Friday, March 22, 2024

"Little Wing" movie filming locations in Portland

Little Wing (2024, PG-13)

Pigeon Heist Alert!  Recently filmed in Portland, this Paramount+ film follows a 13-year-old girl who is dragged into the world of pigeon racing as she deals with her parents' divorce and the impending loss of her home.

The film is set in Portland, with scenes in Downtown, SE and out in Oregon City at Willamette Falls. I've compiled some of the recognizable filming locations.

  • Estacada Middle School - "St. Francis Middle School"
Estacada sites have been used for a number of projects, including Leverage Season 4, Grimm and The Librarians.

Estacada Middle School
  • Family House
Kaitlyn's house on "Little Wing"-Paramount+

Director Dean Israelite and star Brian Cox in front of the house "Little Wing"-Paramount+

Photos from filming in NorthPortland (NoPo) near Unthank Park.

  • Steel Bridge - The kids bike across in the middle of the night, as they do.

  • Hawthorne Bridge 

WWeek summarizes the bridge scenes: "Israelite has genuine fun above the Willamette, capturing ‘80s kids-on-bikes adventure energy when Adam and Kaitlyn tear westward over the Steel Bridge.. after dark (later, a stand-off with Russian pigeon collectors on the Hawthorne Bridge is modeled on a spy exchange, all while perturbed cyclists barely avoid hitting them)."

The Hawthorne was closed for filming in April. Covered here: Hawthorne Bridge to close lanes for filming of Brian Cox-led, Portland-set 'Little Wing'  and by OregonLive.

  • Downtown Portland Director's Park

Scene from "Little Wing" on Paramount+

  • SE Portland Warehouse District

Looks like this scene was filmed on SE 2nd Ave. You can see the Market Supply Company sign in the background, located on SE Taylor St.

Scene from "Little Wing" Paramount+

  • "First Unitarian Church on Taylor" - the bell tower is referenced

First Unitarian Church photo: Wikipedia

The First Unitarian Church of Portland, located in downtown Portland, Oregon, listed on the National Register of Historic Places: S.W. 12th Avenue at Salmon Street.

First Unitarian Church Portland on google maps

  • VFW/American Legion Hall at Oregon City - THREE RIVERS POST 1324
This distinctive building with the rounded roof is the location for the pigeon race sign-in.

VFW Three Rivers Post 1324 

  • Willamette Falls - is featured in the background of the VFW parking lot, where they sign in to the pigeon race
Willamette Falls photo: wikipedia

The race itself takes them out into the scenic Willamette Valley countryside.

Well it got 1.5 stars on, but it's still a fun ride through Portland!

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