Movie crews still come to Inner Southeast for picturesque locales; this time it was Netflix' crews

DAVID F. ASHTON - These crewmembers carefully roll a cart, loaded with RED high-definition cameras, up to the filming location. In January, a local casting company held an "open call" for actors who looked to be of high school age for the second season of "American Vandal", a Netflix-released, true-crime parody.

The production company, a partnership of "3 Arts Entertainment", "Funny or Die", and CBS Television Studios, let it be known that that this show – one of 80 Netflix original shows coming out in 2018 – would be shot in Portland.

And so it was that on the morning of March 3, Sellwood neighbors awoke to find to find a half dozen production vehicles, some labeled "CBS Television Studios", parked up and down both S.E. Lambert and Bidwell Streets, on the west side of 13th Avenue.

Grip crewmembers pointed out that the day's shoot would be in and around the Sellwood Market convenience store, diagonally across the street from the Sellwood Branch Library.

As some of the production crew gathered in the parking lot in front of the store, workers with the audio recording cart rolled up, soon followed by a camera "crab dolly". Finally, a crew from a truck labeled "Weirdo Productions" rolled in a cart loaded with tripods and two RED high-definition cameras.

Soon, the crew and actors moved into the store, and began the day of shooting, away from the public eye.

"American Vandal" co-creators Tony Yacenda and Dan Perrault haven't revealed the storyline of their second season, but did confirm to reporters that their new tale takes place far from the original location – and, as it turns out, will be shot in the greater Portland area.

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