Saturday, March 30, 2013

Grimm Ep215 Portland locations

Spoiler: Nick gets blasted

Grimm Episode 215: "Mr. Sandman"

"A hideous fly-like creature feeds on human suffering by drinking tears...Nick must face a new victim that leaves his victims blind."
Aired March 22, 9/8C

"First Methodist" 

A grief support group meets at a local church, played by Atkinson Memorial Church in Oregon City. This is where the Sandman picks up his first victim.
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Some shots from filming:

Victim 1's House

The Sandman took his victim home to 800 SE 10th Ave.
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Local reference: the grieving girl worked at PSU Admissions Office.
The Sandman's old car is a prominent feature throughout this episode...must be more to the story?

Friday, March 22, 2013

Grimm Ep 214 Portland locations

Grimm Episode 214: "Natural Born Wesen"

"The Wesen code of honor comes into question when a trio of rogue Wesen robs a series of banks using their Grimm identities. Meanwhile, Juliette finds herself tormented by hallucinations."
Aired March 15, 9/8C

After a spell-breaking scene with Rosalee (and Monroe and Nick and Renard) at the Spice Shop, Juliette heads home, and is dropped off by "Fast Eddie's Cab Company".  (As far as I can tell, a completely fictional service.)

Bank Robbery

The historic * Three Kings * bank building downtown on SW 6th Ave & Stark was used for this episode's bank robbery. It is currently vacant and the Grimm crew moved in for shooting October 29, 2012. The day of filming was filled with loud noises and big flashes of light.

Here are some photos of "First Cascadian Bank" taken during filming:

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Open for Business! Welcome, Little Big Burger

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South Waterfront's Little Big Burger made its grand opening this week. Their 3704 SW Bond location is open 11-9 daily.

The store had notified the neighborhood about the official opening last Friday, but after a last-minute delay due to mechanical difficulties, it was put off. They opened on Tuesday 3/12 with free burgers, and plenty of neighbors showed up to partake.

LBB at Bond & Gaines

Opening night line for free burgers
Rumors about LBB moving in to this location date back over a year, which many questions and some skepticism over that time. It looks like many locals are excited to see them here and will keep them busy from here on out.

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Sunday, March 10, 2013

We're Back! ...Grimm EP 213 Portland locations

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Grimm Episode 213: "Face Off" 

"Nick and Renard finally go head-to-head in light of Nick's discovery, while Juliette and Renard's magnetic attraction reaches dangerous new heights."
Aired March 8, 9/8C

Grimm is back! If you remember from the first half of the season, Grimm left us hanging on Episode 212 amid food carts and fighting. Juliette & Renard have been smooching, mysterious motorcyclists joined the scene, and Adalind is traipsing around town again.

Opener: Renard on KGW

Thanks to KGW & Monroe, Nick finds out about Renard & Juliette. Before he can storm out and track them down, he's called out to the scene of a quadruple homicide...the very same quadruple homicide that he was involved in just hours before.

Monroe in food cart fight on Ep 212

Food Cart Pod

As we saw in Episode 212, a fairly believable food cart pod was set up at 905 SW 16th Ave for these fight scenes. Blues City Biscuits, Old School PB&J, Bunk Sandwiches and Olympic Provisions were on display.

Aunt Marie's Trailer

Renard gets into Aunt Marie's Trailer? What?

Vienna, Austria

Cut to Europe and a bilingual Renard speaks with some mysterious Austrian.

Familiar Scenes

The usual glimpses of homes sweet homes:
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Rosalee Returns

Before returning to Portland, Rosalee calls Monroe from her aunt's house.
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Adalind Released

The old Customs House once again plays a nice backdrop to this scene. Adalind seems not too thrilled with her get out of jail free card, however, until Renard swoops in and kidnaps her.
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Renard then takes her somewhere like a dark riverfront for a confrontation - "fix me" - she can't but promises to make him feel better and then they frolic.