Portland, Ore., has emerged as a leading market for multi-tenant data center development in the Pacific Northwest. The region is poised for substantial growth over the next several years, and data center developers clearly see Portland as a future hot spot for hyperscale and enterprise facilities.
While not yet a major market, Portland has a rising profile as a destination for colo companies. The region benefits from a favorable cost environment — including a prominent enterprise zone and Oregon’s business-friendly tax policies—as well as a climate that’s ideal for keeping servers cool.
The Portland market is home to more than 354,283 square feet (SF) of commissioned data center space, representing 57.81 megawatts (MW) of commissioned power, according to market research from datacenterHawk.
But the real news about Portland is not so much its present, but its future. Data center developers plan to deploy 275 megawatts of new data center capacity in coming years, representing 1.33 million square feet of new space.
This new Data Center Frontier report, in partnership with datacenterHawk, gives a market overview and analysis of the business environment, supply, demand and more of the Portland data market.