Why Oregon?

There are several reasons to choose Oregon for your next creative project. First, and foremost, the people. We have a deep roster of talented crew and supporting vendors alongside an experienced actor community and a history of creative storytelling going back to the first feature film shot in Oregon in 1909. From iconic projects like “The Goonies” and “Stand by Me” to more recent series like “Grimm,” “Shrill” and “Portlandia;” independent standouts like “Pig” and “Leave No Trace” to Oscar winning and nominated animated features like “Coraline,” “Kubo and the Two Strings” and “Pinocchio.” Our crews have worked in all types of weather and on all types of terrain. This means you will find a team that is invested in telling your story in the best way possible.

On top of that – we have the locations. Yes, all of them. Basically anything you can dream up you can have in Oregon. Snow capped mountains, wide running rivers, long desert ranges, small or abandoned towns, rugged coast and wide sandy beaches, the list goes on. And it’s all within an hour or two from an airport.

And, yes, we have incentives. And, if you want to put a finer point on it, it’s a cash rebate of 25%. Additionally, there’s no sales tax in Oregon. This is an immediate savings of up to 8%. In addition, we have incentive funds to help promote production in all areas of the state outside of the Portland Metro area. Putting all together, your savings in Oregon can easily exceed 30%. The process to inquire, apply and audit are quick and straightforward. Our office responds to questions and conducts contracting and audits ourselves. This means if you need information we will give it or get it, quickly and easily.

Getting in and out of Oregon is easy while staying in Oregon is even better. This is a state known for its world class food, wine, beer and coffee and if that isn’t enough there are high end and boutique hotels in all parts of the state that are looking forward to hosting you and your crew.

So, if you add all of that up, producers who work in Oregon find they are supported by a talented community and a wide range of vendors, with a endless palette of locations to choose from all capped off with a quick and easy cash rebate supported by a responsive and knowledgeable film office.

So reach out to us and tell us about your next project. We’d love to help.