About Us


Our Mission:

The Mission of The United Methodist Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the Transformation of the World.

The Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference, as a regional body of the body of the church, subscribes to this mission and works to carry it out through the churches, programs and ministries of the conference. To fulfill that mission the Annual Conference leadership is working toward a vision.

Our Vision:

The Vision of the Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference is growing healthy vital congregations that change lives and transform communities.

The Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference will work strategically to bring this vision to life.

Our Strategy:

The Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference will achieve our vision by: Revitalizing existing congregations; starting new faith communities; and encouraging lifelong Christian formation through our Vital Church Project.

Oregon-Idaho
Conference Center
1505 SW 18th Ave
Portland OR 97201 503-226-7931 or 800-593-7539

The Conference Center is a three-story brick building next to the Portland First United Methodist Church. The building is ADA accessible.

Hours: Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

            Fridays by appointment

 

Light Rail:
The conference office is just a short 1-2 block walk from the Goose Hollow light rail (MAX) stop on the both the red and blue lines.

Parking:
There is often free street parking available with a two-hour limit. Parking is also available in the First United Methodist parking lot across the street (enter from 18th Street). A Parking Pass is required to help identify your car as a conference guest.
Click here to download a parking pass with driving directions and a parking map.

Driving Directions:

Driving southbound on I-5: Take I-405 south to Burnside St. exit (15th Ave.). Continue south on 15th to Salmon. Turn right, proceed to 18th Ave. Turn left. Go around traffic circle at Jefferson and continue south on 18th Ave.

Driving northbound on I-5: Take I-405 north to 12th Ave. exit. Go north to Jefferson St. and turn left. Turn left on 18th Ave.

Driving east on Highway 26: Take Jefferson St./ Providence Park (Jeld-Wynn Field) exit. Turn right at 18th Ave.

Driving west from I-84: Take I-5 south and then I-405 north. Follow directions above for Driving northbound on I-5.


Boldly Making Disciples of Jesus Christ - Vitalizing the Church - Transforming the World