic & Outdoor

Contact: Sue Bal

Above: A&O companies Cultural Blends, House Dogge, Orox Leather Co. and KEEN

The Athletic & Outdoor (A&O) industry includes a wide array of consumer goods businesses, including apparel, footwear, bikes, gear, handmade goods and accessories.  The Portland area has the highest concentration of A&O businesses in the nation, from globally traded sportswear giants to recently launched small businesses.

The Portland Metro Area has more than 20,000 jobs in the Athletic and Outdoor industry which includes the metro area headquarters of Columbia and Nike.

Concentration of A&O biz in nation
Jobs in metro area

Prosper Portland Supports the Athletic & Outdoor Industry 

Prosper Portland has supported the A&O industry cluster since 2010 by working collaboratively with local companies and institutions to organize initiatives and events that further the growth of the industry. This support takes the form of:  

Are you an A&O business? Get involved! 

Prosper Portland provides connections to financial resources and networking opportunities that assist small to medium-sized business owners in growing their companies.