October 25, 2018
Portland has long been known as a creative hub. And the film, television, video, virtual reality, and multimedia industry is an important part of the creative community that makes our city special.
This afternoon, Council adopted a Resolution reaffirming support for the film and TV industry and outlining several follow-up actions designed to grow the role of the Portland Film Office.
With over 180 productions filming in Portland every year, the industry provides thousands of jobs, contributes nearly $200 million of dollars into the local economy, and continues to grow Portland’s reputation as a desirable place to live, work, and play.
The Resolution directs City staff to work with the Portland Film Office to transition it to a self-funded and fee-supported office and to create a “universal permit” to replace the current system that requires separate permits from different city bureaus.