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Portland Fashion Week, active since 2002...... has emerged to become the 3rd oldest Fashion Week in the U.S. Portland Fashion Week® has also featured as many Project Runway Winners as NY and LA combined is one of the ‘’Most Sustainably Produced Fashion Weeks in the World”-Book Moda Aug. 2007 is TIME Magazine’s “Best Indie Fashion Week in the U.S.” -Oct. 15, 2012 is on Reedy Press’ “Top 100 Things to do before you die Portland Bucket List’’ -2015 and is now “the World’s ONLY Carbon Negative Fashion Week’’-Huffington Post Sept. 30, 2016
Portland Fashion Week has also been lauded in a report drafted by the Council of Fashion Designers of America as a key component influencing their 2015 study reflecting the changing face of Fashion Weeks. Our equitable and ethical treatment of participating designers ie: not creating a predatory business model based on exorbitant designer participation fees, but INSTEAD advancing the runway to sales timeline, slow fashion TRENDS, sustainable aspects (carbon negativity, an eco-chic ethos, and our continual support of the local fashion community and community at large) are all mentioned as a template and practice by which all fashion week productions should adhere to.
Portland, Oregon is the 24th most livable city in the world and most livable within the United States, with Forbes Magazine ranking Portland as their number one pick for "The Best Places for Business and Careers 2017". Unemployment is below 4%, and Portland now has the ninth-highest concentration of highly educated millennials in a US city based on Experian's most recently collated data.
Portland, OR also consistently holds the top spots in most aspects of US Livability for schools, neighborhoods, safety, happiness and income over the last few decades, while Portland Fashion Week itself holds a spot on the ''Top 100 Things to Do in Portland Before You Die Bucket List''. With fashion power houses such as NIKE, Columbia Sportswear, Jantzen, and Pendleton all hailing from the region and our nearly 1,000 boutiques, an upscale buying public, and Nearly half dozen project runway winners prove that Portland is truly a serious player on the world fashion stage.
Come and see what we in Portland, OR. already know and enjoy, the awesomeness of OUR city and the world's most Eco-Chic Fashion Week! Come and see!
All in all, making Portland, OR a very attractive city from which to conduct business, live and play.
Downtown Portland, Oregon USA on a spring evening looking east towards the 11,250 foot high Mt Hood, 50 miles in the distance. Taken atop the city's tallest locale, the 1,000 foot high Council Crest in the West Hills of Portland.