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As a telecommuter who has favorable, nostalgic feelings about her leafy university campus, visiting Mentor Graphics near Portland in June elicited office envy. A forest surrounds the peaceful Mentor property, which contains several large buildings encircling a park – reminiscent of Aldrich Park at the University of California, Irvine, where I attended a different lifetime ago.

At its US headquarters, Mentor has a highly rated daycare center, a hair salon, a masseuse (!), a gym, a basketball court, hiking trails, and a café. Lest we not forget, it also offers electronic design automation software.

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