Used bookstore in Portland area -- relgious books...
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Powell's has some, but it's clearly not their focus...
Nevertheless, I did pick up Robert E. Webber's Worship is a Verb and Worship Old and New, both of which were on my list. Oddly placed in the clearance rack amidst some Hal Lindsey and even more dubious... curious.
Amused to note that, when my father and I stopped for a quick pint at McMenamin's on Stark nearby, I had a rather long conversation with the barkeep based entirely on the cover of Webber's "Worship, Old and New". Don't know if the evo crowd at Pilgrim's would be scandalized by the beer or enthused about the witnessing. Enigma, enigma.
Some titles run $$ though. I yearn for a set of Abbey books that are...oh...only a meagre 3,500 dollars. (Insert Sobbing here).
I have had good luck with Kessinger Publishing, though. They are reprinting some older and valuable titles for paperback prices. I just picked up The Ancient Coptic Churches of Egypt by Alfred Butler, and The Medieval Hospitals of England (which were of course churches and priories) by Rotha Mary Clay and Lord Bishop of Bristol.
One other place to try is Gutenberg.org. They turn books from the public domain into etexts, and are constantly adding titles.
I didn't think Ric's post was inappropriate or that it indicated s/he had not read the original post. Yes, the original poster was looking for a brick and mortar in Portland, Oregon (which, I could say in your manner, should be obvious since he posted in the "Oregonians" group), but that doesn't mean he wouldn't be open to other suggestions as to where he could find the sorts of books he is looking for (since he doesn't *live* in Oregon, but was here on vacation visiting family at the time of his original post).
In addition, the books Ric mentions picking up at the online spots he recommends (The Ancient Coptic Churches of Egypt and The Medieval Hospitals of England) are both related to the history of the Christian movement, so he clearly understood the inquiry was for Christian materials. The sites and publishers he mentions (such as Kessinger Publications, a source someone looking for an out-of-print Christian book might not know exists) are appropriate recommendations for someone searching for older books on the Lutheran, Episcopalian, Anglican, and Catholic traditions.
All in all, I found Ric's post quite appropriate and helpful. Yours was not, as it in no manner related to the original question, which, ironically, is a concern you express about Ric's post.
Not to be rude, of course, but it just gets to me when people respond to a thread without bothering to carefully read and understand what is being said.