Steven and Jessica Cameron sitting on steps near the beach

The Call

After spending many years on staff at Calvary Chapel Golden Springs in Southern California, Steven and Jessica Cameron moved to Portland, Oregon to start a church. With God’s blessing, they began a bible study at Laurelhurst Park in May, 2021. Shortly after, Portland City Church (now Calvary Chapel Portland City) was born and began meeting at the Melody Event Center in Central Eastside.

The City

Portland, Oregon is such a beautiful and unique place, filled with nature, art and culture. Once a top travel destination, the city has since fallen on hard times. Calvary Chapel Portland City exists to bring the message of hope in Jesus to one of the most non-religious, un-churched cities in America.

City of Portland
Steven Cameron teaching the Bible at Portland City Church

The Vision

Our vision is simple. We want to see a Spirit filled, bible teaching church in Portland, Oregon. We are passionate about outreach and are building a community that embraces realness and authenticity. We desire to help people find God and experience true freedom in Jesus. 

The Future

After a year of fruitful ministry, Portland City Church became Calvary Chapel Portland City. Calvary Chapel is a non-denominational family of churches that started in Orange County, California during the hippie revolution of the 1960’s. Known for its casual style and welcoming approach, Calvary Chapel exploded into an international movement of over 1800 churches. In a time where mistrust of organized religion is higher than ever before, Steven and Jessica are excited to be a part of such a dynamic, authentic movement of churches.

Chuck Smith doing a Calvary Chapel Baptism

“You have only one life and it will soon be past, and only what’s done for Christ will last.”
chuck smith

Our Values


The early church was known for its power, love, and simplicity. We desire to imitate that simplicity in our worship, relationship with God, church services, and style of ministry.


The Word of God is the foundation for everything we do. We believe it, teach it, and live by it. We are all about the Word, because the Word is all about Jesus. 


Realness is welcome and embraced here. We believe that change happens when people get real with God. We do our best to model and encourage authenticity.

Our Beliefs

to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative, inerrant Word of God. (2 Timothy 3:15-17; 2 Peter 1:21).

eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Genesis 1:1; Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 28:19; John 10:30)

(John 10:33); His virgin birth (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23; Luke 1:34-35); His sinless life (Hebrews 4:15, 7:26); His miracles (John 2:11); His vicarious and atoning death (1 Corinthians 15:3; Ephesians 1:7; Hebrews 2:9); His resurrection (John 11:25; 1 Corinthians 15:4); His ascension to the right hand of the Father (Mark 16:19); His personal return to earth in power and glory. (Acts 1:11; Revelation 19:11-16)

by the Holy Spirit for salvation because of the exceeding sinfulness of human nature, and that all are justified on the single ground of faith in the shed blood of Christ, and that only by God’s grace, through faith alone, are we saved. (John 3:16-19; 5:24; Romans 3:23, 5:8-9; Ephesians 2:8-10; Titus 3:5)

of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life, and they that are not unto the resurrection of damnation. (John 5:28-29)

of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ. (Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 12:12-13; Galatians 3:26-28)

by Whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life. (Romans 8:13-14; 1 Corinthians 3:16, 6:19-20; Ephesians 4:30, 5:18)