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Lewis & Clark's Columbia River - "200 Years Later"
"'Twilight' ... the movie"
Includes ... Twilight ... Bridge of the Gods ... Cape Horn ... Kadow's Marina ... Kalama, Washington ... Multnomah Falls ... St. Helens, Oregon ... View Point Inn ... Washougal, Washington ...
Image, 2009, View Point Inn, Oregon, click to enlarge
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"Twilight" Walk of Fame, "Edward Cullan, Bella Swan, Forever", View Point Inn, Oregon. Image taken June 27, 2009.


"Twilight" ... the movie ...
The vampire romance movie Twilight was released in 2008 and was the first film the a saga of five films. The first movie was filmed in many locations throughout southwest Washington and northwest Oregon.

A few of the filming locations are:

  • Bridge of the Gods, Washington to Oregon ...
  • Cape Horn, Washington ...
  • Ecola State Park, Oregon ...
  • Kadow's Marina, Vancouver, Washington ...
  • Kalama, Washington ...
  • Multnomah Falls, Oregon ...
  • Oxbow Regional Park ...
  • Prindle, Washington ...
  • Silver Falls State Park, Oregon ... (non-Columbia River)
  • St. Helens, Oregon ...
  • Vernonia, Oregon ... (non-Columbia River)
  • View Point Inn, Corbett, Oregon ...
  • Washougal, Washington ...


Some Columbia River filming locations ... (alphabetical)


Bridge of the Gods ...
The Bridge of the Gods, connecting Oregon with Washington, is seen in the title sequence.

Image, 2005, Bridge of the Gods, click to enlarge
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Bridge of the Gods, Cascade Locks. From the Oregon side, looking across the Columbia River at the toe of the Table Mountain Landslide. Image taken May 13, 2005.


Cape Horn, Washington ...
In the scene where Edward and Bella are high in the trees, a wide-angle camera pan of the Columbia River shows the view from Cape Horn, Washington. This view can be seen from a pullout on Washington State Highway 14. Cape Horn is located 26 miles east of downtown Vancouver, Washington.

Image, 2006, Columbia River looking upstream from Cape Horn, click to enlarge
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Columbia River looking upstream from Cape Horn, Washington. Skamania Island and Beacon Rock are in the distance. Image taken April 22, 2006.


Ecola State Park, Oregon ...
The surfing beach, located in LaPush, Washington, was filmed at Indian Beach at Ecola State Park, two miles north of Cannon Beach, Oregon.

Image, 2010, Ecola Point looking south, Oregon, click to enlarge
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View of the Oregon coastline, looking south, with Haystack Rock (far right), as seen from Ecola Point, Ecola State Park, Oregon. Indian Beach is north of Ecola Point and not in this view. Image taken July 14, 2010.


Kadow's Marina, Vancouver, Washington ...
Kadow's Marina is located on the Washington side across from Caterpillar Island. The marina is private but can be seen from the Lower River Road, eight miles west of downtown Vancouver, Washington. The houseboats where Charlie's friend Waylon was attacked were shot here.

Image, 2009, Kadow's Marina, click to enlarge
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Kadow's Marina. Image taken July 1, 2009.


Kalama, Washington ...
The outside of the Kalama High School and its parking lot were used as the Forks High School. Inside scenes however were filmed at the Madison High School in Portland.

Image, 2011, Kalama, Washington, click to enlarge
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Kalama, Washington, "a Twilight location", as seen from Interstate 5. Image taken July 6, 2011.
Image, 2016, Kalama, Washington, click to enlarge
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Kalama High School, Kalama, Washington. Image taken March 6, 2016.


Multnomah Falls, Oregon ...
Multnomah Falls is located on the Oregon side of the Columbia River, approximately 30 miles east of Portland. Take Interstate 84 east to the parking lot. In the movie "Twilight", as Bella and Edward are on their way to the vampire ballgame, Multnomah Falls is visible in the background. The baseball field was filmed on private land near Prindle, Washington.

Image 2005, Multnomah Falls, Oregon, Benson Bridge, click to enlarge
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Multnomah Falls, Oregon, Benson Bridge. Image taken March 6, 2005.

"... we passed several beautifull cascades which fell from a great hight over the stupendious rocks which cloles the river on both sides nearly ... the most remarkable of these casscades falls about 300 feet perpendicularly over a solid rock into a narrow bottom of the river on the south side. it is a large creek, situated about 5 miles above our encampment of the last evening. several small streams fall from a much greater hight, and in their decent become a perfect mist which collecting on the rocks below again become visible and decend a second time in the same manner before they reach the base of the rocks. ..." [Lewis, April 9, 1806]


Oxbow Regional Park, Portland, Oregon ...
Oxbow Park was the location where Bella revealed that she knew Edward was a vampire.


Prindle, Washington ...
The baseball field scene was filmed on private land near Prindle, Washington. Multnomah Falls, Oregon can be seen in the distance.


St. Helens, Oregon ...
The house that Bella and her father moved into was located in St. Helens, Oregon and the "Olde Towne" district in St. Helens stood in for Port Angeles, plus a few other scenes used St. Helens' buildings were used. The "Thunderbird & Whale" bookstore in the movie is really an attorney's office in real life and the "Bloated Toad" restaurant is a private residence.

Image, 2004, View from public dock, St. Helens, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Sunset, marina at St. Helens, Oregon. View looking downstream from St. Helens Courthouse Docks. Image taken November 8, 2005.
Image, 2007, St. Helens, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Columbia County Courthouse, St. Helens, Oregon. Image taken February 17, 2007.


Vernonia, Oregon ...
Vernonia, Oregon, located _____ miles south of the Columbia River, was transformed into Forks, Washington, for filming many scenes. The opening hunting shots and some of the tree climbing scenes were shot here.


View Point Inn, Corbett, Oregon ...
The View Point Inn was the location of the Bella and Edward's high-school prom in the 2008 vampire hit "Twilight".

Image, 2009, View Point Inn, Oregon, click to enlarge
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View Point Inn, view from Chanticleer Point (Portland Women's Forum). Image taken June 28, 2009.
Image, 2009, View Point Inn, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Sign, View Point Inn, Oregon. Image taken June 27, 2009.
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View from the View Point Inn, Oregon. Image taken June 27, 2009.


Washougal, Washington ...
(info to come)


From the Journals of Lewis and Clark ...

Clark, ...
 




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*River Miles [RM] are approximate, in statute miles, and were determined from USGS topo maps, obtained from NOAA nautical charts, or obtained from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website, 2003

Sources:    Various sites via the Internet, 2009, 2011, 2012; 2016; including The Worldwide Guide to Movie Locations website, 2012, and the View Point Inn website, 2009.

All Lewis and Clark quotations from Gary Moulton editions of the Lewis and Clark Journals, University of Nebraska Press, all attempts have been made to type the quotations exactly as in the Moulton editions, however typing errors introduced by this web author cannot be ruled out; location interpretation from variety of sources, including this website author.
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