Why Portland Will Actually be the Next Silicon Valley

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The next Silicon Valley? A look at 6 technology launching pads across the US, from Pacific Northwest to Virginia By WcP.Market.Watch - Posted on 21 October 2008 http://www.worldculturepictorial.com/blog/content/the-next-silicon-valley-a-look-6-technology-launching-pads-across-us-pacific-northwest-virgi

Why Is Portland Considered to be the Next Potential Silicon Valley With Seattle? 06-16-2010, 10:55 PM http://www.city-data.com/forum/portland/1007047-why-portland-considered-potential-silicon-valley.html

January 28th, 2004 Zach Dundas | News

THE REBEL ALLIANCE An unlikely army of hacker hippies, geek visionaries, idealistic teachers and corporate giants is making Portland ground zero of a digital revolution. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-2877-the_rebel_alliance.html

Ryan Williams from Fourio points me to this more upbeat take from programmer and author Paul Graham.

Adapted from a keynote he gave at XTech in The Netherlands, Graham muses about the ingredients it takes to create an enduring high-tech cluster like the Silicon Valley.

Within the US, the two cities I think could most easily be turned into new silicon valleys are Boulder and Portland. Both have the kind of effervescent feel that attracts the young. They're each only a great university short of becoming a silicon valley, if they wanted to.