Jim Butler

Businessman and Overlord


“Big Jim” Butler is an important man in Portland. He has his fingers in a great many pies—both legitimate and otherwise. His primary business is Butler Industries, a high-dollar construction firm responsible for many of the high-rises downtown as well as much of the development in and around the greater Portland area.

Butler lives in a spacious home in the affluent Irvington neighborhood of Portland with his staff and his daughter, Cecily. Cecily’s mother, Trudy, died in a traffic accident when Cecily was a toddler.


Jim Butler

Dresden Files Portland: 1998 pencilneckgeek