We’ve reserved Ringler’s Pub for the duration of the festival to give filmmakers a place to meet each other, fuel up on northwest pub fare and locally-brewed pints, or maybe even get some work done. The Filmmakers’ lounge is one of the most popular perks of the event—a central destination for industry professionals, actors, writers, directors, producers, studio executives, filmmakers, financial decision makers, and their guests.
You can join in filmmaking forums at the lounge, enjoy live music, ask our amazing volunteers for help and information, or just hang out. We expect about 2,000 people to wander through over the week.
Ringler’s sits beneath the floating-floored Crystal Ballroom and Lola's Room in downtown Portland. It’s named for the ballroom’s founder, dance aficionado and entrepreneur Montrose Ringler, and features a high wood-beamed ceiling, massive mosaic-tiled bar, and the familiar crack of pool cues in the background.
The hospitality of our Lounge echoes the founding principles of accessibility, openness and play that put the Portland Film Festival in a class of its own.
LIVE MUSIC (4-5pm): Matt Neff
TO BE A LOUNGE PARTNER, CONTACT US: email@example.com