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‘Twilight’ promenade honored for role in Oregon film history – Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon 2021-06-11 22:31:26 –

The film trail, which celebrates its contribution to the history of the film, recognizes the scene of the vampire series shot at a former paper mill.

From left: James Graham, Director of Economic Development, Oregon City. Jane Ridley, Governor’s Film and Television Office. Therma Huggenmiller, a tourism advocate in Clackamas County. Matthew Wientraub, City Tourism Coordinator. Denyse McGriff, Mayor. City manager Tony Konkol celebrates the new Oregon Film Trail Marker. The “Twilight” and “Grimm” scenes were shot in Oregon City. Oregon City recently approved a new sign celebrating a nationally significant contribution to film history. (PMG / Photo provided)

Portland, OregonPortland Tribune) — On May 5, Oregon City celebrated the installation of a laminate sign on the McLoughlin Promenade overlooking the former Blue Heron Paper Mill in honor of the city’s contribution to film history.

The scenes from the vampire series “Twilight” were filmed at the factory, and the promenade was used to film some scenes from other television shows and movies. The 24 x 19 “and 20 x 8” signs consist of two panels on the stanchions of Oregon City Park.

COVID-19 has hampered large-scale public dedication. Instead, Oregon City officials and tourist advocates in Clackamas County attended the photo shoot with autographs. A representative of the Oregon Governor’s Film & Television Station attended a dedication ceremony to celebrate and welcome the 27th sign on the Oregon Film Trail.

The “Twilight” and “Grimm” scenes were shot in Oregon City. Oregon City recently approved a new sign celebrating a nationally significant contribution to film history. (PMG / Photo provided)

Oregon City’s film trail contributions can be seen along the McLoughlin Promenade, which attracts local tourists. The road offers stunning views of the factory, the Willamette River, and downtown Oregon City, which has been used to film films such as “Thieves” and “Homer and Eddie.”

Oregon’s film history, dating back to 1909, includes 500 feature films and television shows, shooting images of various production backgrounds in thousands of locations throughout the state.

The Oregon City Historical Review Board unanimously voted on December 10 to approve the installation of the sign, although it does not meet the design guidelines for the historic area. However, the Board once in place, recognizing the aesthetics of the sign and the potential to promote “extended, but responsible” use of the park as tourists from all over the state follow film trails. Provided as much difference as possible.

The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board in Oregon City has previously voted to support the project because it saw how the sign design complements some of the mid-century structures in the historic district, including the municipal elevator. did.

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The Oregon City Department of Economic Development, in collaboration with the Oregon Film Office, has received city approval to include the city on the Oregon Film Trail. A state-wide network of recognizable trail markers aims to “re-tell the story and celebrate Oregon’s rich contribution to filmmaking.”

Oregon City officials helped install a film trail sign on the McLoughlin Promenade, which was built in 1937 as a project of the Works Progress Administration. (PMG / Photo provided)

Built in 1937 as a Works Progress Administration project, the McLoughlin Promenade in Oregon City is a National Register of Historic Places. Franklin Roosevelt’s era project includes a concrete path to follow the cliffs. The sidewalk on the eastern side of the 7.8-acre park is adjacent to the gardens of some historic homes.

According to the installation approval conditions, the film trail signs do not obstruct the view of those sitting on park benches or walking on the promenade. None of the sign posts or their new concrete pads disturbed the existing historic sidewalks and stone walls.

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