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Jordan Patterson

CPA, Senior Manager

Curious. Thoughtful. Empathetic. An unassuming guy who’ll surprise you at every turn.

With his easygoing personality, love of the Ducks, and penchant for backpacking, Jordan seems like a quintessential Oregonian—until you get to know him. As a high school exchange student, he spent a year in northern Germany, swimming the icy waters of the Baltic Sea for PE credits. Fascinated with how the brain works, he once considered a career in neurophysiology.

But when his grandfather suggested he take a business class, Jordan discovered accounting. Reasoning that neurophysiology internships would be hard to come by, he tenaciously pursued business, earning a master’s in Accounting. After working two years in Bellevue, he moved back to Portland, where he joined Perkins & Co.

An only child with close ties to family, Jordan loves working with high-net-worth individuals and their families at Perkins. Personable and caring, he especially enjoys breaking down complex tax and financial concepts for clients as he guides them through long-term legacy planning, estate planning, and wealth transfer. It might not be as bracing as swimming the Baltic, but the Perkins waters are just right for this laid-back CPA.

Professional and Civic Affiliations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants
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