May 2022

Top Software Development Companies in Portland

There are four main software development methodologies, and understanding which approaches a software company uses should be part of your hiring process. The methodologies include agile, waterfall, DevOps, and rapid application. Each methodology has pros and cons and can affect the timeline and cost of software development. As you begin conversations to hire a software development company, look at portfolios, talk to former clients, read reviews, and learn as much as possible about the development languages and methodologies the software company is most familiar with. Matching your project needs, timeline, and budget to a development firm's approach to software projects is important for finding the right dev partner.

Luckily, Portland has some of the best software development agency to hire. Use our list to find and connect with software development agency in The Rose City. Evaluate their case studies, project types, and client reviews to determine which company is the best fit for you.

List of the Best Software Development Agencies & Firms in The Rose City

  • 1
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $50,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Portland, OR

    Why is CityCounty experiencing record sales? They’ve turned to Buildable Custom Software for custom software development expertise. This Oregon-based agency has already made major waves with work for enterprise clients and startups alike.

    When Precision Analytical launched a platform targeting their unique users, Buildable Custom Software analyzed the entirety of their approach to create key features and design a strategy that would bring together all elements of the client’s brand. The result was a huge success, and continues to drive progress for the brand today.

    SERVICES
    • 50% Custom Software Development
    • 20% UX/UI Design
    • 20% Mobile App Development
    • 10% Other
    Pay Equity Application for...

    Pay Equity Application for...

    We rescued this project from confusing and broken UI, messy code, and dated design. We redesigned the interface with a more modern look that follows the customer's brand, including a new, minimalist customer dashboard. We...
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    Healthcare Provider Portal

    Healthcare Provider Portal

    This project is both an internal portal and customer-facing provider portal for an international laboratory testing company. As this company was experiencing exponential growth, it had outgrown its legacy software....
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    Secure Web Portal for a...

    Secure Web Portal for a...

    Over the past 2 years, we have been developing a complex web portal for BrainScope, a medical neuro-technology company. Because BrainScope is bound to FDA and HIPAA regulations, security and privacy are of utmost...
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    Dynamic Laboratory Reports

    Dynamic Laboratory Reports

    We integrated with our clients’ laboratory information management system (LIMS) to redesign and render their complex data in a dynamic way. This optimized its customers' user experience and helped maintain its...
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  • 2
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Portland, OR

    Metal Toad clients include ABC Television, and they specialize in providing a design-centric approach to cloud consulting & SI for their clients. With a focus on emphasizing the most vital elements of brand messaging, Metal Toad was founded on forward-thinking principles in Los Angeles.

    When Disney needed an overhaul of their brand’s cloud storage approach, they turned to Metal Toad. The agency provided them with an end-to-end analysis of how they could make their approach more targeted, impactful and successful.

    SERVICES
    • 10% Custom Software Development
    • 10% Enterprise App Modernization
    • 10% Artificial Intelligence
    • 70% Other
    Wheel of Fortune

    Wheel of Fortune

    Business problem: Increasing fan base, limited capacity For over 40 years, contestants on Wheel of Fortune have spun the wheel to win big on TV. And today, viewers at home can join in the excitement—by entering...
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    Sony Crackle

    Sony Crackle

    Business problem: An out-of-date legacy platform In the competitive landscape of over-the-top (OTT) streaming entertainment, Sony Crackle was delivering popular content in the US, Canada, and Latin America—and they were...
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    Golden Globes

    Golden Globes

    Technology solution: Super scalability Metal Toad designed and built a cloud platform with incredible elasticity. In the 48 hours surrounding Award Night 2015, GoldenGlobes.com successfully delivered over four million...
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    Intel Sports Division

    Intel Sports Division

    Business opportunity: Transformative tech acquisition Intel may be best known for great processors, but their vision is much broader: innovating at the boundaries of technology to bring the future into being. Intel...
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  • 3
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Portland, OR

    Their clients include major enterprise clients like Gold Moon, but Fountain City is a web development agency that hasn’t lost its focus on innovation or creativity. This Portland-based firm helps organizations around the world focus their strategy for greater success.

    If you want to see how Fountain City helps brands communicate with their audiences in a unique and crowded space, look no further than their work for Glass Alchemy. Fountain City helped them define a strategy for their audience to improve their reach.

    SERVICES
    • 20% UX/UI Design
    • 20% Custom Software Development
    • 20% Business Consulting
    • 40% Other
    Gold Moon

    Gold Moon

    Custom website development for innovative productline company.
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    Glass Alchemy

    Glass Alchemy

    Custom illustration work for virtual and physical prododuct lines.
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    Eclipse - sparkling beverage

    Eclipse - sparkling beverage

    Eclipse logo, product design and custom illustration work.
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    Robert Trent Jones II

    Robert Trent Jones II

    Full site redesign and upgrade with advanced functionality and modular component design approach.
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  • 4
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Portland, OR

    This established web development company counts major brands like Dakine among their clients. Based in Portland, DAYLIGHT STUDIO brings a bright and impactful approach to each unique enterprise project they take on.

    Visit MicMinnville creates products for clients around the world. They turned to DAYLIGHT STUDIO for a focused strategy that would highlight their unique brand voice and audience. DAYLIGHT STUDIO delivered with highly modern and striking approach focused on making an impact.

    SERVICES
    • 30% Web Development
    • 15% UX/UI Design
    • 15% Custom Software Development
    • 40% Other
    Visit McMinnville

    Visit McMinnville

    Visit McMinnville came to Daylight looking to give website visitors a better way to explore everything that the Willamette Valley and this historic city have to offer. The result is an inspiring digital experience...
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    Evanta

    Evanta

    After exhausting what was possible by modifying third party learning management systems, Evanta approached Daylight to create a highly customized platform for their Professional Develop Academy that bridged the gap...
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    Rogue Waste, Inc.

    Rogue Waste, Inc.

    Rogue Waste prizes their innovative, customer-centric approach—but their outdated website didn’t reflect those values. In Daylight, they found a strategic partner to elevate their brand, improve their operations, and...
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    Torres Course

    Torres Course

    Ste. Michelle Wine Estates came to Daylight looking for a new online learning course for the Torres wine family of brands. They challenged Daylight to develop a new type of course experience that is more engaging...
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  • 5
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Lake Oswego, OR

    This established app development company counts major brands like Cengage Learning and Apollo Global among their clients. Based in Portland, SingleMind brings a bright and impactful approach to each branding project they take on.

    Hosmer Chiropractic provides chiropractic services for patients around the world. They turned to SingleMind for a focused mobile application that would highlight their unique brand voice and audience. SingleMind delivered with highly modern and striking mobile design focused on making an impact.

    SERVICES
    • 30% Mobile App Development
    • 25% UX/UI Design
    • 20% Custom Software Development
    • 25% Other
    Permit Book

    Permit Book

    Glostone Trucking Solutions reached out to the SingleMind team with the goal of transforming their paper-heavy documentation hand-off processes into a streamlined digital process. Glostone’s previous processes involved...
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    Smart Doorbell

    Smart Doorbell

    With the mission to produce an open-source platform that could be leveraged by the programming community, SingleMind set out to build a new facial recognition programming kit for application across a range of security...
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    Grafo

    Grafo

    Capsenta’s team approached Singlemind with an innovative idea to build an application that would not only allow users to visually build, share, and navigate ontologies (data expressed in a visual format) but also to...
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    KPScholar

    KPScholar

    The Kaiser School of Allied Health Sciences (KPSAHS) is a long-time client of SingleMind and is focused on enriching its employees' work experiences by providing education and training that helps them to be more effective...
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  • 6
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $50,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Portland, OR

    With Disney and American Express among their clients, Planet Argon has earned a well-deserved reputation as a go-to web development agency. Based in Portland with a global client base, Planet Argon specializes in both web app and custom software services.

    Screaming Circuits is a business that’s dependent on logic-based ordering for their customers. Planet Argon redesigned their order system to guarantee that all communication between the many moving elements of the workflow worked seamlessly, every time.

     

     

    SERVICES
    • 55% Web Development
    • 20% Custom Software Development
    • 20% E-Commerce Development
    • 5% Other
    Screaming Circuits: Online...

    Screaming Circuits: Online...

    Screaming Circuits' business depends on a complex, logic-based form and ordering system for their customers. We rebuilt this order system to ensure accurate communication between several moving parts of their workflow....
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    The Oregonian: A Redesigned...

    The Oregonian: A Redesigned...

    We partnered with The Oregonian's media team to reimagine and re-engineer a responsive directory of over 3,600 recipes to foster exploration and inspiration. Click here for more information about our work with The...
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    Skoshbox: An eCommerce...

    Skoshbox: An eCommerce...

    We partnered with Skoshbox, a delightful Japanese snack subscription box, to redesign and rebuild their order system and user interface. The result was a more intuitive ordering workflow and tighter integration with their...
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    Oregon Coast Aquarium: Oceanscape...

    Oregon Coast Aquarium: Oceanscape...

    Marsh Myers,  Oregon Coast Aquarium The Oregon Coast Aquarium saw a unique opportunity to engage youth in exploring the natural world in a new online application called the Oceanscape Network. Part resource, part...
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  • 7
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Portland, OR

    Chromaplex clients include Support.com and How I Met My Dog, and they specialize in providing design-centric mobile development expertise for their clients. With a focus on emphasizing the most vital elements of brand messaging, Chromaplex was founded on forward-thinking principles in Portland.

    When Squeeze Alarm needed a complete overhaul of their mobile interface, they turned to Chromaplex. The agency provided them with an end-to-end analysis of how they could make their mobile presence more targeted, impactful and successful.

    SERVICES
    • 20% Web Development
    • 15% Custom Software Development
    • 15% IT Strategy Consulting
    • 50% Other
    In-Browser Printed Media Customizer

    In-Browser Printed Media Customizer

    This platform allows photographers to drop their beautiful photos into tastefully designed pamphlets, brochures, and frames. We built an interface that allows users to customize these designs by adding text, cropping...
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    SolarStencil

    SolarStencil

    Jacquard Products makes a high-end dye called SolarFast which is specially formulated to artists to affix custom graphics onto t-shirts and other textiles, using only sunlight. Jacquard wanted to give their customers...
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    Foodalyzer

    Foodalyzer

    Foodalyzer is a quick and easy way to get nutritional information about your meal – just point your phone’s camera at your food and nutritional labels will appear in an augmented reality environment. Foodalyzer was...
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    Squeeze Alarm

    Squeeze Alarm

    If you find yourself repeatedly hitting snooze and oversleeping, Squeeze was made with you in mind. The concept is simple: when your alarm goes off, squeeze down your iPhone’s volume button to snooze; release to...
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  • 8
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Portland, OR

    With an impressively robust client list that includes names like Intel, Kinetic Technology Solutions empowers brands with cloud solutions. Founded on design-first principles, this Portland-based firm offers an emphasis on helping brands drive change.

    One example of Kinetic Technology Solutions’s experience is their work for NW Natural Gas, one of the world’s respected brands. Kinetic Technology Solutions helped them target their audience of customers with a complete reevaluation of their strategy. This resulted in powerful engagement and an increase in perceived authority for them. 

    SERVICES
    • 25% Custom Software Development
    • 25% Cloud Consulting & SI
    • 25% Web Development
    Custom Training Program for...

    Custom Training Program for...

    The Challenge This client determined that employees in analytical roles could benefit from expert-level training in business applications. They started an internal training program and although successful, it required...
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    WEB APP: Custom Software for a...

    WEB APP: Custom Software for a...

    The Challenge This client had a need to increase efficiency in their operations and provide a more seamless customer experience. Their client quotes were not always correct, customer satisfaction suffered, and they didn't...
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    CUSTOM SOFTWARE: Database...

    CUSTOM SOFTWARE: Database...

    The Challenge PGE needed new methods to keep track of their data. Their previous system was beyond its practical limits and could no longer keep up with their growing business. As a result, PGE had difficulty keeping...
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    WEB PORTAL: IT Help Desk...

    WEB PORTAL: IT Help Desk...

    The Challenge Warn Automotive's IT department asked Kinetic to develop a new SharePoint solution to manage internal help desk requests as their old solution was built on outdated, unsupported technology.  The...
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  • 9
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $0+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Beaverton, OR

    Working with companies such as Microsoft’s Dynamics AX, Strategic Solutions NW provides software development and consulting services. Mainly, the team collaborates with mid-market and large enterprises. They have experience in the manufacturing and retail industries.

    As an example, Strategic Solutions NW developed an Evaluated Receipt Settlement (ERS) solution for Microsoft Dynamics 365. The product allows payment of services and goods without the requirement of an invoice document generated. This improved the overall efficiency of the company.

    SERVICES
    • 50% ERP Consulting and SI
    • 30% Custom Software Development
    • 20% Other IT Consulting and SI
    Evaluated Receipt Settlement for...

    Evaluated Receipt Settlement for...

    Just one of hundreds of custom solutions we have developed for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance & Operations. Available on Microsoft's AppSource, our ERS solution enables to pay for goods and services from a packing...
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  • 10
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Sandy, OR

    Digital Studio NW, LLC is an e-commerce development agency that specializes in Magento 1 and 2 websites that can be built from scratch. They are also experts in web design and custom software development for small and medium-sized businesses in the fields of retail, e-commerce, and government.

    One of Digital Studio NW, LLC’s projects involved working with Sarasota Coin, a website for coin collectors. Digital Studio NW, LLC developed the site using a custom-made WordPress logo, theme, and graphic assets that were linked to their main Magento 2 website.

    SERVICES
    • 50% E-Commerce Development
    • 30% Web Design
    • 10% Custom Software Development
    • 10% Other
    Magento 2 - Payments Custom Module

    Magento 2 - Payments Custom Module

    We can build sophisticated custom modules to your specifications.  We recently built a custom 'Payments' module to track client payments to orders.  We also were able to tie this into our Supplier / Purchasing side to...
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    Sarasota Coin - Wordpress

    Sarasota Coin - Wordpress

    A custom built Wordpress theme, logo, and graphic assets.  Client wanted a WP based landing page that tells their business story, but with the added benefit of linking to their Magento 2.x based e-commerce main website...
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    Luxury24-7.com Magento 2 site

    Luxury24-7.com Magento 2 site

    A migration from Magento 1.9 to Magento 2.3.x site with all data, M2E (Ebay), MSI, custom Purchasing / Supplier, barcode asset tracking, and custom theme.
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    Houston Coin and Bullion...

    Houston Coin and Bullion...

    Converted an existing Magento 1.x theme framework to Magento 2.3 based setup.  Created custom modules to have price variants tied to the metals market.
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  • 11
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $0+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Portland, OR

    Recognizable credit unions around the world have employed Avtec to bring their mobile applications to the next level. Based in Portland, Avtec was founded with a focus on helping credit unions evolve into their best, most user-friendly selves.

    When Premier Credit Union needed a more impactful and effective mobile presence for reaching banking customers nationwide, Avtec provided them with a focused mobile strategy that continues to this day. Their strategy involved refining Premier Union’s mobile presence as well as their visual profile to become more contemporary in a crowded digital space.

    SERVICES
    • 40% Web Development
    • 10% UX/UI Design
    • 10% Custom Software Development
    • 40% Other
    Credit Union Web Design Portfolio...

    Credit Union Web Design Portfolio...

    http://www.avtecmedia.com
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