The Best Naming Companies in The Rose City

Looking for a top naming agency in Portland?

A powerful name for your business helps outshine competitors and connect with customers. To reach your target audience, consider hiring a naming company that will provide a unique, memorable name.

To assist you in your search for a partner, we’ve compiled this list of the top naming companies in Portland. Browse descriptions, feedback, and awards to find which can best suit your company’s needs.

List of the Best Portland Naming Companies

  • 1

    Manifesto Agency

    Manifesto Agency is a branding company that also provides marketing strategy and advertising services. With offices in Portland, Ore., and Milwaukee, they work primarily with enterprise and midmarket businesses in the consumer products, healthcare, and IT industries. Founded in 2011, they have just over 10 employees.

    Notable Project

    Manifesto Agency developed an employee-led brand reinvigoration campaign for a semiconductor manufacturer. The team created marketing assets that sharpened the brand strategy and helped realign employees. All of their work was well-received. A massive project, the team worked efficiently to unify teams across the globe.  

    “They have high integrity, are really creative, and love what they do, which shows in all the work they present.” – Global Brand Strategist, Semiconductor Manufacturer

    Former clients
    Intel
    Amazon
    Arby's
    Starbucks
    UW-Madison
    Paylocity
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $50,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Portland, OR
    4.8
    4.8
    15 Clutch reviews
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  • 2

    FINE

    FINE is a digital brand agency with offices in San Francisco and Portland, Ore. FINE's specialty is branding, but the team of nearly 70 also is skilled in web design, web development, and SEO. Founded in 1994, they have nearly 25 years of experience working with clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to startups. 

    Notable Project

    FINE developed a new branding strategy for a catering company that included a new website with a live stream and a new logo. The client was impressed with the increase in web traffic after working with FINE. 

    "We’ve seen steady growth since we started SEO development, and monthly traffic was up roughly 250% after last year’s relaunch. Client feedback is tremendous, and our site sets the bar for our competitors." – Founder, Global Gourmet Catering 

    Former clients
    Cisco
    Kimpton Hotels
    Apple
    Anchor Brewing
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Portland, OR
    5.0
    5.0
    3 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Oregonian Top Workplace (2014–2017)

  • 3

    Watson Creative

    Watson Creative is a research-based creative studio located in Portland and founded in 2008. They comprise 27 employees specializing in digital strategy and design and brand storytelling for various companies, from startups to venture capitalists, in a number of industries, including IT, lifestyle, finance, the arts, legal, dental, and consumer products. Services include brand strategy and DNA, website design, UX/UI, graphic design, content marketing, photography, video, and e-commerce.

    Notable Project

    Watson Creative provided video production services along with graphic design to enhance corporate and product brand identity for a telecommunications company. The content was distributed at trade shows along with other channels. The brand material created by Watson Creative enhanced awareness among important partners, increasing the client’s market share and engagement with marketing emails.

    “They were efficient with a whatever it takes attitude. Their spirit to do it right and their passion for branding stood out. We experienced higher visibility to key partners and increased email marketing open rates and market share.” – VP Marketing, Telecommunications Company

    Former clients
    KingPins
    Chown Hardware
    New York Yankees
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Portland, OR
    5.0
    5.0
    7 Clutch reviews
  • 4

    Murmur Creative

    Murmur Creative has specialized in web design and development, branding, and logo design for over 10 years. Based in Portland, Ore., the agency's team of 15 employees works with a variety of clients in different industries.

    Notable Project

    Murmur Creative worked with an adventure travel company on their branding. The agency built a website that focused on visual content, redesigned the company's logo, and provided tips for redefining their image. Users note that the new website has given the company a stronger credibility. 

    "I now measure other companies against my experience with Murmur."- Owner, Adventure Travel Company

    Former clients
    Cascade Brewing
    Urban Works
    Ticketmaster
    Droid Life
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Portland, OR
    4.9
    4.9
    9 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    American Marketing Association: MAX Awards (2015, 2018)

  • 5

    Nelson Cash

    Nelson Cash is a digital agency with offices in Chicago and Portland, Ore. Since the agency's founding in 2011, their 20-person team has worked with a variety of clients in different industries, including entertainment, IT, and financial services. The agency specializes in web design and development, digital strategy, and branding.

    Notable Project

    Nelson Cash provided various web development and design services for an author to drive his brand awareness. They also ran social media accounts and provided some graphic design work. The client believes that Nelson Cash's social media efforts will help him stand out from the competition.

    "When you do a deal with Nelson Cash, you’re dealing directly with the principals, and they are never more than an arm’s length away from you and your work."- Author 

    Former clients
    Quora
    Google
    Kitchen Aid
    Trunk Club
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Portland, OR
    5.0
    5.0
    4 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Awwwards: Honorable Mention (2017, 2018)

  • 6

    Speak!

    Speak! is a brand innovation agency with about 18 employees between its headquartered in Hillsboro, Oreg. headquarters and Minneapolis, Minn. office. They mostly work with midmarket businesses in the energy and IT sectors. Services include branding, web design, and content marketing services. 

    Notable Project

    Speak! was hired by a microbrewery to rework and expand its branding and distribution campaigns. The partnership mostly entailed competition research, audience targeting, and logo and print design.

    "They're very methodical in scoping out their work."  – VP of Board, Microbrewery

    Former clients
    Dell
    ProKarma
    Tektronix
    Prysm
    Open Sesame
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Hillsboro, OR
    5.0
    5.0
    9 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Silver Edison Award Innovative Services – Business Optimization (2014) , Bronze Best Publication for a Mobile Device by Content Marketing Institute (2012)

  • 7

    Activate Health

    Activate Health is an advertising agency headquartered in Nashville, Tenn. with offices in Phoenix and Portland, Ore. Founded in 2009, the team of 8 specializes in advertising, branding, public relations, and content marketing.  

    Notable Project

    Activate Health worked on PR and Marketing for a health insurance company. They provided copywriting and graphic design assistance to develop marketing materials including brochures, e-blasts, and flyers. The client was impressed with their attention to detail.

    “Their attention to detail and responsiveness sets them apart. The quality of their writing and design, as well as their ability to turn things around quickly has been wonderful.” – SVP of Sales, Health Insurance Company

    Former clients
    Blue Shield
    Cambia
    Innovative Health
    LTCG
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Portland, OR
    4.9
    4.9
    10 Clutch reviews
  • 8

    KindTyme

    KindTyme is a creative agency based in Portland, Oregon. Founded in 2014, their team of fewer than 10 employees specializes in providing web design, branding, and packaging design services for cannabis brands.

    Notable Project

    KindTyme helped establish a brand for a cannabis company, the identity of which the client wanted to not revolve exclusively around the product it sells. They designed the logo, created a website, ran advertisements in industry magazines, and created promotional merchandise designs. The two parties are hoping to continue working together with KindTyme taking over an SEO campaign and general marketing needs.

    "Their level of creativity is excellent, and the work speaks for itself."  Manager, Government Affairs Firm

    Former clients
    7 Point Law
    Tonic CBD
    Derive CBD Therapies
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Portland, OR
    4.9
    4.9
    5 Clutch reviews
  • 9

    Lazaris

    Lazaris is a 3-person brand design team that was founded in 2018 and is based in Portland, Ore. They focus on branding, packaging design, and graphic design. They primarily work with small and mid market businesses in hospitality and medical care. 

    Notable Project

    The owner of a visual media company worked with Lazaris to work on individual office projects. Lazaris supported the company by providing artistic direction and creative support for smaller projects of the client. The client specifically notes how they exceed expectations and are always bringing in new creative ideas.

    “He’s constantly barraging me with new creative and suggestions things we can try on our next project.” – Owner, Visual Media Company

    Former clients
    Twitch
    Dell
    MillerCoors
    Hilton
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Portland, OR
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 10

    Shop

    Founded in 2015, Shop is a design studio based in Vancouver, Wash. They have fewer than 10 employees and focus on web design, web development, and branding. 

    Notable Project

    Shop developed and designed a WordPress website for a local government organization. Their work increased the speed of the website and improved content management. 

    "Shop has always been on top of managing the project." – PR Director, Construction Organization

    Former clients
    Intel
    Money Crashers
    Hedvig
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Vacnouver, WA
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 11

    Smith + Connors

    Smith + Connors is an agency based in Portland, Ore., and founded in  2006. With over two employees, they specialize in branding, web design, and logo solutions for various clients. They work in the fields of nonprofit, hospitality, and education, among others.

    Notable Project

    Smith + Connors provided branding solutions for a consulting and tech startup. The startup was relatively new and needed assistance with their branding efforts. The startup enjoyed working with Smith + Connors.

    “The whole path was process-oriented.” - SVP of Global Partnership, Consulting & Tech Startup

    Former clients
    Oregon Community Foundation
    Stanford University, Boston University
    Park City Community Foundation
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Portland, OR
    5.0
    5.0
    4 Clutch reviews
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