Twilight Movie Filming Locations Tour – Updated

Click here to download the 2018 updated .pdf file.

We have tried to put together a comprehensive tour of all the Twilight movie locations. If you want to visit every location, you could probably do it in about 3 days. However, if you are a person who takes a massive amount of pictures, you might need a bit longer. We have ordered these locations starting at the southernmost point and move north. The times are approximate. You may want to give yourself longer to account for traffic and road construction.

Happy filming location hunting!

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The first stop on our TwiTour is Silver Falls State Park. Located at 20024 Silver Falls Highway SE, Sublimity, Oregon, this picturesque state park served as the backdrop in multiple scenes. The opening deer scene was filmed adjacent to Howard Creek Horse Camp near the south side of the park.

The shot where Edward puts Bella on his back and hops tree-to-tree “spider monkey” style was also filmed at this park. Production used Parking Lot F for staging and filmed in that area.

Another shot includes when Bella drives her truck over the icy bridge towards Forks High School. This bridge is located at the South entrance to the park. It has distinctive stonework and is covered in moss year-round.

Travel about an hour to the greenhouse that Bella and Edward tour on the school field trip. “Green is good” at the Clackamas Community College greenhouses. Filming was done in the greenhouse and the parking lot. You enter from S Beavercreek Road and follow the signs to the greenhouses, which will be to your left as you enter the campus. If you stand in the parking lot facing the greenhouses, the one used for filming is on the far right – greenhouse #2. Clackamas Community College is located at 19600 Molalla Avenue, Oregon City, Oregon.

Continue for 12 miles and you will find the Blue Heron Paper Factory. Located at 419 Main Street, Oregon City, Oregon, this factory served as the location for Grisham Mill. This was the scene where James, Victoria and Laurent killed the security guard. This is private property and not open to the public. (There are rumors that it will be torn down in the future.) There is a great view point along Highway 99 E which looks onto the factory, but if you are at the main street entrance, there are places to park and get a picture of the sign.

Head towards Portland approximately 23 miles and you will find the Cullen House. Known to the rest of the world as Hoke House, The Cullen House sits on 3333 NW Quimby Street in Portland. All of the interior and exterior of the house were used in the film. Keep in mind that this is a private residence and the property in and around is restricted. The street is tiny, and it is pretty obvious when you are there to take pictures. Please stay off the property and respect the neighborhood privacy.

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photo credit: Cherish Sears

Next stop on the tour is the location that served as Mimi’s School of Dance. The Yale Laundry Building on 800 SE 10th Avenue in Portland is 5 miles away from the last stop. The exterior of the building was used as Mimi’s when Bella got out of the cab to meet James.

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photo credit: Karen Mah

A short 7 miles down I-84 lies Vibra Specialty Hospital, 10300 NE Hancock Street, Portland, Oregon. This location served as the interior scenes of Forks Hospital. You are able to go inside and stand in the exact location where Edward confronted Bella with those words, “Well, I hope you enjoy disappointment”.

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photo credit: Karen Mah

Approximately 2 miles away is Madison High School, 2735 NE 82nd Avenue, Portland, Oregon. Madison was the interior of Forks High School, including the halls and the cafeteria. You are able to tour inside of the school but only during specific hours. Call 503-916-5220. It’s worth it to see those cafeteria doors. (You know the ones I’m talking about.)

The current school building is scheduled to be torn down during the summer of 2019, so time to see this location is limited! Read more about it here.

Our next stop is 25 miles away at the Stone Cliff Inn. Located at 17900 S Clackamas River Drive in Oregon City, the Stone Cliff Inn serves as a backdrop for five iconic scenes including “This is why we don’t show ourselves in sunlight”, “I’m the world’s most dangerous predator”, “As if you could outrun me”, “Your scent, it’s like a drug to me”, and “So the lion fell in love with the lamb”. If you turn into the Inn’s parking lot and drive to the opposite end you will see signs that point out the key sites. All locations are clearly marked and easy to find. If you want to learn more about the Stone Cliff Inn, the website is www.stonecliffinn.com.

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photo credit: Karen Mah

Directly southeast of Stone Cliff Inn, about .4miles, is Carver Café. The Café served as the Forks Diner in multiple scenes. Sit at the corner table where Bella and Charlie ate or at the counter where Stephenie Meyer had a cameo. Make sure you sign the Twilight guestbook and let everyone know you were there. The address is 16471 SE Highway 224, Damascus, Oregon. Café hours are M-F 6:30am-2:00pm, Sat-Sun 8:00am-3:00pm.

16 miles east lies Oxbow Park. The famous “Say it, out loud” scene was filmed in this park. There is a $5 fee to enter, which you pay at the Ranger’s Station as you drive in. Ask for a map and get detailed directions. This area has changed quite a bit since filming, as the vegetation has all grown back. The filming site is located right before the A picnic area on the left side around trail E. The address is 3010 SE Oxbow Parkway, Gresham, Oregon.

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photo credit: Karen Mah

15 miles east, you will find The View Point Inn. This is where the prom scene at the end of the movie was filmed. This location was once a beautiful backdrop to look out at the Columbia Gorge but has been closed since 2011 due to a fire. You can see a glimmer of the former building and grounds, but you have to search for it.

The address of the Inn is 40301 East Larch Mountain Road, Corbett, Oregon.

After years of the Inn being in a state of collapse and decay, surrounded by overgrowth, progress is finally being made to rebuild it. You can still take pictures from the perimeter, but please do not trespass on the property. It is an active construction site and is unsafe. There was talk of the rebuild recapturing the feeling of the old Inn, but like Bella told Edward, “I think that ship has sailed”. Only Alice knows what the future holds in this case.

Head back down to I-84 and take it about 13 miles to Multnomah Falls, at 50000 Historic Columbia River Highway, Corbett, Oregon. The falls were in several shots including in the background of the baseball scene and in the end credits.

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Keep heading east on I-84 for about 13 miles until you get to the Bridge of the Gods.  This bridge that spans the Columbia between Oregon and Washington is the one that Bella and Charlie travel over on their way to Forks. If you want to get some great pictures, stop on the Oregon side at the park at Cascade Locks.

Get back on I-84 heading west and go over the bridge. You must pay a $1 toll to cross, so make sure you have that ready.  The address is US Route 30, Cascade Locks, Oregon.

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photo credit: Beth Uranga

After you cross the Bridge of the Gods, turn west (left) on WA-14. Take this highway for approximately 12.9 miles until you come to The Shire.

The site is between mile post 29 and 28 on WA-14. This is private property that is owned by The University of Oregon and serves as the John Yeon Preserve for Landscape Studies. The Shire is where they filmed such scenes as the baseball game, where Charlie was tracking Victoria, Edward and Bella on the rocks by the water talking about how he and his family are a different kind of vampire, Edward and Bella talking in the rain, Rosalie marking the tree, and did I already say the baseball game?

It can be very tricky to schedule a tour but if you are interested in visiting The Shire, you can contact them on the website yeoncenter.uoregon.edu/shire-tours or call 503-412-3757. There is a fee for this tour, but it’s totally worth it.

After your Shire tour, head west on WA-14, about 5 miles, to Cape Horn. Cape Horn overlook is located on 570 Strunk Road, Washougal, Washington, about 12 miles down the road. This overlook was where the filming was done with Bella and Edward in the tree tops with the views of the river valley.

To get there, go to mile post 23 and turn onto Belle Center Road. Drive to the stop sign, turn right onto Mt. Pleasant Road, go to Strunk Road, then go to the end and park. There is a big green gate that you can park at and walk the dirt road until you see the sign for the trail. If the gate is open you can drive directly to the trail. The big tree that was used for filming is identified with a wooden marker. Take some time and enjoy the beautiful view of the Columbia River Gorge.

Take WA-14 to I-5 north for approximately 50 miles until you come to Kalama, Washington. Kalama Middle/High School served as the location of Forks High School. The exterior of the school was used in all of the parking lot shots, including where Edward saves Bella from Tyler’s van. The outside walkways, gym and the scene where Edward follows Bella up into the hills were also filmed there. Kalama Middle/High School is located at 548 China Garden Road, Kalama, Washington. Call 360-673-5212 to let them know you’re coming.

If it is a school day and all you want to do is take pictures outside, check in at the office and they will provide you a map of the sites. If you call ahead to arrange it and are planning to go there after 3pm, you may be lucky enough to get a tour of the inside of the school with one of the teachers, Melissa Wilson.

35 miles West of Kalama lies St. Helens, Oregon. St Helens served as the site of many filming locations. It was mainly used as Port Angeles for the movie, but also has The Swan House.

Here is a rundown of the St. Helens locations:

251 S 1st Street served as the dress shop where Angela and Jessica bought their outfits for prom.

330 S 1st Street was used for the Bloated Toad Restaurant where Edward confessed to Bella he could read minds.

260 S 2nd Street was the Thunderbird and Whale Bookstore while the alley and the parking lot at that location served as the place where Edward saved Bella from her attackers.

184 S 6th Street is the Swan House. This is a private residence so please be respectful when parking and taking pictures. (This residence is currently for sale! Read more info here.)

Also, if you have the time, stop in at Jilly’s at 299 1st Street. They provided the Twilight wardrobe department with prom dresses and decorations for the movie.

31 miles west of St. Helens is Vernonia, Oregon. Vernonia served as Forks, Washington in the movie. The downtown was designed with signage to look like Forks and even the iconic “Welcome to Forks” sign was replicated and posted outside of town.

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Vernonia Locations:

Rock Creek Bridge – The bridge that Charlie and Bella drive over when they first enter Forks.

Corner of Bridge and Jefferson – The corner where all the carvings are when Charlie and Bella first drive into “Forks”.

1010 Bridge Street – Forks Police Station

Our last stop on the TwiTour is Ecola State Park, 55 miles west of Vernonia. Ecola State Park in Canon Beach served as “La Push” in the film. Bella, Jessica, Mike, Eric and Angela in the van was filmed in the parking lot and Jacob and Bella walking and telling the “scary story” was filmed on the beach.

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photo credit: Jolene Tapias Espriella

That concludes our TwiTour. Here are some resources to gather or preview before you take your tour: Check out twilightgirlportland.com, www.twilightersdream.com, and twiadventures.wordpress.com for some excellent TwiTour narrative.  Also, make sure you have your copy of Twilight: Director’s Notebook.  This provides lots of inside scoop on how the movie was made.

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photo credit: Karen Mah

This TwiTour was originally put together especially for the use of the Twilight fans who were attending the Forever Twilight in Forks events in September 2015 for the tenth anniversary of the release of the novel Twilight – the birth of the much-loved universe.  The pictures and links have been updated for FTF2018 goers, just in time to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the release of the Twilight movie – the reason we’re all here!

The information was painstakingly compiled and tested by Jodi Blackman and uploaded and visually annotated by Karen Mah. We would like to thank the pioneering websites that inspired us (check out those links listed above) and the fellow Twilight fans who allowed us to use their location pictures (as individually credited – use your mouse to roll over each location picture).  All screenshots are from the Twilight movie (all rights belonging to Summit Entertainment – used without permission and no infringement intended).

Special thanks to Stephenie Meyer and Catherine Hardwicke, because… duh!

Team FireballThis is a Team Fireball production. #UNOMAS!

 

Other locations from the movie that are not included in the TwiTour:

St. Helen’s High School
2375 Gable Road, St. Helens, Oregon
Forks High School Administration Office & Edward playing the piano for Bella
(Check out twilightgirlportland.com for information on these locations.)

Bonneville Dam & Columbia River Gorge
Oregon/Washington States
aerial shots

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Kadow’s Marina
10612 NW Lower River Road, Vancouver, Washington
where Waylon is killed

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Stafford Hill Ranch
Private Residence (Also currently for sale! See the realtor listing here.)
23388 SW Stafford Hill Drive, West Linn, Oregon
Cullen’s Garage

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Skamania Country Road Department Prindle Shop
28851 Highway 14, Washougal, Washington
(directly across the road from the entrance to the Shire)
Bella’s bedroom & Phoenix hotel room

Additional Scenes at Kalama Middle/High School
The following scenes were also filmed at Kalama but the tours don’t include these locations. (The “Arizona hospital room” was a set built in the school’s weight room.)

Here is a map with each location listed in this guide – with the Forks Chamber of Commerce and Bella Italia in Port Angeles, WA as your last stops.

 

While you’re in Forks, make sure to stop in at the Rainforest Arts Center to see world’s largest collection of screen-worn costumes and props from all five of the Twilight Saga movies.

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Forever Twilight in Forks Collection – photo credit: Katryna Harris

 

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