Blutbaden, Dämonfeuers and Hexenbiests — oh my! Those are just a few of the mythical creatures that inhabit Portland on NBC’s fairytale-inspired hit, “Grimm.”
Locals know that life here is slightly tamer, but the Rose City’s storybook settings are 100% real. In fact, Grimm’s producers have said Portland is “its own character in our show.” Here’s a quick tour of some starring roles.
An unwise rest stop for a Ziegevolk (a romantic but nefarious goat-man) on the lam.
The second-highest year-round waterfall in the U.S. (620 feet) provides a justifiably popular scenic wonder just 30 minutes east of town in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Find out more.
The Stone House
A spooky backdrop for a battle between Grimm’s hero, Nick, and a Hexenbiest vixen.
Built in the mid-1930s as a Works Progress Administration project, the now-empty “Stone House” was originally a public restroom. Explore the mossy remains on an easy hike along the Lower Macleay Trail in Forest Park.
St. Johns Bridge
The background for the home and business of a Reinigen, a rat-like pied-piper-style being.
Visitors can ogle the 400-foot-tall Gothic spires of this landmark from Cathedral Park, on the east side of the bridge.
A hardware-filled hideout of a literal packrat.
Located on hip North Mississippi Avenue, the ReBuilding Center is a whimsical warehouse that serves as a hub for Portland’s DIY set, with recycling stations and stores of repurposed building supplies.
Grand Central Baking Co.
Not even Grimms can resist Portland’s local artisan coffee and baking scene.
With seven locations, booths at farmers’ markets and goodies served at many local restaurants, Grand Central is a local staple.