HomeMusic & EventsOn TapHistory Please note: the Mission is currently closed for day-to-day business. Experience a slice of Portland history. What is now known simply as “the Mission” was originally home to the Swedish Mission Covenant congregation in the early 20th century, and despite its staid, buttoned up appearance, the place now hosts fun events and pours handcrafted beer and more. Terminators 36th Birthday Friday, November 19 All Day! Minor with parent or guardian at All Locations The location that serves as one of McMenamins favorite neighborhood theater pubs was the locus of great spiritual zeal beginning in the 1890s. That's when the Swedish Evangelical Mission established its church here.... From a church to a theater-pub, the Mission's history ain't exactly saintly. Click here for more info!