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The best coworking spaces in Portland provide you with a place to escape the familiar four walls of home and mingle with like-minded creatives.
Whether you want a workspace that’s minimalist, retro, industrial-chic, avant-garde or traditional, one of the city’s top coworking spaces is bound to suit your work and style preferences.
And with amenities ranging from rooftop terraces to wellness rooms, you won’t struggle to squeeze plenty of relaxation into business hours.
You can expect to pay around $300 for a monthly membership at popular coworking spaces like Industrious, NedSpace and Urban Office. If you just want to get out of the house a few days a month, you might want to look at places like Sellwood Desk Depository, VIDA Coworking and CENTRL Office Pearl, where you can buy memberships that provide 4–10 days of access per month for $95–165.
Most coworking spaces in Portland cater to digital nomads and those who wish to test the waters with day passes that cost between $15 and $40 (openHAUS, CoLab Coworking, CENTRL Office, WeWork, etc.). Some places will give you one complimentary day pass, and almost all will let you have a free tour.
Thanks to Portland’s appeal with remote workers and digital nomads, you’re not limited to the city’s central neighbourhoods when searching for coworking spaces; you’ll find them as far adrift as South Portland, Sellwood and Tigard. You’ll often find that prices fall as you travel further away from Downtown.
Below, we introduce 12 of Portland’s most popular and highly reviewed coworking spaces. We’ll tell you about their interior style and atmosphere, leisure facilities, nearby things to do, membership and day pass prices, special deals, and much more.
Overlooking Pioneer Courthouse Square (affectionately nicknamed Portland’s living room) in Downtown, Industrious is a light- and plant-filled coworking space with a luxuriously modern industrial-meets-chic style and a homely atmosphere.
Striking decorative touches include cool and inviting colours and exposed brick walls with a mix of light hardwood and polished concrete floors that are contrasted with dark lounge-style furniture and desks. You’ll also see lots of green plants in square wooden pots hanging in a black metal frame above the communal kitchen area, where you can perch on a bar stool by the marble island and rustle up meals using modern amenities.
While Industrious boasts plenty of shared and individual work desks – some pressed right up against the window – many members choose to cosy up on a lounge sofa in one of the relaxation areas. You can also hire meeting rooms, private offices and event spaces.
A few added perks of being a member at Industrious include daily breakfasts and snacks, weekly happy hours and community events. There’s also a wellness room for you to take some time away from your laptop and recharge your own batteries.
Prices for 24-hour access to the open-plan workspace start at $299 per month, while private offices are available from $671. If you’re a digital nomad in need of a business address, Industrious offers virtual office plans for as little as $124 a month. Need to host guests? Meeting rooms are available for $75 per hour.
Situated on the 11th floor of a modern high-rise with 360-degree views of Downtown, NedSpace is a contemporary shared workspace that provides you with a traditional office setting with elegant decorative touches, including patterned carpets and wood-panelled walls that complement the dark wooden desks and lounge furniture.
Ideal for those who like to travel eco-friendly, NedSpace has facilities such as secure bike storage and access to showers. Members get 24-hour access using their own elevator code, ideal for all-nighters behind the screen. You’ll also have access to all the services the modern remote worker needs, from podcast recording assistance to peer-to-peer mentoring.
For some off-screen time, you can relax in the large lounge area with cable TV and a projector or the communal kitchen area, where you can treat yourself to complimentary water, tea and coffee. Prefer to get out and about on your break? Museums, restaurants, parks and the waterfront are all within walking distance.
The most economical membership costs $299 a month with an annual agreement, $325 if you’d prefer a month-to-month agreement. A dedicated desk in this coworking space will cost $375 per month with an annual agreement or $475 with a monthly agreement.
Situated inside the historic GE Supply Building in Portland’s Pearl District, CENTRL Office Pearl is a bright and airy coworking space with a style that combines industrialism and minimalism. Ideal for digital nomads in Portland, CENTRL Office Pearl offers day passes for both its coworking space and a selection of its private offices.
The main atrium at CENTRL Office Pearl features long, light wooden desks, polished concrete floors and walls, and an exposed wooden ceiling with visible commercial piping, all illuminated by sunlight that oozes through huge windows spanning almost the entire perimeter of the building. Striking navy blue lounge chairs add bursts of colour to the common areas. There’s also a stylish mezzanine with a slightly more intimate work atmosphere.
CENTRL Office Pearl has a communal kitchen with basic cooking facilities for its members, and there are plenty of restaurants nearby, some of the most popular options being 10 Barrel Brewing, Caffe Umbria and The Whole Bowl. You can also walk to the waterfront in about 15 minutes.
A small private office for the day at CENTRL Office Pearl will cost you $100, though you can split that cost between two people. Medium-sized offices for up to four people are available for $200 per day. A FLEX membership that provides four days of access to the shared workspace per month costs $95, while unlimited access on business days costs $195 (+ $100 for 24-hour access). A day pass costs $40.
Located in the historic Jantzen Swimwear building (constructed in 1929) in the artsy Kerns neighbourhood, VIDA Coworking is a curated workspace geared towards work-from-home women. In addition to an array of flexible memberships for a variety of work preferences, VIDA Coworking offers high-value day passes that allow you to test the waters.
Designed by a team of local entrepreneurial women, VIDA Coworking has a light, inviting and slightly feminine style with a range of quaint, quirky and retro touches. You can expect to see bright and soft shades of red, pink and blue in the breakout and relaxation areas. The open-plan workspace looks more like a contemporary office complete with white work desks and red chairs.
Ideal for working mothers, VIDA Coworking boasts amenities such as Kid Kits for onsite activities, monthly family meetups and playdates, and a range of childcare resources. You’ll also have access to stand-sit desks with ergonomic chairs and a range of business services.
When you need a break, you can enjoy complimentary tea, coffee, water and kombucha in the kitchen, breakout areas or outdoor space. You can also grab a book from the lending library when you need a bit of off-screen time.
You can buy a day pass at VIDA Coworking for just $30. $125 gives you four days of access for the month. You’ll secure the most significant savings by becoming a full member – 24-hour access to the coworking space costs $275 a month, while $375 gets you a dedicated desk. All memberships grant unlimited access to the café, unwind studio and fitness studio.
With its mix of contemporary, retro and avant-garde styles, openHAUS is one of the top-rated coworking spaces in Portland for artistic types. Moreover, day passes are available for as little as $15, making openHAUS one of the most affordable shared workspaces for digital nomads.
The main atrium features polished concrete floors, a tall ceiling with lots of lights and exposed pipes, and exposed brick walls painted in various shades of grey, red and blue. Decorative touches include contemporary works of art, posters, feature walls, and black shelving units filled with books and potted greenery. In the neutral-coloured relaxation area, you’ll see off-white lounge chairs surrounding a pool table. There are also private offices and meeting rooms in a range of designs, some with romantic purples and others that take on the theme of a spacecraft.
You’ll find openHAUS in the diverse King neighbourhood on North East Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard. There are plenty of restaurants, stores, grocers and entertainment venues on the surrounding streets.
A day pass at openHAUS costs $15–25 (sliding scale). If you’re a digital member at openHAUS with a business mailing address (which costs $50 per month), you get one free day pass per month, with all subsequent day passes costing $15. Prices for monthly memberships start at $222 for a hot desk and $333 for a dedicated desk.
Situated inside a modern, glass-clad office block in Portland’s West End neighbourhood, CENTRL Office Portland is a relatively minimalist coworking space with neutral colours, lots of natural light and wooden features in the form of desks, doors, banisters and kitchen counters, plus industrial features such as exposed polished concrete floors and ceilings.
Thanks to the building’s glass exterior, natural sunlight illuminates just about every inch of CENTRL Office Portland. Besides the shared workspaces, there are a range of glass-enclosed meeting rooms and private offices. You’ll also find comfortable lounge sofas and potted greenery in the spacious common areas.
Surrounding CENTRL Office Portland are plenty of restaurants, stores, cafés and bars, particularly along Morrison Street, Yamhill Street and Broadway. Nearby department stores include Target and Nordstrom. If you want to explore the city, you can walk to the Central Library light rail station in under five minutes.
Ideal for digital nomads who need a day of pure concentration, CENTRL Office Portland has private offices for two people available for $100 per day. A day pass to the shared workspace costs around $40. You can also get four days of access per month for $95 and unlimited access per month for $195.
Located in South Portland just a hop away from the Willamette River, the Urban Office boasts an eclectic interior design that fuses elements of retro, classic, rustic and contemporary. Expect dark hardwood and polished concrete floors, chandeliers hanging from the ceilings, decorative shelving units, vintage-style lounge chairs, exposed roof pipes and vents, and a warm colour pallet that creates a homely and inviting atmosphere.
Amenities for members at the Urban Office include 24-hour access, free parking, free-flow coffee and bike storage. You can also treat yourself to complimentary beer and wine from the luxurious communal kitchen on certain days. Thai, Indian, French and American restaurants can be found just a few blocks south. You’ll also have easy access to the South Waterfront Greenway trail.
Day passes at Urban Office cost $30. You can also get a bundle of five day passes for $135 and ten passes for $250. A coworking membership will cost you $306 per month, and that includes three hours of meeting room usage a week. A dedicated desk will set you back $410–514 per month. Private offices are available from $1,034.
Located towards the north of Portland’s Downtown area, Collective Agency coworking is a bright, light and energetic spot, filled with warm and neutral colours. The ‘wall of windows’ allows natural sunlight to flood the room and offers views as far as seven miles on a clear day.
Inside Collective Agency coworking, you’ll find a variety of sitting and standing desks, plus soundproofed phone booths and conference rooms. All desks in the shared workspace feature spare monitors and comfortable Herman Miller office chairs. If the high-speed Wi-Fi isn’t fast enough, you can connect to the web using an ethernet cable.
On top of everything, Collective Agency coworking is highly rated thanks to its friendly members and perks that include community events, a gym membership and 24-hour access. You’ll find plenty of restaurants, cafés and stores on the venue’s doorstep.
You can get an open desk membership at Collective Agency coworking for $450 a month. A dedicated desk will cost you $650 per month.
Located in the southeast of Portland in the Sellwood – Moreland neighbourhood, Sellwood Desk Depository is a charming and rustic coworking space that occupies a renovated block of rowhouses. Inside, you’ll see a simple décor of hardwood floors and exposed brick walls, complete with decorative elements like potted plants and dividers made from restored pallets.
In addition to open-plan workspaces and private offices, Sellwood Desk Depository has a modern kitchenette with basic cooking facilities, relaxation areas with comfortable lounge chairs and fully equipped meeting rooms.
Sellwood Desk Depository may be a 15-minute drive from Downtown (it’ll take over 45 minutes using public transport), but there’s lots to do in the area. Tourist attractions within walking distance include the Portland Puppet Museum, Waverly Marina and the Portland Insectarium. There’s also no shortage of cafés, restaurants, shops and bars.
You can get a monthly membership at Sellwood Desk Depository for as little as $200 – dedicated desks start from just $299. You can also pay $120 per month for six days of access.
Dark polished concrete floors, white walls and ceilings, oversized light bulbs, and windows that run almost the entire length of the building make CoLab Coworking a bright and airy workspace in the far southwest of the Portland metro area (Tigard).
In addition to the large atrium and glass-enclosed private offices, CoLab Coworking boasts a rustic communal kitchen with marble counters, wood-panelled walls, and facilities such as tea and coffee makers. While the décor is fairly minimalist, you’ll see bursts of colour in the form of purple neon signs.
While CoLab Coworking is a little far from Downtown Portland (at least 45 minutes by bus), there are plenty of nearby restaurants and shops along the Pacific Highway and its adjacent streets. You’ll find more pubs, restaurants and cafés just to the north in the Beaverton neighbourhood.
A day pass at CoLab Coworking costs $35. For $275 a month, you can get a membership that gives you access to the workspace on weekdays between business hours. $495 per month gets you 24-hour access, seven days a week. Monthly rates for private offices range from $795 to $3,295, depending on how many desks you need.
Situated inside the landmark Power and Light Building in Downtown, WeWork on 6th Avenue is a trendy, minimalist coworking space with a mix of shared and private workspaces, plus living-room-style breakout areas and outdoor spaces that include an open-air rooftop.
The sleek interior features light wooden floors with white walls and low-hanging ceiling lamps with orange shades. You’ll see more bursts of colour in the form of blue, green and yellow sofas, table chairs and cushioning. When you need a break, there are comfortable carpeted areas with lounge chairs and potted plants. There are also glass-walled meeting rooms that are perfect for presenting to a group.
Occupying three floors of a high-rise, Portland’s WeWork offers exceptional views of the bustling Downtown area, though the building’s rooftop is the best vantage point. Here, you’ll find seating areas, potted gardens and an alfresco kitchen with dining tables.
WeWork’s city-centre location places it within walking distance of museums, theatres, live music venues, concert halls, restaurants, shops, gardens, hotels and iconic landmarks. You can walk to the scenic waterfront area of the Willamette River in just over five minutes, ideal for a quick break from the urban hustle.
Day passes at WeWork start from just $29 while meeting rooms are available from $8 per hour. You can currently get a dedicated desk at a discount of 15% for a total of $298 per month. We should note that this WeWork doesn’t offer 24-hour access.
Housed in an industrial-chic building in Portland’s dynamic Slabtown district, Spaces is an open and airy workspace surrounded by art galleries, eclectic boutiques and local eateries. While Spaces operates on a monthly membership basis, digital nomads can choose affordable plans that provide just a few days of access per month.
The modern and minimalist style of Spaces sets the tone for concentration and collaboration. Stand-out design elements include light wood-clad walls, floor-to-ceiling windows, decorative shelving units, and green plants that spruce up room corners. Workspaces include booths for small groups, shared and individual desks, large tables and comfortable sofas. There’s also a host of standard office facilities that include six meeting rooms, breakout areas and over 100 private offices.
When you want to network with fellow remote workers, you can relax on an outdoor wraparound balcony or at one of the gathering points downstairs. Guests at Spaces also get exclusive access to a sky porch on the second floor.
On top of a myriad of cultural attractions on the surrounding streets, Spaces is situated in the same building as restaurants, grocery stores and fitness centres. You’ll also be within five minutes’ walking distance of Italian, Vietnamese, French, Chinese, Mexican and American restaurants.
A coworking membership at Spaces starts at $269 per month for access during business hours. $349 per month gets you 24-hour access, a dedicated desk and a locker. If you’re a digital nomad or just want to get away from the home office a few days a month, you can pay a monthly membership fee of $119 for five days of access or $169 for ten days.
We believe that with its booming tech industry, renowned quality of life, buzzing coffee culture, and growing number of coworking spaces, Portland is set to become one of the US’s biggest hubs for digital nomads.
Above, we’ve tried to inspire you with a few of our favourite coworking spaces, but we know there are plenty more with amazing facilities for remote workers and globetrotters. If you want to help out a fellow nomad, let us know where Portland’s best shared workspaces are in the comments below.