For nearly 125 years, since being founded by leading, pioneer Portland families, River View Cemetery has provided an unmatched level of professional, caring service.
Established in 1882, as a non-profit association, River View Cemetery has operated under the supervision of a dedicated, volunteer Board of Trustees. For many years, that Board envisioned establishing a funeral home on the cemetery grounds for the convenience of families choosing River View.
In February of 2004, their vision became a reality and a full-service funeral home was opened with a commitment to provide the same high level of quality service that River View Cemetery is so well known for. This for-profit funeral home operates with its own Board of Directors, but is a wholly owned subsidiary of River View Cemetery. River View Cemetery Funeral Home serves all faiths and all cemeteries – not just families who intend to utilize River View Cemetery.
The funeral home office is located in the stately old home on SW Macadam Avenue, at the west end of the Sellwood Bridge. This well-known area landmark, originally the cemetery superintendent’s residence, has been restored to its original appearance, while being upgraded to meet current building code requirements for safety and accessibility.
At River View Cemetery Funeral Home, we take great pride in what we do. Our purpose is to
- Help families make well-planned preparations in their time of need;
- Provide a peaceful and soothing environment where people can gather to honor a loved one
- Preserve longstanding traditions and customs
- Offer personalized and affordable services and products
- Assist families with making funeral arrangements in advance of need
We believe that the success of any business requires dedication and professionalism. In our business, in particular, it also requires a great deal of kindness, compassion and attention to detail. You’ll find these qualities in each and every member of our staff here at River View Cemetery Funeral Home.
Put your trust in us to make this experience as comfortable as possible.