Often the easiest way to get connected to community isn’t paying to hear someone talk about it. Rather, It’s as simple and straightforward as taking the opportunity to engage in the community, firsthand. That’s why UpStart Collective is offering Portland startup founders the opportunity to cowork out of their space on Thursday, May 4, 2023 — for free.Read More
Looking for low-cost space for your early stage startup…?
Even with the ravaging effects of the pandemic and the sputtering economy, Portland still boasts a number of resources for non-traditional office space, be they coworking spaces like CENTRL Office or on-demand solutions like Radious. But those solutions still require capital — which can always be in short supply for early stage startups. That’s why some community members are considering pursuing a lower-cost offering for founders.Read More
VIDA and XXcelerate announce grant program for women-owned businesses
Looking for more access to resources to help your business? Portland’s XXcelerate and VIDA have partnered to offer a grant designed to enable women-owned businesses easier access to coworking, community, and other services that can benefit their business.Read More
Passing the torch: Portland coworking pioneer NedSpace continues under new ownership
It may seem weird now, but coworking wasn’t always a thing. And it really didn’t get traction in Portland until the mortgage crisis. When a couple of spaces were testing the appetite for shared space environments. Only one of those original trendsetters survived and flourished over the last decade: NedSpace. And now, NedSpace is moving on to its next chapter with new owner Jorge Guzman, founder and CEO of Vive Northwest and Hispanicpros.Read More
A return to coworking
I’ve spent the last few weeks coworking. Every single day. In a shared space. With a variety of different people. And this week, I’ve been popping in to familiar haunts where I used to work before this whole pandemic set in.Read More
Curious about the differences among incubators, accelerators, and coworking?
In the startup world, people use a lot of buzzwords. And often assume that folks know what they’re talking about. But the problem with buzzwords is that it’s not entirely clear what they mean. Or how fairly similar offerings differ from one another. That’s why OEN is holding a PubTalk this Wednesday on coworking, incubators, and accelerators and how they differ.Read More
Looking for coworking space in Portland? Here are 20+ options (with more coming soon)
It’s no secret that the way people work is changing. Equally not a secret is the growing population of Portland. So it only stands to reason that there are any number of coworking spaces popping up and thriving around these parts. And news that a new provider was opening a Portland space inspired me to take a quick look at what was out there.
The newest face of WeWork Labs Portland should be a familiar face to the Portland startup community
It wasn’t that long ago that global coworking giant WeWork announced that Portland — specifically the Custom House — would be a WeWork Labs instance. And like all startuppy things, changes are already afoot. In the past few months, WeWork Labs has been experimenting with its Portland presence and going through some iterations. And now, there’s a new person heading up the Portland efforts, Josh Carter.
If you’re searching for coworking in Tualatin, the Tualatin Chamber is interested in talking
While coworking is thriving in the Portland urban core with a variety of providers, there are any number of workers on the edges of Portland or residing in suburbs that don’t have a great deal of options. That’s why I’m always happy to see folks stepping up to support coworking options. Like the Tualatin Chamber of Commerce.
Curious about coworking? Test drive CENTRL Office and Remote.ly for free during Portland Startup Week
Portland has no shortage of coworking spaces. And there are more opening every day. Providers from outside town — like WeWork and Industrious — recognize the market potential around here. But we have homegrown coworking spaces, too. And if you want to test drive a couple of them, Portland Startup Week is the perfect time to do so.