Greenwood Hills Cemetery is a pioneer cemetery established in 1882. It is privately owned by the Greenwood Hills Cemetery Maintenance Association—a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to maintaining the grounds of the cemetery in a manner that respects the dead, honors the living, and preserves a valuable connection with our rich pioneer history. Through responsible stewardship of resources, we strive to maintain a safe and beautiful open space where people can come to remember the past and enjoy the natural world which we hold in sacred trust for the future.
We strongly recommend working with our supplier and installer of markers, River View Cemetery. River View knows our requirements, they provide exceptional customer service, and they are physically located right next door to Greenwood Hills. As well, a portion of the sale is donated back to Greenwood Hills for continued maintenance. However, requestors can work with their own supplier of these services. If you choose your own supplier, markers must be direct-shipped to your supplier; Greenwood Hills will not accept delivery. Concrete work and installation of markers must be performed by a licensed Oregon contractor who must provide proof of liability insurance. Greenwood Hills may, at its discretion, request an insurance binder.
IMPORTANT: All marker requests must initially go through our Archivist with no exceptions, as the Archivist must validate the location and mark the site with flags. Stones must be of granite. Minimum size is 20"x10"x4" and must be placed in a concrete footing 28"x18"x6" with at least 2" of concrete beneath the marker. There is a $75 Staking Fee for stone work done by outside contractors. Please contact the Cemetery Chair to make arrangements for payment BEFORE performing any work in the cemetery: firstname.lastname@example.org
Greenwood Hills Cemetery is private property. We reserve the right to exclude anyone from the cemetery at any time. We ask that all volunteer work be submitted to and approved by our Cemetery Chair and/or Board beforehand.
- Well-behaved dogs (and their well-behaved owners) are allowed off-leash.
- Please pick-up after your dog and remove all waste.
- Use trashcans provided for pet waste.
Available to family members only.
Not only are we an all-volunteer organization with no office, we do not have the staff available to handle outside volunteer requests. Additionally, our policy is to protect the privacy of those buried here and their families. If you are a gravesite locator website volunteer, we ask that you direct all family inquiries to us so we can assist them directly. Thank you.
Your tax-deductible donations enable us to protect and secure the future of Greenwood Hills Cemetery. Your generous support today will make it possible for us to maintain, improve, and preserve this shared community space and historic treasure for today and for the future.
Donations may also be mailed to:
P.O. BOX 80701, Portland, OR 97280
Our TAX ID (EIN) # is: 94-3052123
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