When your local business presence isn’t enough, Nextiva takes you where your customers are.
Portland isn’t the capital of Oregon but it is the largest city in the state. It has an estimated population of 639,000 people and covers 145 square miles. Portland is located near the west coast in Multnomah County, but area code 503 and 971 includes parts of the cities of Salem and Astoria as well. A Portland area code is a perfect jumping off point for your first local number in Oregon because it’s only 110 miles from Eugene and 174 miles from Seattle, Washington.
Portland was founded in 1845 and incorporated in 1851. It was originally settled by families from the Oregon Trail who branched out of Oregon City. It’s location near the west coast on the Willamette and Columbia rivers helped establish Portland as a major port city and the population grew quickly. By World War II it had over 300,000 residents and the economy and job market surged with shipbuilding contracts for the war.
In recent decades a strong tech scene has grown in the area and the population has continued to increase with the booming economy. Now Portland is an economic and cultural hub of the west coast and sits comfortably as the 26th largest city in the United States.
The Portland area code is home to two companies on the Fortune 1000 list. Columbia Sportswear came in at #836 and Portland General Electric was ranked #953. NIKE is another major brand with their headquarters in area code 503 and 971. The five biggest employers in Portland are Intel, NIKE, Daimler Trucks North America LLC, Precision Castparts Corp, and Boeing.
Outside of business, Portland is home to Portland State University, the Lewis and Clark College, the University of Portland and other higher education institutions. The Portland Relo Guide states that the top industries in the city are tech, manufacturing, athletic and outdoor apparel, healthcare, and wholesale trade. Tourism also helps prop up the Portland economy and the city receives over 8 million tourists every year.
Portland has a strong economy and boasts an unemployment rate of only 4.6%. The top three occupations for residents in area code 503 and 971 are health care and social assistance, retail trade, and professional, scientific, technical services, and the city is expecting job growth of over 41% in the next ten years. The average household income in the Portland area code is $53,000, which is equal to the US national average, and 23% of people are making $100,000 or more each year.
Portland was ranked #5 on the Forbes list of “America’s Coolest Cities in 2017” and also made the list of “Best Places for Business and Careers 2017.” Same can’t-miss events in the Portland area code every year include Music Fest NW and the Portland Rose Festival.
Now anyone can get a Portland area code for their business with Nextiva VoIP services. The digital phone systems require zero extra equipment, so it’s as simple as rolling area code 503 and 971 onto your existing business phone to get started. Then, you can answer calls to the local numbers on any device with an internet connection, from anywhere in the world.
That’s not all, though. Every Nextiva package also comes with extra PBX features to help you run your business. Voicemail to email services, call recording, and conference calls all let you serve your callers better. You’ll also get access to the Nextiva Auto Attendant software. The efficient system gets your customers to the right extension while giving a professional impression to every caller no matter how big or small your business is. The software also eliminates the need for a receptionist and saves both time and money for your company. If that’s not enough, your business can also explore add-ons like Nextiva Analytics to help you get a more in-depth understanding of your customer base.
Whether you have one Portland area code or numbers across the state, Nextiva helps you stay organized with the exclusive NextOS software. The all-inclusive system keeps you in control with your callers, billing, features, and users in one easy to access place. With Nextiva VoIP services you can finally enjoy true location independence for your business.
When you’re ready to grow, Nextiva keeps it simple. Take advantage of the flexible upgrade system to expand at your own pace and only buy the area codes you need, when you need them. Additionally, the affordable pricing means a Portland area code is possible for businesses with any budget and the “no hidden fees’ guarantee ensures you’ll never find extra charges on the bill.
Finally, rest easy knowing that Nextiva has your back. Your callers are important, so the Nextiva customer service team is dedicated to keeping your Portland area code up and running no matter what. Call the 100% in-house department seven days a week for troubleshooting, and they’ll walk you through the issue every step of the way until it’s resolved to your satisfaction.
Don’t take the risk of opening a second location or hiring a new team to grow your business in Portland. Instead, start smart with area code 503 and 971 for your business phone. For one low price, your Nextiva VoIP services come with powerful PBX features, the exclusive NextOS software, flexible upgrade opportunities, and responsive customer service on-call seven days a week.
What more can you ask for in a digital phone system? Nextiva provides everything you need with your Portland area code all in one place. Call now for instant activation on area code 503 and 971 and join the Nextiva family today!
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