'Grimm' scouts scour Portland locations

'Grimm' scouts scour Portland locations

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by Collette Wieland

kgw.com

Posted on May 18, 2012 at 11:15 PM

Updated Saturday, May 19 at 11:25 AM

PORTLAND -- Every Friday night Portlanders tune into "Grimm" and see familiar places on national television.

Thanks to a team of location scouts from the show, the Rose City takes center stage every week. Their job is to go around and find the perfect spot to fit each scene.

"Grimm" location manager Shaun Gavin said he spends a lot of time in the car looking for places to shoot.

"Sometimes they want something very specific," he said. "It will say, 'A modern, two-story town house,' or, 'A glass office building.' And so we'll go out and we'll look for that."

The crew spends a lot of time shooting in and around downtown, but they’ll go beyond the Portland city limits to get what they need.

“The Blue Heron paper mill in Oregon City was a really cool, old factory-type place to film,” he said.

At least two episodes were shot there, including “Beeware” and “Danse Macabre.”

Production on Season 2 of "Grimm" will begin at the end of May. Gavin said any resident in the area could suddenly get a special knock on the door.

“You knock on a door to ask people if you can film in their house, and they're like, 'Oh yeah, we love the show,'" he said.

The second season will premiere right after the 2012 Summer Olympics this August.

 

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