After keeping a low profile presence in Portland for nearly 5 years, Google leased a space that will allow the company to expand its local office.

Google had about 20 local employees. It recently added “a few” according to a statement. The new office will accommodate several dozen employees so that the site can continue to expand.

“A number of Google engineers have called Downtown Portland home since 2010, and we’re excited to be growing here,” said Darcy Nothnagle, Google regional public affairs manager.

According to the Business Journal, 100 employees are expected to move into the office immediately.

“While it’s early days, we know the new space just around the corner on Sixth Avenue will provide a great work environment for our expanding team and are looking forward to getting to know our neighbors even better,” Nothnagle continued.

The new Google site consists of three connected buildings over a block on 309 SW Sixth Ave. The location is ideal to draw in workers as Portland is home to engineering, design, sales, and account management teams.

Hana is currently pursuing an undergraduate English degree with a Spanish minor at Concordia University Portland. She loves creative writing and reading children's books and someday hopes to publish her own. Favorite hobbies include cooking, cleaning, eating ice cream, and singing Disney princess songs.