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The Whitsell Auditorium and the Northwest Film Center Equipment Room are closed to the public in an effort to further stem the spread of COVID-19. All classes canceled until further notice. Stay connected to art, film, and more by signing up for our
The entrance to the Whitsell Auditorium is located at the Hoffman Lobby entrance to the Portland Art Museum, near the Museum Gift Shop.
If 3-hour street parking is not available, we recommend the following lots as affordable options.
- Smart Park on SW 10th and Yamhill (enter on 10th). Friday and Saturday evenings are $6. Saturday afternoons and Sundays are $5.
- U-Park lot adjacent to the NWFC administrative offices at 924 SW Salmon. $4.50 after 6pm on weekdays and all day on weekends.
- U-Park on 11th and Columbia is $4.95 all day (after 12pm).
1219 SW Park Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97205
Visiting Whitsell Auditorium
Inside the Portland Art Museum's Main Building on the lower level. Enter through the North door, and descend the stairs in the lobby area, then turn left and down another short flight of stairs (or down the accessible ramp) and the Whitsell is located immediately to your left.
The Northwest Film Center recognizes and honors the Indigenous peoples of this region on whose ancestral lands the museum now stands. These include the Willamette Tumwater, Clackamas, Kathlemet, Molalla, Multnomah and Watlala Chinook Peoples and the Tualatin Kalapuya who today are part of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, and many other Native communities who made their homes along the Columbia River. We also want to recognize that Portland today is a community of many diverse Native peoples who continue to live and work here. We respectfully acknowledge and honor all Indigenous communities—past, present, future—and are grateful for their ongoing and vibrant presence.