Whether you crave quiet or thrive on creative, collaborative energy, want historic brick and beam or modern office elegance, the Port Workspaces offers four convenient locations, each with their own distinct character, in three great Oakland neighborhoods.
344 20th Street, Kaiser Mall
344 20th Street – Kaiser Mall
The Port Campus at the Kaiser Mall is a workspace completely re-envisioned to embrace the extraordinary creative, collaborative energy that is thriving in Oakland’s entrepreneurial community. As with our other historic properties, we’ve injected ingenuity and artistry to turn a mid-century former shopping mall property adjacent to Lake Merritt into a 47,000 square foot campus. When complete, The Port Campus will offer a combination of private and shared workspaces, event space, facilities and amenities not found anywhere else under one roof – and available to all members!
We’ve already launched The Port Kitchen, a coworking commercial kitchen for artisan food vendors, chefs and other culinary entrepreneurs. In July 2015 our beautiful Garden Room coworking space opened and include The Port Lounge, featuring a bar, large indoor event space as well as the outdoor, Roof Garden terrace with views of Lake Merritt.
In June 2016 we officially opened the 1st & 2nd floors at the Kaiser Mall. A specially designed coworking space for makers and artists, (including 3D printers and CNC routers) and exquisitely designed shared and private spaces for entrepreneurs and other professionals. Home to The Port Academy, a tech training center with classrooms. Our large and unique footprint will also allow us to offer exciting new services and amenities, such as meal and wellness programs.
Getting here: We are in a very central location in Uptown Oakland. If BART is your transportation of choice, we are just 2 blocks from 19th Street Station. The Kaiser Mall is also attached to the Kaiser Center Parking Garage. We also offer bike parking for our members for an additional $25/mo.
101 Broadway, Jack London Square
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This three-story Oakland landmark at the entrance to Jack London Square was built in 1909 astride the terminus of the first Transcontinental railroad. It was once known as the Overland House — the place for travelers to complete their “overland” journey before setting sail on the Pacific.
This former pub and “bawdy house” was a favorite haunt of Mr. Jack London himself, named in his John Barleycorn as a preferred spot to score free drinks. True to its roots, the our 101 Broadway location sits above a restored, ground floor restaurant and bar, the closest of many watering holes and great dining options in Jack London Square.
A painstaking 2013 restoration revealed original 7-brick-thick walls and sweeping 60-foot wooden beams — the textures of Oakland’s historic Produce Market — and added brilliant skylights, eco-friendly building systems, gigabit Internet, high-tech conference space, phone rooms and a wide variety of seating and meeting options. Other favorite features include a sunlit workbar, community kitchen and our famous 30-foot tube slide – AKA the “Gravity-Powered Productivity Booster”. Ping-pong, pool table, bike parking and showers as well as ample supplies of craft beer and coffee keep Port Workspace members, fit and fueled for any business challenge.
555 12th Street, City Center
555 12th Street – City Center
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City Center is steps from 12th Street BART station with large parking garages nearby. We have “Portified” the entire 5th floor of the iconic Ask building. This space is flooded by natural light from wrap-around floor to ceiling windows overlooking downtown and the bay.
At City Center we are offering luxurious private offices and open plan desks (both individual and team) all on month to month terms. And of course, coworking!
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317 Washington Street, Jack London Square
317 Washington Street
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The Port Workspace’s first location was also once Oakland’s American Broom Factory, born in 1925. Just one block off Broadway, three blocks from Jack London Square, and four blocks from historic Old Oakland.
A polished, professional building centered on a soaring sunlit atrium, the Broom Factory features sleek glass-walled workspaces, sky lit loft offices, redundant wireless Internet, secure keycard access, a dedicated coworking space, community kitchen (offering free artisan coffee and craft beer) and designer conference rooms with 46” monitors, whiteboard walls and a web-linked, tablet-based reservation system.
Equipped for 21st century business, this lovingly restored gem retains its rich brick interiors and charming Roaring Twenties façade. The Broom Factory doubles as curated gallery space, featuring the works of 3 to 4 different local artists each month.
For those who appreciate the best of Oakland’s past and the future, this location is an ideal base for East Bay professionals and entrepreneurs.