Upcoming Events

We are proud to be a part of your community. Below is a list of events, activities, and seminars that we are involved in.

April 2021 Events

Scatter Day at River View Cemetery

Apr 24, 2021 10:00 AM to Apr 24, 2021 02:00 PM

If you have cremated remains or have inherited an urn with remains of a loved one and are unsure what to do, you are invited to River View’s free inaugural Scatter Day on Saturday, April 24, 2021. Let us help you gently and securely place cremated remains along our beautiful canyon overlooking the Stephens Creek Tributary.

 

River View will host soup, warm bread, and refreshments with soft live acoustic music. We will employ physical distancing and COVID health guidelines for your safety.

 

Contact us at River View Cemetery at 503-246-4251 or email us to make arrangements to fill out the required Authorization and Acknowledgement form prior to the event. You may also choose to have your loved one’s name etched and displayed on the cenotaph for a small fee. Contact us soon, as space is limited.

Easter Sunrise Service

Apr 4, 2021 06:30 AM

Due to COVID-19, River View Cemetery and River View Cemetery Funeral Home filmed this year’s Easter Service.  We hope you enjoy this virtual version, wish you and yours a joyous Easter and look forward to continuing our in-person service in 2022.

 

May 2021 Events

Memorial Day Weekend

May 29, 2021 09:00 AM to May 31, 2021 05:00 PM

We are open Memorial Day weekend! We are doing our part to slow the spread of COVID-19 by implementing physical distancing. Our employees will be working in staggered shifts. If you’re using GPS to find us, enter the address: 300 South Taylors Ferry Rd.

Here are some options for you:


1) If you are planning on visiting a loved one over the Memorial Day weekend and need assistance in locating their resting place, call ahead (503.246.4251) or email us and we can send you a detailed map, or you have the option to pick up a map at the front door of our cemetery office on each day over the Memorial Day weekend (Saturday, Sunday, and Monday) from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

2) Flags and vases will be available for your use in various places around the cemetery. We ask you to look for them instead of at the cemetery office to help avoid crowding. Staff will be available to assist, but will be following physical distancing.

3) Should you wish to have your flowers placed in a spot throughout our cemetery or mausoleums, we are happy to do that for you! We will have floral placement request forms available outside of the cemetery office daily that you can fill out by 5:00 p.m., indicating preference of confirmation of placement by text or email. We will then send you a picture after the placement is complete.

4) The indoor mausoleum will be open to the public with us limiting the number of visitors to reduce crowding, if you prefer we can place floral tributes for you when you fill out a floral placement request form and send you a photo.

5) Portable restrooms are available for use at your own risk.

6) A gentle reminder pets are not allowed in the cemetery, except to stay in your vehicle.

Stay safe and well!

Mother's Day

May 9, 2021 09:00 AM to May 9, 2021 05:00 PM

We are open Mother's Day! We are doing our part to slow the spread of COVID-19 by implementing physical distancing. Our employees will be working in staggered shifts. If you’re using GPS to find us, enter the address: 300 South Taylors Ferry Rd.

Here are some options for you:


1) If you are planning on visiting a loved one on Mother's Day and need assistance in locating their resting place, call ahead (503.246.4251) or email us and we can send you a detailed map, or you have the option to pick up a map at the front door of our cemetery office on Mother's Day from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

2) Flags and vases will be available for your use in various places around the cemetery. We ask you to look for them instead of at the cemetery office to help avoid crowding. Staff will be available to assist, but will be following physical distancing.

3) Should you wish to have your flowers placed in a spot throughout our cemetery or mausoleums, we are happy to do that for you! We will have floral placement request forms available outside of the cemetery office daily that you can fill out by 5:00 p.m., indicating preference of confirmation of placement by text or email. We will then send you a picture after the placement is complete.

4) The indoor mausoleum will be open to the public with us limiting the number of visitors to reduce crowding, if you prefer we can place floral tributes for you when you fill out a floral placement request form and send you a photo.

5) Portable restrooms are available for use at your own risk.

6) A gentle reminder pets are not allowed in the cemetery, except to stay in your vehicle.

Stay safe and well!

Annual Membership Meeting

May 3, 2021 04:00 PM

River View Cemetery Association of Portland - Annual Membership Meeting 


River View Cemetery Adams Chapel
300 South Taylors Ferry Road, Portland
Information: 503.246.4251

Annual Membership Meeting
June 2021 Events

Lunch & Learn with River View Cemetery

Jun 3, 2021 to Jun 5, 2021

Nearly a third of River View’s burial clients already choose natural burial, available throughout our beautiful historic cemetery. Others select Aqua Cremation, an environmentally-friendly alternative to flame cremation and conventional burial.

 

Join us online to learn about the range of eco-friendly options available at River View. Ask our funeral directors all of your questions and get a preview of the plans for our new Natural Burial Meadow from our landscape architect. River View Cemetery was established in 1882 and is Portland's oldest endowment care cemetery.

 

Register today for a free, no-obligation informational webinar on June 3rd from Noon - 1 pm or on June 5th from 11 am - Noon. You will receive the Zoom webinar login information via email prior to the event.

 

Register for the event on Thursday, June 3 

Register for the event on Saturday, June 5

December 2021 Events

Holiday Memorial Service

Dec 11, 2021 01:00 PM
Holiday Memorial Service
 
 
 

 

National Children's Memorial Day Candlelighting Service

Dec 12, 2021 07:00 PM
National Children’s Memorial Day
 
 

Wreaths Across America

Dec 19, 2021 11:30 AM

Sponsor a wreath 

If you would like to volunteer, please contact us

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.  Contact us more information.

Group Presentations

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 years 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.