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Work, better.


A space for independents to work together, 
in the heart of the Kenton neighborhood. 

Desks available.

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Work, better.


A space for independents to work together, 
in the heart of the Kenton neighborhood. 

Desks available.

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Small-scale 
community

Know about tiny houses? Think, tiny coworking. Pep is an open, shared office space in 300 square feet, with just enough room for seven comfortable desks and office essentials. 

But a small space doesn't mean limited value. Giant windows and high ceilings expand the room. Cleverly organized amenities maximize open areas. And with just seven desks, Pep's size means members know each other by name and understand each others' work. That's how we build our community, way beyond the walls of the office. 

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Office essentials

24/7 access to a desk, chair, wifi, printer and mail services. Permanent desk members get a larger desk with a locking file cabinet and desk lamp, too.  You can even dj your own tunes on our tiny stereo. 

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shared Resources

Grab a book, paper samples, pens, markers, staplers and other office basics while you're here. What's Pep's is yours. ou can even dj your own tunes on our tiny stereo. 

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DRY KITCHEN

The fridge, microwave, and hot water kettle allow for power lunches and all-nighters. Coffee and tea, cream and sugar available to everyone. 

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Desks


Three permanent desks, four flex. Flex space currently available. 
Join us. 

Desks


Three permanent desks, four flex. Flex space currently available. 
Join us. 

PERMANENT DESK

$275 per month*

Spread out in a 4' x 6' corner desk and stay awhile. Permanent desk members enjoy a large space fully dedicated to their work, where they can set up a desktop computer (or two) and really dig in. These are ideal for members who expect to be on-site every day. Host brief meetings, store and lock important files, and take on some ownership of Pep itself. 
*with 6-month agreement. $325 for month-to-month. 

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fLEX Desk

$150 per month*

Think of it as a glorified coffee shop, but without the chatty neighbors or the clanging dishes. Flex desk members can come and go on a whim, sit somewhere different every time, and charge their portable equipment while they work. Currently not limited by hours, members use an app to know when there's a desk available for them. 
*with 6-month agreement. $185 for month-to-month. 

MEMBERS


Meet the people who make Pep so great. 

MEMBERS


Meet the people who make Pep so great. 

julie wilson

Owner of Equipoise Services, Julie is a consultant who specializes in bookkeeping.

Most recently from the outdoors mecca of Hood River, Julie lives in Portland during the warmer months before escaping to Idaho for the winter sports scene. When not consulting, Julie's training her new pup to be an avid outdoors lover just like she is. 

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Catherine Kolonko

A freelance writer and journalist in the medical field, Catherine is frequently published in MD Magazine for research and news on Hepatitus C.

Catherine also served as a volunteer editor for greenergood.com

Catherine on LinkedIn 

Tom Johnson

Tom joins Pep as a remote worker for Data Curation Experts, a software design group focusing in repository and archival work. His role there combines his librarian background with his development abilities, using skills he honed while working for the Digital Public Library of America. 

Tom is also pursuing a PhD in digital libraries and metadata interoperability. What we're saying is, he's got a lot on his plate. In his free time, we like to imagine Tom eats, showers and sleeps. 

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hannah theiss

Hannah's brand design work is the stuff that's constantly making other Pep members say "OoooooOOOoo." Working with local clients like Nau and Finex, and experimenting with daily doodles on the side, she pushes her work to be innovative, fun and accessible. 

Hannah's a huge Timbers fan. Not sure who won last night? She'll fill you in. 

Hannah on Instagram

greg wallinger

Greg founded Rose City Projects, where he manages event production, human resource and fund development, research publication and policy advocacy for clients like City Club of Portland and Dialogues in Action. 

Greg comes to Pep from his house with a baby and a giant black lab, so if his shoes don't match, hey, at least he's wearing shoes. 

Greg on LinkedIn

Justin Lerner

We have a unicorn in our midst! Justin is a rare designer-who-knows-code, or developer-who-can-design, depending on how you look at him. While many folks who specialize in one can fumble their way through the other, Justin wears both hats like a two-headed...unicorn? Is that right? You know what I mean. 

Need proof? Check out his site. 

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Caleb Tucker-Raymond

Caleb is a full-stack developer helping libraries deliver services to their users on the web. He focuses on integrating the Drupal CMS with library platforms and organizations. 

Caleb loves living and working in North Portland.

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Darsey Landoe

Darsey's an independent designer, photographer and writer who works with non-profits and small businesses. She searches hard for the nugget of truth in every project, then communicates that truth, loud and clear. 

Darsey is also the founder of Pep. 

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Poppy

Greeter and Guard Dog, Poppy is Pep's smallest member, but biggest personality. She's on a permanent retainer with Darsey, but she'll happily freelance on an as-needed basis as a lap-sitter and foot-warmer.

Poppy keeps Pep safe from neighborhood cats, rowdy neighbors and the occasional reflection of herself in the window.

 

Former Members

Cory Doiron
Church Planter

Kelly Washburn
Diabetes and Transgender Medicine Specialist

Kronda Adair
Online Marketing Specialist, Developer

Abby Edwards
Cybersecurity Software Engineer 

Tom Carter
City Planner, writer

Jorge Lopez
Software Engineer

Regina Lopez
E-commerce Operations Manager 

Dan Sweet
Web & UI Designer

Marbry Walker
Brand Designer

Myles Younger
Co-founder, Canned Banners

Rachel Holland
Interface Designer

Dave Hagen
Illustrator

 

Kate Conner
Data Manager

Noel Ponthieux
Copywriter

Nancy Hamilton
Consultant and Strategist

Caroline Griffin
Creative consultant 

 
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Kenton


Pep's perks go beyond its small space. The Kenton neighborhood of North Portland has great food options, access to the arts, a library and one of Portland's most beautiful parks. It's easy to get to via bus, Max, bike and car, too (or foot, if you're close enough). 

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Pep's perks go beyond its small space. The Kenton neighborhood of North Portland has great food options, access to the arts, a library and one of Portland's most beautiful parks. It's easy to get to via bus, Max, bike and car, too (or foot, if you're close enough). 

Kenton is a rare gem in Portland—it's got one of everything, and then some, but it still has a small-town feel. If you live here, you know. You won't run into donut-seeking tourists or chain store clothing boutiques. Instead, you'll meet hard-working, NoPo-loving neighbors who live nearby and are deeply invested in this community.

You'll learn that the butcher shop caters all the big events. You'll recognize the guy from the library when you're at the art center. You'll bump into your acupuncturist while you're grabbing a slice of pizza. You'll get to know people, way beyond the members at Pep. 

 

 

FIND YOUR PLACE AT PEP.