Saturday, March 17, 2012

The House of Monroe


Everyone LOVES Monroe. I'd say he has most-favored character status. Plays the cello, fixes old watches, knows his trivia, delightful.

I stopped by his house this Saturday morning to say hello and share a cup of tea (though failed to snap a photo). He wasn't home.
Photo courtesy @Hawgquest - thanks!
I have received several inquiries about where Monroe's (fictional) house is located. Also, thanks to Grimm fans and readers, we now have a location, tucked away at 418 SW Hamilton St, near Hamilton City Park.

This is actually pretty close to OHSU, due west from the South Waterfront, although up the hill off Barbur Blvd.

Monroe gets a lot of wonderful press and fan love, both here in Portland and beyond. It sounds like he is just as thrilled to be a part of Grimm, and living in quirky cool Portland, Oregon. Oregonian writer, Kristi Turnquist, recently published a nice long interview with Silas Weir Mitchell.

More of my Grimm-related postings: 
Find out more about Monroe at


  1. Awesome! I was wondering where Monroe's house is, now I'm going to have to be all stalkerish & drive by. Now, if they could just get one of those life-size cardboard stand-ups of Silas Weir Mitchell & put it on their porch, that would be perfect! Thanks for a great blog.

  2. This is great! I love the blog, I'm thinking of doing an illustration series on the Grimm houses.

    1. I'd love to know if you do the illustration series!

  3. The link goes to 404 SW Hamilton St (the house next door). I think this is confusing a lot of people. I keep seeing pictures that people take in front of "Monroe's house" but it's the wrong house.

  4. Hi Helena, thanks for your comments and I updated the link. I don't know if it is much more helpful, as the house has a huge bush in front of it on google maps. :)