Featured Stories

Other Pamplin Media Group sites

Troutdale got a little Grimm on Friday

by: Jim Clark David Giuntoli, from left, who plays Nick Burkhardt, director Michael Waxman and Russell Hornsby, who plays Lt. Hank Griffin, walk through a scene rehearsal for “Grimm," on Friday at the Troutdale Bridge.

The Troutdale Bridge over the Sandy River was shut down for 12 hours Friday and Saturday, Sept. 9-10, as more than 120 crewmembers filmed two scenes for an episode of the upcoming NBC television show 'Grimm.'

Inspired by Grimm's Fairy Tales, 'Grimm' is about a Portland homicide detective (David Giuntoli) who discovers that he's descended from an elite line of criminal profilers who have to protect people from mythical beasts.

It's the third TV series set in Portland, joining TNT's 'Leverage' and IFC's 'Portlandia.'

Location Manager Bobby Warberg said the Troutdale Bridge is the first East County location that the show has used, adding that the crew has also filmed around downtown Portland and in Sherwood. He said the show will film at Multnomah Falls next week.

Warberg said about 90 percent of the show's crewmembers are from the Portland area. Troutdale officials and police have been a big help with the location shoot, he said.

'It makes you want to come back and shoot things here,' he said.

The series premiere of 'Grimm' is scheduled for 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21.