3 Great Collective Workplaces for Start-Ups in Portland
1) The Hive at Leftbank
Hang your coat in a lemon-hued locker and settle in to your salvaged-tropical-hardwood desk. For $365 per month, members receive reserved workspaces rendered semiprivate by stylish bookshelves, as well as access to Leftbank’s conference rooms, showers, kitchenette, bike parking, and café. On the floors above, rentable workspace suites house the offices of Sockeye, Tanner Goods, and Portland Farmers Market, among other tenants. At quitting time, Upright Brewing awaits in the basement.
2) 425 Coworking at ADX
Brandish your band saw at this builder’s paradise, where designers and makers share work tips and welders alike. For $250 per month, members gain access to not only coworking desks and conference rooms, but also ADX’s woodshop, metal shop, factory floor, digital design lab, and extensive tool library. Need help? Stop by the learning center for classes on skills from upholstery to 3-D printing to laser-cutting, or ask the professional working nearby on the vertical mill.
3) Collective Agency
Billed as a cozy spot “where 80 percent of people say hi,” Collective Agency emphasizes cooperative management and community activities, even by coworking-space standards. With 14-foot ceilings, exposed brick, and scores of skylights, the workroom offers shared desks and computers for $250 per month, or reserved spaces for $375. Both options include 24/7 building access, conference room rental, and basic office staples from projectors to printers.