Twilight Tourists Hit Portland

According to the TDN, a large number of people have been visiting Kalama HS. Kalama is where the infamous parking lot crash was shot. Kalama’s gym was also the site of the volleyball game, and their weight room was turned into Bella’s hospital room.

“It’s just a daily thing now since the DVD came out,” said Kalama School Superintendent Jim Sutton. “About 15 to 20 people visited the parking lot each day last week while students were on spring break. Generally, they come in groups. They take turns staging themselves in the same spot as the actors in the film. They’re definitely some serious fans.”


  1. Four of us were there the weekend before the movie came out on theaters November 14 and it was just exciting to be there. The principal told us about the whole experience and was very nice to us which we were a bit worried of getting in trouble 🙂

    Lovely place!!!

  2. Went out to all the sites right when they were filming actually. Great experience. Although we did it so that it was the days following when they were there and not actually during the filming. We weren’t TwiMoms or members of this site so we figured we had no chance…*shrugs* We had hopes but of course didn’t work TOO hard to get to an actual filming.

    and I’d just like to poke at the title and say it’s wrong. Cause…Kalama High is in Kalama xD not Portland. Near to Portland I suppose. It’s over half an hours drive that’s for sure.

  3. Kalama is in Washington. They used some Portland high schools for interior I believe.

  4. bretmarie says

    Just wanted to clarify the pronunciation of “Kalama.” Catherine Hardwick and Robert Pattinson pronounce it with the emphasis on the first syllable “Kal” when actually it is pronounced with the emphasis on the second syllable of “lam.” KaLAMa is correct – not KALama. 🙂

  5. ha ha ha! I was just there last week! That’ too funny! I went to alot of the filming locations as well as Forks itself. If you ever go, go to the high school admin. office and get yourself a real Spartans T shirt for 10 bucks!!!

  6. AlbertaJenn says

    Cool. Just so long as they don’t interfere with the regular business of Education, it’s a great boost for the area.

  7. That’s right, Kalama is in Washington. But they did also use Madison High School in Portland for some other scenes, like the biology class, and the lunch scenes as well, I think.

  8. I wish I were lucky enough to go there too.

  9. McKenzie DeWitt says

    Bret Marie

    You are right on the CORRECT pronounciation of the towns name but we call it Kalama, just as it sounds. I am a former student of the school and i absolutely loved it.

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