About Us

Wedding Venue in Portland

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First Presbyterian Church (FPC) is a unique treasure nestled in the heart of the city. With its Victorian Gothic inspired architecture, it is the perfect location for a large or intimate affair. Built in 1890, it is one of the oldest and largest churches in Portland. The hammer-beam trusses, original hand carved pews, Povey stained glass windows, and magnificent Jaeckel pipe organ provide the perfect setting for a romantic and unforgettable wedding ceremony.

Our Story


Est. 1854

First Presbyterian Church was founded in 1854, three years after Portland was incorporated as a city. 


Since that time, First Presbyterian has sought to give God glory through engaging worship and glorious music, offering a community of faith to families and individuals.  Located in the heart of the city, First Pres has reached out to the needs of surrounding neighborhoods and beyond.  Through its camp and conference center in the Columbia Gorge, Menucha, the church provides hospitality to a wide range of groups and events.  The church is a lively community of faith of about 500 members, with many young families and children joining with longtime members seeking to love God and neighbor in the heart of the city.