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The City of Portland, Oregon

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Canvas Host



Canvas Host is a sustainable web hosting provider originally founded in 1998. With a staff of seven caring technologists, Canvas Host provides comprehensive website services, including website hosting, WordPress development, PCI-compliant e-commerce, and dedicated hosting services for thousands of customers worldwide, representing more than 10,000 websites.

Gold Certification

  • Canvas Host designs its own server hardware to maximize performance while minimizing electricity consumption throughout its fleet of web servers. All technology is purchased locally to support its community.
  • To offset its energy consumption, Canvas Host purchases 27,000 kWH every month of renewable wind energy from local wind farms, through Renewable Energy Credits with Bonneville Environmental Foundation. This equates to 200% of their energy needs, which offsets not only their business, but also 15 Portland-area homes as well.
  • Canvas Host is a certified B Corporation and Oregon Benefit Company, and is committed to responsible business practices. When making operating decisions, they take into account the impacts on staff, customers and the community.
  • Canvas Host organizes two monthly Green Drinks events each month: One in Portland and one on the Westside. Green Drinks features educational speakers, and offers attendees a progressive space to network over topics of sustainability, environmental issues, and political developments of concern.
  • Canvas Host is an aggressive recycler and has reduced its waste stream to near-zero by recycling additional, non-curbside items such as all plastics, styrofoam, metals and electronic waste.


921 SW Washington, Ste 700, Portland, OR 97205