Howl in the night! Join the Pack on October 11th at 8 pm on the Tilikum Crossing

Night photo of the Tilikum Crossing located near OHSU's Waterfront Campus in SW Portland. We encourage everyone attending to us Tri-Met.

Attention all Portlanders. Come Howl at the moon! The first 100 howlers get a unique limited edition t-shirt. Join the pack. The free event marks the opening of Portland’s Halloween season and celebrates all the storytellers arriving in Portland for the upcoming Portland Film Festival, October 12-16.

Join the pack. RSVP Now to Get Reminders! Howl as Loud as You Can October 11th at Tilikum Crossing in Portland, Oregon

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Photo of the 2023 mascot the Oregon Grey Wolf

Make Some Noise and Howl at Portland from the Iconic Portland Bridge

Check out the beautiful night view of the Tilikum Crossing Bridge in Portland, Oregon. Make some news, join the pack, howl on October 11th, starting at 8 pm. Arrive early to get a good spot overlooking the water and city. The howling program will last for as long as attendees howl!

The first 100 attendees will get a free limited edition t-shirt commemorating the great Howl! Regardless of rain or a clear night, the Howl will occur on Wednesday, October 11th, starting at 8 pm.

Photo of pas attendees from the 2013 Portland Film Festival located at Cinema 21 in Portland. Oregon.

Arrive by Bike, Walk, or Public Transit

We encourage all attendees to use public transit to attend, as limited parking is available. There are spots on both the east and west sides of the Willamette to park. However, we encourage you to use public transit.

If you do attend and plan on driving, why not leave any extra bags or personal items at home? We recommend leaving your vehicles void of valuables, as we would encourage anyone in any city.

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Official Painting of the 2023 Portland Film Festival Presented by Comcast

The Official Painting for the 2023 Portland Film Festival, featuring Lupe Claus, the Oregon Grey Wolf, and the mascot of the Festival. Lupe is standing on the west bank of the Willamette. The wolf overlooks Portland’s newest bridge, Tilikum, with a bus and a biker crossing. 

The Portland Film Festival selects an animal local from the region each year. Some of the featured mascots in the past include last year’s Oregon Dungeness Crabs, the Blue Heron, Salmon, an Owl, an Octopus, a Stag, and the ever-popular Bear. Each year, the Festival has commissioned a Portland Painting of the mascot. This year has turned out magnificent and will shine for years to come.

About Tilikum Crossing In Portland, Oregon

“Tilikum” is Chinook Wawa, an international language used by first Oregonians and later spoken by explorers, fur traders, settlers, and the first few generations of Portlanders. (In fact, it’s still spoken today!) Tilikum means “people,” “tribe,” and “relatives” and has come to describe friendly people and friends.

Cyclists and pedestrians can access existing and planned greenways and bike routes on both sides of the river.

Where to park? How to arrive at the Tilikum Crossing

From Trip Advisor: “There is street parking with meters to in the new neighborhoods by the waterfront (look for were the Arial Tram comes down and were all the new condo buildings are.) I believe it is $2 an hour and they take credit cards. You can also park at OMSI (again paid) or along Water Street near the Hawthorne Bridge (free but make sure you don’t leave valuables in the car.) OMSI is probably the closest if you don’t want to walk too far.”

Day time photo of Tilikum Crossing provided by Wikipedia.
Tilikum Crossing bridge (Portland, Oregon) viewed from the Ross Island Bridge, with a MAX train crossing. Photo by Steve Morgan March 2016.

Streetcar stations near Tilikum Crossing in Portland

  • S Moody & Meade North (North), 2 min walk
  • S Moody & Meade South (South), 2 min walk

Light Rail stations near Tilikum Crossing in Portland

  • South Waterfront/SW Moody Max Station, 3 min walk

Bus stations near Tilikum Crossing in Portland

  • South Waterfront/S Moody (West), 3 min walk
  • South Waterfront/S Moody (East), 3 min walk
  • SW Naito Parkway & Sheridan (South), 4 min walk
  • SW Arthur & 1st (West), 5 min walk
  • S Harbor & Harrison (South), 6 min walk

Gondola stations near Tilikum Crossing in Portland

  • South Waterfront Lower Tram Terminal (West)

Bus lines to Tilikum Crossing in Portland

  • FX2, Cleveland Ave Park & Ride (East)
  • 9, NW 6th & Flanders (North)
  • 17, SW 6th & Alder (North)
  • 19, SW 6th & Taylor (North)
  • ORANGE, SE Jackson & 21st (East)
  • 38, Tualatin Park & Ride (North)
  • 45, Tigard Transit Center (South)
  • 54, SW Broadway & W Burnside (North)
  • 55, SW Apple Way & Laurelwood (East)
  • 99, SW 6th & W Burnside (North
  • 96, SW Jefferson & Park Ave (West)

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Join in the fun and exciting experience of the Portland Film Festival

We’ve shared thousands of stories from around the world and collected works from Oregon and the Pacific Northwest. We’ve hosted hundreds of low-cost, high-impact and educational workshops with thousands of guests, parties, panels, exclusive looks, and networking events.

Experience the Portland Film Festival.

Get ready, Portlanders, October 12-16, the Portland Film Festival is coming. Tickets are limited. The film and event slate will be announced soon.

Be kind. Fest smart. October 12-16, 2023.