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Cemetery services

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Metro's historic cemeteries not only offer a unique look into the past, but are managed as active facilities. Find out about prices for gravesite selection and other services.

Metro operates 14 historic cemeteries in Multnomah County. For more information about selecting and purchasing a gravesite and our services, call 503-797-1709. Metro's cemetery office is located at Metro Regional Center, 600 NE Grand Ave., Portland. Hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Reserve your place in history

Where will your legacy be remembered? Metro has burial and cremation choices in its historic cemeteries. From Gresham to Portland’s Sylvan Hill, cemeteries are the final resting place for Oregon’s prominent residents.Find beautiful natural landscapes for native birds and wildlife as well as burial and cremation options for your family. Metro provides respectful public service and perpetual care and stewardship of your memories. Call 503-797-1709 for grave and cremation choices.

Metro cemetery policies

Metro strives to protect the integrity of our cemeteries while ensuring that adornments and remembrances respect the dignity and sacred environment of each property. These rules, which have been in effect for nearly 20 years, help keep the cemeteries safe, clean and attractive for our many visitors. Download the policies

Cemetery and grave selection

All gravesites are priced as follows and come with a temporary concrete marker that may be replaced with a permanent marker of your choice. Download current Metro cemetery price list

Interment/inurnment right pricing

LocationFull Grave IntermentCremation inurnment

Brainard, Douglass, Jones, Grand Army of the Republic

$1,695 – $3,395

$285 – $1,700

Columbia, Pleasant Home, Mt. View Corbett

$1,695 – $2,195

$285 – $1,350

White Birch

$2,195

$450 – $1,350

Escobar

$1,695

$285 – $850

Mt. View Stark, Powell Grove

$1,200

$200 – $600

Douglass niche

$450

Infant and Youth 

$500 

$250 

 

Note: Currently Lone Fir, Multnomah Park and Gresham cemeteries are not open to new full grave sales. Metro plans to open the Chestnut Grove Cremation Garden at Lone Fir Cemetery in the spring of 2013. For more information contact the cemetery office.

Perpetual Care Fund surcharge

The Perpetual Care Fund surcharge will be added in addition to all grave and niche right purchase prices. All full grave interment, inurnment and niche rights will have a surcharge of 25 percent of the interment or inurnment sale price.

Grave opening and closing

First right of interment: $1,100
Second right of interment: $400
*Double depth: $1,500
Oversize: $1,500
Infant to 9 years: $500
Youth 10-16 years: $750
Cremation burial in ground: $600
Douglass niche space: $360

*Graves purchased before November 2011 with written request for double depth burial will be honored. Requests after this time will only be allowed in select Metro cemeteries.

Ground burial liners

Our cemeteries require that in cases of ground burial, caskets and urns must be placed in a concrete outer burial container to avoid the ground settling over time. Grave liners are the simplest containers that meet this requirement. Vaults offer additional protection from the elements.

Please keep in mind that the cemeteries purchase vaults and liners in quantity from the manufacturers and, unlike some suppliers, we can set them in place with our own staff and equipment. This usually means a cost savings for our customers. Metro cannot guarantee products or services purchased from third parties. Download current Metro cemetery price list

Additional services

Saturday overtime: $350
Sunday/holiday overtime: $650
Overtime per hour after 3:30 p.m.: $150
Engraving niche space: $150
Disinterment/Disinurnment: determined on a case by case basis.

Payment in full is required on all sales and in advance of services. These facilities are licensed by the Oregon State Mortuary and Cemetery Board.

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