Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Barge launch Wed @ noon

Heads up!  Zidell barge launch is happening tomorrow! If you haven't heard yet, the red barge labeled "SHAVER" is set to take off "around noon".

Update Wed 5/22/13:

Photos from the launch here:

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Grimm Ep221 "The Waking Dead" Portland filming locations

Grimm Episode 221 "The Waking Dead"

"Nick and Hank rush to stop a dangerous man assembling an "undead army," as Monroe and Rosalee finally show Juliette their Grimm sides. In Vienna, Adalind tries to sell her unborn baby in exchange for her lost powers."
Aired: May 14, 10/9C

Another royal opening, Austrian streets, castles and ballrooms as Adalind and Brother Renard (Eric) try to get cozy. Once again, the Governor Hotel Library Room ceiling is on display, as in previous episodes.
Governor Hotel on nbc.com/grimm

A cool PDX timelapse video from up on The Hill ends with a view of the Ross Island Bridge, South Waterfront, and Mt Hood in the distance:
Timelapse Portland on nbc.com/grimm

Crime Scene

Nice advertising for Ryan Fritz Realtor? on nbc.com/grimm
The view across the street from the rental house crime scene is the back of St. Andrew Catholic Church. The filming location was at 4957 NE 8th Ave.

Across from crime house on nbc.com/grimm

St. Joseph's Hospital:

...Later on affectionately referred to by Wu as "St Joe's"
CCC as "St Joe's" on nbc.com/grimm

Monday, May 13, 2013

New cart coming soon

A new food cart was loaded onto the "Moody Dock Food Carts" recently. This bright red cart is positioned between the Taste of Mexico and Rip City Grill:
Awaiting more info!

In other news, what do you think of the new paint job on the Rip City Grill cart?


Friday, May 10, 2013

Grimm Ep220 "Kiss of the Muse" Portland filming locations

Musai menu sketch on nbc.com/grimm

Grimm Episode 220 "Kiss of the Muse"

"Nick falls victim to a muse-like Wesen who's dangerously captivating. Meanwhile, Juliette's feelings towards Nick intensify as her memories come back."
Aired: May 7, 10/9C

This was a great episode, traipsing around some familiar spots in Portland.

A local mention that you've probably never heard of: Monroe picked up some goods for dinner from "Shemanski Park outdoor market".... I had to look that one up. And is anyone familiar with these "veggie steaks" he speaks of?

Fullers on nbc.com/grimm

Fuller's Coffee Shop

136 NW 9th Ave
Hank is back from "vacation" sporting some high-tech crutches while his achilles heals. Nick and Hank meet up at Fuller's.  http://www.yelp.com/biz/fullers-coffee-shop-portland

Fullers Coffee Shop in the Pearl

"Nolen's Booksellers"

Interior: 128 NW 11th Ave
The Armory interior is recognizable, done over to look like a book store.

The Armory exterior on commons.wikimedia.org

Exterior: 1200 NW Naito Parkway
Everyone is talking about the inconsistency of this scene.  The Albers Mill building on Naito Parkway provided the exterior of the book store, and the jumping off point for Anton, into the Willamette River.
Anton jumps on nbc.com/grimm

Anton jumps on nbc.com/grimm

By the way, we've seen the Albers Mill location previously on Episode 202 "The Kiss"... Coincidence? "The Kiss" and "Kiss of the Muse".

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Grimm Ep219 "Endangered" Portland filming locations

Glowing Wesen on nbc.com/grimm

Grimm Episode 219 "Endangered"

"Mysterious cow mutilations put Nick on a case that forces him to question the existence of aliens within the Wesen world."
Aired: April 30, 10/9C

Finally, an episode featuring the quintessential Oregon pastoral scene. Green rolling farmland...

And then... mysterious cattle deaths... and a pregnant woman eating bloody cow entrails harvested by her blue alien husband?!  So gross.

The main scenes in this episode were filmed at the "Hadley Ranch" site, located in Hillsboro on NW Groveland Rd.

Hadley Ranch on nbc.com/grimm

The barn scene, (pregnant lady eating cow guts), was located nearby on NW Jackson Quarry Rd.

Barn on nbc.com/grimm
The blue baby birthing scene in a cabin...any ideas on the cabin location?
Cabin on nbc.com/grimm

You can explore the Grimm 2 Map by OldeSaultie for these locations. They may bring back memories of similar scenery from Episode 3, filmed nearby in Helvetia.

This week was otherwise light on location spotting. We got another scene in Monroe's cool attic, and the inside of a forensics lab.

On to the next!


The Farmers' Market is back!

The South Waterfront Farmers' Market is back in action! It is happening on Thursday afternoons from 1:00-6:00pm.

There are lots of new vendors this year. Check out this new interactive map to explore.

Last Thursday's market was a hit, and the beautiful weather was an added bonus.  Thanks to the South Waterfront Community Relations for their good work on this event!