Sunday, December 9, 2012

Grimm Ep 212 Portland filming locations

Grimm Episode 212: "Season of the Hexenbiest" 

"Adalind returns to wreak havoc in everyone's lives and avenge her mother's brutal death."
Aired Nov 16, 9/8C

Opener: Spice Shop

Juliette & Renard smooch. Monroe surprises them. Juliette runs out, drives off. Black-helmeted unknown person follows her on a motorcycle.

Hotel Deluxe

A well-heeled Adalind shows up at one of Grimm's favorite hotel, with a guy with a tattoo on his palm. Motorcyclists arrive, also with tattooed palms. Room 212.

Photo from

The Hotel Deluxe was also seen on previous episodes of Grimm:
Season 1, Episode 13
Season 2, Episode 6

The Governor Hotel has also been filmed on several episodes.

Familiar Scenes: Home Tour

This episode toured us through most of the characters' homes in rapid succession:

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Grimm Portland filming locations Ep 211 "To Protect & Serve Man"

Grimm Episode 211: "To Protect and Serve Man" 

"Seven years after he arrested a man for murder, Hank enlists Nick to reopen the unusual case with the hope of saving the man from being executed."
Aired Nov 9, 9/8C

"1501 SE Pine St"

The episode opened with a flashback from 7 years before: a house fight, crime scene, chase through a neighborhood jumping fences, and... chickens! Did anyone recognize the "Amelia Land Antiques" sign?

US Courthouse

Nice walking scene downtown by the courthouse.

Dysons' House

This bright blue house is located right behind the ReBuilding Center (see Willamette Builders' Supply below).
Filming 9/27 - photo courtesy S. Filler

photo courtesy S. Filler

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Portland locations on Grimm Ep 210: The Hour of Death

Grimm Episode 210: "The Hour of Death" 

AKA "Ryan the Intern"

"When a brutal vigilante homicide is made public, it sends Portland's Wesen community into a frenzy."
Aired Nov 2, 9/8C

This week: More St. John's Bridge...some lock-picking... and a Crossbow.

St. John's Bridge

More St. Johns Bridge this week. (See also episodes 5 and 9, and 209.) Filming of the blue house took place on Edison St, right near Cathedral Park.
Filming Ep 210 - photo courtesy S. Filler
photo courtesy S. Filler

photo courtesy S. Filler

Cafe Nell

Cafe Nell is located at 20th & Kearney.
Cafe Nell on

Wurstner's Refrigeration

Appliance City on NE Cully Blvd.

Appliance City photo courtesy S. Filler

Appliance City photo courtesy S. Filler

ALL the familiar scenes this week:

My previous Grimm locations posts:
You can view this and previous episodes online:

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Portland locations on Grimm Ep 209: La Llorona

Grimm Episode 209: "La Llorona"

"A series of horrifying child abductions make their way to Portland."
Aired Oct 26, 9/8C

Portland Actors

A bunch of local Portland actors, 15 at least, appeared in this week's episode.  See Cast Iron Studios casting website for photos.

St. John's Bridge

St. John's Bridge on
This was a bridge episode. NBC Grimm loves the St. Johns Bridge! (See episodes 5 and 9.)

This was also the most horrifying opening scene yet...and possibly the scariest episode. A boy is abducted at Cathedral Park, under the St. John's Bridge. (By the way, do people actually kayak here as portrayed in the show?)
Film crew at Cathedral Park - courtesy S. Filler

Filming under the bridge - courtesy S. Filler

Rafael's House

On the corner of Saint Louis St. in St. John's area.
Filming on St. Louis - courtesy S. Filler

Rafael's house -

Monday, October 22, 2012

Grimm Portland locations: Ep 208 "The Other Side"

Portland's Marshall High on

Grimm Episode 208: "The Other Side"

"Nick and Hank are called to the scene of a murdered high school academic decathlete."
Aired Oct 19, 9/8C

Zell's Cafe

Following a high school decathlon, the competitors enjoyed some french fries at Zells.
Zellscafe.com1300 SE Morrison St
Filming at Zells - courtesy S. Filler

ZellsCafe on

Library Awards Dinner

Governor Hotel - The scene of the Grimm Portland Police Department awards event, the Library Room is also a popular wedding reception locale.

Another side note: Taking off to the scene of the crime, the cops referred to a random address "55 Adam & Millpark".

Treelined Streets of Eastmoreland

Brandon the decathlete took a stroll home along SE Reed College Place in Eastmoreland. 
photo courtesy S. Filler
Brandon then got Lowen-ed near Duniway Elementary School.
Duniway Elementary School - photo courtesy S. Filler

Side note: This is about 5 miles from Zell's, not exactly walking distance, but we can give them a little creative license on this one.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Grimm Ep 207 "The Bottle Imp" Portland filming locations

Season 2 Episode 7: "The Bottle Imp"

"A Drang-Zorn on the run with his young daughter is the suspect in a series of brutal murders."
Aired Oct 12, 9/8C

Opening Fireworks

The "Alpenrose Dairy Fireworks" were referenced on twitter.

The Bottle Imp's (April's) House

photo courtesy S. Filler
The filming at April's house took place in mid-August, apparently on one of the hottest days of the year in Portland.

Gas Station & 

Start Me Up Cafe

I suspected this scene took place at the Start Me Up Cafe in Banks, OR, per a little bit of Google Maps research. It appears to be validated by Kristi at OregonLive and her weekly Grimm recap.

Foster Home

This scene also took place on NE Cleveland, just up the street from the filming location for April's house.
Photo courtesy S. Filler

photo courtesy S. Filler

Familiar scenes this week:

My previous Grimm locations posts:
You can view this and previous episodes online:

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Grimm Ep 206 Portland filming locations

Season 2 Episode 6: "Over My Dead Body"

Story: "Monroe's ex-girlfriend returns to Portland as an unlikely ally when Monroe's fate is on the line."
Aired Oct 5, 9/8C

Airport (opening scene)

A mysterious blonde arrives via private jet to call on Renard.  The Hillsboro airport was used for this brief scene.

"The End Up" Bar

Referred to as "2 hours north" of Portland, this was filmed in Sandy, OR at Paolo's Pizza Barn .
The End Up interior -
The End Up exterior -

Hotel Deluxe

This is the 2nd Grimm appearance of Hotel Deluxe on SW 15th Ave. A bad guy also stayed at the Hotel Deluxe in Season 1, Episode 13 "Three Coins in a Fuchsbau".
Suite at "the Deluxe" -

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Grimm Ep 205 Portland filming locations

First Presbyterian - 12th & Alder

Season 2 Episode 5: "The Good Shepherd"

Story: "Monroe goes undercover to help Nick expose the truth about a local church and its unusual flock."
Aired Sept 28, 9/8C

Bar (opening scene)

I received some helpful hints from a reader, regarding the location of the bar(s) in the opening scene with Nick and the beaver.

Exterior: Dockside Saloon @ 2047 NW Front Ave
Updated -- Interior: I received a tip that this was filmed in Milwaukie, OR at Jo's Saloon.
4400 SE International Way
"McFadden's Mulch"
Looks like Ross Island Sand & Gravel again...
Poor Norman Brewster...

Juliette in the Club

Brief scene in a yellow-ish bar which I don't recognize:

First Presbyterian

Portland First Presbyterian Church returns...last seen on Episode 11 of Season 1. The filming earlier his summer at the church caused quite a stir. It is a gorgeous building, inside and out.

Sanctuary -

We have a bunch of great photos to share, from on and around the set during filming:

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Grimm Season 2 Map posted

The Grimm locations update you all have been waiting for:
OldeSaultie's all-new Grimm Season 2 filming locations map has been published: Grimm 2 Map

photo courtesy S. Filler

Monday, September 17, 2012

Knights give $125M to OHSU

Pres. Robertson announces to a packed CHH atrium
OHSU made a surprise announcement this afternoon, and it was HUGE!

Phil & Penny Knight are making a $125M donation to OHSU Cardiovascular Medicine. This is the biggest single gift in the history of OHSU and will be used to create a new Cardiovascular Institute.

"Led by Albert Starr, M.D., and Sanjiv Kaul, M.D., the institute will bring clinicians and researchers together to translate laboratory discoveries into new and better treatments for the world’s No. 1 killer." - OHSU site

The first recipient of an artificial heart valve, designed by OHSU researcher Albert Starr, was present and shared her story.

Read more about the gift and the key researchers involved on the OHSU site.

More coverage from lots of local media sources:

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Grimm Ep 204 Portland filming locations

A Monrosalee Picnic - on

Season 2 Episode 4: "Quill"

Tonight's plot: "Rosalee can't seem to get enough of Monroe... but there may be something other than romance afoot."
Aired: Sept 3, 10:00pm PST

Warning: this is the zombie episode!

Spoiler: don't worry, the guys save Rosalee from the Yellow Plague.

Under the Morrison Bridge

A Portland Parks & Rec truck and driver are rear-ended under the Morrison Bridge, (near the Montage). Photographs during filming (courtesy Sally):

Check out Episode 15 of Season 1 for similar Central Eastside filming locations.


Check out the Sultan Cafe on NW 18th Ave.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Grimm Ep 203 Portland filming locations

Season 2 Episode 3: "Bad Moon Rising"

Tonight's plot: "As Hank continues to seek help to cope with the inexplicable sighting he had, an old friend needs his help when his daughter goes missing,"
Aired: August 27, 10:00pm PST

Juliette remembers everything except Nick...

and Hank remembers way too much.

Carly's House 

So Hank has a god-daughter, and his god-daughter is a Coyotl. This could get interesting. Carly the Coyotl's home (Kampfer house) is on the eastside: 1234 SE Taylor St

Hayden's Apartment #203

609 SE Taylor St - Hayden's apartment looks a lot like the "Chaney Arms" apartments from Season 1 Episode 9.

Renicker Farm

They did some filming out at Roloff Farm in Hillsboro (23985 Northwest Grossen Drive) recently. The ficticious foreclosure flyer on the show says "Renicker Farm, Sawmill Rd".  However, the site used for filming was on NW Helvetia Rd.

Gilbertson's Machine Shop

Photos from on set filming at Belmont & 8th:
photo (c) sally filler
photo (c) sally filler

Hank's shrink and her office made an appearance on this episode. I don't have any info on this locale yet.

Back to some familiar spots:

My previous Grimm locations posts:
You can view this and previous episodes online:

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Grimm Ep 202 Portland filming locations

Filming on Naito, June 16

Season 2 Episode 2: "The Kiss"

Tonight's plot: "Two Grimms are better than one, as Nick joins forces with his mother to take down his greatest threat yet."
Aired: August 20, 10:00pm PST

Last week's Premier was "to be continued", so we opened episode #2 mid-battle in the old lumber mill. Within minutes, we are treated to a gruesome half-arm hanging from the rafters. I think it was FBI lady's arm. Is it just me or this season much more gory than the last?!

Albers Mill 

The Albers Mill building on Naito Parkway made it's debut, gracefully filling in for "Treeview Hospital" in this episode. Filming took place there in mid-June (see above).
Albers Mill - photo (c) Sally F.
Treeview Hospital - photo (c) Sally F.
Fun fact: this is across the street from where Arthur was parked when he got the bad news in Episode 20 (Season 1).

Very lovely shot of Nick throwing his gun into the Willamette: