First Congregational Church

First Congregational Church

First Congregational Church
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9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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Globebugs
Australia3,118 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2012 • Couples
We noticed a tall tower with an ornate facade on the skyline while walking around Portland. Heading in that direction,we ended outside a beautiful church with a distinctive bell tower – luckily the church was open to visitors. It is also across the road from the Portland Art Museum and the South Park blocks (a small green area with sculptures and seats).

At the time we didn’t have any information on the church but later read that it is Venetian Gothic architecture, built 120 years ago, has a 175-foot bell tower and registered nationally as an historic building.

We didn’t see any signs indicating which access door to use and were helped by a young lad who had been visiting himself (door on the right facing the church). Once inside, walk up a few sets of stairs and a door on the right leads into the top tier of the church sanctuary.

Mostly visiting churches with the cruciform shape it was refreshing to see the semicircular layout where everyone would be part of the congregation. Near the balcony railing the view looking back to the stained glass windows is absolutely stunning. Don’t lean too far back though as it is quite a drop to the main sanctuary!

Made locally in Portland, all the pictorial and round stained glass windows are ‘works of art'. Accented with light, the coloured glass gives an ethereal and moody quality to the interior. Rows of dark wooden pews, somber paintwork and imposing organ complete the picture. So, whether you are here to worship or visit as we did you will be inspired by the architecture and feel surrounded by the peaceful serenity of this church.

Enjoy your visit!
Written August 13, 2012
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minimize940314
Los Angeles, CA3,528 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Good looking church. This is close to the art museum in Portland. I typically liked the exterior as it well harmonized with some of the tree branches.
Written August 30, 2023
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kgilbert78
Columbus, OH2,711 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
We were visiting the Oregon Historical Museum and saw this church across the street. The architecture was amazing and were the stained glass. A short visit is recommended.
Written November 5, 2022
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Avik C
Cupertino, CA1,609 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Family
Great place to host a classical venue because their sound system is awesome; the sound guy was very helpful to the artists and consistently worked to their needs. The church is spacious and seating is nice enough to have a good view of the stage from anywhere.

Written October 28, 2018
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Linda D
Portland, ME2,534 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
What a gorgeous church open to all. It is next to the historical society museum and across the street from the art museum.
Written May 7, 2018
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