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Archetype Inc Portland Fun Fact of the Day #27

24 Hour Church of Elvis

        Every square inch of the 24 Hour Church of Elvis, located for most of its history on Ankeny St., was covered with odd things. Vending machines, some of which spoke to you, might disgorge a trinket. For a price, you could get married… to yourself, someone else, your dog, the Universe… no discrimination here! Alas, the Church closed in 2002 due to rising rent costs. If you missed the original, you can get some taste of the weirdness at


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