First Congregational Church
The PBBF will take place in the First Congregational Church in downtown Portland. Built in 1891, stepping inside the church is a time machine back to the days when the roots of bluegrass were just starting to blend. The main stage in the Meeting Hall is ingeniously designed for ideal acoustics and seats 800 on its pews of Old Growth Redwood. The rest of the building has multiple rooms and gathering spaces for jamming, performing, drinking and eating some of the best food and libations Portland has to offer. All of this situated on Portland's beautiful Park Blocks!
First Congregational Church as seen from the Park Blocks.
Situated on the Park Blocks people will be free to jam all day with plenty of space and fresh air.
The Meeting Hall is where you'll find the main stage. The first floor and balcony hold 850. The pews are made of Redwood trees and the stained glass is over a century old.
A view of the main stage
The Fellowship Hall provides ample in door space to get a beverage or some grub and chat with fellow grass lovers.
Meeting Hall balcony provides both prime viewing and listening.