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Ghost Whisperer (tv program)

The gray mood of Portland, Ore.: Like a character on 'Grimm'

PORTLAND, Ore. — On the set of "Grimm," cast and crew can feel the waves of rain pelting the small building housing a few makeshift sets in an industrial neighborhood here. They'll have to shoot outdoors later that night, and that gray-everyday atmosphere is very much a part of what defines the show. "I love exterior stuff in the woods. I really do. It's the most temperamental and physically uncomfortable, but it kind of does the scene for you," says David Giuntoli, who plays Det. Nick Burkhardt, a descendant of the Grimm line of protectors who are fighting an unseen (by regular humans) battle against animalistic creatures called Wesen who mean to do...