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First Presbyterian Church

1200 SW Alder St, Portland, OR 97205-2298
+1 503-228-7331
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Cool Old Church

I liked this old church. The church building is nice and there are really nice gardens on one... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2016
LostALot22
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Lombard, Illinois
Gorgeous Neo-Gothic in the Northwest!

As the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA) begins to gather at the Oregon Convention... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2016
Eugene F
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Portland, Oregon
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27 Sep 2016
“Cool Old Church”
14 Jun 2016
“Gorgeous Neo-Gothic in the Northwest!”
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1200 SW Alder St, Portland, OR 97205-2298
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+1 503-228-7331
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Reviewed 28 September 2016

I liked this old church. The church building is nice and there are really nice gardens on one side. It is mainly brick and it makes me wonder how long it took to build. It's a nice quick stop.

Thank LostALot22
Reviewed 15 June 2016

As the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA) begins to gather at the Oregon Convention Center, interest in visiting this amazing church to see its stained glass and decorative woodwork is peaking. It was the General Assembly back in the 1890's that caused the...More

1  Thank Eugene F
Reviewed 10 December 2015

This is the MOST beautiful church and it has so much history with the city of Portland. The organ is phenomenal and wonderful! It is SUCH a beautiful church that it is a must see on any tour of Portland. Insist on hearing the organ,...More

Thank teri1352
Reviewed 12 June 2015

Build when timber was king, All wood in sanctuary and an amazing stained glass window. Just takes a moment to pop in and look.

2  Thank Dietitianwest
Reviewed 29 January 2015

Read up on how this church was built before visiting, and you will have even more of an appreciation when you arrive. Ask for the organist to do a demonstration, it is phenomenal. The folks at this church could not have been more helpful to...More

Thank Brenda S
Reviewed 14 November 2014

Between the extensive, lovely gardens out front of this 160 year old historic church and the extensive woodwork throughout the pews, railings to include floor to ceiling- you can't help but be amazed at how good the acoustics are for the fine musicians to sing...More

Thank Bobby T F
Reviewed 18 March 2014

The cherrywood pews, railings and other woodwork make this church a real masterpiece among Portland churches. The acoustics are good, the musicians are good, and it is a beautiful place to worship.

2  Thank Kalamariverrat
Reviewed 20 February 2014

I was visiting a friend who attends First Presbyterian. She invited me to church with her on Sunday and it was a real treat. The woodwork inside is gorgeous-- a dramatic display of Oregon's industry and resource at work. The acoustics were fantastic and the...More

1  Thank Braceless45
Reviewed 23 October 2013

First Presbyterian Church of Portland's interior was built from Oregon's greatest gift: lumber. A handcrafted piece of carpenter's art, this historic building has been the center for ministry to Portland, Oregon and out into the world. It is a beautiful site for a wedding, but...More

1  Thank Maconthemove
Reviewed 24 January 2013

Worth the walk to look at this beautiful building. It was closed when I went there, and I will make it a point to try to take a tour the next time I am in town.

Thank Christina K
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