On Day 2 of this challenge I showed the house used in the first Twilight movie for Edward & his family. Today I show you Bella’s home.
The home is located in St. Helens, a small town outside of Portland. Many buildings in the historic downtown area were used in the movie, as well.
CHARLIE & BELLA SWAN’S HOME
184 S 6th Street in St. Helens
This is it. Bella’s house. The movie has scenes filmed both inside & outside of the house.
It is such a cute house. Very homey feeling.
It is someone’s home in real life, so I stayed in the street and quickly snapped a couple pics.
HISTORIC DOWNTOWN ST. HELENS
This little part of town is quite charming. The shops are cute & the people were friendly. In 1984 it was added to the National Register of Historic Places. A couple decades later it was used for filming many scenes in Twilight.
The historic district sits along the Columbia River.
Columbia County Courthouse
built in 1906
I’m guessing the director chose the location at Cuts+ for prom dress shopping due to the view out the shop window: a small park & fabulous city building (minus the bats, ghosts & Halloween wreaths, of course.)
MORE THAN TWILIGHT
Even if you’re not a Twilight fan, this area of St. Helens is worth a visit. I went in October and the town had gone all out with Halloween decorations.
Down the Trodden Path
For those of us interested in Lewis & Clark there is a neat path dedicated to their journey along the Columbia River. It is located in the plaza in front of the Courthouse. The black granite tiles are journal entries & snippets of information about the Corp of Discovery on their way towards the ocean in 1805. They returned east in 1806 after overwintering at Fort Clatsop. The return information is on the green tiles.
I’m not a Twilight uber fan. I couldn’t tell you every movie detail. However, the book series intrigued me and it’s fun to have a little bit of Hollywood in Oregon.
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