Location & Travel


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 24 hours of films! No repeats, so be sure to attend all the days, if you want to see everything.

Wednesday, June 5th: 6:30-10:30 pm, Hollywood Theatre
Thursday, June 5th: 6:30-10:30 pm, Hollywood Theatre
Friday, June 7th: 6:30pm-12:30 am, Hollywood Theatre
Saturday, June 8th: 12:00-9:00 pm, Clinton Street Theater (stay for Rocky Horror afterwards!)
Sunday, June 9th: 12:00-9:00 pm, Clinton Street Theater


For events at the Hollywood Theatre, 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! 

For events at the Clinton Street Theater, there are a couple of budget motels, BnBs, and guest houses in a short driving distance (see Google Maps).

Priceline, Expedia, and Kayak usually have deals for area hotels as well. If you are coming for the duration of the festival, the Hawthorne/Belmont neighborhoods are smack dab in the middle between the two theaters, and have great shops and restaurants in walking distance.

Public Transportation

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.

Hollywood District:

Clinton Street District:

  • Visiting Portland

    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.