When you start a business or begin freelancing making sure your overhead is as low as possible is of the utmost importance. Portland has a growing startup scene, an international airport, and countless outdoor options. These are all important factors for startups that are looking for the best place possible to launch.
Less than 2 hours away from Portland, Eugene has small but growing startup scene as well. Nike started in Eugene and they are influential and generous in the local entrepreneurial community. East of the Cascade Range startups and entrepreneurs from California have also discovered sunny Bend, Oregon and have been migrating there in large numbers over the last decade. These three booming cities and the smaller towns around Oregon have some excellent co-working spaces. Here are the best.
#11 Forge Portland
Forge Portland is a community based accelerator and coworking space. As a forerunner in the next generation of shared workspaces, Forge Portland actively recruits innovative organizations with common objectives and challenges to promote a synergistic workspace. By aligning their collective resources to leverage more competitive business strategies and to better serve their individual mission statements, Forge Portland’s tenant and member organizations will be stronger, working together.
Having a place where people can come and be inspired, innovate and see their ideas come to fruition is having a massive impact on the startup community in Salem. The fabric of this nation was built on entrepreneurship and more small business will revitalize even in the toughest of communities. The roster of companies formed in Co.W have already started to grow and there are limitless possibilities for companies to start, incubate and become fruitful contributors to the community of Salem.
CodeChops is a coworking space located in downtown Eugene. Their aim is to provide freelancers, entrepreneurs, and small business owners with desk space at a low cost. Their group currently consists of software programmers, web developers, graphic designers, and marketing consultants. They welcome other talented individuals and small businesses. They provide a free space environment where an emphasis is placed on collaboration, engagement, and support. All teams and entrepreneurs are interested in exchanging ideas and working on joint projects is always a possibility. The coworking space is equipped with basic office furniture, Wi-Fi, and an easy access lounge and conference center.
Gaucho Collective is a co-working space located in downtown Klamath Falls. A shared office space with blazing fast internet and a cool, creative vibe. A great place to gain creative energy, meet new people, or just to get things done.
#7 The Wilds
The Wilds is a coworking space in Bend for free thinkers, fearless creators, and limitless innovators. It is home to a selected group of great creative minds, focusing on independent work, personal side projects, and often, contributing to group efforts.
The Wilds attracts individuals who believe in the power of collaboration and bringing projects to fruition. Forming strong partnerships within The Wilds and the community of Bend is the key to their success not just as a business but as a welcoming resource for local creatives. Their mission is to support, motivate, and inspire anyone who walks through their doors.
A creative and productive workspace in Portland that is comfortable like a pair of blue jeans. One with the social feeling of a coffee house and the efficiency of a factory. A workspace for free agents, entrepreneurs, start-ups and small teams trying to do great work. A space with the light, energy and people that inspire them to do just that. A place you can call your office.
#5 Hatch Lab
Hatch Innovation helps Portland social entrepreneurs with workspace, resources, and capital. A social enterprise working hard to enable citizens to create enterprises that improve their communities. Hatch Lab opened in 2014, and now has a full tenancy in all of its permanent office spaces, a waiting list for its monthly office spaces, and an ever-growing list of co-working space members.
A leading edge collective of millennial minds providing a youthful coworking space in Eugene. They incubate the world of existing businesses and social enterprise. They provide all of the basics, so you can do what you do best. As an integrated management consultancy, they provide a full suite of interdisciplinary professional services to improve the way your business does business.
Fertilab Thinkubator in Eugene is a non-profit business incubator and coworking space. Fertilab's mission is to empower the entrepreneurial community in Lane County. They do this by providing access to facilities, equipment, mentorship, and educational programming to entrepreneurs, small business owners, and allied professionals.
They provide coworking and business incubation space alongside mentorship and educational programming. They serve companies and individuals across a wide range of industries, with a particular interest in reaching the biotech community with their lab facilities and equipment.
A cozy place to work alongside people doing work they're passionate about and committed to in Portland. Membership is for people who want to work alongside other people, and work in a place where you can have conversations, eat lunch together and over time form friendships.
Members value productive work and inspiring and energizing conversations happening at their workplace. Participation by members is always optional. Friendships, learning, and in-depth open conversations with laughter make successful events and great days. Most of the time, people are working. There are weekly activities and they also rent conference rooms for up to 14 people, and events for up to 125 people. Amenities include: one of the fastest internet connections in Portland, conference rooms, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, espresso, bubbly water, central air conditioning and heat, elevator access, bike parking, computer monitors, and lots of natural light.
They understand running a business is complex, so they do their best to reduce that stress with simple office space memberships.
NedSpace strives to provide an environment you'll look forward to coming to each day. Their community is established in the beautiful city of Portland with 2 locations downtown and one in the Lents neighborhood.