Portland hosting The Amazing Race 13’s final leg, which ends today

Production on The Amazing Race 13 will likely conclude today as the teams race across the finish line in Portland, Oregon.

The show has been filming there this week. Willamette Week reports that “local mens panties proprietor, Steven Lien, of UnderU4men … was pushed out of his normal parking garage to make way for the camera crew on Monday morning.” In addition, “the show looks like it’s staging right behind Broadway’s Benson Hotel.” Confirming that, members of the production “came in to his shop looking for fresh underpants.”

The paper even posted a Google map that shows the finish line, but reports that “cops have the access road all blocked off.” Also thwarting fans attempts to learn more are alleged decoy teams racing around the city. The Oregonian confirmed the production’s presence through multiple sources, and offers some additional information.

Fan forums have been gathering details about this season, and Reality Fan Forum has a detailed route and map based on that speculation, if you want to know the destinations before the show airs this fall. If that’s correct, the whole race lasted just over three weeks.

UPDATED with Super Spoiler: We know where Amazing Race 13 is ending in Portland! [Willamette Week]
Amazing Race, How Sweet the Sound (in Portland) [The Oregonian]
The Amazing Race 13 *Spoilers Only!* [Reality Fan Forum]

Survivor San Juan Del Sur's dark cloud is lifted

John Rocker

In its third episode, Survivor San Juan Del Sur improved significantly as John Rocker faced off against an Amazing Race villain. But the Exile Island reward challenge remains a drag on the series.


Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.

Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

about the writer

Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.