A Look Inside Airbnb’s Portland Office

By Staff  |  12/28/2014

Airbnb, the successful start-up that allows people to unique accommodations around the world, recently opened up offices in Portland, OR... which we get a glimpse at here.

Its design team, led by Aaron Taylor Harvey and Rachael Yu, spent a month researching and getting to know the Portland team members, in order to create a working environment influenced by its staff.

The Portland HQ, which is Airbnb's first Customer Experience (CX) center, is built to allow teams of 12-15 employees a "landing/standing" space for impromptu meetings, but are free to move around the entire office to receive calls from customers, according to Design Boom. Furthermore, as with Airbnb's offices, it will include exact reproductions of listings from around the world from which staffers can work.

The space also includes locally produced items, many of which were made by members of the Airbnb team.

Founded in August of 2008 and based in San Francisco, Airbnb has grown into a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world. Whether an apartment for a night, a castle for a week, or a villa for a month, the platform connects people to unique travel experiences, at any price point, in more than 34,000 cities and 190 countries.