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Tshombe Brown
Sales Coach, Success Coach, Business Coach
Portland, Oregon
Posted by Tshombe Brown, Portland, Oregon | Mar 09, 2009

Subscribe to Portland Collaborative Thinktank for Conscious Entrepreneurs - Discussion Locations for Biznik Events in Portland

Please post the best places to hold events in Portland.

Be sure to include costs (if any), whether there are any special rules or exclusions, and whether A/V equipment (projector, screen, etc.) is provided.

14 Bizniks have posted replies
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  • Creative Outlaw ~ Crowdfunding Consultant 
Portland, Oregon 
Adrienne Fritze
    Posted by Adrienne Fritze, Portland, Oregon | Mar 09, 2009

    Urban Grind @ 2214 NE Oregon - 2 blks north of Sandy at NE 22nd Avenue (there's another UG in the Pearl District and I"m unfamiliar with the facilities) - lots of general meeting space and a private meeting area. In the gen'l area there is a large flatscreen to which a laptop may be connected. Wireless. Great coffee. FANTASTIC owner [Kevin].

    Townshend's Tea House on NE Alberta. SMall intmate tea shop. No A/V - great for small group or one-to-one meetings. Wireless. FAB tea, snacks, etc.

    McMenamin's Kennedy School near NE Killingsworth and 33rd. Everything you want form small meeting spaces to whole auditorium. A/V avaialble + food.

    Sydney's Cafe on NW Thurman and 16th. Great meeting space. Wireless. Open area in a funky old brick and wood building. Great salads, coffee, AMAZING homemade granola. Not sure about A/V.

    Lucca's on NE 24th and Fremont -they have a wonderful separate room for a smaller group meeting. Food is FAB. Not sure about wireless.

  • Creative Outlaw ~ Crowdfunding Consultant 
Portland, Oregon 
Adrienne Fritze
    Posted by Adrienne Fritze, Portland, Oregon | Mar 09, 2009

    Um, of course, there's souk - hot desks, temp office space, has all the amenities a small biz meetings needs: A/V, white boards, projector, small conference rooms that may be used as breakout rooms. Down town China town. 322 NW 6th. http://soukllc.com

    And CubeSpace, similar set-up but a bit more cubey [not an open arena like at souk]. 622 SE Grand Ave. http://cubespacepdx.com/

  • Information Management Consultant 
Portland, Oregon 
Donna Cohen
    Posted by Donna Cohen, Portland, Oregon | Mar 09, 2009

    The branch libraries [and main one, for that matter] each have a room that community groups can use.

  • Marketing Mentor 
Gresham, Oregon 
Roberta MacLaren
    Posted by Roberta MacLaren, Gresham, Oregon | Mar 09, 2009

    Great idea Tshombe, thanks for the invite.

    The location ideas are great too. I think in the discussion, as Tshombe suggested, that some of these listed may require a usage fee, and others like the libraries are free, but the user can't charge a fee to meet. So if that is a consideration?

    I love the concept and I am ready to support anyway I can!

  • Technical and creative writer, editor and thinker 
Portland, Oregon 
Teresa Boze
    Posted by Teresa Boze, Portland, Oregon | Mar 09, 2009

    *whoa there... before we go naming the baby, let's figure out if it's a boy or girl... metaphorically

    1) How many folks do you anticipate coming? That's the first step.

    2) Food, drink, and how good is the wifi*... accessible and cheap parking, w/ mass trans ease works, too

    3) How well does the environment suit the meeting? Loud music, echoing or open to other activities in the same environment (open space work spaces) not so good. personal teleco wifi=total fail

    4) Let's not incur a cost for space and a cost for resources.

    There is hope.

    Here is a start. It is a site of all the wifi spots in PDX by quadrant. You can view it in either map or list format. It includes some pretty good reviewers.

    http://www.wifipdx.com/all/

  • Sales Coach, Success Coach, Business Coach 
Portland, Oregon 
Tshombe Brown
    Posted by Tshombe Brown, Portland, Oregon | Mar 09, 2009

    Thanks so much for these resources. I'm going to figure out a way to organize this a little better -- at least listing everything by quadrant.

    When I do that, would you mind re-posting to the corresponding Discussion Topic? I could cut-and-paste, but if you re-post yourself, it will be to your higher "ranking" and visibility advantage.

    Adrienne, I love all the listings you offered. As for CubeSpace and Souk, it probably would be good to give a general idea of cost ranges, if possible. I want to go visit them to take a tour.

    It may be easier (though more time-consuming) to post one venue per posting so that each listing can be more comprehensive (as Teresa points out) in terms of information AND it becomes easier to browse the listings.

    Thank you, Donna, for offering the libraries. It definitely would be good to have the branches in separate quadrants.

    As for the Main Library, it does not have any separate meeting space. I was just down there to check it out and it's not suitable for anything that requires discussion or interaction -- except maybe two people on a bench. The space is wide open.

    Thanks for the wifi link, Teresa, as well, and unfortunately you are right about personal teleco wifi. I can't call it a "total fail" but it is hit-and-miss.

    Thanks Everyone for jumping right in!

  • Digital Producer 
San Isidro de el General, Perez Zeledon Costa Rica 
CAELAN HUNTRESS
    Posted by CAELAN HUNTRESS, San Isidro de el General, Perez Zeledon Costa Rica | Apr 07, 2009

    Cubespace is very friendly to A/V and space needs. They have small, medium, large, and huge rooms, with whiteboards and projectors galore. Pricey, but worth it.

    622 SE Grand Ave, www.cubespacepdx.com

  • Digital Producer 
San Isidro de el General, Perez Zeledon Costa Rica 
CAELAN HUNTRESS
    Posted by CAELAN HUNTRESS, San Isidro de el General, Perez Zeledon Costa Rica | Apr 07, 2009

    Park kitchen on the North Park Blocks (just next to the Pearl) has a FANTASTIC event room. Seats 25 or so. They want you to buy dinner or cater.

  • Digital Producer 
San Isidro de el General, Perez Zeledon Costa Rica 
CAELAN HUNTRESS
    Posted by CAELAN HUNTRESS, San Isidro de el General, Perez Zeledon Costa Rica | Apr 07, 2009

    The Writer's Dojo, in St. Johns, has reasonable rates and is a beautiful space. www.writersdojo.org.

  • Digital Producer 
San Isidro de el General, Perez Zeledon Costa Rica 
CAELAN HUNTRESS
    Posted by CAELAN HUNTRESS, San Isidro de el General, Perez Zeledon Costa Rica | Apr 07, 2009

    But where can we go thats FREE?

    Try the Community Room in the NE Portland Police Precinct, 449 NE Emerson St

  • Digital Producer 
San Isidro de el General, Perez Zeledon Costa Rica 
CAELAN HUNTRESS
    Posted by CAELAN HUNTRESS, San Isidro de el General, Perez Zeledon Costa Rica | Apr 07, 2009

    Umpqua Bank in the South Waterfront also has a great community room that they offer up for non-pitchy type events.

  • Digital Producer 
San Isidro de el General, Perez Zeledon Costa Rica 
CAELAN HUNTRESS
    Posted by CAELAN HUNTRESS, San Isidro de el General, Perez Zeledon Costa Rica | Apr 07, 2009

    There's also, of course, churches and community centers. Make it non-pitchy, a 'community education' event you offer up as part of your ethic of giving back to the community, and you can use one of these local facilities.

    Anybody know any businesses that would appreciate the foot traffic of a seminar?

  • Sales Coach, Success Coach, Business Coach 
Portland, Oregon 
Tshombe Brown
    Posted by Tshombe Brown, Portland, Oregon | Apr 09, 2009

    Hey Caelan,

    These are great and I'm going to check them out. Would you mind re-posting them to corresponding quadrants?

    I mentioned it above, but I'm not sure the others read that part!

    To make it easier, I created different Discussions for the 5 parts of town: N Portland, NE Portland, SE, etc.

    I will eventually do it but wanted to give everyone the chance to re-post themselves because it adds to their exposure and participation on the site if they (and you!) do it rather than me.

  • Writer 
Portland, Oregon 
Yvonne Aileen
    Posted by Yvonne Aileen, Portland, Oregon | Apr 19, 2009

    A gal in my networking grou, PDXsynergy.com has just revamped the old Fireside coffee shop at 13th and Powell (SE). It's now SE Grind. She's open to events, will push tables together, free Wi-FI and good energy. Stumptown Coffee too and Voodoo donuts. Not that I'd know anything about that ...

    Her name is Kasey.