Cool StuffFree Beer
CateringKitchenFree Coffee / TeaFree Drinking Water
Classic BasicsHigh Speed WiFiAir ConditioningConference Rooms
Relax ZonesLounge / Chill-out Area
Accessibility24hr Member Access
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.
I opened my law practice at the Port, and is was great, especially for someone just starting out who did not want to pay the overhead for a big private office at the outset. The conference rooms are nice and many of my clients were impressed with the space (including the art). There are plenty of other amenities, like printer, coffee, refrigerator, confidential shredder, and community events that make it a fun and pleasant place to work or just pass through to pick up mail. Because of the community events there are lots of opportunities to network. The staff is kind and responsive.
This is the best coworking community I have experienced in the Bay Area, primarily because it actually feels like a community and not a scene. They have tons of free/affordable events and it's very easy to strike up a conversation with fellow coworkers. The prices are also way more reasonable than any of the coworking spaces in the East Bay, and they have FOUR locations in the East Bay. Totally love The Port.