pollinator is...

an experiential workplace pop-up and living-lab focused on human-centric design in the work environment.

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-- Opening Day is Monday 4/16 -- 

Create your own experience at Pollinator! 

Visit our Events page to select from our calendar of happenings at Pollinator during the 2018 Design Week Portland festival!

2018 Pollinator @ 1010 NW Flanders - pre-opening

The original Pollinators...

Allyson Strowbridge

Allyson Strowbridge

Jamie H. Willemse

Jamie H. Willemse

Cat Heyn

Cat Heyn

the pollinator concept

Imagine a myriad of beautifully hand-crafted furniture and art pieces from local makers and designers, alongside cutting-edge commercial furnishings, accessories and work tools from both minor and major manufacturers like Allsteel, Coalesse, Haworth, Herman Miller, Kimball, and Steelcase to name a few. 

Next, envision these products and works of art intermixed with biophilia and other well-being components, all combined into a single non-sales environment, and displayed in a variety of activity-based and other thematic work settings.

Last, add in a curious mix of people made up of workplace strategists, HR professionals, interiors and other designers, makers, architects, brokers and end-users, and give them opportunity to pilot the products and interact with the space.

the pollinator purpose

Pollinator's mission is to foster education and awareness as to the significance of human-centric work environments, through the cross-pollination of concepts, communities and cultures.

Pollinator first took form in Spring of 2017, as a place for learning and sharing about the future of work, minus the sales showroom. Pioneered by local business leaders and Workplace Evolutionaries (WE) Hub leaders in Portland, OR, and along with the sponsorship of the International Facility Manager Association (IFMA) and WE Global, among many others, this unique initiative came into reality in a stunning historical building in PDX’s high-profile Pearl District during Design Week 2017 and remained intact throughout the month of May.

It's a PDX born and bred concept…but bound for more.

About our partner...

WE PDX is the local Portland, OR /Vancouver, WA regional hub of the global Workplace Evolutionaries community of IFMA (International Facilities Management Association).

As a general mission, WE PDX and WE Global are focused on co-creating workplace knowledge that will enhance workforce collaboration, productivity and experience. As an entity made up of industry professionals and experts who are both passionate and experienced in all things related to workplace, WE brings together members and thought leaders both locally and globally, to share new ideas and research with the aim of evolving the professions of workplace strategists, facility managers and real estate professionals worldwide.


Here's a sneak peak at just a few of

pollinator's 2018 sponsors & supporters!


and...thanks to this group of supporters & sponsors, 

pollinator 2017 was a huge success!




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