KGW’s Hello, Rose City! Explores Oregon Film Trail!

Hello, Rose City! Explores the Oregon Film Trail

Tim Williams (Oregon Film) chatted with Lacey Evans, presenter of Hello, Rose City! on KWG this morning all about the Oregon Film Trail.

Just in time for some “set-jetting” in this nice weather! Enjoy!

 

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New Sign Unveiled in Baker City, Enhancing the “Eastern Loop” of the Oregon Film Trail

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The Oregon Film Trail, known for its markers at iconic Oregon film locations, will unveil its newest sign on the north exterior wall of the historic Geiser Grand Hotel.  The new Trail marker commemorates the film version of the Broadway musical comedy, “Paint Your Wagon”, a beloved production that featured Lee Marvin, Clint Eastwood, and Jean Seberg. The public was invited to attend and some attendees shared their filming stories from their time working on”Paint Your Wagon”. Many local Baker County residents were hired to work as crew and background actors, and some provided pictures and anecdotes at the event of their time working on the show. Continue reading... “New Sign Unveiled in Baker City, Enhancing the “Eastern Loop” of the Oregon Film Trail”

2 Two Oregon Towns Feature In HGTV’s Digital Piece – “Must-Visit Small-Town Movie Sets Across America”

HGTV’s digital home, lifestyle, and travel, platform recently posted a piece on “Must-Visit Small-Town Movie Sets Across America“. Oregon was showcased twice in the piece, highlighting both St. Helens and Brownsville. The Oregon Film Trail an initiative produced through Oregon Film’s non-profit, the Oregon Made Creative Foundation) was also mentioned.

St. Helens hosts a 6-week festival every fall that celebrates the beloved Disney movie, Halloweentown (1988) and Summit Entertainment’s Twilight (2008), and more recently all things Halloween and fall-related. Continue reading... “2 Two Oregon Towns Feature In HGTV’s Digital Piece – “Must-Visit Small-Town Movie Sets Across America””

AM NorthWest Gets Updated With Tim Williams’ On The Oregon Film Trail & Set-Jetting In Oregon

In case you missed it, Tim Williams (Executive Director, Oregon Film) gives an Oregon Film Trail update to KATU. If you would like to know more about Oregon’s contribution to set-jetting (AKA Film Tourism) please get in touch. Comments and suggestions are welcome.

Are you an Oregon movie buff? Are you using the film tourism app from our partners, SetJetters? Do you know of a film scene location that you would like to tell us about? Continue reading... “AM NorthWest Gets Updated With Tim Williams’ On The Oregon Film Trail & Set-Jetting In Oregon”

OregonLive Details Popular Oregon Film Trail And Economic Benefits Of Set-Jetting

Today, Kristi Turnquist (OregonLive) shone a light and some insight on “set-jetting” (film tourism) in Oregon with two pieces; one on the popularity of the Oregon Film Trail, and the other highlighting the important economic benefits of film tourism for the state.

Last year, Expedia announced that its research showed that set-jetting would be an increasing trend to watch in 2023 and confirmed that “streamed movies and TV shows are now the top sources of travel inspiration (40%), outpacing the influence of social media (31%). Continue reading... “OregonLive Details Popular Oregon Film Trail And Economic Benefits Of Set-Jetting”

Baker’s Place On Oregon’s Film Trail

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Oregon is featured in more than 500 films, and a project by the state film office is marking movie locations with informational signs.

Baker County has three signs, all dedicated to the 1969 musical “Paint Your Wagon,” which was filmed here in 1968.

The markers can be found outside Baker Heritage Museum, 2480 Grove St., inside the lodge at Anthony Lakes Mountain Resort, and outside the city hall in Richland, once the ground thaws (this one will eventually be placed at Richland’s future playground).

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Stand By Me Day Is Back! July 23rd – Brownsville, Oregon

With less than a month to go until Stand By Me Day 2022 (July 23rd),  the Linn County Historical Museum and the historic town of Brownville are busy putting the final touches on its biggest celebration yet.  In honor of the 36th anniversary of the release of this movie classic, they are pulling out all the stops!  Stand By Me Day falls on a Saturday this year giving the town the opportunity to welcome fans from all over the world.  Continue reading... “Stand By Me Day Is Back! July 23rd – Brownsville, Oregon”

Oregon Film Trail Adds Canby’s, Eco Park!

City of Canby officials with the newest sign on the Oregon Film Trail.

The City of Canby’s Eco Park was added to the Oregon Film Trail and commemorated with a community dedication. NBC’s “Grimm” was filmed in the city’s Eco Park in early 2014.  The public celebration was held on Friday, October 29th right in beautiful Eco Park. Canby City’s Economic Development Department assisted production crews to identify a location by providing access to the park and found parking to store trailers, equipment, and crew facilities. Continue reading... “Oregon Film Trail Adds Canby’s, Eco Park!”

Fall Is Almost Here – St. Helens’ Spirit Of Halloweentown Fest Returns – Now A Featured Stop On The Oregon Film Trail!

The lighting of the giant pumpkins is a must-see during the Spirit of Halloweentown Festival. (Photo: City of St. Helens)

 

This fall the annual St. Helen’s Spirit of Halloweentown festival will transform this small Oregon town into a spooky, family-friendly destination for six weekends beginning September 18 and running through October 31.  This year celebrity guest appearances from Ashley Greene, (Alice Cullen) “Twilight” and movie actors J. Paul Zimmerman and Phillip Van Dyke from“Halloweentown” have been added to its abundant offering of family-friendly events. 

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Film Tourism & The Oregon Film Trail – Why The Connection Works For Communities

The fast-growing sector of Film Tourism has been on Oregon Film’s radar for multiple years and was one of the many compelling reasons that motivated and helped develop the Oregon Film Trail.  The Trail is now totalling 33 stops (and growing) and stitches together communities, locations, small businesses and notable film sites at iconic filming locations and strategic points across Oregon. The markers create a presence and a point of interest for visitors to gather, take pictures, retell stories, and celebrate Oregon’s rich contribution to filmmaking since the early 1900’s. 

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