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The Most Popular Movies Set in Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon, is the biggest city in the entire state, but it somehow retains that cozy feel, making it one of the most interesting places for movies and stories.

The area’s beautiful mountains and gorgeous rivers add a lot to the setting, making it a fantastic place to shoot a movie.

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The Tualatin Mountains (also known as the West Hills or Southwest Hills of Portland) are a range on the western border of Multnomah County, Oregon.

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The Willamette River, which flows north through the city center and separates the city's east and west neighborhoods. Less than 10 miles (16 km) from downtown, the Willamette River flows into the Columbia River.

Here’s a list of the most popular movies set in Portland, Oregon.

Movies Set in Portland, Oregon

John Tucker Must Die
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Jesse Metcalfe, Brittany Snow, Sophia Bush (Actors)

John Tucker Must Die

This movie starts with three teenagers coming together to break the heart of their ex—who cheated on all three of them with each other. It’s a fun American romantic comedy with a tame PG-13 rating.

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  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Charlize Theron, Stuart Townsend, Courtney Love (Actors)


As a complex R-rated movie with quite a bit of action and drama, Trapped features famous celebrities Kevin Bacon and Charlize Theron. The movie features multiple kidnappings and plots, with plans forming and falling apart in various different locations over the course of just 24 hours.

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The Hunted
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Tommy Lee Jones, Benicio Del Toro, Connie Nielsen (Actors)

The Hunted

The Hunted is an intense R-rated action movie where a former Delta Force member runs from his mentor and the FBI. The movie features a lot of fight scenes and tense moments, with edge-of-your-seat action all the way to the end.

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I, Tonya
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan, Julianne Nicholson (Actors)

I, Tonya

This movie follows Tonya Harding, the famous Olympic-level skater who may have participated in the attack on opposing skater Nancy Kerrigan. The R-rated drama uses interviews with Harding and her ex-husband to drive the story.

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Ramona and Beezus
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Joey King, Selena Gomez, John Corbett (Actors)

Ramona and Beezus

Ramona and Beezus is a good family film that falls into the adventure and comedy genres. The movie follows a family that’s falling apart, and the two daughters face problem after problem as they just want to be themselves. However, life finds a way, and the movie culminates with a happy ending.

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It’s easy to see why so many movies love this city, as Portland has a lot that makes it special. These are just the most popular movies sent in Portland, Oregon; there are numerous other movies that take place in this amazing city.

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