Welcome to NW Doc

New to Membership at NW Documentary and want to know the scoop? No problem we’ve got it all in one place for you here:


6 NE Tillamook Street, Portland OR 97212
ph: 503-227-8688
email: info@nwdocumentary.org
Office Hours M-F, 12-6pm

Drop-ins welcome to our Media Center if you’d like to use the computer lab. If you’d like to schedule a tour or learn more about programs, please email or call to schedule an appointment.

Our building is located at the corner of NE Tillamook and Williams. You are welcome to use the parking lot in the front of the building. Free street parking is also available.

Class times and additional Open Lab times are publicly listed on our Programs Calendar

Register Here for upcoming Workshops


  • Computers in our lab are available on a first come, first serve basis. All computers are 2012-2015 iMacs running recent versions of Adobe Premiere and Final Cut Pro X. Computers 3, 4 and 5 are reserved for use of the full Creative Cloud suite (After Effects, Photoshop, etc). Computers in the front room are reserved for staff. If you need access to a laptop, DVD drive or scanner, please talk to the Office Manager.
  • Connecting your devices for monitoring or playback: Our warehouse space has an HD projector set-up that can connect to a laptop via thunderbolt, HDMI or VGA adaptor, all of which we have on site. Sound is controlled through a PA that connects with 1/8 inch mini-input. Our computer lab has a large mounted monitor that connects to devices via HDMI for viewing in the lab.
  • The Lab is open to our members whenever the NW Doc office is open for business. Open Lab, an additional drop-in session for members, takes place the last 5 weeks of term on Sundays from 2-7pm. Consult NW Doc’s calendar for current dates.



  • Our affordable and accessible Equipment Rental service provides low and medium budget DIY videography gear that is suitable for students and professionals alike. Gear includes Canon C100 with 24-70mm zoom lens, T5i DSLR Cameras, Panasonic HMC-150 video cameras, Zoom H5s and H6s, sliders, jib, shotgun microphones, LED and hot light kits among other items. See Office Manager for full list of gear. Equipment Rental is open to the public but NW Documentary students have priority.
  • Submit your Reservations online 48 hours in advance. Rental periods have a 4 day minimum starting the day you rent with option to pro-rate daily thereafter, subject to availability.


Employment opportunities are posted to our Employment page but be sure to subscribe to our newsletter so you are alerted when they become available. Internships are typically a 3-month period committed to working with NW Documentary for 6-10 hours a week. We offer school credit, if needed. Volunteers are always welcome to assist with specific projects or general office and program needs. Let our Office Manager know if you are interested in getting involved.


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