Coworking Spaces in Portland

From historic libraries to comfy coffeehouses, here’s where to get work done in town.

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Whether you’re visiting Portland on business or just need the perfect place to pen your next novel, options for quiet and unique working (and coworking) spaces abound in all quadrants of Portland.

Traditional Coworking Spaces

Collective Agency

Southwest and Southeast Portland

If you’re searching for an energetic place with start-up vibes, this place is it. Popular among Portland creatives, Collective Agency offers sleek spaces and an impressively long list of amenities. These include conference rooms, kitchenettes, sitting and standing desks, on-site showers and unlimited coffee and tea. Memberships begin at $120 a month.

CENTRL Offices

Southwest, Northwest and Northeast

With four locations in the Portland area, CENTRL makes it convenient to find a place to take care of business. As well as offering a daily supply of coffee, tea and local craft beer, each location also has an in-house concierge to help with any questions. Memberships begin at $95 a month.

Coworking with a Cause

openHAUS

Northeast Portland

The POC and women-owned openHAUS focus on building community to create an all-inclusive, industrious workspace. This dog-friendly office offers free parking, a boutique photo studio, and neighborhood discounts. Daily drop-in rates are sliding scale of $15- 25.

From Work to Workout

Drop-in to a wide array of cutting-edge fitness classes (from Barre to yoga), Portland's workout studios make it easy, even if you have a busy travel schedule.

Public Libraries

One of the oldest spaces for gathering alongside others is a public library. Thankfully, Portland is home to one of the country’s most revered public library networks, established in 1864. The Multnomah County Library system encompasses 19 welcoming branches, each with its own unique features.

Central Library

Southwest Portland

Located in downtown Portland, the Central Library is housed in a beautiful three-story historical building established in 1913. It’s easily accessible by public transit and has more than 130 computers open to the public.

Hollywood Library

Northeast Portland

The Hollywood Library isn’t quite as expansive but offers five private study rooms, which can be reserved by the hour. Both provide low-cost printing and copying, free Wi-Fi and plenty of books for inspiration (or distraction).

5 To Try

Coffeeshops For Coworking

Get to work at these favorite local coffee spots.

  • Case Study Coffee – Downtown

    Case Study Coffee features roasted-on-site beans expertly prepared in coffee and espresso drinks, as well as pastries and Bowery Bagels.

  • See See Motor Coffee Co.

    This coffee shop inside a motorcycle shop combines engines and espresso under one roof. They serve Stumptown coffee, pastries and house-made breakfast sandwiches, plus locally crafted hot dogs and sausages.

  • Coava Coffee – Central Eastside

    Coava Coffee began in a garage in North Portland, but their award-winning single-origin coffees couldn’t be confined. Today, they serve fine coffee at several brick-and-mortar locations across Portland.

  • Coffeehouse-Five

    This quirky neighborhood café is a popular spot for studying students from nearby Portland Community College.

  • Albina Press – Hawthorne

    This local coffeehouse has two locations where you can try expertly prepared espresso, coffee and tea. Guests can also enjoy a variety of pastries, local artwork and a cozy sitting area.

Coworking-Friendly Coffee and Tea Shops

Bison Coffeehouse

North Portland

Located in North Portland’s Cully neighborhood, cozy Bison Coffeehouse serves brews from local Heart Coffee and Cherokee-owned Tribal Grounds. Although there’s limited seating, the furniture provides the comforting feel of a friend’s living room. Owner Loretta Guzman is a Portland native, a Shoshone-Bannock tribal member and a masterful baker.  She prepares a rotating selection of pastries daily, including almond bars and buttery biscuits.

Upper Left Roasters

Southeast Portland

Upper Left Roasters is a sleek coffee shop serving exemplary coffee roasted in-house with delicious food options and minimalist, Instagram-worthy décor. Incredible natural light and ample power outlets make it popular amongst remote workers — but you shouldn’t have trouble finding a solo spot. Pair your espresso with a slice of Little T Baker toast slathered in housemade ricotta or macadamia nut butter.

Tea Chai Te

Northwest and Southeast Portland

Tea Chai Te offers two charming locations — both perfect for coworking and daydreaming and a stock of more than 120 teas. The Sellwood teashop, located inside a historic 1920 caboose, offers skybox seating, a tranquil courtyard, games, books, doodling materials and free WiFi.

Looking for more? Check out our list of cozy, study-friendly coffee shops.

Work Hard, Play Hard

Nightlife in Portland doesn't mean just hitting the club. Portland comes to life after hours with open mic nights, comedy, karaoke spots, delicious late-night eats, swanky bowling, and plenty of venues for any kind of music.