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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 newsletter.

The Northwest Film Center’s exhibitions and festivals take place primarily at the Whitsell Auditorium in the Portland Art Museum. Please check the schedule for special venues.

Classes & Admin Offices

934 SW Salmon St.
Portland, Oregon 97205

On the corner of 10th and Salmon.

Whitsell Auditorium

1219 SW Park Ave.
Portland, Oregon 97205

Inside the Portland Art Museum. Use the Hoffman Lobby entrance, near the Museum Gift Shop.

Admission

Find the print schedule!

Parking

If 2-hour street parking is not available, we recommend the following lots as affordable options.

  • Smart Park on SW 10th and Yamhill (enter on 10th).
  • U-Park lot adjacent to the NWFC administrative offices at 924 SW Salmon.
  • U-Park on 11th and Columbia.

You can check rates for City Center Parking here, or rates for Smart Park here (rates for U Park are not advertised online).  Parking rates frequently change, it’s highly recommended that you thoroughly check on-site signage and instructions (in the case of U Park this is the only place these rates will be listed).

Accessibility

The Northwest Film Center welcomes all visitors to participate in our exhibition programs and experience our classes and workshops. The Film Center and Portland Art Museum offer a variety of services to ensure that every visitor has an equal opportunity to engage with our programs.

Learn more


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.