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A cozy place to work alongside people doing work they’re passionate about and committed to, where 80% of people say hi. Come and work here!

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Posts From November 2011

For the past 3.5 years, Collective Agency has had around 50 members and room to grow. There are various staff- and member-initiated activities/events: optional member meetings on the first Wednesday of each month from 2-2:30pm, lunch most weekdays at 12pm, happy hours, people sharing what they're working on and getting input and support, and conversations often, and productive work especially. This is our blog for members to write updates and share pictures. (Click the blog titles to see pictures and the full post.)

The former location of Souk co-working

“Collective Agency” is at the former location of Souk LLC coworking, 322 NW Sixth Ave, Suite 200, Portland, OR 97209, with the same furniture. “Collective Agency” is available for meeting room/conference room rentals by non-members, and 24/7 access by paid members. For more about what we have, visit our homepage. As described on the website and … Read More

By Alex Linsker,

Categories: Coworking

WhereCampPDX photos

Photos by Reid Beels, of the WhereCampPDX opening night here:

By Alex Linsker,

Categories: Coworking

“Coworking Is Better for You Than Previously Thought”

From “We’ve covered the benefits of coworking before… but a new European survey shows that the concept might be better for you than previously thought.” “For example, 93% and 86% of people say their personal and business circles have grown, respectively, and 76% say they’re more productive. More importantly, 88% said their isolation has … Read More

By Alex Linsker,

Categories: Coworking

Election Central: Dec 2011 mid-term elections

Thursday, December 1st, 4pm-7pm, we will welcome Sam and Emanuel to the Coordinating Council with a potluck-style party here. There are two new candidates for the two new positions on the Coordinating Council, to be representatives, one of paid members, and one of non-members, December 1 through June 15. With only one candidate per open … Read More

By Fitz Ryland,

Categories: Democracy

Community Organizing in a Workplace

Note by Alex: I’ve updated these terms April 24, 2012, to encourage interest in members nominating themselves for the Coordinating Council. Info here. Mid-term elections for two additional positions for the Coordinating Council are in progress, for December 1st through June 15th. The first part is nominations. Self nominations. And, gratefully following Fitz’s lead about this … Read More

By Alex Linsker,

Categories: Coworking, Culture

An Opportunity to Make Something

More than anything the Coordinating Council needs doers. Everyone that I have interacted with here at “Collective Agency” is competent and motivated. The real question when considering additional members to the Coordinating Council is, “are they willing to put in the work?” That being said, this is why I chose to be on the Coordinating … Read More

By Fitz Ryland,

Categories: Culture, Democracy

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