First Presbyterian Church
First Presbyterian Church
4.5
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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RSNN
Portland, OR5,895 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Solo
The First Presbyterian church located in Downtown Portland is an Awesome Gothic church from 1890. It is located between 12th and 13th Avenues, and Alder and Morrison streets. The entire city block is taken up by the church, its lovely garden, and a parking garage. It was build between 1886 and 1890 in a High Victorian Gothic style. Has a 185-foot-tall spire. The First Presbyterian Church has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1974.

The stained glass windows were made by Portland’s Povey Brothers Art Glass Works. There are many of these found all around the church. There is a distinctive large Rose Window on the church. For some reason made me think of the round window on Doctor Strange’s Sanctum Sanctorum. But much more elaborate and fascinating to gaze upon.

The church bell was cast from bronze taken from civil war cannons. The bell is rung twice a day. Before the bell was installed in this church it had be rung when the civil war ended and when Abraham Lincoln died.

There is a pipe organ inside the church. But it is not as old as the church is. It only dates back to 2000 AD. Just a year shy of A Space Odyssey. So HAL 9000 is not the phantom in this place of worship.
Written 22 July 2018
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TracieB5
Portland, OR41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017
Amazing architecture inside and out. Parking next door. The woodwork is beautiful. Christmas time is the best time to see it in it's full glory. One of the oldest Churches in Portland. Many great restaurants nearby.
Written 9 August 2017
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LostInTime
Pittsburgh, PA20,231 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2016 • Business
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.
Written 27 September 2016
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Eugene F
Portland, OR285 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Couples
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 church to add the ornate balcony that graces the sanctuary. The acoustics are amazing. There is a place under the eastern part of the balcony where your whisper can be heard on the opposite side. But it's the organ that people come to hear...an the musicians that schedule Sunday afternoons to perform for the public. Many years ago, the church bought the lot next to it, that looks like a park on the surface. Underneath are multiple parking levels, the highest of which opens into the community room in the basement of the church. This parking lot assures visitors a place for their cars when the visit the church...Make sure to get your parking validation. Church volunteers are always happy to show off the building after the 10:30 service on Sundays.
Written 14 June 2016
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teri1352
Portland, OR323 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015 • Family
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, however, as well!!!
Written 9 December 2015
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Dietitianwest
Portland, OR145 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2014 • Couples
Build when timber was king, All wood in sanctuary and an amazing stained glass window. Just takes a moment to pop in and look.
Written 11 June 2015
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Brenda S
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2014 • Family
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 me, as I was visiting with a high school choir. They literally helped me build my itinerary with the downtown churches and organs. I cannot say enough about their beautiful historic building and their staff!
Written 28 January 2015
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Bobby T F
Beaverton, Oregon, United States1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2014 • Family
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 within. A grand place to worship to hear the spiritual words from the pastors, their choir, and a warm, inviting place to worship in. They even have a children's ministry with a great Sunday school program as well.
Written 13 November 2014
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Warren G W
Rainier, OR1,577 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2013 • Couples
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.
Written 17 March 2014
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Braceless45
Santa Barbara, CA93 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2014 • Friends
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 place warm and inviting. Check it out if you stumble upon it.
Written 20 February 2014
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