Know Before You Go
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Oregon’s governor has banned all large events through the end of September 2020. For details on the Portland Queer Film Festival, please visit their websites.
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 September 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.
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.
Portland's five-day comedy festival showcases nearly 50 female comedians each October.
VIRTUAL EVENT. Please visit the event website for current information. The 2021 Cascade Festival of African Films will be held virtually in 2021. The festival will remain free and open to the public, but films will be shown online. Visit the event website for more details and the list of films! Founded in 1991, the…
BodyVox starts the new year with a BodyVox Video Installation, filling the entirety of the Maddox Building, located in the heart of the Pearl District, facing the newly zoned pedestrian street amongst tented outdoor dining. The video installation focuses on how dance is affected by light, technology, and perspective, Feb. 4-6. This three day installation…
A COVID-safe drive-in Valentine’s movie experience that combines your favorite old school rom-coms and tear-jerkers with dinner delivered to your car! The drive-in features iconic romance movies such as “The Notebook”, “P.S. I Love You”, “10 Things I Hate About You” and other love-filled originals. The full package includes admission for two films, dinner for…
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