The Historic Old Church is a wonderful performance venue in Portland's West End. Inexpensive music shows abound, ranging from classical to folk, world music to rock. More recently, the Old Church has added events such as a recurring Vinyasa yoga class offered to the community for just $8 -- and $5 for the first two classes.
Most music shows are very affordable -- with many of them priced at $10 or less -- and the venue is small and intimate, affording a great view and acoustics. The church, which is now a nondenominational nonproft historic site, was built in 1882.
Free Sack Lunches at the Old Church
If you enjoy a flexible schedule and can escape for a bit midday on Wednesdays, the "Sack Lunch" series runs every Wednesday from noon to 12:45 or 1 p.m. Below are the upcoming performances for March 2014, which serve as a good sample of a typical month. Be sure to check the Old Church Sack Lunch listings for regular updates, or just pack a lunch and plan to stop by -- chances are, you'll see something great!
Wednesday, March 5th, 2014: Patricia Gayley, a pianist from Milwaukie, plays Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer, Scott Joplin and Carlos Jobim.
Wednesday, March 12th, 2014: Pianist Barbara Amell plays music from George Gershwin's An American in Paris.
Wednesday, March 19th, 2014: Jocelyn Claire Thomas and Rebecca Sacks perform a vocal recital for Lent featuring the Pergolesi Stabat Mater, with Michael Barnes on organ.
Wednesday, March 26th, 2014: A recital by members of the Oregon Music Teachers Association.