Cool StuffPool TablePing Pong TableFree Beer
CateringKitchenFree Coffee / TeaFree Drinking WaterOn-site Cafe / Restaurant
Classic BasicsHigh Speed WiFiHeatingAir ConditioningConference Rooms
EquipmentSound Recording EquipmentVideo Recording EquipmentPrinterScanner Photocopier
Relax ZonesOutdoor TerraceLounge / Chill-out AreaYoga Studio
Accessibility24hr Member Access
FacilitiesEvent Space For Rent
The Port Workspaces 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. Kaiser Mall offers a combination of private and shared workspaces, event space, and facilities and amenities not found anywhere else under one roof – and available to all members!
I've worked at several co-working places and The Port off 20th is my favorite. It's right by Lake Merritt so you can take a break and take a walk. The views from the outdoor lounge are amazing and you can work from the outdoor lounge. Cold brew coffee or kombucha on tap is included along with various teas, self serve drip coffee and keurig. They also have access to the Kaiser rooftop garden. WiFi works, the other people that work here are all friendly, they offer free yoga and qi gong classes. Lots of fridge space on two floors, microwaves and sinks on all three floors. There's a quiet area that has a beautiful view of the rooftop garden.
I've been here about ten months. Long stretches where I don't use it because of travel or what not, but then times when I do. The pro and con of the Port is that it's just not that corporate. On balance I like that. Staff is responsive, and the place just feels warm and real. There are times when it could use a little polish: more clean, the kombucha tap working, plugs more available. But I think it's a great place and a good value, and I plan to continue on. If you're looking for co-working in Oakland I would definitely give it a look.