A few weeks ago, we released our list — the unranked list, that is — of companies that landed among the Portland Business Journal's Most-Admired businesses of 2016.

The list, chosen by CEOs and other very-top level executives, includes 80-plus companies.

VIEW SLIDESHOW: Oregon's Most Admired Companies

In a convention we began last year, we've also started honoring those companies that just missed the top 10 within their given categories. We call these businesses the "On The Cusp" Most-Admired companies. Those enterprises are featured above in a slideshow honoring their achievement.

Here's the list (unranked) of Oregon's most-admired companies from 2016

They'll, along with the other crop, be honored Thursday, Dec. 8, at the Oregon's Most-Admired Companies 2016 event. Tickets are still available for the gathering, but get 'em fast: The event usually attracts around 1,000 people to the Hilton Hotel, in downtown Portland.

The event is sponsored by Bank of America, Comcast, Edelman, K&L Gates and Oregon Executive MBA.

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