Portland Horror Film Festival™ takes place at the beautifully restored Hollywood Theatre, a prohibition-era movie palace built in 1926. We’re told the theater has its own share of haunts, so don’t be surprised if something taps you on the shoulder while you’re enjoying a film, or see something flitter backstage when the lights go down. This year, our weekend showings are at The Clinton Street Theater, one of Portland’s oldest community theaters, and home to the longest continuously running Rocky Horror Picture Show in the country!
The Hollywood Theatre is located at:
4122 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97212
The Clinton Street Theater is located at
2522 SE Clinton Street, Portland, OR 97202
We’re showing over 20 hours of films! No repeats, so be sure to attend all the days, if you want to see everything.
Wednesday, June 7th: 7-11 pm, Hollywood Theatre
Thursday, June 8th: 7-11 pm, Hollywood Theatre
Friday, June 9th: 7-11 pm, Hollywood Theatre
Saturday, June 10th: 12-9 pm, Clinton Street Theater (stay for Rocky Horror afterwards!)
Sunday, June 11th: 12-6 pm, Clinton Street Theater
TRAVEL & LODGING
We recommend the DOUBLETREE BY HILTON in Lloyd Center. The Double Tree is on the MAX light rail, just 1 stop away from the Hollywood Theatre! Our group discounted rate starts at $149/night + tax for a single. Click Here to Book your room online. Discounted rate ends May 22nd. (If the calendar appears to be blank, try refreshing the page.)
Priceline, Expedia, and Kayak usually have deals for area hotels as well.
The Hollywood Theatre is conveniently accessible by mass transit, via MAX (our lightrail system) or bus lines 12 (on Sandy Blvd), 66x, 75, or 77. Your stop: Hollywood Transit Center. Walk north two blocks to the theater. From the Airport you can take the RED line (CITY CENTER / HILLSBORO) and get off at the Hollywood District stop, then take the elevator (or climb the stairs) to the pedestrian walkway go north and walk 2 blocks to the theatre. Trimet.org is our public transit website and has tools for plotting your journeys around town.
The Clinton Street Theater is also accessible by public transit. The closest Bus route is the #2, which stops at the corner of SE Division and 26th. The theater is 2 blocks south on the corner of SE Clinton and 26th.
Lyft and Uber
Lyft and Uber both operate in Portland, OR. Both are inexpensive alternatives to Radio Cab and can be more convenient than taking the Bus or the MAX light rail. BUT, as with any ride-sharing app, please be safe and let people know where/when you’re heading somewhere in a Lyft or Uber. Don’t be afraid to talk to your fellow attendees, people are pretty friendly here in Portland and if you’re all going to the same place, there’s safety as well as economy in numbers.
Both the Hollywood Theatre and Clinton Street Theater are wheelchair accessible. There’s a virtual tour on the Hollywood Theatre website, so you can see what the hallways and entry areas look like.
Food & Drink
Portland’s historic Hollywood District features a wide variety of delicious foods and eateries, for practically any budget. The restaurants and eateries below are close to the theater, and there are many more in Yelp, but if you are willing to venture further into the madness of Portland, then the world can be your unspeakable oyster!
The Clinton Street neighborhood boasts some tasty international cuisines as well as bars, coffee shops, and classic fare.
- Sam’s Hollywood Billiards
1845 N.E. 41st Ave.
- Reo’s Ribs
4211 NE Sandy Blvd.
- Fleur de Lis Bakery and Café
3930 N.E. Hancock St.
- The Bulgogi
4232 NE Sandy Blvd
- Moon & Sixpence British Pub
2014 NE 42nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97213
- Sushi Chiyo
4029 N.E. Sandy Blvd.
- Killer Burger
4644 N.E. Sandy Blvd.
- Sam’s Hollywood Billiards
Clinton Street District:
Welcome to Portland! With a thriving half-a-million-plus population, Portland is situated in an ideal geographical region, with oceans, mountains, hikes, waterfalls, and a wide variety of landmarks and interests usually within a short drive. Portland proper, a cultural mixing pot, boasts a metropolitan-class variety of shops, dining, entertainment, and other diversions guaranteed to occupy even the most avid flâneur. Portland’s public transportation is affordable, convenient and, in fact, features a major light rail hub mere walking distance from the Hollywood Theatre, and a mile of shops and restaurants close to the Clinton Street Theater. Wikipedia features a very comprehensive writeup for Portland.