The Old Church, Portland

The Old Church, Portland

Built in 1883, The Old Church is one of the oldest and most beautiful church buildings in the Pacific Northwest. The Carpenter Gothic style creates an atmosphere of restrained humility and the modest strength of faith. All the details of the building are carefully thought out and perfectly fit each other: archways, buttresses, and ornate window traceries blend happily with chimneys, spires and other touches. The porte-cochere (carriage porch) at the entrance from the Clay Street side was recently rebuilt, and the "wedding ring" was laid on the bell tower. The Old Church, a hospitable and weather-hewn wood edifice, offers a place of solace and quiet thought. For all those who pass by, it is truly a visual delight.

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The Old Church on Map

Sight Name: The Old Church
Sight Location: Portland, USA (See walking tours in Portland)
Sight Type: Religious
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Walking Tours in Portland, Oregon

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Create Your Own Walk in Portland

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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.3 Km or 0.8 Miles
Portland Food Tour

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Travel Distance: 1.8 Km or 1.1 Miles
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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 Km or 2.1 Miles
Top Religious Buildings

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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.2 Km or 0.7 Miles