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Collective Agency is coworking spaces with cozy community. Open since 2011, we have three Portland locations: SW Downtown, SE Division, and East Montavilla.

Our community mission statement is: “Cozy working alongside people doing what they’re passionate about and committed to, where 80% of people say hi.”

Since 2016 Alex Linsker has been listed as one of the most influential people in coworking, and the only one on the list because of shaping coworking culture. Collective Agency has been listed a few times as one of the top 30 coworking places in the U.S. In 2013 we were recognized as one of the world’s most democratic workplaces, and in 2017 were recognized by the US Federation of Worker Cooperatives as a workplace democracy.

Friendly members are the main business and community here. We also have meeting rentals by non-members at the Montavilla office.

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Alex Linsker, Business Owner.

Coordinating Council and optional weekly member meetings: The Coordinating Council is like a nonprofit board but different; members formally volunteer to be on the governance and come to the optional weekly member meetings which are open to all members. Around a third to half of members choose to participate in most surveys and decisions.