Join the Co-Op! Portlandia is Gearing Up for Season 3

Portlandia returns January 4th with a whole new, ten episode season of sketches. Back in August, Portlandia’s director, Johnathan Krisel told the Oregonian that this season was “getting weirder”, so lots to look forward too then!  Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein will be working with some returning favorites, like Kyle MacLachlan as Portland’s fictitious mayor, […]

Oregon Vendor Spotlight: Acapulco’s Gold

Today we bring your the final video (above) in our Summer Interns’ “Oregon Vendor Spotlight” video series.  Today’s video features local restaurant, Acapulco’s Gold. When a film or television show comes to town, many restaurants in the vicinity of the production see an immediate increase in business. Acapulco’s Gold, located near the NW Portland set […]

Oregon Vendor Spotlight: City Liquidators

This week we bring you the final two videos of our Summer Interns’ “Oregon Vendor Spotlight” video series.  In today’s video (above), the Interns visit the Portland family owned City Liquidators. What at first appeared to be a common furniture store has become a unique, one-stop shop for film and television productions looking to buy […]

Oregon Vendor Spotlight: Bent Image Lab and Hive-FX

For the next video of the series (above), the Oregon Film Summer Interns talk to both Bent Image Lab and Hive-FX about their recent animation and visual effects (VFX) work. With the consistent production of successful animation and VFX work in Portland, Bent Image Lab and Hive-FX are among the most active and respected animation/VFX […]

Top Gear USA – Can You Get From Portland to San Francisco On Just One Tank Of Gas?

We will find out tonight if it’s possible to drive from Portland to San Fransisco on just one tank of gas. The History Channel’s  Top Gear USA series, modeled after the UK BBC series of the same name, has a similar set up with weekly car challenges and rewards.  Tonight’s challenge takes presenters, Tanner Foust, […]

Mayor Sam Adams: “The City of Portland is Politely Asking You to Put an Emmy on It”

Portland Mayor, Sam Adams, is rallying behind Portlandia for Emmy consideration in twelve categories, including Outstanding Variety Series.  Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisens’ hit sketch comedy series has already completed two seasons in Portland and is coming back for a third this year.  The show won an Emmy in 2011 for Outstanding Costumes For A […]

At Sony Pictures “A Greener World” even The Wheel Is Green…..

We have already blogged about the Wheel of Fortune shooting a week’s worth of shows this week end and early next in Portland for their up-coming “green week” but I also wanted to take the opportunity to give a shout out to Sony Pictures Entertainment and their sustainability efforts. Like other studios, Sony Pictures has […]

ReStore is Open for Film and TV Business

  ReStore, a Habitat For Humanity division, can be found nationwide and is open to the public.  They sell an enormous variety of reclaimed building materials; everything from doors and windows all the way to the proverbial kitchen sink.  The proceeds from our local stores go to Habitat for Humanity to help build homes for […]

On the New York Times “Couch-Potato Menu” for This Weekend’s Viewing: “Jingle All the Way”

A nice review in The New York Times for the holiday special, “Jingle All The Way”.  Bent Image Lab, a Portland, Oregon company, produced this 22 minute animated short for the Hallmark Channel over a six month period.  It is set to premier this Friday 25th. Another review here from Animation Insider. Put your feet […]

Making of the Mr. Peanut Commercial from LAIKA/house

We here at Orgeon Film are excited to see this come from  Oregon Company LAIKA/house,  from right here in Portland Oregon.  Congratulations on a great ad campaign LAIKA/house. For those of you not familiar with all the great work coming out of this studio, definitely check out their site!