Friday, February 16, 2018

South Waterfront news and updates...long overdue!

So much is changing around the neighborhood, it's hard to keep up. Here is a rundown of a few of the things that took place this past year:

  • The Ella opened
  • Tilikum Crossing, Bridge of the People, was born
  • The Oregon Ballet arrived
  • Muselet (lovely and delicious) opened and closed
  • The Groaning Board eventually closed, and Al Hawr moved in
  • The Osprey opened this fall offering "retreat-style living"
  • The orange BikeTown bikes are in the wild, and you can't miss 'em
  • A slew of new food carts, including Smaaken waffle sandwiches came... and then the Gantry closed
  • Cavalia took over the Zidell lot for the summer
  • Wesley Matthews moved away
  • Robin Lopez moved away
  • Countrywide insurance company moved in
  • Orange Theory fitness opened
  • StyleFront closed
  • RidePDX is here
  • Huge cranes rolled in and construction began on OHSU's next building
  • What's the Scoop? New ice cream shop in the Riva
  • Blue Star Donuts in the Riva
  • Heart Pizza in the Riva
  • A real estate frenzy

  • And WHEN will someone, anyone, open a neighborhood pub? Menu: burgers, salads, flatbread pizzas and local brews and wine... Not looking for anything fancy, just a regular pub fare lunch and dinner, family-friendly, watch the game, stop by after work for happy hour kind of place. I've heard this from so many neighbors over the years, but especially now. 

Saturday, June 27, 2015

South Waterfront Greenway Opening - Photos

The long-awaited South Waterfront Greenway is open! The opening celebration took place under beautiful skies, hosted by Portland Parks & Rec and South Waterfront Community Relations. 

The event opened with Native Drumming and a Blessing of the Land, followed by words of *restoring, planning & completion* from our Mayor Charlie Hales.

The schedule:
Learn about the Greenway at Past/Present/Future Tents:
  •  Past – Learn about the original history of the site from members of the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde and historic industrial uses
  • Present – From pristine native lands to industrial waste discover how this site became a model for restoration and revitalization
  • Future – How we can work to protect what has been reclaimed
Main Stage Live Performances:
  • Oregon Ballet Theatre: 11:15 am - 11:45 am
  • z'Bumba: 12:15 pm - 2:00 pm 
Mirabella Willamette Hall Greenway Artist Presentation:
  • Art Installation Discussion with Buster Simpson: 1:00 pm
The day will also feature a rock climbing wall, activity booths hosted by local businesses, a very special Audubon Society of Portland demonstration, and a visit from our local Umpqua Bank's Ice Cream Cart at noon!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Grimm Season 4 Premiere "Thanks for the Memories"

"With his Grimm powers gone and Captain Renard fighting for his life, Nick is forced to rely on Trubel when a menacing new Wesen comes to Portland." Aired 10/24/14 @ 9/8C.

Ep 401 Opener

Fleeing the wedding, Nick, Juliette, Hank and Trubel race back to the house, to the scene of the crime. Renard is rushed to the hospital with gunshot wounds. Trubel calmly admits to beheading the intruder guy in self defense.
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Henry Slocum's House

A Secret Service agent turned B-613 agent on 'Scandal', actor Brian Letscher stepped in this week on Grimm to make a Wesen appearance as an octopus-head monster who steals people's memories.

The house is located in Irvington, near the Irvington Club...  Photo by @SBSOnTheRun:

Park view of St. John's Bridge

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Fuller's Coffee

Also seen previously in Episode 220, Fuller's Coffee Shop is on NW 9th Ave, a few blocks from the police station.
Fuller's on

FBI Office

Looks like the FBI have set up offices in Portland, with a view of the Steel Bridge...

Other locations:

Who is she? on

Why we must watch again next week:

1. Renard is pronounced dead at the hospital...?!
2. Who is the mysterious blonde woman who showed up at Renard's death scene?
3. Nick has not regained his Grimm powers...


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Grimm Ep 314 "Once We Were Gods" Portland filming locations

"While Sergeant Wu recovers from his Aswang encounter, Nick and Hank investigate the attempted theft of an Ancient Egyptian Wesen mummy ." Aired 3/14/14 @ 9/8C.


The story opens with construction workers discovering a hidden room filled with ancient Egyptian artifacts....meanwhile St. Wu is recovering from his encounter.

Luckily, a local professor at "Meriwether University" happens to be a world expert on ancient Egyptian archaeology. Professor Gates' lab is the lucky holding place for the newly found sarcophagus.

These scenes were filmed at the University of Portland in Sept/Oct, 2013.

Sarcophagus Stolen

Nick & Hank investigate -

Wu in the Hospital

At Legacy Meridian Park in Tualatin:
Wu trying to recover -

Cabin in the Woods

...where Adalind and her Royal Baby hide out.

Leach Botanical Gardens - 6704 SE 122nd Ave

For more location information, be sure to check out OldeSaultie's Grimm Season 3 map!