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Nel Centro once again plays host to the PIFF Lounge (a.k.a. Nel Centro’s bar), our designated hang-out space where you can grab a quick bite before or after a screening, enjoy featured drink specials from? our Festival partners, and chat up fellow Festival goers who you’ll find poring over their schedules. With a number of PIFF functions taking place at Nel Centro throughout the Festival, there’s likely to be a PIFF crowd spilling into the bar on any given night. Check out the Festival’s schedule board for daily updates, located at the restaurant’s entrance. The PIFF Lounge is open February 9–23, Sunday–Thursday 4–11 p.m., and Friday and Saturday 4 p.m.–12 a.m. Consider trying the PIFFtini this year!


We’re glad you’re here! We recommend staying with one of the Festival’s hotel sponsors for great access to Festival venues. The Hotel Modera, adjoining the Festival’s social hub Nel Centro, is a convenient and comfortable choice for those who want to be in the middle of everything PIFF. The Hotel deLuxe and the Heathman Hotel are also conveniently located downtown and near all the action.

For those looking for other things to do besides PIFF, Travel Portland is an excellent resource for everything happening in Portland.

Need help getting around? Portland has great public transportation, and you can find your way by visiting Trimet at

And for getting here and back, we highly recommend patronizing our Festival airline sponsors, Alaska Air and Delta Airlines.


In between movies, beers, and great food, stay connected through PIFF's social media outlets. Schedule updates, visiting artist information, party details, and discussion threads can all be found on the Northwest Film Center website, Newsroom Blog, Facebook, and Twitter.

  • Tune in to our Tweets—search #PIFF36/@nwfilmcenter
  • Follow us on Facebook—search Northwest Film Center
  • Get filled in on our Newsroom Blog
  • Visit our Flickr page and browse Festival photos


Create a customized PIFF schedule based on your interests using our film scheduler tool.


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