Grimm filming locations

Take a walk on Portland’s wild side with NBC’s Grimm.

Stone House in Forest ParkThe Stone House in Forest Park provided a spooky backdrop for the TV show "Grimm."
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    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.

    Multnomah Falls

    Fantasy

    An unwise rest stop for a Ziegevolk (a romantic but nefarious goat-man) on the lam.

    Reality

    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

    Fantasy

    A spooky backdrop for a battle between Grimm’s hero, Nick, and a Hexenbiest vixen.

    Reality

    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

    Fantasy

    The background for the home and business of a Reinigen, a rat-like pied-piper-style being.

    Reality

    Visitors can ogle the 400-foot-tall Gothic spires of this landmark from Cathedral Park, on the east side of the bridge.

    ReBuilding Center

    Fantasy

    A hardware-filled hideout of a literal packrat.

    Reality

    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.

    Fantasy

    Not even Grimms can resist Portland’s local artisan coffee and baking scene.

    Reality

    With seven locations, booths at farmers’ markets and goodies served at many local restaurants, Grand Central is a local staple.


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