Here we are now going to the eastside: CENTRL Eastside coworking space in the works

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.

For more information, see the Portland Business Journal article or visit CENTRL Office.

[Full disclosure: PIE is a resident of CENTRL Office. I am the cofounder of PIE.]

  1. What about Nedspace Broadway (formerly Venture Business Center)? Nedspace was one of the first in Portland and is still around….

  2. Just curious if Centrl is doing anything about security? Offices on the main floor have been broken into at the Pearl district multiple times, laptops and other equipment stolen with apparently no real action being taken to ensure that companies’ property is safeguarded.

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