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 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.

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. Open-desk day passes start at $35.

HatchLab PDX

Northeast Portland

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).

WeWork

Southwest and Northwest Portland

An international network of coworking spaces, WeWork has two Portland locations. Located downtown on Pioneer Place shopping center’s top floor, the spot boasts a natural-light-flooded atrium and great transit connections. The Pearl District‘s WeWork location in the historic Custom House building offers onsite showers and is dog-friendly. On-demand memberships start at $45 per month for two days of access.

Remote.ly

North Portland

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 Riveter

Southeast Portland

The Riveter is a collaborative work space that champions gender equity, racial justice and economic opportunity. Along with fast Wi-Fi, private phone booths and conference rooms, the beautiful, open space also includes mommy rooms and discounts on daycare. Day passes start at $40, and the calendar features frequent public events.

openHAUS

Northeast Portland

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.

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.

  • Brew Dr. Teahouse – Alberta

    This teahouse began as a project at the University of Oregon in 2002. They strive to create a casual, college coffee house atmosphere with top-grade loose-leaf tea. They also serve kombucha and other beverages.

  • 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

    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.

Public Libraries

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.

Central Library

Southwest Portland

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.

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).

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, including almond bars and buttery biscuits, daily.

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, 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.

When the Work Is Done…

Day Spas in Portland

Treat yourself to a luxurious head-to-toe treatment, massage, sauna or facial and feel your stress melt away at one of these eight Portland day spas.