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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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Collective Agency has many members and growing. There are various staff- and member-initiated activities/events: optional half-hour member meetings, Wednesdays 2pm Lightning Talks for 2 to 8 minute TED-like Talks by members, lunch weekdays at 12pm, happy hours, open houses, and conversations often (but mostly people are productive working). This is our blog for members to write updates and share pictures. (Click the blog titles to see pictures and the full post.)

Feeling Good After Feng Shui Happy Hour

Our latest Happy Hour was all about Feng Shui. Members shared drinks and insight as we reorganized the desks on the north side of the Big Loft Room and made here even better for enjoying work. Brainstorm in progress: After many attempts, we found a winning configuration! Feng Shui in practice:

By Kenneth Gordon,

Categories: Coworking

Upcoming events in January

I’m going to be on vacation this Wed-Fri for Christmas, and Kenneth is out of town visiting family. As always, members have 24/7 access. I’ll be forwarding the phone to my cellphone and answering emails. I’m really happy with how it feels being here, and for all the interesting conversations and smiles and laughter and … Read More

By Alex Linsker,

Categories: Coworking, Events

Christmas/Holiday Party photos

The Collective Agency holiday party was a happy potluck. Many members organized and made the party happen. Here are photos.

By Alex Linsker,

Categories: Coworking, Events, Member Initiatives

Newsletter: Collective Agency memberships for 2015

The other night there was an impromptu happy hour here – I’m grateful for and very happy about the people who are members here, for the conversations, the laughter, the appreciative inquiries. I love that Collective Agency has so many people who are self-motivated, choose the work they do, like working in a big shared … Read More

By Alex Linsker,

Categories: Events, Newsletter

Member Concert with Elise LeBlanc Photos (October 9, 2014)

Here are photos from the October 9th member concert with local indie-folk singer/songwriter Elise LeBlanc and her band. Thank you to Claire and Kenneth for these images!  

By Mary Harding,

Categories: Events

Newsletter: Collective Agency fall update

 PORTLAND PHILOSOPHY: My favorite event in Portland is the Chapman Swifts each September: thousands of birds fly into a chimney, watched by hundreds of people. When the light gets low, there are patterns of tiny dots in the sky, swirling around.The Swifts are one of the Collective Agency yearly events: we’re one of many groups … Read More

By Mary Harding,

Categories: Newsletter

Chapman Swifts

A lot of Collective Agency members, family, and friends went to see the Chapman Swifts at Wallace Park (thousands of birds fly into a chimney, watched by hundreds of people). This is the second year we’ve gone. It’s one of my favorite things in Portland, watching patterns in the sky while picnicking with friends. Some … Read More

By Alex Linsker,

Categories: Events

Member Happy Hour Photos, August 2014

Thanks to Claire for the photos, and other members for the sangria and champagne, signage, lights, and food.

By Alex Linsker,

Categories: Events, Member Initiatives

Notes from the optional member meeting (Wednesday August 27th 2-2:30pm)

The happy hour here last Thursday 5pm was fun, lots of laughter, food and drinks, and many requests to have more, which we will. ACTIONS THAT CAME OUT OF THE OPTIONAL MEMBER MEETING LAST WEDNESDAY 1) Wednesday 12:15pm we’ll watch 1 TED Talk at lunch here and talk about it. People expressed a desire for … Read More

By Alex Linsker,

Categories: Coworking, Culture, Democracy, Events, Member Initiatives

Notes from the optional member meeting (Wednesday August 20th 2-2:30pm)

ACTIONS THAT CAME OUT OF THE MEETING 1) Upcoming Member Events. Member Happy Hour: We’ll have Happy Hour Thursday August 28th 5pm at Collective Agency. For and by members. Expect drinks. Bring friends. 2) Members can initiate events. Members get 3 hours per day in conference rooms, and can have visitors during these 3 hours (either in a conference … Read More

By Alex Linsker,

Categories: Coworking, Culture, Events, Member Initiatives

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