Upcoming Events

Get inspired and inspire others. From happy hours to lunch-and-learns and panel discussions, each CENTRL Office offers a range of events for members and non-members alike.

CENTRL Office Pearl DistrictJanuary 30th, 4:00pm - 7:00pm

State of the Market: Outlook 2020

Join us for happy hour and to see our brand new office space inside of CENTRL Office. Drinks and appetizers will be provided as well as a brief discussion on Portland’s evolving real estate market and the major trends that will impact businesses in 2020.

CENTRL Office Downtown PortlandFebruary 5th, 5:30pm - 8:00pm

Build The Rockstar Team You Need For Fundraising Success

Pre-seed and seed investors invest in the FOUNDER and the TEAM. Make sure that you are building the team investors are looking for!
CENTRL Office EastsideFebruary 8th, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Veterans Career Coaching Workshop: PDX Career Coach

With gratitude for their service this event is for anyone who has served on active duty. Gain insights in a group setting where sharing of ideas and experiences is encouraged. Go forth with a practical plan to land the job you want at the compensation you deserve.

CENTRL Office EastsideFebruary 19th, 8:30am - 5:00pm

Women Work PDX Free Coworking Day

You are invited to Women Work PDX monthly free coworking at CENTRL Office Eastside.

Co-working: 8:30 am – 5:30 pm

Work on your laptop at desks and couches around the beautiful modern space with other women freelancers, business owners, and bad@$$ career ladies.

Our events are inclusive and include women-identifying and non-binary folks. ALL people who support our purpose are welcome.

Fotosnap is offering headshots for Women Work PDX Wednesdays. Use the code WWPDX20 for 20% off. This code will be valid every third Wednesday at the CENTRL Eastside location.

CENTRL Office Downtown PortlandFebruary 20th, 8:30am - 5:30pm

Open Coworking Day at CENTRL Downtown

Join us for a free coworking all day & happy hour at CENTRL Office Downtown (1155 SW Morrison Street) every third Thursday of the month!

CENTRL Office Downtown PortlandFebruary 25th, 9:00am - 12:00pm

Beyond the Template: Storytelling Through Presentations

Bulleted facts and analysis can inform people, but they don’t inspire them to act. That’s because our brains are hardwired for narrative. It’s how we process the world and effect change around us. People are also much more likely to recall and retain information when it’s presented as a story rather than in bullet points projected onto a screen, neuroscientists have found.

Too often, however, PowerPoint presentations follow the painful “title-bullet-bullet” format, one we have all grown to dread. It doesn’t have to be this way. When done right, presentations are a visual communication tool with the power to change minds, hearts and behaviors through the power of storytelling. And harnessing this tool is surprisingly simple: It starts with stepping beyond the template to set up your story with intention and purpose.