Historical Stevens Building in downtown Portland sold to group eyeing hotel - 2013-11-07
The first clue is the buyer of record's name: Stevens Hotel LLC paid $4.35 million for the building, at 812 S.W. Washington St., in a deal that closed Oct. 21.
The Church of Scientology acquired the Stevens Building for $5.4 million in 2008 as a future Portland headquarters. But it changed direction in 2010 and bought the Sherlock building at 309 S.W. 3rd Ave. for its headquarters instead, and put the Stevens Building back up for sale.