Indian Diaspora in Portland

Hindu Temples, Curry, Fashion & More

Portland is home to a sizable and vibrant Indian community.

Desis from South Indian states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and North Indians from Gujarat, Maharashtra, Punjab, Delhi have all settled in Portland, Beaverton, Hillsboro and other towns of Oregon state.

Like their fellow countrymen in parts of U.S., desis in Portland work as Project Management Consultants, Business Analysts, QA Testing, DB Administrators, Software Programmers, Immigration Attorneys, Personal Injury Lawyers, Doctors, Dentists, Motel and Restaurant staff and other retail businesses.

Computer microprocessor giant Intel is a major employer of Indian chip designers and programmers in Portland area.

Also, several Indian students are pursuing courses at Portland State University.

Picture Courtesy: Portland Balaji Temple
Portland Balaji Temple

Hindu Temples

To provide spiritual guidance to the growing Indian community, Hindu temples and Gurdwaras have been established in Portland over the years.

The Hindu temples in Portland are the anchor of the Indian community in Portland.

Portland Balaji Temple, Portland Hindu Temple, Gayatri Temple are the major Hindu temples in Portland.

Indian Restaurants

Portland is also home to a range of Indian restaurants that serve North Indian dishes like Chicken Tikka Masala, Tandoori Chicken, Chicken Jalfrezi and South Indian favorites like Idly, Medhu Vada, Masala Dosa, Pongal and Dum Biryani.

Besides restaurants, Indians have established grocery stores, real estate agencies and immigration law and tax consultancy firms etc to cater to the needs of the growing Portland Indian community.

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