Welcome to Portland! The Rose City is an artistic place, bustling with creative life. It is nestled in green hills along a river, shining with a blend of classic and modern architecture.

Surrounded by vast evergreen forests, majestic mountains, storied coastlines, high desert and endless outdoor adventure, Portland serves as a beacon of opportunity for our industry. Our knowledgeable local staff and dedicated leadership support SAG-AFTRA members and work with entertainment industry professionals in this fast-growing and innovative region that values community, creativity and productivity.

The SAG-AFTRA Portland Local represents actors, stunt performers, broadcasters, singers, musicians and dancers in Oregon and Southwest Washington. The Portland Local offers regular educational opportunities for its members so they can stay sharp and up-to-date with their skills.

Thanks to Oregon’s film incentive programs and its creative spirit, production in our region ranges from full-length feature films and TV series to commercials and corporate/educational projects, to locally-made independent films and web series. 

Studios such as LAIKA (Corpse Bride, Coraline, Kubo & the Two Strings), international agencies such as Wieden+Kennedy, tech companies such as Wacom, and casting offices such as Cast Iron Studios (Wild, Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists, Leverage, American Vandal, The Librarians) and Simon Max Hill Casting (Portlandia, Leave No Trace, Green Room) are only a few of the local industry partners that work with our highly trained talent and crew to provide all that production companies and artists need to realize their creative visions.

From fostering a thriving creative community, to empowering local members to succeed in their careers, to supporting partner unions and engaging in community service, the SAG-AFTRA Portland Local is here for you.

Let’s get to work!

Portland Local delegates show off membership cards, both great and small, at the 2019 SAG-AFTRA National Convention.

Portland Local staff and delegates get #UNCONVENT!ONAL showing off their digital cards during the 2019 SAG-AFTRA National Convention.

The Portland Local delegation and staff let loose during a group photo at the 2019 SAG-AFTRA National Convention.

SAG-AFTRA executive officers at the end of convention. From left, National Vice President, Recording Artists/Singers Dan Navarro; National Vice President, Los Angeles Clyde Kusatsu; Secretary-Treasurer Camryn Manheim; President Gabrielle Carteris; Executive Vice President Rebecca Damon; National Vice President, Small Locals Suzanne Burkhead; National Vice President, New York Liz Zazzi; and National Vice President, Mid-Sized Locals Michele Proude, National Vice President, Broadcasters Bob Butler. (Photo by Amy Tierney/SAG-AFTRA)

President Gabrielle Carteris receives a standing ovation during her address to the delegates. (Photo by Amy Tierney/SAG-AFTRA)

SAG-AFTRA National Executive Director David White addresses delegates during the second day of convention. (Photo by Amy Tierney/SAG-AFTRA)

The 2019 SAG-AFTRA National Convention delegation. (Photo by Amy Tierney/SAG-AFTRA)

Executive Vice President Rebecca Damon discusses digital image rights and defending SAG-AFTRA’s core values during her EVP speech. (Photo by Amy Tierney/SAG-AFTRA)

Camryn Manheim during her first address as SAG-AFTRA Secretary-Treasurer. (Photo by Amy Tierney/SAG-AFTRA)

National Vice President, Actors/Performers Bill Charlton discusses a resolution on the convention floor.

From left, Executive Vice President and N.Y. Local President Rebecca Damon, President Gabrielle Carteris and Chief Operating Officer & General Counsel Duncan Crabtree-Ireland display their George Heller awards.

National Board member and chair of the SAG-AFTRA Diversity Advisory Committee Jason George with host and SAG-AFTRA member Sydelle Noell on the red carpet at Casino Unconventionale, SAG-AFTRA’s biennial evening gala.

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