News & Events

Wilhelm’s Portland Memorial was built to serve the community in more ways than one. We take pride in hosting our neighbors so please join us join us for a service, a quite walk or one of our memorable events. 


Memorial Day 2023

In preparation for Memorial Day this year, Wilhelm’s would like to encourage our visitors to use alternate forms of transportation when visiting Wilhelm’s Portland Memorial. Please visit Portland’s Transportation Resource Guide to learn more about walking, biking, transit, and many other options.

If you drive to Wilhelm’s Portland Memorial, we have arranged for visitors to be allowed to park at these off-street parking lot locations:

Available all weekend:

  • 6501 SE 14th Avenue: 21 parking spaces in our new parking lot located immediately north of the Mausoleum, on the west side of SE 14th Avenue. Please note, SE 14th Avenue is one-way traveling south and the parking lot is located north of SE Claybourne Street.
  • 6894 SE 14th Avenue: 51 spaces in our old parking lot located across the street from the Mausoleum, south of SE 14th Avenue between SE Claybourne Street and SE Glenwood Street.

If you have any questions, please contact Wilhelm’s Portland Memorial’s Transportation Coordinator, Samantha Haxton, at 503-659-1184.

Memorial Day 2022

Thank you to all of the families who came out to visit us! Check out what The Oregonian had to say regarding Wilhelm’s Memorial Day weekend reopening. We were excited to receive the public once again in Portland’s largest mausoleum: Read hereA gallery of photos is available for viewing for those unable to join us.

Dissolving the Dead: A Look Inside Portland’s First Aqua Cremation Machine

By Portland Mercury | Read Article


Memorial Day 2023

Monday, May 29, 2023 at 1:00pm
Wilhelm’s Portland Memorial - 6705 SE 14th Ave, Portland, OR 97202

The world-famous Rae Room at Wilhelm’s Portland Memorial is open to the public only ONE day a year: Memorial Day, May 29. Help us honor America’s finest with a memorial service at 1:00 pm, with bagpipes, free refreshments, and the chance to win one of two $250 Visa gift cards. We owe our veterans so much – join us for our annual Memorial Day tribute.

2022 Memorial Day Events

Monday, May 30, 2022

Wilhelm Portland Memorial Mausoleum

  • Memorial Service at 1pm
  • Navy Chaplin, Major Dave Hamilton
  • ROTC Color Guard
  • Bagpipers from the American Honors Military Celtic Society
  • Rae Room open from 9am-4pm
  • Camp Withecombe will have armored vehicles on display
  • Boy Scouts placing flags on May 26

Online Preplanning Seminar

Choosing a funeral provider for your end of life arrangements is an important decision for you and for your family. You probably have a lot of questions. We’re here to help!

Participants will receive a $20 gift card upon completion of the event.

In our session, you’ll learn:
Who we are: We’ve been serving our community for decades
What we offer: We will walk you through your options and how to fund them
How it works: We’ll cover the 3 steps of pre-planning your arrangements
When you should plan: Learn when the best time to plan is for you.

Plus, ask questions: Our team will answer your questions in real time and will also be available after the seminar to follow up with you.

Join our free information session and you’ll walk away confident in your decision to take control of your final wishes.

How to attend:
Our virtual session is online, so you can participate from the comfort of your own home (or anywhere else with internet access).

Once you register, we will send you reminder emails as the event approaches. You can access our webinar by clicking the event link in one of our emails at the time of the session.

July 21, 2020

1 PM

Register for free online: