The Portland Innovation Quadrant

April 15, 2018

The Portland Innovation Quadrant ( represents an emerging innovation-focused district and community committed to propelling Portland to global prominence at the intersection of health, science and digital technology.

The mission of the IQ is to bring together industry, education, and government in a coordinated effort to create the conditions where innovation, equity, and economic growth can prosper through geographic proximity. The IQ encompasses three city geographies -- the university district (downtown south of Market), the South Waterfront, and Central Eastside - and has been identified as a priority for the city of Portland in the 2035 Plan, the Central City Plan and PDC's 5-year Strategic Plan.