Tools & Resources

NW Documentary is an active home for anyone pursuing the craft of documentary storytelling. We offer a cozy creative hub in the heart of Portland’s historic Old Town.

Need tools to make a film? Camera, tripod, microphones? We’ve got them. We offer affordable equipment rental.

Need a place to edit? Need to record VO or share a rough cut for feedback? Come work in our Open Lab.

Want to watch documentaries for inspiration? We have a collection of the ground-breaking documentary classics, Academy Award-winning documentaries, and films from the indie film festival circuit in our library.

Whether you’re an absolute beginner or award-winning professional, you’ll find the people and resources to help you on your filmmaking adventure.