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Lone Fir Cemetery, on the east side of the Willamette River, is Portland's oldest burial ground. The remains of people of every race, color, nationality, occupation, and fortune are set next to each other. Markers are inscribed in English, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Japanese, and Spanish. Metro Regional Parks and Greenspaces manages 14 historic pioneer cemeteries in Multnomah County (assured in perpetuity). The Office of Pioneer Cemeteries, located at Lone Fir Cemetery, is open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Public inquiries are welcomed concerning grave site selection, terms for immediate need, pre-need and cremains. The Office of Pioneer Cemeteries has extensive records for use by family historians and genealogical researchers.
Lone Fir Cemetery
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|