Where to Get Film Developed in Portland?

If you live in Portland, Oregon and have photographic film that you want to get developed and scanned it can be hard to know what photo lab to use.

These are the 5 most recommend places to get film developed in Portland, Oregon based on quality, turnaround, and price.

  1. Citizens Photo
  2. Blue Moon Camera & Machine
  3. Pro Photo Supply
  4. Shutterbug
  5. Photo Lab

Now that you know about the most recommend places places to develop film in Portland, Oregon keep reading to find out more about what film each lab can process, how much they charge, where they are located and how to contact them, the steps to get film developed and scanned, and the turnaround time.

Map of Places to Develop Film in Portland, Oregon

Below is a map of the 4 places we recommend for developing film in Denver so you can see where each store is are located and how long it may take to walk or drive to the lab.

1. Citizens Photo

Citizens Photo Website
Citizens Photo Website
  • Film Development types: 35mm, 120 / 220 medium format, 620, APS, disposable cameras, and sheet film in C-41, black & white, and E6
  • 35mm film development price with scans: $11 for color (C-41) with medium scans ($5 for 1st roll for development-only of C-41 only, $4.50 for additional rolls), $12 for b&w and medium scans, $19.50 for E-6 unmounted with scans.
  • 35mm film development-only price (without scans): $5 for 1st roll for development-only of C-41 only and $4.50 for additional rolls, $6 per roll of b&w film, $8.50 for E-6 unmounted.
  • Medium Format (120) film development price with scans: Same price as 35mm film but $17.25 for E-6 unmounted with scans ($6.25 for E-6 unmounted without scans)
  • Disposable cameras development price with scans: Same price as 35mm film.
  • Sells Film: Yes, in the store
  • Negatives Returned: Yes
  • Return Shipping cost: around $5 depending on order size
  • Free shipping to Lab: No
  • Turnaround time for Walk-In: 24 hours for C-41 and E6 develop-only, 48 hours for b&w develop-only. 2 weeks for processing with scans.
  • Turnaround time for Mail Order: About 2 – 3 weeks (including shipping to and from the lab)

Citizens Photo is one of the most recommended options for film development in Portland, Oregon, are locally owned, and have been around since 1946, originally located in Inner SE. Citizens Photo is highly rated on Google and Yelp for their friendly and knowledgeable staff, customer service, and quick turnaround on services.

In addition to film development, scanning and printing services in-store or through the mail of different film formats, Citizens Photo offers enlargements up to 44″ on many types of paper, they sell used film cameras and equipment, and a selection of photographic film in the store.

Citizens Photo does not offer prepaid mailing envelopes to send in film for processing. See this article for tips on mailing film safely for development and what it costs.

How Do I Contact Citizens Photo?

The Citizens Photo store is located in North East Portland on 3070 NE Sandy Blvd. The best way is to contact them is by phone at (503) 232-8501 but you can also reach them through their Facebook page or email at: gregpotter@citizensphoto.com.

Citizens Photo store hours are as follows but you may also want to check their Facebook page or google maps listing for updated hours:

  • Monday – Friday: 9AM – 5PM
  • Saturday & Sunday: Closed

How Much To Develop Film At Citizens Photo?

35mm Film Processing Cost (w/ scans)*
35mm Film Processing Cost (no scans)*
120 Film Processing Cost (w/ scans)*
120 Film Processing Cost (no scans)*
Disposable Camera Processing Price*
Estimated Turnaround  Time
$11 for color (C-41) with medium scans. $12 for b&w with medium scans. $19.50 for E-6 unmounted.
$5 for 1st roll for process-only of C-41 then $4.50 for more rolls. $6 per roll for process-only of b&w film. $8.50 for E-6 unmounted.
$11 for color (C-41) with medium scans. $12 for b&w with medium scans. $17.25 for E-6 unmounted.
$5 for 1st roll for process-only of C-41 then $4.50 for more rolls. $6 per roll for process-only of b&w film. $6.25 for E-6 unmounted.
Same as 35mm film processing
24 – 48 hours depending on film type with in-store development only, 2 weeks for film development + scans. Around 3 weeks for mail order development with scans (2 weeks without scans)
Citizens Photo Development Cost for 35mm and 120 film | *film prices at time of writing the article

Citizens Photo can also develop sheet film in C-41, b&w, and E-6. Below are the prices:

  • C41 4×5 $5.00 1st Sheet, Additional Sheets $3.25
  • C41 5×7 $5.50 1st Sheet, Additional Sheets $4.25
  • C41 8×10 $7.00 1st Sheet, Additional Sheets $6.25
  • E-6 in 4×5 for $2.95 per sheet
  • E-6 in 5×7 for $4 per sheet
  • E-6 in 8×10 for $7.50 per sheet
  • Black & white in 4×5 for $2.50 per sheet
  • Black & white in 5×7 for $3.50 per sheet
  • Black & white in 8×10 for $6 per sheet
  • Black & white in 11×14 for $10 per sheet

All scans are delivered in jpeg format at no charge or in TIFF format for an additional cost ($1 per roll). Scans are delivered on a CD by default but can also be sent by email or on a USB if requested.

Scans at the time of processing are $6 for medium-sized scans (1000×1500) or $8.50 for high-resolution scans (2000×3000), except 620 film which is $12. High resolution scans in Tiff format are available to CD at $14.99. For sheet film, they can only scan up to 8×10 and you will need to call for exact prices.

See more about film development and scanning prices on their website. 

How Long Does It Take to Get Film Developed at Citizens Photo?

Film can be dropped off and picked up at any time the Citizens Photo store is open. All orders orders typically have a 24 – 48 hour turnaround for film development without scans depending on the film type and development with scans takes about 2 weeks. Mail order development can take between 1 – 3 weeks depending on if you order development-only (around 1 week) or also require scans (up to 3 weeks).

How To Get Film Developed at Citizens Photo?

Citizens Photo offers two main ways to get film developed. Either by dropping the film off in the store or by through the mail.

In-Store Film for Development

For in-store film development at Citizens Photo, visit the store located 3070 NE Sandy Blvd during their working hours and pay for film development after speaking with someone at the store.

Mail Order Film Development

For film development through the mail at Citizens Photo, go to this webpage for more information but you will need to mail your film to the lab at this address: 3070 NE Sandy Blvd Portland Oregon 97232. Once they receive your film they will contact you for payment by credit card over the phone.

For tips on how to safely mail film for development to a lab, see this article,.

Keep in mind, there will be around a $5 charge for return shipping and there may be an additional charge depending on your order size.

If you have any questions about either process, you can reach out to their lab by phone at (503) 232-8501 or emailing: gregpotter@citizensphoto.com.

Citizens Photo Pros and Cons

Pros:

  • Offers film development in store and through the mail
  • Can process 35mm and Medium Format (120) film in color (C-41) and in black & white, as well as disposable cameras
  • Same price to develop 35mm film in both 24 and 36 exposures
  • Great price for develop only on 35mm and 120 film ($5 for C-41 & $6 for black & white)
  • Website is very easy to navigate and straight forward
  • One of the fastest stores in the Portland that offers development-only: 24 hours for C-41 and E-6 color film and b&w film is 48 hours
  • 2 levels of scans at time of film development: Medium and High-Resolution scans.
  • All scans are delivered in JPEG format and on a CD by default but can be in TIFF for an additional cost as well as by email or on a USB.
  • $5 charge for return shipping of negatives (maybe more depending on size of order)
  • Sells film in the store
  • Sells used cameras and photographic equipment in the store
  • Small discount on quantity of development
  • Push or Pull services for C-41 color film is $2 per rack
  • Can rush orders of C-41, b&w, and E-6 development to 3 hours for an additional $2 per roll or $1 per sheet

Cons:

  • No free shipping to or from the facility
  • Black & white film is $1 more to develop than C-41 color film, E-6 is $3.50 more than C-41 color film
  • No discounts on blank or unexposed rolls of film
  • Film development with scans takes 2 weeks

2. Blue Moon Camera & Machine

Blue Moon Camera & Machine Website
Blue Moon Camera & Machine Website
  • Film Development types: 35mm, 120, Single-use / disposable cameras, C-41, black & white, slide film (E-6), ECN-2, Kodachrome to black and white, 110 / 126, 127, Advantix (APS), Disc film, 220, 16mm, and minox, as well as large format such as 4×5, 5×7, and 8×10 (and larger) sheet film.
  • 35mm film development price with scans: $22.50 for color (C-41) with standard scans. $26 for b&w with standard scans. $29.50 for E-6 with scans.
  • 35mm film development price (without scans): $6.50 for C-41 color film, $10 for b&w film, $13.50 for E-6.
  • Medium Format (120) film development price with scans: $17.25 for C-41 color, $21 for black and white, $24.50 for E-6 with standard scans.
  • Medium Format (120) film development price (without scans): $6.50 for C-41 color film, $10 for b&w film, $13.50 for E-6.
  • Disposable cameras development price with scans: Same price as 35mm film
  • Sells Film: Yes, in the store
  • Negatives Returned: Yes
  • Return Shipping cost: $9 or more depending on order size
  • Free shipping to Lab: No
  • Turnaround time for Walk-In: About 1 week
  • Turnaround time for Mail Order: About 1 week (not including shipping to and from the lab)

Blue Moon Camera & Machine is a photography lab and store that has been operating in Portland, Oregon since 2001. They are one of the few labs in the world that still offer optical printing options from developed color or black and white negatives making the process 100% analogue, rather than creating inkjet prints from scans of negatives. Blue Moon Camera is highly rated on Google and Yelp for their friendly and knowledgeable staff, customer service, and large variety of services.

In addition to photography services like film development, scanning, and actual darkroom prints, they also sell film, darkroom supplies, camera batteries, photography books and magazines, photography gear, used cameras, typewriters, and a camera repair service. They also have an online Blue Moon International Camera Museum, where they have information on various cameras, lenses, and photographic film with images.

Be aware that Blue Moon Camera does not offer a free prepaid mailing envelopes to send in film for processing. See this article for tips on mailing film safely for development and what it costs.

How Do I Contact Blue Moon Camera?

The Blue Moon Camera store is located in Cathedral Park in North West Portland on 8417 North Lombard Street. The best way is to contact them is by phone at (503) 978-0333 but you can also reach them through their Facebook page, their contact page, or email at: sales@bluemooncamera.com.

Blue Moon Camera store hours are as follows but you may also want to check their Facebook page or google maps listing for updated hours:

  • Monday – Saturday: 9 am to 5 pm
  • Sundays: Closed

How Much To Develop Film At Blue Moon Camera?

35mm Film Processing Cost (w/ scans)*
35mm Film Processing Cost (no scans)*
120 Film Processing Cost (w/ scans)*
120 Film Processing Cost (no scans)*
Disposable Camera Processing Price*
Estimated Turnaround  Time
$22.50 for color (C-41) with standard scans. $26 for b&w with standard scans. $29.50 for E-6 with scans.
$6.50 for C-41 color film, $10 per roll for b&w film. $13.50 for E-6.
$17.25 for C-41 color and $21 for black and white with standard scans. $24.50 for E-6 with scans.
$6.50 for C-41 color film, $10 per roll for b&w film. $13.50 for E-6.
Same as 35mm film processing.
1 week for development and scanning in the store. Through the mail adds shipping time to and from the lab.
Blue Moon Camera Development Cost for 35mm and 120 film | *film prices at time of writing the article

Beyond 35mm and 120 film in C-41, black & white, and slide (E-6) film, Blue Moon Camera & Machine is also able to develop and scan slides (E-6), ECN-2, color film before 1970’s (C-22), Kodachrome in black & white (K14), 110, 620, 220, APS, 127, 126, 16mm, Minox, Disc Film, and large format sheet film at different prices. See this pricelist on the Blue Moon Camera site for more information about what it costs to get these formats processed and scanned.

All scans are delivered in jpeg format and Tiff are available for an additional fee. Scans are delivered on a CD, USB, provided by the customer, or delivered to your email using Dropbox (or both for $3).

35mm scans at the time of processing are $11 for standard-sized scans (2,075 x 3,130 px) or $21 for premium high-resolution scans (4,490 x 6,775 px). Scans for 120 film ranges at the time of development ranges from $11 for standard-sized scans (starting at 1,760 x 2,410 px) to $21.25 for premium scans (up to 4,900 x 7,140 px depending on the negative format) for medium format film.

See more about film development and scanning prices on their website. 

How Long Does It Take to Get Film Developed at Blue Moon Camera?

Their average turnaround time is 1 week for your film to be processed and your digital scans to be sent to you on a DVD / CD, USB, or your email via dropbox and for your negatives ready to be picked up. If you are getting mail developed through the mail, it takes 1 week (not including shipping time) to get your film developed and your negatives returned.

See this link for more information about their services.

How To Get Film Developed at Blue Moon Camera?

Blue Moon Camera offers two main ways to get film developed. Either by dropping the film off in the store or by through the mail.

In-Store Film for Development

For in-store film development at Blue Moon Camera, visit the store located 8417 N Lombard during their working hours and pay for film development after speaking with someone at the store. If you live in the Portland, Oregon area you can also use the online film development ordering system and choose to pick up your order to save money on return shipping.

Mail Order Film Development

For film development through the mail at Blue Moon Camera, go to this webpage for more information but you will need to mail your film yourself to the lab at this address: 8417 N Lombard, Portland, OR 97203. For tips on how to safely mail film for development to a lab, see this article,.

You pay by using their easy to use film development ordering system found on their website. You can also use their printable form and pay over the phone when your order is ready or when the order is done and ready to be shipped using a credit card or paypal.

Keep in mind, there will be around a $9 charge for return shipping and there may be an additional charge depending on your order size.

If you have any questions about either process, you can reach out to their lab by phone at (503) 978-0333 or emailing: sales@bluemooncamera.com.

Blue Moon Camera Pros and Cons

Pros:

  • Offers film development in store and through the mail
  • Can process 35mm and Medium Format (120) film in color (C-41), black & white, slides (E-6), disposable cameras, and many other film format and types including sheet film up to 8×10, 110, 220, APS, Disc Film, and Minox / 16mm, etc.
  • Same price to develop 35mm film in both 24 and 36 exposures
  • Website is very easy to navigate and straightforward due to a recent update
  • 2 levels of scans at time of film development: Standard and Premium High-Resolution scans.
  • All scans are delivered in JPEG format either on CD, USB, or by email using Dropbox (or both for $3) and Tiff are available for an additional fee
  • True black and white prints on RC (glossy and pearl finishes) and Fiber-based paper (glossy and matte finishes).
  • Sells darkroom supplies, photographic film, and used cameras and photographic equipment in the store
  • Push or Pull services for C-41 color film is $3 per stop
  • Not the fastest for development + scans but also not the slowest on the list
  • Can scan half-frame and panoramic negatives

Cons:

  • No free shipping to or from the facility
  • Scans are more expensive than others but are very high quality, even for the standard sized scans
  • Return $9 charge for return shipping of negatives or more depending on order size (can save on this if you pick up order at the store)

3. Pro Photo Supply

Pro Photo Supply Website
Pro Photo Supply Website
  • Address: 1815 NW Northrup Street, Portland, Oregon 97209 (Photo Lab)
  • Phone: (503) 517-3639 (Lab), (503) 241-1112 (main store)
  • Website: ProPhotoSupply.com
  • Social Media: None
  • Film Development types: 35mm, 120 / 220 medium format, 620, APS, 110, 127, 126, APS, disposable cameras, and 4 x 5 sheet film all in C-41, black & white, and E6
  • 35mm film development price with scans: Around $12 for color (C-41) with low-res scans, $17 for b&w and low-res scans, $20 for E-6 with low-res scans. (high-res jpg scans are $4 more)
  • 35mm film development-only price (without scans): Around $5 for color (C-41) film, $10 per roll of b&w film, $13 for E-6 unmounted.
  • Medium Format (120) film development price with scans: Around $10 for color (C-41) with low-res scans, $15 for b&w and low-res scans, $18 for E-6 with low-res scans. (high-res jpg scans are $4 more)
  • Medium Format (120) film development price without scans: Same price as 35mm.
  • Disposable cameras development price with scans: Same price as 35mm film.
  • Sells Film: Yes, in the store and online
  • Negatives Returned: Yes
  • Return Shipping cost: Around $10 but could be larger depending on your order
  • Free shipping to Lab: No
  • Turnaround time for Walk-In: 1-7 days with scans (color C-41 film develop-only can be developed in 4 hours for $7 a roll if dropped off by 1 pm but has a 10 roll limit)
  • Turnaround time for Mail Order: About 2 – 3 weeks (including shipping to and from the lab)

Pro Photo Supply is a great place to develop film and is one of the most recommended options for film development in Portland, Oregon. They are a locally owned photography store, photo lab, and rental house and has been serving the community since 1983. Pro Photo Supply is highly rated on Google for their friendly and knowledgeable staff, customer service, and services.

In addition to film development, scanning and printing services in-store or through the mail of different film formats, Pro Photo Supply offers many printing services (see a list of printing services here), sells audio & video equipment, digital photography, studio lighting equipment, printers, used photography equipment, film photography equipment, rental options, and gift cards.

Pro Photo Supply does not offer prepaid mailing envelopes to send in film for processing. See this article for tips on mailing film safely for development and what it costs.

How Do I Contact Pro Photo Supply?

The Pro Photo Supply store is located in North West Portland on 1112 NW 19th Ave. The photo lab is in a separate building just around the corner from the main store on 1815 NW Northrup St. The best ways to contact the Photo Lab is by phone at (503) 517-3639, the main store is by phone at (503) 241-1112, or both through a contact form on the website. However, I recommend calling the store for quicker service.

The Pro Photo Supply Photo Lab and main store hours are as follows but you may also want to check their google maps listing for updated hours:

  • Monday – Friday: 9am – 6pm
  • Saturday: 9am – 5pm
  • Sunday: Closed

The rental office at Pro Photo Supply has the same hours at the lab and main store but is closed on Saturday and Sunday.

How Much Is It To Develop Film At Pro Photo Supply?

35mm Film Processing Cost (w/ scans)*
35mm Film Processing Cost (no scans)*
120 Film Processing Cost (w/ scans)*
120 Film Processing Cost (no scans)*
Disposable Camera Processing Cost*
Estimated Turnaround  Time
Around $12 for color (C-41) + low-res scans, $17 for b&w + low-res scans, $20 for E-6 + low-res scans. (high-res jpg scans are $4 more)
Around $5 for color (C-41) film, $10 per roll of b&w film, $13 for E-6 unmounted.
Around $10 for color (C-41) + low-res scans, $15 for b&w + low-res scans, $18 for E-6 + low-res scans. (high-res jpg scans are $4 more)
Around $5 for color (C-41) film, $10 per roll of b&w film, $13 for E-6 unmounted.
Same as 35mm film processing
1 – 7 days for film processing + scans. 2 – 3 weeks for mail order development with scans
Citizens Photo Development Cost for 35mm and 120 film | *film prices at time of writing the article

Pro Photo Supply can also develop 4×5 sheet film in C-41, b&w, and E-6 for around $6 a sheet with a 2 sheet minimum.

Pro Photo Supply offers three level of scans, low-res and high-res, at different prices depending on film type (120 is cheaper). Two of three levels of scans are delivered in jpeg format with a third Pro Level scan in Tiff format, which is the most expensive of the three. The low-res scan is a Noritsu 8-bit sRGB jpg scan at 4.5mb with 1000×1500 ppi, the high-res scan is a Noritsu 8-bit sRGB jpg scan at 18mb with 2000×3000 ppi, and the Pro Tiff is a Noritsu 8-bit sRGB scan at 80+mb with 6700×4500 ppi for 35mm. Scans are delivered on a CD or through email for $2 or on a customer provided USB at no additional charge.

See more about film development and scanning prices on the Pro Photo Supply website. 

How Long Does It Take to Get Film Developed at Pro Photo Supply?

Film can be dropped off and picked up at any time the store is open. All orders orders typically have a 1 – 7 day turnaround for film development with or without scans depending on the film type and development with scans. Color C-41 35mm and 120 film can be developed (without scans or prints) in 4 hours if dropped off by 1 pm but is limited to 10 rolls and costs around $7 per roll. Film developed by mail order takes between 1 – 7 days, not including shipping time.

How To Get Film Developed at Pro Photo Supply?

Pro Photo Supply offers two main ways to get film developed. Either by dropping the film off in the store or by mail order.

In-Store Film for Development

For in-store film development at Pro Photo Supply, visit the photo lab located at 1815 NW Northrup Street in North West Portland during their working hours and pay for film development after speaking with someone at the store. Be sure to let them know if you want scans or just development-only and how you want to get receive your scans back.

Mail Order Film Development

For film development through the mail, go to the Pro Photo Supply webpage to purchase your film development through their website and for information about the cost. After you purchasing film development, you will need to mail your film to the Pro Photo Supply photo lab at this address: 1815 NW Northrup Street, Portland, Oregon 97209.

For tips on how to mail film safely for development to a lab, see this article.

Keep in mind, there will be around a $10 charge for return shipping of your negatives and $2 charge if you want your negatives on a CD or by email. Since there is no charge for transferring files to a USB provided by the customer, I recommend that way going that route but you need to remember to include it in your package when shipping your film to the store.

If you have any questions about either process, you can contact the photo lab by calling (503) 517-3639.

Pro Photo Supply Pros and Cons

Pros:

  • Offers film development in store and through the mail
  • Can process 35mm and Medium Format (120) film in color (C-41) and in black & white, as well as disposable cameras, among other formats
  • Offers many ways to print images on paper and other gifts through the website
  • Same price to develop 35mm film in both 24 and 36 exposures
  • 35mm / 120 film formats are the same price for C-41, black & white, and E6
  • Great price for develop only on 35mm and 120 film ($5 for C-41 & $6 for black & white)
  • Website is very easy to navigate and straight forward
  • Fastest turnaround time in Portland for same day development-only at 4 hours (drop off at 1 pm, pick up at 5 pm) for color (C-41) film with a max of 10 rolls ($7/roll)
  • 3 levels of scans at time of film development: Low-res JPG, High-Res JPG, and Pro Tiff scans with different prices for 35mm and 120 scans (120 scans are cheaper).
  • Rents gear through their store
  • Sells film and used cameras and photographic equipment in the store and online
  • Offers push or pull services for C-41 color film ($2 per stop)
  • Can receive your scans back on a provided USB at no additional charge (Email and CD costs $2 more)

Cons:

  • No free shipping to or from the facility
  • Film development with scans takes 1 – 7 days
  • $10 charge for return shipping of negatives (maybe more depending on size of order)
  • Scans are expensive – especially the Pro Tiff

4. The Shutterbug

The Shutterbug Website
The Shutterbug Website
  • Address: 714 SW Washington St, Portland, Oregon 97205
  • Phone: (503) 227-3456
  • Website: TheShutterbug.com
  • Other Websites: eBay
  • Film Development: 35mm and 120 (medium format) in color, black & white and E-6, 110 in color, and disposable cameras
  • 35mm film development price with scans: Around $19 for color (C-41) with scans, $22 for b&w with scans, $23 for E-6 with scans.
  • 35mm film development-only price (without scans): Around $5 for color (C-41) film, $8 per roll of b&w film, $9 for E-6 (mounting not available).
  • Medium Format (120) film development price with scans: Around $19.50 for color (C-41) with scans, $22 for b&w with scans, $23 for E-6 with scans.
  • Medium Format (120) film development price without scans: Same as 35mm except C-41 is $0.50 more per roll.
  • Disposable cameras development price with scans: Same price as 35mm film.
  • Sells Film: Yes, in the store and online
  • Negatives Returned: Yes
  • Return Shipping cost: Starts around $8.99 but could be more depending on your order and where you live.
  • Free shipping to Lab: No
  • Turnaround time for Walk-In: A full week with scans (color C-41 35mm and 120 film develop-only can be processed the same day / next day and same day scans is offered for $3 more)
  • Turnaround time for Mail Order: About 2 – 3 weeks depending of the format (including shipping to and from the lab)

The Shutterbug is one of the recommended labs for film development in Portland, Oregon and have other stores located in Beaverton, Salem and Eugene. They are an Oregon family owned photography store, photo lab, photography education center and has been serving the community since 1971 – more than 50 years – and was one of the first labs in the nation to offer same-day film development. All of The Shutterbug locations, including the Portland, Oregon location, are highly rated on Google Maps and on Yelp for their friendly and knowledgeable staff, customer service, and quality of services.

In addition to film development, scanning and printing services in the store or through the mail, The Shutterbug offers many printing services (see a list of printing services here), group and 1-on-1 photography classes, digital photography equipment, used photography equipment, film photography equipment, rentals, repair, trade-ins, and gift cards.

The Shutterbug does not offer prepaid mailing envelopes to send in film for processing. See this article for tips on mailing film safely for development and what it costs.

How Do I Contact The Shutterbug?

The Shutterbug store in Portland, OR is located in downtown Portland on 714 SW Washington St. The best way to contact the store by phone at (503) 227-3456.

The Shutterbug store hours are listed below but you may also want to check their google maps listing for updated hours:

  • Monday – Friday 10:00am – 6:00pm
  • Saturday 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sunday 11:00am – 4:00pm

These are the same hours for the all of the locations of The Shutterbug and below you will find the addresses and phone numbers for the other locations:

  • Beaverton, OR (1929 SW Canyon Rd) at (503) 639-5088
  • Salem, OR (3932 Commercial St. S) at (503) 364-8044
  • Eugene, OR (207 Coburg Rd) at (541) 485-1554

How Much Is It To Develop Film At The Shutterbug?

35mm Film Processing Cost (w/ scans)*
35mm Film Processing Cost (no scans)*
120 Film Processing Cost (w/ scans)*
120 Film Processing Cost (no scans)*
Disposable Camera Processing Cost*
Estimated Turnaround Time
Around $19 for color (C-41) with scans, $22 for b&w with scans, $23 for E-6 with scans.
Around $5 for color (C-41) film, $8 per roll of b&w film, $9 for E-6 (mounting not available).
Around $19.50 for color (C-41) with scans, $22 for b&w with scans, $23 for E-6 with scans.
Same as 35mm except C-41 is $0.50 more per roll.
Same as 35mm film processing
1 – 5 days processing + scans for C-41 color film, 8 – 10 days b&w and E-6 for processing + scans, and 2 – 3 weeks for mail order development with scans
Citizens Photo Development Cost for 35mm and 120 film | *film prices at time of writing the article

The Shutterbug offers a standard scan for all film development at 2000×3000 ppi and is delivered by CD, jumpdrive, or online upload. They offer same day scans for around $3 more for 35mm C-41 film.

See more about film development and scanning prices on The Shutterbug website. 

How Long Does It Take to Get Film Developed at The Shutterbug?

Film can be picked up and dropped off during the store hours. All color film orders orders typically have a 1 – 14 business day turnaround, on average, for film development with or without scans depending on the film type. Color C-41 35mm and 120 film can be developed same day or next day with same day scans an additional $3 per roll. Black & white and E-6 film take 8 – 10 business days to be processed plus time to be scanned (about 5 days), so about 2 weeks. Film developed by mail order takes on average between 8 – 12 business days, not including shipping time, depending on film type.

How To Get Film Developed at The Shutterbug?

The Shutterbug offers two main ways to get film developed: either by dropping the film off in the store (all most locations) or by mail order to the Salem store location.

Note: The only store that doesn’t do in-store film developing is located in Eugene, so it is mailed to another store.

In-Store Film for Development

For in-store film development at The Shutterbug, visit the store located at 714 SW Washington Street in downtown Portland during their working hours, speak to a store associate, and pay for the film to be developed. Be sure to let them know if you want scans or just development-only and how you want to get your scans back.

Mail Order Film Development

For film development through the mail, go to the Shutterbug mail-in film processing page to purchase film development through their website. After purchasing film development, you will need to mail your film to this address:

  • The Shutterbug
  • 2418 13th St SE
  • Salem, Oregon 97302.

For tips on how to mail film safely for development to a lab, see this article.

Keep in mind, return shipping of negatives cost around $8.99 and can be more depending on your order. You can save money if you live nearby and can pick up your negatives and/or prints from the store when they are ready.

If you have questions about either process, you can contact them by calling the Salem store at (503) 364-8044 (for questions about mail-in film processing) or the Portland store at (503) 227-3456.

The Shutterbug Pros and Cons

Pros:

  • Offers film development in store and through the mail
  • Can process 35mm and Medium Format (120) film in color (C-41) and in black & white, 110 film in C-41, E-6, and disposable cameras
  • Offers many ways to print images on paper, canvas, passports, and other gifts through the website
  • Same price to develop 35mm film in both 24 and 36 exposures
  • Same price to develop 35mm and 120 film in black & white
  • Great price for develop only on 35mm and 120 film ($5 for C-41 35mm or $5.50 for 120, & $8 for black & white in either 35mm or 120)
  • Offers same day / next day turnaround for C-41 color film development-only with same day scans for $3 more
  • Rents and repairs gear through their store as well as takes trade-ins
  • Offers 1:1 and group photography classes
  • Sells film, sells digital cameras, new and used cameras and photographic equipment in the store and online
  • $14 / year Memories Plus Membership with discounts on prints, photo gifts, sensor cleaning, and film processing such as $20 for C-41 film processing, scans, and prints as well as $1 off all C-41 35mm / 120 scans uploads. However, sign up is only in-store.

Cons:

  • No free shipping to or from the facility
  • Return shipping starts around $8.99 for negatives, prints, etc.
  • Black & white and E-6 35mm and 120 film development has an 8 – 10 day turnaround, not including prints or scans
  • Mounting is not available for E-6 negatives
  • Scans are expensive ($14.99 for color 35mm or 120, $19.99 for 110, $18 for black & white 35mm or 120, and $18.50 for E-6)
  • No pushing or pulling film services

5. Photo Lab

Photo Lab Website
Photo Lab Website
  • Address: 16324 Bryant Rd, Lake Oswego, OR 97035
  • Phone: (503) 635-5419
  • Website: PhotoLabPics.com
  • Film Development: 35mm, 120 (medium format), APS, 110, 126 in color and black & white
  • 35mm film development price with scans: Around $11.95 for color (C-41) with scans with 24 exposures and $15.95 for 36 exposures. For black & white with scans it’s $19.95 for 24 exposures and $22.95 for 36.
  • 35mm film development-only price (without scans): Around $4.95 for color (C-41) film and $10.95 per roll of b&w film
  • Medium Format (120) film development price with scans: Around $19.95 for color (C-41) with scans and $24.95 for b&w with scans
  • Medium Format (120) film development price without scans: Around $12.95 for color (C-41) with scans and $17.95 for b&w with scans
  • Disposable cameras development price with scans: Same price as 35mm
  • Sells Film: Yes, in the store
  • Negatives Returned: Yes
  • Return Shipping cost: $4 – $5, depending on order size
  • Free shipping to Lab: No
  • Turnaround time for Walk-In: Same or next day for color C-41 film and longer for black & white film?
  • Turnaround time for Mail Order:  Color film is processed same or next day then sent back out.

Photo Lab is a highly recommended photo lab for film development near Portland, OR. The lab is located in Lake Oswego, Oregon, which is about 12 miles (or 20 mins) south of downtown Portland. The Photo Lab store has been operating since 1987 and is family owned and operated. This photo lab is highly rated on Google Maps and on Yelp for their friendly and knowledgeable owner and staff, high-quality service, and quick turnaround on C-41 film development. They also have a collection of vintage cameras on display that reviewer mention so be on the lookout for that when visiting the store.

In addition to film development, scanning and printing services in the store (sadly they don’t offer developing through the mail that I can find?), the Photo Lab offers many printing services (see a list of printing services here), passport photos, video transfers, photo touch-up and restoration, print enlargements, digital prints from phone or camera, and printing images on gifts.

Photo Lab does not offer prepaid mailing envelopes to send in film for processing. See this article for tips on mailing film for development and the cost.

How Do I Contact Photo Lab?

Photo Lab is located 12 miles South from downtown Portland off of interstate 5 in Lake Oswego at 16324 Bryant Road. The best way to contact the store is by phone at (503) 635-5419 but you can also use the contact form on their website.

The Photo Lab store hours are listed below but you may also want to check their website or google maps listing for updated hours:

  • Monday – Friday: 10am-6pm
  • Saturday – 12pm-4pm
  • Sunday: Closed

How Much Is It To Develop Film At Photo Lab?

35mm Film Processing Cost (w/ scans)*
35mm Film Processing Cost (no scans)*
120 Film Processing Cost (w/ scans)*
120 Film Processing Cost (no scans)*
Disposable Camera Processing Cost*
Estimated Turnaround Time
Around $11.95 for color (C-41) w/ scans for 24 exp. and $15.95 for 36. B&w film w/ scans is $19.95 for 24 exp. and $15.95 for 36.
Around $4.95 for color (C-41) film and $10.95 per roll of b&w film
Around $19.95 for color (C-41) w/ scans and $24.95 for b&w w/ scans
Around $12.95 for color (C-41) w/ scans and $17.95 for b&w w/ scans
Same as 35mm film
Same or Next day on Color film, 2 weeks for b&w film in the store; 5 – 10 days for color film and 3 wks for processing by mail
Citizens Photo Development Cost for 35mm and 120 film | *film prices at time of writing the article

Photo Lab offers a standard scan for all film development at 2000×3000 ppi and is delivered by CD, jumpdrive, or online upload through Dropbox. Receiving scans online by Dropbox is $1 and a CD with scans is around $4.95.

Photo Lab offers scans at two levels: regular-sized scan (about 3000×2000 ppi) and high-res scans (5000×3000 ppi). Regular-sized scans are included with price of processing and high-res scans are $7 – $8 more depending on the number of exposures.

See more about film development and scanning prices on the Photo Lab website. 

How Long Does It Take to Get Film Developed at Photo Lab?

Film can be picked up and dropped off anytime during store hours. All color film orders are complete typically the same or next day with scans. Black & white film takes additional time to be processed and scanned since they are sent out from the location (average is 2 weeks).

How To Get Film Developed at Photo Lab?

Photo Lab offers two ways to get film developed: either by dropping the film off in the store or by mailing your film to the store.

In-Store Film for Development

For in-store film development at The Shutterbug, visit the store located at (503) 635-5419 in Lake Oswego (12 miles south of downtown Portland) during their working hours, speak to a store associate, and pay for the film to be developed. Be sure to let them know if you want scans or just development-only and how you want to get your scans back.

Mail Order Film Development

For film development through the mail, package your film, purchase shipping, and mail it to the Photo Lab using the address below:

  • Photo Lab
  • 16324 Bryant Road
  • Lake Oswego, OR 97035

Once they receive your film they will call you to provide payment. If you have questions about either process, you can contact them by calling the store: (503) 635-5419

Keep in mind, return shipping of negatives cost between $4 – $5 and can be more depending on your order. You can save money if you live nearby and can pick up your negatives and/or prints from the store when they are ready.

For tips on how to mail film safely for development to a lab, see this article.

Photo Lab Pros and Cons

Pros:

  • Friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable staff
  • Can process 35mm, Medium Format (120) film, 110, APS, and 126 film in color (C-41) and 35mm and 120 in black & white
  • Offers many ways to print images on paper, canvas, passports, and other gifts through the website
  • Great price for develop-only of c-41 35mm and 120 (medium format) film
  • Fast same day / next day turnaround for C-41 color film with scans
  • Sells film in the store
  • Consistent colors with scans and prints
  • Collection of vintage cameras on display in the store

Cons:

  • 35mm film development and scans is different price for 24 and 36 exposures
  • No E-6 development available
  • No free shipping to or from the facility
  • Color development is quick but black & white 35mm and 120 film development has an 2 week turnaround

My Lab Recommendation For Portland, Oregon

All of the photo labs in this list are highly rated on Google or Yelp for customer service and friendliness so you really can’t go wrong with any of them but there are some notable differences.

If a fast turnaround on film development is what you are looking for then I recommend using Photo Lab since they can develop 35mm C-41 color film in 24 – 48 hours with scans. However, Photo Lab takes around 2 weeks to develop and scan black & white film. For fast black & white film development, I recommend either Pro Photo Supply or Blue Moon Photo (though blue moon is more expensive) since they only take 1 week for development and scans of black & white 35mm or 120 film.

If you want the best quality film processing and scans, price is not major factor, and you don’t mind waiting a bit longer, then I recommend using Blue Moon Camera & Machine. While their prices are on the more expensive side, they can develop many types of film (including some that others on this list cannot, they can make true optical darkroom prints from your negatives, their scans are done by people one-at-a -time for color accuracy and quality, and they also offer loads of other services.

If price is not a factor and you don’t mind waiting a bit longer than other labs on the list, than I recommend Citizen Photo. They don’t develop as many film types as Blue Moon Camera but it is the same price to develop 24 and 36 exposure 35mm film and they have one of the cheapest price for develop-only for both C-41 and black & white 35mm and 120 film ($5 for C-41 & $6 for black & white). They are also one of the fastest turnaround for develop only in Portland at 24 hours for C-41 color film and 48 hours for black & white and E-6 film. However, adding scans to your order pushes the turnaround time out to 2 weeks and they don’t offer refunds on blank rolls.

Hopefully, this list provides you with enough information for choosing which lab to go to develop film in Portland, Oregon.

Lee

My name is Lee and I love photography and learning. I received a Master of Fine Arts in Photography in 2010 and have worked as a university professor for the last 10 years in addition to being a working photographer. I started this website to learn more about digital and film-based photography and to provide a resource for all of my students.

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