Dec 282016

Dear Members, Friends, and Supporters of Zeitgeist Northwest –

As 2016 comes to an end, we would like to reflect on another great year and thank each and every one of you for your continued support. Should you still consider any year-end giving please keep Zeitgeist Northwest in mind; all funds will go toward our programming. As a special incentive for early membership renewals through December 31, 2016, renewals and new memberships will receive a thank-you gift: one ticket to the 2017 Portland German Film Festival plus one ticket to the opening night party with an individual membership; two tickets to one screening at the 2017 Portland German Film Festival plus two tickets to the opening night party with a family membership.
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This year we introduced the German Culture Week featuring the Southern German state of Baden-Württemberg. The events included performances by the Liedertheater from Stuttgart, a collaborative event at Portland State University, and culminated in the “Taste of Baden-Württemberg” event at Zoiglhaus.

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The Portland German Film Festival at Cinema 21 not only continued building on its success but also expanded to Seattle as Kinofest Seattle, in collaboration with the Northwest Film Forum. Thanks to our amazing film festival director, we also enjoyed monthly German movie screenings at the Clinton Street Theater.

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Our schools, the Sophie Scholl Schule and Deutsche Schule Corvallis have grown by leaps and bounds, offering German immersion classes to children and adults throughout Portland and in Corvallis. Our German Immersion Summer Camp Camp Abenteuer in the Columbia River Gorge in July had another amazing year. Thank you to everyone working so hard on these programs and making them successful.

The monthly Stammtisch continued in 2016 and for the first time is alternating between two different locations – Stammtisch PDX and Zoiglhaus.
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The annual Laternenfest walk took place at Mt. Tabor Park and turned out to be – despite the pouring rain – our most successful yet. Thank you to Fressen Artisan Bakery for supporting this event, and all of you joining us in the fun in the rain!

Thank you to all who came to our annual Holiday Party in early December.

Last but not least, a whole-hearted thank you to all of our current and past board members and committee members. Without you none of our 2016 events could have taken place.

We look forward to a great 2017. Guten Rutsch ins Neue Jahr!


President Zeitgeist Northwest


Aug 252015

Stammtisch, Tuesday, August 22, 2017 @ 7:00 PM at Zoiglhaus, Monthly movie series,Wednesday, September 13, 2017 @ 7.00 PM Sissi: the young empress (Sissi-die junge Kaiserin)

Portland German Film Festival – October 6 – 10, 2017 @ CINEMA 21.

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PDX Stammtisch at The Brooklyn House Restaurant (PDX Stammtisch meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursday each month)

KINOFEST Seattle, Nov. 17 – 19, 2017 at the Northwest Film Forum.


Aug 252015

In our Monthly Film Series, we will show a variety of GERMAN or GERMAN language films from Germany, Austria and Switzerland. On the 2nd Wednesday of each month, audiences will now have a chance to see these films on a regular basis at the CLINTON STREET THEATER. (Children movies will be playing on Sunday afternoons – please check our website.) All films are in German with English subtitles.

Don’t forget to like us on Facebook and get reminders for our monthly movie series and the Portland German Film Festival. You can contact the PGFF here.


WED. AUGUST 9, 2017 – 7:00 PM 

Sissi: the young empress (Sissi-die junge Kaiserin)

Austria 1956, 107 min

Directed by: Ernst Marischka,

Cast: Romy Schneider, Karl Heinz Bohm, Magda Schneider,

Through her Hungarian teacher, the young Empress Sissi is enchanted by Hungary, a country she has never visited, but feels an affinity with. The Council of Ministers wants to punish some Hungarian rebels, but Emperor Franz Joseph gives all the rebels amnesty, including their leader, Count Andrassy.



Portland German Film Festival – Oct. 6 – 10, 2017

Please check the Portland German Film Festival website for details 

Aug 252015

The Portland German Film Festival in collaboration with the The Northwest Film Forum presents German language films from Germany, Austria and Switzerland on Nov. 17 -19, 2017 @ the NWFF. We are very excited to present highlights from this years Portland German Film Festival and more, 8 films over one weekend (3 days)!

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Apr 202015


Thank you all for making this camp spectacular again

For more information on the  2017 camp

check back the website:

Camp Abenteuer – a German Immersion Adventure

for kids Grade 2 -12 of all language skill levels at the beautiful site of Menucha Camp and Conference Center.