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.
The festival will take place as a YouTube livestream event in 2021. Filmed by Bike is a film festival that features the world’s best bike movies. The packed weekend includes a bike ride, visiting filmmakers, six film showtimes, dozens of films, afterparties and much more.
Unsavory Times, a 30-minute documentary from Brian Kimmel of Optic Nerve Productions, focuses on Portland’s iconic restaurant Higgins and its struggle to survive and persevere during stay-at-home orders and beyond. An after-film panel discussion, moderated by OHS Executive Director Kerry Tymchuk, industry experts, and local restauranteurs, will discuss what the future holds for Oregon’s food…
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