“Wie is de Mol?” comes to Portland

The Dutch reality show is set in Portland and Oregon in 2017.

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In its 17th season, the wildly popular Dutch reality TV show “Wie is de Mol?” was in the United States for the first time — right here in Oregon. Check out our guides to the locations in the first three episodes!

We are thrilled that the wildly popular Dutch reality show “Wie is de Mol?” chose Portland and Oregon for its first U.S. location.

“Wie Is De Mol?” episode guides

Our guides to the Portland-based episodes let you follow in the contestants’ footsteps — and experience the great food, drink and activities that they enjoyed, as well as a few things they missed while they were completing their assignments!

Episode 1 guide

Learn more about Trillium Lake, the Hawthorne Bridge, the Bagdad Theater and Pittock Mansion — plus other nearby locations.

Episode 2 guide

Find out more about Willamette Falls, Oaks Amusement Park and the heart of downtown Portland, along with other travel-worthy destinations.

Episode 3 guide

Explore more about the rugged Oregon Coast, downtown Portland and the city’s first rose garden — plus world-famous Powell’s City of Books.

Episodes 4, 5 & 6

These episodes take place in the cowboy country of Eastern Oregon, home to the Pendleton Round-Up rodeo and Oregon Trail wagon ruts.

Episodes 7, 8 & 9

The candidates head to Central Oregon where they explore the Cascade Mountains, lava fields, scenic rivers and wide-open spaces.

Start planning now

Explore TravelPortland.com and visit these sites to learn more about the region and state:

Here are a few things you might want to know:

Nonstop flight

It’s easy to get to Portland from Amsterdam, thanks to nonstop service via Delta Air Lines, in partnership with KLM. Departures are offered daily March–October and 5-6x/week November–February.


Portland has more breweries than any other city in the world, with 75 inside city limits — and another 35 in the metropolitan area — at last count. Our craft brewers take great pride in using local ingredients to create beers ranging from classic to experimental. Just try to taste them all!

Fabulous food

Portland is at the heart of a lush agricultural region. The nearby Tualatin Valley and Mount Hood Territory produce some of the finest wines in the world, as well as berries, pears, apples, hazelnuts … the list goes on. Our talented chefs show off the bounty from nearby farms, ranches and waters at restaurants and food carts alike.

Oregon outdoors

Portland is the gateway to Oregon’s wonders, from the Columbia River Gorge, to the rugged Oregon Coast, to Mount Hood, with the longest ski season in the U.S., plus sublime hiking. Then there’s Eastern Oregon’s “Wild West” country, Central Oregon’s Smith Rock and Crater Lake National Park in Southern Oregon.

No sales tax

Seriously. Whether shopping for big-ticket items like electronics, one-of-a-kind local products, name-brand retail goods, or all of the above, visitors pay exactly zero sales tax. Oregon has no sales tax on shopping, food or beverages, so a great deal is guaranteed — plus, there’s no need to save receipts or fill out tax-refund forms.

Bike City, U.S.A.

More people commute to work by bike in Portland than in any other U.S. city. Still small potatoes compared to the Netherlands, but hey, we’re trying. The new Biketown bike-sharing program offers 1,000 smart bikes ready to rent from 100 central-city stations. Portland also boasts the largest World’s Naked Bike Ride (10,000+ riders in 2015).

Nike … and more!

The Portland region dominates the athletic shoe world, with Nike, Adidas’ U.S. headquarters, Under Armour, Columbia Sportswear and KEEN Footwear based here. Perhaps it’s because we love to go outside and play.

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