Cemetery News & Events

-   River View launches new Natural Burial program 

Natural Burial E-Newsletter Archive 

River View in the News 

Newsletter Archives



 Annual Membership Meeting 

Monday, May 4th, 2015 at 4:00 PM
River View Cemetery Association of Portland - Annual Membership Meeting
River View Cemetery Adams Chapel
0300 SW Taylors Ferry Road, Portland
Information:  503.246.4251  

 Holiday Memorial Service

Our Holiday Memorial Service is dedicated to families who have encountered the loss of a loved one. We invite all families to join us at this special service for a time of reflection and a special time to honor and cherish those they love. It is also an opportunity to mingle with others who have also encountered a loss, and understand. We realize the holidays can be a difficult time; our goal is to give each visitor a special time and place where they can find comfort and support. The service also includes holiday carols (usually provided by a local high school choral group) and refreshments.

Memorial Tree - River View also has free tree ornaments available for placement on our memorial tree. We encourage you to decorate one and use it to eulogize or commemorate a loved one. Your completed memorial ornament may be placed on our holiday tree or taken home to keep as a cherished keep sake from River View Cemetery.

Saturday, December 12th, 2015 at 1:00 PM
River View Cemetery
Adams Chapel
0300 SW Taylors Ferry Rd., Portland
Information: 503.246.4251
Fax: 503.246.9653 

 National Children's Memorial Day Candlelighting Service

Each year, River View Cemetery joins sites all around the globe that participate in the National Children's Memorial Day event.  Everyone, in every time zone around the world is invited to light a candle in honor of children who have died. To commemorate this special day, we will have our service in Adams Chapel at River View Cemetery.  If you have a picture of your child of any age that has passed and would like to share with us for a slideshow presentation, please contact Jessica Repp at 503.246.4251.  If you have previously provided a picture, we have kept it and it will be in the presentation this year and years going forward. 

Sunday, December 13th, 2015 at 7:00 PM
River View Cemetery|
Adams Chapel
0300 SW Taylors Ferry Road, Portland
Information:  503.246.4251
Fax:  503.246.9653  

 Easter Sunrise Service

River View Cemetery's annual, non-denominational, EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE is open to all and dedicated to commemorating this significant day. The vistas from our spectacular outdoor location are breathtaking as the sun rises over the cascade mountains and the sleepy city of Portland. This is the most majestic site the Portland area has to offer for such an important event.

We invite everyone! It is an occasion to be cherished and remembered forever. Dress warmly, the early spring weather can be chilly at such an early hour. Employees are at all entrances to assist in directing you to the location.

River View Cemetery's 25th Annual Easter Sunrise Service
Sunday, March 27, 2016 at 6:30 AM
0300 SW Taylors Ferry Rd., Portland
Information: 503.246.4251
Fax: 503.246.9653 

  Cemetery Walking Tours

River View Cemetery also offers self-guided cemetery walking tours. Relive some of Portland's and Oregon's past by leisurely strolling, at your own pace, through River View Cemetery's majestic arboretum grounds. Our self-guided tours are set up for short tours, approximate time to complete each is around 20-30 minutes and outlines 10-15 notable sites. Partake in the adventure of locating such celebrities and notables as Virgil Earp, Portland founders and mayors, Oregon governors and statesmen and war veterans. The serene and peaceful setting has visitors encountering trees well over 100 year old, a charming inner cemetery road system and one picturesque scene after another. If you're wanting to know who many of Portland's main streets and landmarks are named after, a stroll through River View Cemetery will provide the answer - names like Terwilliger, Mulholland, Pittock, Ladd, Corbett, Failing, Benson and Weinhard are just a few.

Simply stop by our office and ask for a free "walking tour". Please allow 30 minutes to complete each self-guided tour. Our terrain is hilly in some places, so please wear comfortable and practical walking shoes. 

Group Presentations

River View personnel are available to give group presentations to your civic, service, religious, or social group - FREE.  We have various presentations from informing the public about River View and its history, to answering your questions on the topic of pre-planning your funeral and cemetery arrangements.  Call 503.246.4251 for more information.

0300 SW Taylors Ferry Road | Portland, Oregon 97219 | (503) 246-4251 | Fax: (503) 246-9653

Home | Maps & Directions | Rules & Regulations | Contact Us | Go to Funeral Home

© Copyright  2010-2015 River View Cemetery and FuneralNet®