Oregon is a deceptively large and diverse state, so you’ll need to know where to go and who to call. The whole state, quite literally, has played a role in the 100+ year history of film and creative production from PAINT YOUR WAGON in Baker City to WILD in Ashland; from SOMETIMES A GREAT NOTION in Lincoln City to LEAN ON PETE in Harney County. Hopefully we can give you a place to start, but, if not, please don’t hesitate to contact us directly.

Oregon Film does not issue permits but it can help you find the right contact for the places you’d like to be. Permitting is done at a local level. For example, the City of Portland does its own permitting through the Office of Events and Film this includes permits for streets and sidewalks as well as Portland Parks. Also, the entire Oregon coast from south to north is a state park. That permitting is done through Oregon State Parks. Several towns and counties have their own permitting offices. Places like Eugene, Lake Oswego and Clackamas County all have local offices.

But we are here to help you and we have an extensive list of permitting bodies and contacts that we can reference to help you find the right person.

Reach out to our Project Manager Dallas Brown for more information.

Here are some links to frequently used resources:

Other helpful links: