You’ve heard me talk about the growing prevalence of regional offices as a compelling and growing part of the Portland startup community. To date, many of these offices — which often rival or fully eclipse (Intel) full fledged Portland companies in size — have played the role of employers, event hosts, and sponsors for the community, as a whole. And that’s a trend that I hope to see continue.
As much as I love the homegrown Portland startup community, I’ve got an ever growing appreciation for the tech companies with regional offices growing here as well. I mean, they’re kind of like startups. But with more resources. And one of the latest additions is Fictiv.
Portland is lucky to have a ton of awesome coworking spaces to host our startups and creative types. But what if you’re in need of some temporary creative space for a photoshoot or offsite? That’s the question that Nashville-based AVVAY is working to solve. And they just launched their service in Portland.
While I don’t generally cover real estate sort of things, this one motivated me to post. Because it continues the long line of startups in Portland occupying the same space at the corner of NW 11th and NW Flanders in the Pearl. This time, the company filling the space will be Cloudability. Read More
Something there is about Portland that loves its tiny spaces. Tiny houses. Tiny food carts. Tiny cluttered coffeeshops and boutiques. And so it should come as no surprise that local coworking space Nedspace has a tiny space of it’s own. But what might be surprising is who inhabits it. Read More
[Editor: Culture is always a key component of attracting and retaining talent. And one of the physical representations of a company’s culture can often be the space it inhabits. Here are some ideas from Ajay Malhotra on how to think about using workspace more effectively.] Read More
The conference rooms at Mozilla’s new Portland office are named after local breweries. As I walk through the space, shortly after its opening in late July, I walk past rooms called Deschutes, Blitz-Weinhard and Captured by Porches, before reaching Hair of the Dog. Read More
I’ve often referred to Portland as the “regional office capital of the world,” given the prevalence of companies who have offices here—but not headquarters. So it’s always nice to when those regional offices expand. Which is just what Mozilla is doing with a growing Portland footprint. Read More
Following on the heels of a couple of Portland-based acquisitions, Seattle’s SEOmoz has decided to open a Portland office.
“Mozlandia,” if you will. Read More
Continuing its expansion, Portland’s Urban Airship has now opened a London office. Cofounder MT Richardson has relocated to London to help with the effort. And they’ve already brought on some big name to help stand up the new “premises.” Read More