Portland-based Hinge is an award-winning integrated production studio with a global reach. We specialize in bringing unique stories to life through design, live action, 2D & 3D animation and post-production visual effects. With Hinge, you get a friendly & trusted production partner with world-class film and commercial talent in a nimble & approachable boutique studio.

Founded in 2009, the studio was built on more than 60 years combined experience in feature film, broadcast commercials, and visual effects. Hinge’s unique approach stems from the merging of best practices culled from the most prestigious studios in the world, paired with a unique creative vision that constantly improves and reinvents approaches, processes, and pipelines. Hinge is truly the best of both worlds: a high-end post production and animation studio, and a turnkey digital agency.

Allow me to let the secret out ... HINGE IS FANTASTIC! Most ad agencies are hesitant in releasing the identity of their most valued vendors, but the creative wizards at Hinge Digital deserve praise and success at any cost.

Zev Auerbach, ECD at Zimmerman Advertising

Working with Hinge was beyond a great experience. Our relationship was truly collaborative, transforming a basic concept into a beautifully animated 3D character that our client loved.

Lindsey Gioutsos, Engagement Manager at Mass Relevance

It was a pleasure working with Hinge Digital. Their work style was complimentary to the production and their involvement was a great aide in creating a comfort level for our client.

Terry Windell, Director/VFX Supervisor

I would certainly recommend Hinge Digital to those looking to involve animation in their creative work.

Jeff Pearson, Marketing Vice President, hhgregg

Traveling to Portland to visit Hinge? Great! We look forward to seeing you. Below you’ll find recommended travel information to airport, hotels, ground transportation for visiting Portland, Oregon, also know as the Rose City.

Airport Information You will fly into PDX, aka Portland International Airport. A modern, clean and well designed airport, PDX offers many amenities including free Wifi, a nice selection of northwest food and beverage options, and even it’s own satellite Powell’s Books store!

Ground Transportation Portland’s airport is about 20 minutes from Hinge. You can get from there to here by town car or taxi, or MAX train which you can board right outside of PDX’s baggage claim.

Hotels We recommend the Hotel deLuxe. Right down the street from Hinge Digital, it’s an easy walk to the studio or downtown, and a pleasant place to stay. There are plenty of other great hotels in the area, including Ace HotelHotel Lucia and Inn at Northrup Station.

Portland is a foodie town. Many a Food Network host has been spotted walking the streets in search of the next great food & drink discovery.

NW Portland/Pearl District In our neighborhood, we like to wander down the street for a latte and a french macaron from Ken’s Artisan Bakery, or over to Salt and Straw to get a gourmet ice cream cone. And food carts, including KOi Fusion PDXSo many options! 

There’s also the world famous Voodoo Donuts, and the very popular Stumptown Coffee.

Want to take a day trip? Oregon is no slouch when it comes to travel & leisure, offering memorable scenery and activities within driving distance of Hinge Digital in Portland. From wine tasting, day hikes in the Columbia River Gorge, skiing on Mount Hood, or walking on the picturesque beaches of the northwest coastline, Oregon has something for everyone.

go wine tasting! Oregon has been rated as having one of the top 3 wine country areas in the US. Newberg and Dundee are the closest to Portland, which is probably the most doable for a half day trip. They have quite a few wineries in the area. Tours and car services are available.

take a drive! Drive up the Columbia River Gorge, go see Multnomah Falls. Stop at Vista House along the way to get the bird’s eye view of the Gorge.

head to the mountains! Drive up Mount Hood to Timberline Lodge near the top of the mountain, in about 1 hour 35 minutes from your hotel. It’s a stunning drive up the mountain for sure.

drive to the oregon coast! Cannon Beach is a nice hour and a half drive over the mountains from Portland. The coastline is spectacular, and we recommend the Wayfarer Restaurant which is right by Haystack Rock. Manzanita is a cute little down about 1 hour and 50 minutes from Portland, just a little further down the coast from Cannon Beach, with a great beach and some cute shops and restaurants.

With unique shopping & entertainment options, including film, music & brewer’s festivals, theater and live radio shows, Portland always has something going on. Check out PDXPipelineOregonLiveDesign Sponge and Travel & Leisure for more information about exploring Portland’s neighborhoods.

The Pearl An upscale high end shopping area with stores like Filson, Anthropologie, The North Face, Lululemon and the world famous Powell’s City of Books – it is a must-see.

NW Portland/Nob Hill Our neighborhood has great tree lined streets filled with cute local shops and fantastic restaurants.

NE Alberta Ave This funky NE Portland neighborhood boasts cool thrift stores, great breakfast joints and unique clothing stores.

SE Hawthorne Ave/Division This SE Portland strip has the popular Baghdad Theater, where you can watch a movie while drinking a beer. It also has lots of coffee houses and edgy shops.