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
Southwest and Southeast Portland
If you’re in search of 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. Get access for a daily fee of $36 on weekdays, or invest in a membership for more frequent visits.
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. Open-desk day passes start at $35.
Another popular pick, HatchLab PDX is part of the social enterprise organization Hatch Innovation. The quirky and spacious coworking space feels very Pacific Northwest, with exposed wooden beams and colorful lounge seating. HatchLab offers day passes for $20 each (or $160 for 10) with fast Wi-Fi and locally roasted coffee. Also offered are indoor and outdoor bicycle storage (along with the occasional loaf of homemade bread).
Locally owned and operated Remote.ly almost feels like an urban jungle, thanks to hundreds of indoor plants. Located on Mississippi Avenue, Remote.ly boasts in-house baristas and stunning views of either downtown, across the Willamette, or east to Mount Hood. Daily passes start at $20 and guarantee you one of 150 seats with an accompanying outlet.
Coworking with a Cause
The POC and women-owned openHAUS focuses on building community to create an all-inclusive, industrious work space. This dog-friendly office offers free parking and a boutique photo studio, as well as neighborhood discounts. On Black Fridays, people of color are invited to use the coworking space for a donation. Daily drop-in rates start at $25.
One of the oldest spaces for gathering alongside others is a public library. Thankfully, Portland is home to one of the most revered public library networks in the country, established in 1864. The Multnomah County Library system encompasses 19 welcoming branches, each with its own unique features.
Located in downtown Portland, the Central Library is housed in a beautiful three-story historic building, established in 1913. It’s easily accessible by public transit and has more than 130 computers open to the public.
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).
Coworking-Friendly Coffee and Tea Shops
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, including almond bars and buttery biscuits, daily.
Upper Left Roasters
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, along with 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.
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