The Old Church Concert Hall is a nonprofit, non-religious, performance and events venue in downtown Portland’s West End cultural district. Our mission as a nonprofit is to preserve and celebrate The Old Church as a historic and vital architectural structure, and to create, cultivate and share programs that reflect and enhance artistic and cultural life in our community.
We’ve got some of the best acoustics anywhere, we’re a historic landmark, and we’re charming and friendly. The Old Church is also wheelchair accessible and air conditioned.
We Can Listen
Together We Make a Village
Responding to Homelessness in Our City, by Design
“We Can Listen” is a monthly cultural intersection of storytelling, documentary, music, and personal expression where all voices have the right to be heard.
Tuesday, May 9 at 7pm – Everyone Is Welcome
Seating Limited, Reserve Here – Donations Suggested
Door 6:30pm – All Ages Show – Bar with ID
We thank our special event supporter KBOO
Grammy-nominated local recording artist and theatrical performer Julianne Johnson will moderate “We Can Listen: Together We Make a Village.” The conversation will focus on recent efforts to address homelessness in Portland through a design process that brought together a range of stakeholders, including architects, activists, city agencies, and houseless individuals. We will offer our stage to members of Portland’s homeless community, along with representatives from the Center for Public Interest Design and the POD Initiative as they discuss The Kenton Women’s Village, in NE Portland, as a model for supporting community making and strong social infrastructure among villages of houseless individuals.