Worker cooperatives are business entities that are owned and controlled by their members, the people who work in them. The two central characteristics of worker cooperatives are:
- workers invest in and own the business and
- decision-making is democratic, generally adhering to the principle of one worker-one vote.
Worker-owned and/or worker-managed cooperatives in Portland
- Free Geek
- KBOO Radio (Collectively managed by "collective management body" comprised of staff, volunteers, board members and dues-paying members.)
- Red and Black Cafe