Visiting the Real Filming Locations of ‘Twilight’

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The actual places where Twilight was filmed take place in both Oregon and Washington so you’ll have to plan your time accordingly. Unfortunately, due to time constraints, we were only able to visit locations in Oregon:

  • The Swan house (St. Helens)
  • Parking lot where Edward saves Bella (St. Helens)
  • Thunderbird & Whale Bookstore (St. Helens)
  • Alley (St. Helens)
  • Bloated Toad restaurant (St. Helens)
  • Petite Jolie – Angel Hair Salon (St. Helens)
  • Jilly’s (Not a filming location but where they got the prom dresses and set decor from) (St. Helens)
  • Multnomah Falls (Corbett)
  • Carver Cafe (Damascus)
  • The View Point Inn (Corbett)
  • Cullen House (Portland)
  • Ballerina Studio (Portland)

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Click here for a map to locations in St. Helens.

If you have any questions you can email me at justnikkitbnet@gmail.com.

The Swan House

Location: 184 S 6th St, Saint Helens, OR

The Swan house was an easy find. I would suggest parking in the parking lot that you’ll come across on your right-hand side before you go up the small hill. The house is within walking distance from the parking lot.

Up over that lil hill is the Swan house

The Swan House

Message from the home owner to Twilight fans.

The Swan House

Parking Lot, Alley and Thunderbird & Whale Bookstore

Location: 260 S 2nd St, Saint Helens, OR

Tip: Find the parking lot first – it’ll be much easier scouting out the alley and bookstore.

All three of these locations are right next to each other. When we had first visited the parking lot we had no idea the alley and the bookstore were right within that same area too. We ended up getting lost looking for the bookstore and didn’t realize we were already near it when we had visited the parking lot!

I remember reading somewhere that the "Worthington" sign you see in the back was placed there by production.

Possibly the skid marks from Edward's volvo?!

Thunderbird & Whale Bookstore - Bella goes down those steps...

...comes down this steep walkway...

...towards the alley.

Edward's view of the bookstore when he was watching Bella

Bloated Toad Restaurant

Location: 330 S 1st St, Saint Helens, OR

When we got to this location we couldn’t help but re-enact the scene with Jessica and Angela bumping into Edward and Bella as they were leaving the restaurant ;)

Background look familiar? ;)

Petite Jolie – Angel Hair Salon

Location: 251 S 1st St, Saint Helens, OR

I was really excited to visit this place and get a chance to see Catherine Hardwicke’s director’s chair in the window but sadly we came upon a vacant store :(

Trying to re-enact Bella sitting from the outside of the store

These were placed near the window of the store.

Jilly’s

Location: 299 S 1st St, St. Helens, Oregon

I never got a chance to step inside but if you do go for it!

The View Point Inn

Location: 40301 East Larch Mountain Road, Corbett, OR

The View Point Inn is a gorgeous place especially on a sunny day. Enjoy the drive up to it – it’s really beautiful and reminds you a bit of Twilight with all the tress around :)

Check out this great interview with the co-owner of the inn, Geoff Thompson, giving viewers a tour of the Inn and discussing the parts that were filmed there.

Don’t expect to find the place where Jacob finds Bella waiting for Edward outside the inn – that scene was actually shot in Pasdena (tip from Twilight: Director’s Notebook).

Follow the arrow to Corbett!

Monte-Carlo Casino arch is on the property for photo ops

This photo reminds me of the meadow :)

Just a bit of the view....really gorgeous!

Underneath that flag pole is the "Twilight Walk of Fame" path

Multnomah Falls

Location: 50000 E Historic Columbia River Hwy, Corbett, OR

You can see the falls in a quick scene in Twilight – when Edward and Bella are on their way to the baseball field they are on that bridge that is pictured behind us and in that scene you can see the falls in the background.

If you do come to the falls, take the hike up all the way to the top. It’s hard work – bring a pair of tennis shoes and water! – but the view from the very top is well worth it and absolutely BREATHTAKING.

Carver Cafe

Location: 16471 S.E. Highway 224, Damascus, OR

I had referenced the address for Carver’s Cafe from Experience Twilight but the GPS didn’t lead us in the right direction with it. It’s because the cafe is actually located in Damascus, not Carver which the website lists it as – just make a note of that when you’re on your way to visit it.

The first thing I did was look for steak and berry cobbler on the menu ;P Sadly, both of them were not listed. I later learned from my handy dandy Twilight: Director’s Notebook that screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg wrote up the Carver Cafe diner menu after visiting “Forks Coffee Shop” in Forks, WA  and reading what they served – that’s how steak and cobbler got included in the movie. If you’re interested you can view Carver’s complete menu here.

Don’t forget! Before you leave, be sure and sign the Twilight fanbook! The waitress who served us said the first fanbook they had had got stolen so they started up a new one, which I believe was 3/4 full of signatures when we were there.

Sitting in Charlie & Bella's spot :)

Twilight fan book - loaded with signatures from Twi fans from all around the world!

The Ballet Studio

Location: 800 SE 10th Avenue, Portland, OR Thank you to @kaseysarah for helping me find this address again! :)

This place was just used for the exterior shots when Bella is headed to meet James.

The Cullen House

Location: 3333 NW Quimby St., Portland, OR

Unfortunately, these were the only photos I was able to take. When we visited the place that day it looked like it was moving day for the family who lived here. They looked busy so we didn’t want to bother them with questions.

The Cullen House is known as “The Hoke House”. Check out this great post about the house with more exterior and interior shots.

Photos are only allowed from the streets – this is a PRIVATE RESIDENCE.

It took us a few trips around the block to find the house – it’s tucked away towards the back of all the other residences.

Twilight tidbit from Twilight: Director’s Notebook: Catherine Hardwicke says “I’m trained as an architect and I couldn’t help but do a little digital remodeling and re-landscaping – even on this gorgeous house. Then, when I read Breaking Dawn during editing – I thought – ‘This house sounds big – esp. the wedding scene – I better add another story on it.'” (p. 159)

You can see the third story added up on top in the still from the movie below.

The Cullen House is AMAZING in person!

Sources

All addresses are thanks to Experience Twilight.

Twilight screencaps thanks to Twilight Poison.

All other images are my own.

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    • jen
    • May 1st, 2010

    OMG that must have been an awesome experience Loved all the pics….;) thanks for sharing them…

    • SYLVIA LARA
    • October 6th, 2010

    OMG YOU GUYS ARE SO LUCKY TO HAVE EXPERIENCED THAT. I’M PLANNING ON VISITING IT SOON. THANK YOU FOR YOUR BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS.

    • Suus
    • March 25th, 2011

    OMG…..You’re so lucky to see all this but I am lucky that you sharing all of those pics. Thank you!

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    • Tiffany curtis
    • June 23rd, 2012

    Thank you for all the info, got to see all the locations today in St helens thanks to all your get info. We had a blast

    • Mary
    • April 1st, 2013

    Awesome! Loved the books and movies and I’m hoping one day to visit all these places. Thank you for sharing your experience with us!

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    • Anna
    • June 10th, 2013

    My Mom is a HUGE Twilight fan and I can’t wait to take her to all of these places! She’s going to be excited; I can’t wait! Thank you so much for posting all of this information and sharing it with us!

  4. My mom is coming to visit me in July/August and she wants to see all the Twilight film locations and your blog showed me were some of them were. The surprise I found in my research was that Vernonia, OR was used for the town of Forks, WA and I only live 14 miles from Vernonia.

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    • daisy
    • July 25th, 2013

    This is great, I had missed the Cullen house before so thanks for the info!

    • Vanessa
    • July 29th, 2013

    Thank you so much for posting this!!! We took a road trip to St. Helens, using this blog, and we had such a good time visiting these sites!

    Thanks for giving such detailed descriptions of each location! It was very helpful to have pictures of each location, as well as the physical addresses!

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  8. Loved the blog. Like everyone said above- so informative. Great having the photos with the addresses.
    Did the St Hellen’s locations today. Will do Portland ones tomorrow.
    Thanks from another twilight fan.

    • Joselinne
    • September 29th, 2013

    Cool

    • Audrey-Elise
    • October 16th, 2013

    What a amazing amazing amazing blog for people!!! Thank you so much!
    I’m up here visiting from Texas and this “blog” helped sooo much.. Looking forward to our little road trip to see these amazing places ❤

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    • TJ
    • November 1st, 2013

    This is too perfect! I absolutely LOVE Twilight. Watching as we speak ;)
    Definitely hoping to see that pretty house in person some day!
    xo TJ

    http://www.hislittlelady.com

    • Angi Woods
    • December 9th, 2013

    You guys should off Twilight Guided Tours!!! Loved the pics

    • Jaclyn Shelton
    • December 27th, 2013

    Trying to find the locations from the cliff diving scenes and the large red wood trees that were shown in the New Moon saga. If you know and have photos, please let me know. Thanks.

  10. i wish i could go there i really love edward,jacob and bela..

    • Juliet
    • January 24th, 2014

    Thanks for this. I will follow your lead. I’m planning of going to Portland in Feb.

    • J.S.
    • January 27th, 2014

    The View Point Inn (where the Prom was filmed) has burned down….

  11. Thanks for this blog, I’m taking my daughter to Forks the first week of April for her birthday, and we plan on visiting all these spots. I can’t wait to share all of of photos and our story.

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    • Diane
    • April 5th, 2014

    does anyone know the exact location of the cullen house ?

    • Ryan Littley
    • April 5th, 2014

    The address is on my album here. It’s hidden back up behind a bunch of other houses. A lady we saw walking gave us directions.

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  13. Take me there…!!! :D

  14. Thank you so much. I got to go to Portland/ St Helens this past week, and went to all the locations shown, except for the Cullen house. That one is on the agenda along with Kalama for the High school for next time. I ate at the Carver cafe, it was so cool to think that Bella and Charlie had been right there!!

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    • amir sultan
    • July 9th, 2014

    I WISH!!!!!! to see all places … girls you really enjoyed those places :)

    • Lauren Armstrong
    • September 1st, 2014

    Thank you so much for sharing I can’t wait to one day visit these locations :) and thanks for including addresses! your awesome

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