Portland, OR. Grimm cast members joined Governor Kate Brown to plant a small grove of trees in North Portland’s Pier Park, creating a lasting tribute to the work and the legacy of the long running show. Stars Sasha Roiz and David Guintoli helped with the planting on April 14th. Tim Williams, executive director of the Oregon Governor’s Office of Film & Television, says that “Grimm” provided about 300 jobs year-to-year, and directly spent nearly $300 million in Oregon. Additionally, the cast started the Grimmster Endowment Fund for children and families at Doernbecher Children’s hospital, which has raised more than $1.5M over the past three years. The commemorative grove of trees is a joint partnership between the City of Portland, Friends of Trees, Friends of Pier Park, Comcast/NBC and the Governor’s Office of Film & Television.
About Friends of Trees
Friends of Trees empowers people to improve the natural world around them through a simple
solution: Planting Trees. Together. Friends of Trees was founded in 1989 by a community
member who loved trees and started planting them in Portland neighborhoods. Today, Friends
of Trees is a nationally recognized, regional leader in improving the urban tree canopy and
restoring sensitive natural areas—through programs delivered by thousands of volunteers.
Friends of Trees greens our region while growing community. Working with thousands of
volunteers Friends of Trees has planted more than 600,000 trees and native plants in 120+
neighborhoods in six counties across two states since its founding.
About Friends of Pier Park
Friends of Pier Park is dedicated to the protection and enhancement of Pier Park, an 88 acre
park in North Portland. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit group, we advocate for this beautiful natural
park, its multiple play features, and diverse park users. We collaborate with our community to
organize volunteer work parties, remove invasive plants and graffiti, plant native trees, improve
trails and features, and ensure the park is safe and accessible for everyone. Friends of Pier
Park is proud to partner with our community including the Grimm television series crew.