Forge is located on the 8th floor of the Tiffany Center. Our 5,800 square foot space is more than just a beautiful place to work; it is fast becoming the hub for innovative socially minded organizations in Portland to share resources and learn from each other. In Portland you are only as strong as your network. Our space provides a physical location to grow and develop your network by joining our community.
Forge was founded on the belief that we are all better off when we can share resources and pool our purchasing power to have great bargaining power in the market place. We are passionate about our work and believe that our actions have the power to change things for the better.
We are forming a community based on trust and shared experience. Our members offer to help each other. When someone makes coffee, they tell everyone else. At Forge we are intent on changing the way we interact with each other when it comes to business. We seek to help each other first, collaborate second, and finally do business with each other when and where we can offer value.
In addition to supplying access to high quality legal advice, Forge is partnering with SBLC in developing lectures to help our members better understand legal issues that affect small businesses.
The Oregon Tourism Commission, doing business as Travel Oregon, is a semi-independent agency created by the Oregon Legislature in 2003 to enhance Oregonians’ quality of life by strengthening economic impacts of the state’s $9.6 billion tourism industry.
We are partnering with OVLA to help connect our creative members with lawyers who can help with issues related to copyright, trademarks, and patents and other issues.
Forge has partnered with OEN to provide our members with access to business trainings and seminars. Forge will also coordinate between our members and OEN to offer seminars that are tar- geted at the needs of our members throughout the year.
MicroMentor offers a flexible online platform where our members can network with experienced business leaders to get technical and business advice.
Search, find and compare our city’s finest creative talent and related services.
Jonathan Poisner helps mission-driven organizations thrive. Forge is partnering with Jonathan Poisner to provide Forge Portland members with introductory consultations aimed at assessing their planning and fundraising needs.
.NTEN is a community of nonprofit professionals and nonprofit groups of all types and sizes working together to use all aspects of technology more effectively. NTEN strives to help Members use technology strategically and effectively to achieve their missions.
The Community Law Project is a nonprofit offering a wide range of legal and small business services, with sliding scale fees. Forge is excited be working closely with the Community Law Project to serve the legal needs of our members.
We are working with SMJ to assist our non-profit tenants with their basic accounting needs. Specialists in not-for-profit accounting since 1986, SMJ works with over 80 nonprofits.
Forge is partnering with Spork to provide monthly catered lunches for our members at Forge. We are happy to be able to collaborate with this local business to provide this amenity to all of our members.
Freelancers Union is partnering with Forge to host events in the space, provide membership discounts for freelancers interested in coworking at Forge, and cross-promote events and opportunities to our like-minded, community-based networks.