Forge Portland in Portland

Private / Coworking Space, Private Meeting Room(s)
Lower Noise
Several Plugs

Original Scout, Editors + Owners

Community verified | Owner approved
Jewel Mlnarik

Who's clocked in to get work done here

Workspace Details + Amenities

Coffee Complimentary Sterling Coffee
Food Bring your own food and drink. Full kitchen.
Seating Capacity 50+
Group Space Yes
Types of Seating Small tables, Larger tables, Standing bar / counter
Keywords Group Friendly, Air Conditioned, Has Power, Popular
Web www.forgeportland.org  

Pro Tips

A collaborative work space in Downtown. They have desks, tables, a conference room, secure WiFi and free Sterling coffee. They even have a shower! You're welcome to stay as late as you need, though the building hours are 7am-5pm (so no walk-ins after 5pm). Bike parking in the basement.

  • I worked here a few times and I was underwhelmed. It’s a fine space, just nothing special. They ran out of coffee a few times when I was there and it took a few days before it was refilled. The community there was very quiet, everyone kept to themselves. There aren’t very many conference rooms either.

  • I second this – there is no one to receive remote workers. As far as I can tell there is little to stop anyone from coming in to work here. There IS coffee but it’s a small 8-cup drip maker & you’d need to make it yourself. Not a big deal, but I’m not going to go to the trouble. I will probably not come back here. It is very quiet and feels a bit slapshod.

  • Host was not here when I arrived and therefore walked in and started working without talking to anyone and walked out without anyone paying attention. Couldn’t find any coffee as well. Overall ok location if you need to just get some work done but not if you need a good creative ‘vibe’ to get you going but could use some attention to detail to compete with other locations in town.

    Updated speed test: http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/5496893115

  • There were a couple dozen people working here; it looks like two or three small businesses call Forge home. Most of them were working quietly; the room muted the conversations that took place. The host wasn’t there when I arrived. When he arrived I was hard at work so he left me alone and introduced himself when I returned from lunch. It’s an easy walk from MAX and downtown. Starbucks and Fred Meyer are a couple of blocks away.

    There are locked restrooms in the elevator lobby, but Forge has its own restrooms in the SW corner.

  • Plugs are not plentiful here! Only a few tables are close to plugs, and you have to source extension cords yourself if you’re not sitting at one of those wired tables.

  • FYI, I thought they’d be open on Memorial Day since they are open on Sundays. This was not the case, and you might want to avoid heading here on major holidays, I reckon.

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