Saint André Bessette Catholic Church, known as Portland's downtown chapel since 1919, is located in the heart of Old Town Portland, Oregon. Administered by the Congregation of Holy Cross, we provide hospitality, healing, and hope to the most marginalized members of society. Through prayer, service, education and advocacy, our parish has become a vital resource to our neighborhood and the greater Portland community.
Learn more about our vision of a
vibrant community, our mission to
serve the downtown neighborhoods,
and the ministry that we follow each
day through the guidance of our namesake, Saint André Bessette.
St. André Bessette Catholic Church has had many names and even more places that it has called "home". Discover the
rich history that has shown us to our current and very hopeful place in today's downtown Portland.