'Grimm' actress sticking around in Portland

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by Collette Wieland

NWCN.com

Posted on November 16, 2012 at 11:00 PM

Updated Saturday, Nov 17 at 12:42 AM

PORTLAND - Even without her Hexenbiest powers, "Grimm’s" character Adalind Schade is still finding a way to wreak havoc in the lives of everyone around her.

She comes back to Portland, ready to avenge her mother’s death. But there is a softer side to the actress who plays the sexy vixen.

Claire Coffee is more reserved and lot a nicer than the character she portrays on TV. But playing Adalind has been the highlight of her career.

“It’s so much fun to play someone so confident and so sexy and so comfortable using all of that,” Coffee said.

The actress was recently named a regular on "Grimm." It came as a surprise to her, because she thought the writers were going to kill her off.

“I knew I was coming out for a couple more episodes, and I just assumed this would be my great send-off, my death march in fantastic "Grimm" style.”

But she’s sticking around, at least for awhile. And now that she’s spending more time in Portland, Coffee says she is exploring more of the Rose City’s growing food scene.

“Every week, it feels like there’s a new restaurant popping up,” she said. “Or some new cured meat station that I need to hit – so I’m in heaven.”

And the actress would love to hear where you like to dine. Coffee says send her your suggestions on Twitter. She loves cheese, meat and of course, chocolate.

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