Mormon Temple Portland Oregon
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The Portland Oregon Mormon Temple sits on 7 acres of lush green land in Lake Oswego, Oregon. It is indeed a spectacular sight with its six white spires reaching toward the sky. The white marble exterior is accented with green marble trim and topped with a green slate roof. This is one of the larger temples with 65,000 square feet. Each Mormon temple that is built portrays features both inside and out which are symbolic of the true meaning that temples hold. The three east spires on the temple represent the Melchezidek Priesthood and the three west spires represent the Aaronic Priesthood; the sun, moon and earth represent the varying degrees of glory.
When the Temple was completed, there seemed to be a change of attitude in the community. Hearts were softened as almost three hundred thousand people attended the open house.
On August 19, 1989, the Portland Oregon Mormon Temple was dedicated by then prophet, President Ezra Taft Benson. He pronounced that the Temple is, “a place of peace and holiness, a refuge from [the] storms of life…the Temple is going to have a great mission, and some day you will find it.”
Source: Mormon Temple Portland Oregon