Myself along with other Portland Oregon Autodesk employees are moving on up, to the Central Eastside to the new Portland office in the morning. The new address is 221 SE Ankeny Street in the historic and recently renovated Towne Storage Building. We have worked from home last week while final details, moving of our packed offices and of course the last minute construction was underway.
The transition of around 200 employees from the previous SW Portland office in Lake Oswego will be adjusting to their new commute and beta testing the office tomorrow starting at 7am. Autodesk has had an office in the Portland area for 25 years but located in the SW suburbs of Portland and now moving downtown to the Central Eastside for many exciting reasons.
I will be there with my camera as employees arrive and explore the new office space that was thoughtfully designed with employees input located in the historic and carefully restored to its old glory. The building and office celebrates Portland with every brick, wood beam, and the room themes.
There is so much to show and tell in the story of this new Autodesk office from the history of the building, architects, contractors, Autodesk employees, Autodesk technology, the planned hardware incubator space, our new neighborhood and the neighbors.
What's your guess on what is in the restored water tank - coffee, kombucha, or full of amazing local beer?
Stay tuned for more details, imagery, and stories of the new Portland office.