Jordan Patterson

CPA | Director

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 is a quintessential Oregonian (born and raised). As a high school exchange student, he spent a year in northern Germany, swimming across the Fjord to Denmark for PE credits. Whatever the adventure might be (hiking the Havasupai Falls, road tripping cross country with his partner and labradoodle, Bergen, or planning with clients) Jordan jumps right in.

Fascinated with how the brain works, he once considered a career in neuropsychology. But when his grandfather (also a CPA) suggested he take a business class, Jordan discovered accounting. Reasoning that neuropsychology internships would be hard to come by, he tenaciously pursued business, earning a master’s in Accounting at U of O. After working two years in the Seattle area, he moved back to Portland, where he joined Perkins & Co.

A thoughtful guy with close ties to family, Jordan loves working with high-net-worth individuals, their families and businesses. 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 Fjords, but the Perkins waters are just right for this laid-back CPA.

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