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120 Years of Compassionate Care

Welcome to Wilhelm's Portland Memorial Mausoleum, a sanctuary where we pay homage to a rich history. Originating as the pioneering crematory west of the Mississippi River, The Portland Cremation Association, we laid our cornerstone in the historic chapel on February 5, 1901. Today, Wilhelm’s spans an expansive 2.5 city blocks, a testament to generations of families entrusting their loved ones to our care. Rising eight stories tall and offering seven miles of serene interment space, Wilhelm's Portland Memorial proudly stands as the West Coast's largest mausoleum. Immerse yourself in a world of beauty as you encounter over 30 exquisite pieces of antique stained-glass art, meticulously crafted and installed by renowned artists, including the Povey Brothers Gerlach and Louis C. Tiffany. Marvel at the walls adorned with marble facades from 5 continents, each telling its own unique story over the last 90 years. Among the cherished statues is a breathtaking replica of Michelangelo's "La Pieta," weighing nearly 7,000 lbs and sourced from the same quarry as the original masterpiece. Within the mausoleum lies the renowned Rae Room, the final resting place of George Rae, a prominent lumber mill owner, and his wife, Elizabeth Rae. Encased in Italian hand-carved marble sarcophagi with solid bronze coffins, the room is adorned with exquisite granite, marble, and stained glass. The Rae Room, featuring a once-a-year public opening on Memorial Day, stands as a testament to Wilhelm's commitment to preserving the vision of local citizens who founded Portland Memorial over a century ago.


  • Multiple Chapels
  • Large Capacity Spaces
  • Beautiful Views
  • Mausoleum
  • Cremation Garden
  • Cremation Niches
  • Family Cemetery Lots
  • Private Cemetery Lots

  • Pre-Need Planning
  • Veteran Funeral Specialist Certified

  • Free Online Obituary
  • Custom Headstones

  • Multicultural Funerals


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Cremation Property Starting At


Starting price shown is for cremation garden lawn. We offer a variety of options including:

  • Glass-Front Niches
  • Cremation Gardens
  • Pedestal, Bench, and Boulder Estates
  • Eco-Friendly Options
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Cemetery Property Starting At


Starting price shown is for Westminster Single Entombment. We offer a variety of mausoleum options including:

  • Single Vaults
  • Side-by-Side Companion Vaults
  • Deluxe Couch Companion Vaults
  • Tandem Companion Vaults

Additional charges may apply including outer burial container and marker; inspection and/or installation fees; and interment, entombment, or inurnment fees.

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5.0 3 Reviews
We were extremely pleased with our visit on Memorial day. Very welcoming set up with maps enabling us to find our lived one, cookies and refreshments set out in a very nice arrangement that added to our experience. Thankful our loved one is in such an amazing place.
Michelle J / Jun 03, 2024
What a lovely place my parents chose for themselves. There is a serenity there throughout the buildings and gardens which was so soothing. Sarah was just so great to work with to get my parents ashes placed as they wished.
Sheryl Paulson / Oct 20, 2023
My grandparents are interred here beautiful And peaceful
nekodances / Sep 16, 2021