Portland Oregon Temple & Visitors' Center

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Portland Oregon Temple & Visitors' Center

Portland Oregon Temple & Visitors' Center
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Visit the beautiful temple grounds, gardens and Visitors' Center located on 10 acres near the intersection of I-5 and Hwy 217. Open daily from 9am to 9pm. The Center offers exhibits and information about faith, temples, the importance of families, and other religious values of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Children, accompanied by adults, are also welcome and can enjoy interactive displays and activities about the temple grounds and Center.
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Ardyth G
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Aug 2019
I went to the visitor's center with my son, his friend, and their eight children. It was a hot day and the kids were wild and restless. When we entered the visitor's center there was a large statue of Christ in the entryway. The children immediately became quiet and attentive.

We were invited into a theater room and given a selection of videos to watch. The children chose one about airplanes. After seeing that one, they also watched a movie about a family in Japan who entertained people by performing. After the movies, my oldest grandson saw a piano and asked if he could play. He was given permission and played a few songs. (His family doesn't have a piano.) The kids were then able to interact with several displays.

We enjoyed our time in the cool and reverent atmosphere. The hosts were very welcoming. When we left, the children were not as wild as when we entered. We then walked around the temple grounds. The landscaping was beautiful. It was a lovely experience.
Written July 13, 2020
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Sydney S
1 contribution
Oct 2019
The Visitor's Center is always so peaceful and reverent. They have great interactive displays and videos that will keep even young children entertained. The sisters there are so genuine and kind. I always leave feeling uplifted and edified. My favorite part is the Christus statue and narration, which increases the love I feel for Jesus Christ. There is definitely a special feeling there that can only be experienced on temple grounds. It's an experience you definitely don't want to miss!
Written July 1, 2020
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Woolsey
Ocean Park, WA2 contributions
Nov 2019 • Friends
This temple is very beautiful and humbling. It is LITERALLY the house of the Lord where we can feel His presence and love. The experiences I’ve had there are very precious to me, no Worldly thing can compare to the happiness I’ve received from the temple and sacred promises made with our Heavenly Father.
Written July 12, 2020
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Trisha L
1 contribution
Nov 2019
Whether a member or not this is a must see for all Gods children. A visit just to the grounds alone will have you feeling the Holy Spirit deep in your heart. The visitors Center has a beautiful, larger than life statue of our Savior that is magical and inspiring to all that visit. It is just off I-5 and a visit you will not soon forget!
Written July 1, 2020
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J Stewart
1 contribution
Sep 2019
The temple grounds are beautiful and peaceful, a refuge in the hustle and bustle of Portland. While entrance to the temple itself is generally reserved for faithful members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and invited guests, the Visitors' Center is open to the public. The Visitors' Center is a great place for children and adults to explore and have a hands-on experience as they learn. My daughter really enjoyed talking with the sister missionaries and playing a game with them. There were activities for her to do and interactive learning stations. She was excited to be there and looks forward to going back. Missionaries who serve there are welcoming, friendly, and full of information about the temple, the church, and Jesus Christ. There are also special events that take place during the holidays as well as at other times of the year. You can feel free to ask questions or be left to browse on your own. There is never any pressure from the missionaries.
Written August 9, 2020
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CarDin S
1 contribution
Dec 2019
This is one of the places that I go to seek for peace and harmony. It is a nice place to visit that is open to the public and you will not regret coming. The grounds around that temple are amazing. There is a fountain, lots of flowers, and a reflective pool. What makes it so neat for me is that even though it is right next to I-5 it is surrounded by trees so the highway does not seem so loud. I often come here with my family to feel the peace of Jesus Christ.
Written July 28, 2020
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Grant S
1 contribution
Feb 2020
My family always loves to come walk around the beautiful rose garden and go inside the visitors center. The people we have interacted with there are always very welcoming and kind. The missionaries do a great job of explaining their beliefs. There is always such a calm, sweet spirit here. It is open to everyone, you do not have to be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints to enjoy the temple grounds.
Written July 13, 2020
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Samuel B
1 contribution
Dec 2019 • Family
Although the full temple experience is only a available to those with a temple recommend, the visitors center and temple grounds are welcome to all. It is such a spiritual experience to walk around and take in the beauty of the temple. The visitors center is a great place to learn about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. With missionary’s around to answer any questions you may have.
Written August 13, 2020
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Sariah M
Portland, OR1 contribution
Jul 2020
I love coming here. Me and my now husband went there as part of a date, and it’s right next to the temple where we got engaged and married! It’s a great place to just ponder, to ask questions, and to learn. And during Christmas season there’s usually a lot of beautiful performances!
Written July 12, 2020
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James G
Sherwood, OR1 contribution
Feb 2020
Even if you are already familiar with LDS Temples in general, this is one to see. These grounds might be the most beautiful I've ever been to. Nestles among the trees, the bright gray and white spires provide a stark contrast to the deep greens of the surrounding evergreen woodlands. The effect is otherworldly. The grounds are quiet and peaceful despite being adjacent to the I-5 freeway. There is a small visitors center on the grounds for anyone curious about the purpose of the Temple or the beliefs of the Church. The staff is friendly and helpful and there are a few activities for children. Be mindful that because of the small size of the visitors center, it can sometimes get crowded depending on the time of visit.
Written October 19, 2020
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