Sacred Spaces – Northwest Portland

Distinctive Period Revival Style Worship Spaces

In the late 19th century Northwest Portland was the most prestigious neighborhood in the city. Today, numerous well-preserved historic residences and apartment buildings contribute to the distinctive character of the community.

Situated in close proximity in this high-density area are several worship spaces built during the Portland boom years of 1890 to 1930. Each of these buildings displays a distinctive period revival style from that era.

We’ll view four of these sacred spaces and learn about the history and architecture of each: Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, St Mary’s Roman Catholic Cathedral, the former First Christian Science Church and Temple Beth-Israel Synagogue. On this tour we plan to view the interiors of some of these worship spaces.


Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
147 NW 19th Ave
Portland, OR 97209


Approx. 2 1/2 hours


$15.  Cash or check accepted at the start of the tour, or you may pay online.


Easy – covers six city blocks.


Parking may be available in the Trinity Episcopal parking lot on 19th Ave just across the street from Trinity, and that is where the tour will start.

The tour is limited to 15 participants to insure a high quality experience for all.

Dress for the weather, although during much of the tour we will be inside.

Tour Location
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