Know Before You Go
To slow the spread of the highly transmissible Delta variant, effective Aug. 27, a statewide mask mandate is in place. Oregonians and visitors ages 5 and up are required to wear face coverings in all public indoor settings, as well as crowded outdoor public spaces where physical distancing is not possible, regardless of vaccination status. This rule does not apply to individuals actively eating or drinking.
Additionally, some event organizers and venues may require proof of vaccination, or a negative COVID test, for admission. Other events may be canceled, postponed or held virtually. Please check individual event websites for the most up-to-date information.
Fall heralds the return of the Portland Queer Film Festival, an annual showcase of short and feature-length narrative and documentary films from around the world. While varied in form and content, the selected films share a marked relevance to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans community (not to mention plenty of film industry buzz).
The festival returns every year to the historic Cinema 21 theater, a Northwest Portland landmark since 1925. Visit PQFF’s website to learn more about past lineups and to buy a festival pass or individual screening tickets in the future.
The surrounding neighborhood of Nob Hill in Northwest Portland is full of boutique shops, restaurants and cafes, so get there a few hours early to explore the area.
Upcoming Dates & Times
- Oct. 1
From film festivals to parties and pride parades, Portland's LGBTQ community celebrates all year 'round.
Every March, POW Film Fest returns to showcase films by female and non-binary directors from the Portland area, inviting attendees to experience cinema crafted by seasoned and up-and-coming filmmakers alike.
Portland's five-day comedy festival showcases nearly 50 female comedians each October.
The Cinema Unbound Summer Movie Series, running July, August, and September 2021, welcomes guests to safely gather and experience the power that truly radical and entertaining cinematic storytelling can bring. Unbound from the traditional movie theater setting, Cinema Unbound is creating new venues throughout the city starting with the Open-Air Rooftop Cinema at the Oregon…
The Portland Latin American Film Festival announces its season with a mix of feature films and documentaries featuring Mexico, Peru, Chile, U.S. and Venezuela from September to January. Please visit the event website for information on additional screenings. PDXLAFF is a cultural promoter under the guidance of Hollywood Theatre, dedicated to showcasing perspectives of Latin…
The 26th Annual H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival in Portland, Oregon, is officially back in the Hollywood Theatre. In addition to in-person screenings, there will also be a streaming edition of the show to enjoy at home. Tickets will go on sale first through the annual Kickstarter fundraising campaign, then through the Hollywood Theatre website….
Portland Queer Film Festival returns every fall with an annual showcase of narrative and documentary films from around the world.
Portland Film Festival is a non-profit organization dedicated to nurturing filmmakers and audiences, and to celebrating the power of a good story. The festival focuses on the people, ideas, technology, skills and artistry behind filmmaking and provides both entertaining and educational opportunities to the public. The festival is anchored with outdoor screenings, offering its filmmakers…
Teton Gravity Research: Stoke the Fire Premiere TGR is returning to the Aladdin Theater for the winter kick-off party of the year. Get hyped for winter with this new feature-length ski and snowboard film, Stoke The Fire. Early Show – Doors at 5:30 pm, Film at 6:30 pm. Late Show – Doors at 8:15 pm,…
Good films about a bad year by homeless and marginalized youth. This screening features a variety of short films: music videos about the Movement for Black Lives featuring Mic Crenshaw and the Oregon Symphony, documentaries about grassroots, government, and healthcare efforts during COVID, and more.
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