Our Independent Insurance Agency Story

About Elliot, Powell, Baden & Baker (EPB&B) – Portland, Oregon

It is the mission of EPB&B Insurance to provide an exceptional customer experience, empowering a motivated, and innovative team of professionals to build lasting relationships with our customers, and our insurance providers while serving the local community.

Headshot of Mark Baker

Elliott, Powell, Baden & Baker insurance is an independent, full-service multi-line Insurance agency based in Portland, Oregon. We offer Personal Lines, Commercial Lines, Bonding, Life, and Group Health coverages to customers in the Western U.S. with the bulk of our business generated in Oregon and Washington.

Founded in 1950 by Warren Elliott, Elliott Insurance was a small local independent insurance agency. With the addition of Gordon Powell several years later, Elliott Insurance transformed into Elliott and Associates. In 1969 William Baden from USF&G and Neil Baker from the Mathiesen-Baker Agency joined, forming the partnership of Elliott, Powell, Baden, & Baker. “I am grateful to have known the four founding partners in my youth. My Dad continually inspired me through his hard work, dedication to his customers and support of the community through his philanthropic work,” Baker says of his father Neil, a Safeco Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, one of only three in Oregon history to receive the award.

Building relationships and providing outstanding customer service is something that sets Elliott, Powell, Baden & Baker apart from other insurance agencies. To ensure that we attract and retain strong team members, EPB&B believes in providing a collaborative work environment, excellent benefits, creative incentives, and the opportunity to give back to the community. The result being service to our customers that is of the highest quality.

The hard work and commitment to excellence have paid off, resulting in EPB&B being recognized as a multi-dimensional leader in the industry by the following local and national organizations.

EPB&B Insurance Recognized Excellence and Community Impact

  • Top Portland Metro Area Commercial Insurance Brokerages, Portland Business Journal (#8) 2023
  • Safeco Elite Agent, Safeco Insurance, 2022, 2023, 2024.
  • Oregon Insurance Agency of the Year, Oregon Mutual Insurance, 2023
  • Top Philanthropic Small Business, Portland Business Journal (#2), 2023
  • Top Commercial Agencies in Oregon, Oregon Business Magazine (#5), 2021
  • 100 Top Workplaces in Oregon, The Oregonian (#49) 2015-2022-Eight consecutive years.

“I am so grateful to work with a team of professionals who see the big picture – helping each other, our customers and our community is more than a job, it is something we value as a way of life,” Baker says.

At Elliott, Powell, Baden & Baker, we are continuously striving to improve the way we do business while staying true to our core values of local, relationship, and service. We are proud of the work we do and we are grateful for the opportunity to continue to build relationships with our customers, our carriers, and our community.

Meet Our Team


Years In Business


Donated To Charitable Causes


Best Place To Work


Insurance Professionals

“”Excellent service, organized, professional, timely response.””

-Michael Gusovsky, Convertech Corp.

“We have been in business for 40 years. These people are the best at what they do. They go out of their way to give exceptional customer service”

-Pattye Larson, KD&J Inc.

“You hope you never have to use your insurance but when you need it, you hope they perform like our brokers. Thanks for helping after a major flood caused us to close our business for three months – one year later, we are going strong”

-Ray Motameni, Dosha Day Spa

Our Mission

At Elliott, Powell, Baden & Baker it is our mission to provide an exceptional insurance experience, empowering a motivated, innovative team of professionals to build lasting relationships with our customers, and our insurance providers while serving the local community.

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