Amiable. Good humored. Self-effacing. Jim epitomizes the joyful Perkins esprit de corps.
You’d never know from his warm, easygoing nature that Jim Borquist has a tough side. Perhaps it’s his half Italian, half Swedish ancestry. Or years playing defensive lineman. But he’d also be the first to tell you – tough guy that he is – that he’s no stranger to spectacularly clumsy moments, like the time he slipped while playing golf and ended up in the hospital nursing a bad knee. That’s Jim – open, honest, and never afraid to laugh at himself.
For someone who doesn’t take himself too seriously, Jim has had a seriously successful accounting career. A Perkins shareholder with an impressive resume in tax accounting, Jim is known for his calm, reassuring demeanor and his dedication to clients.
A native Portlander, Jim grew up on Mount Tabor in a house built by his dad. As a kid, he enjoyed roaming around the Montavilla area with the boys from his block and feasting on his aunt’s homemade ravioli. When he married, Jim and his wife Francie, also a native Portlander, settled down on the east side, where they raised their three children in a charming 1932 bungalow. Nowadays, Jim and Francie savor trips to their favorite places: Cannon Beach, Maui, and Mexico. Whether you meet Jim at work or on the beach, his friendly greeting will put you at ease.
Professional and Civic Affiliations
Portland Executives Association, Member, Former President and Former Treasurer