Last June, the founders of Portland's XOXO Conference announced a new co-working space; now they've formalized it, calling it "XOXO Outpost" and promising "something more than just a place to sit on your laptop—a supportive community of amazing people you're genuinely excited to see every day, and XOXO's extended network of friends and advisors to help your project succeed."
Access is on a sliding scale ("members pay what they can afford for whatever they need—a desk, small studio, or larger workspace") and it's subsidized by patrons (I'm kicking something in).
Unlike traditional coworking spaces, this is a private, shared space. Desks are dedicated to full members only. No drop-in rates, no jerks, no randos.
To ensure a diverse group of independent artists, we're working with our patrons to subsidize the cost of membership. Instead of charging a flat rate for rent, members pay what they can afford for whatever they need—a desk, small studio, or larger workspace.
Every member gets 24/7 access to the building, including meeting rooms, a full kitchen, high-speed wifi, storage, and bike parking. Members also get priority access to the events we hold in the space—talks, performances, meetups, and more. (Sorry, festival not included.)