Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Gibbs St Pedestrian Bridge project 2011

Photos from construction of the Gibbs St Pedestrian Bridge in July 2011.


Ep 321 "The Inheritance" Portland filming locations

"Nick and Trubel encounter another Grimm who has traveled across the country to deliver an important trunk of Grimm relics to Nick. " - Aired 5/9/14 @ 9/8C.

And the first words in this episode: "Papa Haydn's all set with the cake..."

Radisson Hotel

Room 321 - Roleck Porter and his son are visited by a Verat. 

Hotel Deluxe

Renard visits Adalind. 
Located at 729 SW 15th Avenue - and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Old Gas Station

Roleck and son stay here for the night.

"St Joseph's Hospital"

Roleck is hospitalized. Dies. Verat try to steal the trunk from the trunk of the Volvo. Parking lot fight. Nick, Hank, and Trubel to the rescue.

An earlier episode #221 also filmed here @ Clackamas Community College, Milwaukie.

Other Familiar Sites:

  • Nick & Juliette's 
  • Old Spice Shop
  • Police Station


Ep 322 "Blond Ambition" Portland filming locations

"As Monroe and Rosalee prepare for their long-awaited wedding day, Adalind hatches a scheme to throw Nick's entire world into utter chaos." - Aired 5/16/14 @ 9/8C.

Zimmer Mountain Lodge


What: A Monrosalee wedding!
Where: "Zimmer Mountain Lodge"
These scenes were shot at a historic cabin in Clackamas County, the Charles Sam Jackson cabin.
14999 S Springwater Rd, Oregon City, OR
Who: Families, friends, Grimm, Wesen, and "Kehrseite".
Read more about the filming of this finale at OregonLive.com and here.

Renard's House

Fremont Bridge is visible in the background:
photo from googlemaps

Black Claw Mansion 

A dramatic home where Renard lived during the election. 

We are treated to scenes filmed at the Boschke-Boyd House in NE Portland, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and a Portland Historic Landmark.

You can also find photos posted at grimm.fandom.com

Additional locations:

  • Hotel Deluxe - Adalind-turned-Juliette visits Renard. 729 SW 15th Ave
  • "Forest Hills Storage"
  • Bridal/Wedding Shop

Other Familiar Sites:

  • Monroe's House
  • Nick & Juliette's house
  • Aunt Marie's Trailer at Forest Hills Storage - moved away to the woods for now


Grimm Ep 318 "The Law of Sacrifice" Portland filming locations

"Renard's Royal half-brother, Viktor, arrives in Portland to stake his claim on Adalind's baby once and for all, but Nick and his mother have a plan." Aired 4/11/14 @ 9/8C.

Baby Times with Captain Renard

Adalind and Baby cozy up with Captain Renard in his condo, #1605 for those who are keeping track.

Filmed at The Pinnacle condos in the Pearl which were new at the time of filming - ​1255 NW 9th Ave

From Austria to Portland 

From Austria, the Verrat call in reinforcements in Portland to take care of the Adalind & Baby situation.

And pretty soon EVERYONE is showing up at Renard's place...Nick, Mom, Westin, Verot...


Monroe's House

After a run-in with the Verrat, Nick and Mom abscond with Adalind and Baby in order to hide her in Monroe's house.

A quick swing by Nick & Juliette's to tell Hank about Adalind.


Viktor and his private jet arrive.


Police Station

Where Renard hands over the baby to Viktor...

...only later to take her back, jumping Viktor at the airport with his posse (Nick, Hank, Monroe, Rosalee) dressed up as the Resistance.

And eventually Nick's Mom drives off into the Oregon countryside with the magical little purple-eyed bundle of joy.

Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Review of OHSU End of Year Crime Statistics

The crime statitistics for universities are required to be published each year per the Clery Act. Here is a quick review of the OHSU crime stats through 2022, as provided on their site here.

Most notably, we see a spike in Motor Vehicle Theft in 2022, with 25 on campus and 35 from non-campus locations:

(OHSU 2023 Crime Statistics https://www.ohsu.edu/sites/default/files/2023-09/2023%20Crime%20Statistics.pdf)

This follows the neighborhood, state and country trends showing the spike in Motor Vehicle Theft in the past 2 years, as mentioned in my previous posts on the that category and on crime in South Portland.

The other category with notable increase in the 3 years reported is on-campus Burglary:

(OHSU 2023 Crime Statistics https://www.ohsu.edu/sites/default/files/2023-09/2023%20Crime%20Statistics.pdf)

Wednesday, January 17, 2024

More on Portland Motor Vehicle Theft Data

As mentioned in my previous review of 2023 South Portland crime data, the category that stands out the most in recent data is Motor Vehicle Theft. This is not unique to South Portland; it is consistent with trends across Portland and across the country.  Axios wrote about the national car theft trend in early 2023 and in July declared it was skyrocketing.

Oregon is tracking with the US-wide Motor Vehicle Theft trend as reported by the FBI Crime Data below, though well below the US rate. 

Diving into the PPB Stolen Vehicle data for 2023 here, and sure enough, Kia and Hyundai top the list. 10 of the top 10 car models stolen in Portland are Kia or Hyundai, highlighting the widespread impact of the Kia Boyz Tiktok video that taught viewers how to steal the cars with just a screwdrive and a USB cable, and invited the viral trend. 

The South Portland data set is similar, with 6 of the top 10 most stolen models being Kia and Hyundai. 95% of these have been recovered to date.

In addition there is some detail on the time and day of theft, and model year of vehicle: 

Long story short, you don't want to be a 2017 Kia or Hyundai left unattended from 6pm-midnight.

I mentioned previously that Portland restarted up a task force to tackle auto theft (and another aimed at retail crime) in May 2023.  Recently, DA Mike Schmidt commented on this Jeff-alytics article that the new enforcement initiative and algorithms for stopping cars are contributing to a decline in Portland in 2023. The Portland numbers have been decidedly lower in the second half of the year. 

The automotive manufacturers have also rolled out anti-theft software updates to address the vulnerability. Judging by varied reports across Reddit and other forums, it appears these have had mixed results.

Neighborhood Crime Statistics for South Portland 2023

Portland Police Bureau offers crime statistics for the neighborhoods of Portland through its Tableau-powered public website.

I did a quick review of the data for South Portland and thought I'd share it here in case others are interested.

All offenses past year (Nov 2022-Nov 2023):

Taking a longer view back to 2016, we can see the overall increasing trend, though taking note of a potential peak in fall of 2022.

Regarding said peak, various sources including this Atlantic article have reported on violent crime rates peaking (with Portland's highest homicide rate in history in 2022), followed by a significant drop in 2023. 

The FBI Uniform Crime Reports for Oregon data is compiled through 2022 but suggests early indications of that decline: "Overall, Oregon’s most populated cities have experienced a nearly 9 percent decrease in violent index crime from 2021 to 2022, largely influenced by significant decreases in Bend, Eugene, and Portland. This is compared to the 11.8 percent increase in violent crime between 2020 and 2021, which indicates that the concerning increase in violent crime during the COVID-19 pandemic may be reversing, at least in those locales."

Back to South Portland, the largest category for the neighborhood is Larceny (unlawful taking away of property from another entity). Larceny combined with Burglaries make up 62% of the Property-related offenses since 2016, and 54% of all offenses. 

 Vandalism saw a sharp rise up through last winter, with this year showing a decrease.
The category that stands out the most in terms of recent spikes is... Motor Vehicle Theft. That is consistent with trends across other Portland neighborhoods.
In comparison with the US-wide Motor Vehicle Theft trend as reported by the FBI Crime Data below, Oregon is roughly tracking the trend, but well below the US rate. 

More on the stolen vehicle stats to come, and here. Portland restarted up an auto theft task force to tackle this in May 2023, and DA Mike Schmidt has commented on this Jeff-alytics article that yes, the viral Kia Tiktok video was impactful, and the new enforcement initiative and algorithms for stopping cars are contributing to a decline in Portland in 2023.

All of the Portland data is available and sortable by neighborhood via the PPB site, for a deeper dive. 

A review of the Motor Vehicle Theft data is next. Let me know if you are interested in more on this topic!