The Grimm and his merry band seem to be very successful at capturing evil Wesen in Portland’s Forest Park. For those of you that watch the TV series, almost all of the outside sequences are filmed there.
Besides being a Wesen haunt, the Park is the premier urban forest in the nation, covering over seven square-miles of semi-natural forest.
On a nice sunny day in early February, I decided to go Wesen hunting myself on the Maple, Chestnut and Wildwood Trails.
The trails meandered in and out of foggy canyons through ferns, leafless red alders, maples, a few cedars and Douglas firs.
Sad to say though, no Wesens (and few humans) were seen. A few songbirds were about the only living critters spotted on the muddy trails during the nine-mile hike.
Forest Park is another fine attribute of living in Portland, and very accessible too.