Portland is experiencing a bit of a coworking renaissance. We were early to the coworking game. That population faded a bit. And now it’s coming back. In a big way. Major players like WeWork and DeskHub now call Portland home. New players like XOXO are entering the mix. And other homegrown efforts—like CENTRL Office—are expanding their footprint.
While they’ll keep their Pearl location, CENTRL is taking the opportunity to expand to the eastside of Portland by taking up residence—where else—in the Central Eastside Industrial District. The new property at the Burnside Bridge head will be an iteration on the model, reflecting learnings from the original location.
CENTRL Office will have 22,000 square feet of flexible workspace to offer to entrepreneurs, startups and creative professionals. Users will be able to opt for day passes, dedicated desks, private workrooms and open desks.
According to the release, shared services will include a coffee bar and café, a kitchen break room, copy room, showers, lockers, bike parking, fiber optic internet and underground parking.
[Full disclosure: PIE is a resident of CENTRL Office. I am the cofounder of PIE.]