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June 24, 2021

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‘Twilight’ site is newest stop on the Oregon Film Trail


PORTLAND — The 2008 “Twilight” movie didn’t just launch a hugely successful movie franchise, and make stars of Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson. The human-meets-vampire love story, adapted from Stephenie Meyer’s bestselling novel, also showed off several Oregon locations, including Ecola State Park, Silver Falls State Park and St. Helens.

Another “Twilight” location, in Oregon City, has now been recognized with a sign marking it as a stop on the Oregon Film Trail. Created by the Oregon Governor’s Office of Film & Television (aka Oregon Film) in partnership with the Oregon Made Creative Foundation, the Oregon Film Trail is a collection of signs that mark notable film locations throughout the state.

Signs placed at locations featured in such movies as “Stand By Me,” “The Goonies” and “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” are intended to raise awareness of how movies and TV are related to tourism and economic development.

The new Oregon Film Trail sign in Oregon City, which was partly paid for by a grant from Travel Oregon, is installed along the McLoughlin Promenade, which overlooks the former Blue Heron paper mill. Scenes from “Twilight” were shot at the mill, which has been a location for other Oregon-filmed projects, including the movie “The Hunted” and the TV series “Grimm.”