The Historic Old Church

Come on in to The Historic Old Church! We are a public events and performance venue located in downtown Portland’s cultural West End district. This historic jewel is a remarkable community space, home to concerts, lectures, ceremonies and receptions. In fact, we host a free noon sack lunch recital every Wednesday! Read below for our latest updates, click on Calendar to check out what’s happening here, and sign up for our e-newsletter so you don’t miss our great events!

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Book Launch Party “The Legacy of the Olmstead Brothers in Portland” with William Hawkins III – Sunday, November 16 at 4:00pm


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Please join us as we celebrate the release of William Hawkins III’s latest book on the development of our local park system.  Reading, followed by signing and reception.

Sunday November 16th, 2014 at The Old Church

4pm to 5:30pm  FREE

“If ever you’ve wondered how this urban jewel evolved in its favored place between the ocean and the Cascades, “The Legacy of the Olmsted Brothers in Portland,” a handsome, 200-page softcover, is intended for you. With an abundance of color photos and historic maps, the book traces the development of Portland’s system of parks and parkways from the establishment in 1871 of what was then called City Park — now Washington Park.

“The Legacy of the Olmstead Brothers in Portland” is a book for people who love Portland. Specifically, for the people who love Portland’s flowerbeds, trees, meadows, soccer fields, parkways and graceful gazebos.”  Mike Francis, Oregonian


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