The Church of Scientology of Portland says old digs don't work, buys bigger digs downtown - 2010-06-08
Community affairs director Gwen Barnard said the 12-story Stevens Building at 812 S.W. Washington Street, which the church bought in 2008, lacks the open space needed for a chapel and architects couldn't make it work.
The church purchased the 6-story Sherlock Building at 320 S.W. Oak Street for $6.4 million from the Urban Renaissance Group, an investment partnership based in Seattle. Office space on floors two through six were occupied by ZGF Architects until last summer.