Who We Are


More info at Why – Testimonials and Press and Awards.

Open in Portland since 2011, Collective Agency is coworking spaces with cozy community.

We’ve won awards as one of the world’s most democratic workplaces; a self-governing community. We’re a member organization of the US Federation of Worker Cooperatives as a workplace democracy.

Collective Agency has consistently been rated one of the top 30 coworking places in the U.S. for our amenities and community.

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

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

Alex Linsker
Alex Linsker, Business Owner.
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Alex Linsker makes place-based self-governing communities where people gather together to make fantastic things happen.

In 2016 Alex was recognized as one of the 30 most influential people in coworking, for consistently focusing on culture.

He first helped open a coworking office in 1999 which is still going.

COORDINATING COUNCIL: We currently have three Coordinating Council members, and room for more. 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. One member on the coordinating council works Downtown all the time, one member works at Division all the time, and one member who asked for her bio to be here works at both locations.

Sara Shepherd
Sara Shepherd, Coordinating Council member.