Washington Funeral Resources & Education

In Washington, as in most states, no one is required to purchase the services of a funeral director or funeral home when a death occurs. Many don’t know that families and community members may conduct most of the… Read More

Pandemic Care Guide

Whether your loved one dies from COVID-19, or from an unrelated illness, accident, overdose, or suicide – death looks different in the time of pandemic. Helping systems, both personal and institutional, are highly stressed. Compounding our grief over… Read More

Meet our new public info site: “A labor of love, so needed”

Oregon Funeral Resources & Education is a new a non-commercial public interest site dedicated to helping Oregon consumers care for their own dead with or without the assistance of a funeral director. The site is being lauded by medical and funeral industry professionals as a much-needed resource for both families and professionals.

For He So Loved the World

“A willingness to be limited, so that the world can continue whether our iteration of what we’ve come up with continues or not.” With my three-month hiatus from community education now extended to six, and more time spent… Read More

PDX Death Café In the News and on the Calendar

While the public work of the Death Talk Project is still on hiatus, the next generation of PDX Death Café volunteer leaders and facilitators is continuing to respond to community requests with a busy schedule of late winter… Read More

A Night Of Grief & Mystery, Portland Oct 20th

“We’re born to a dangerous time. Consider that affliction or consider that assignment.” ~ Stephen Jenkinson They are nights in which love letters to life are written and read. There’s some boldness in them. They have that tone…. Read More

Rave Reviews for Natural Death Care Workshop

More than 100 people journeyed to River View, the historic nonprofit cemetery, on April 14th to hear about greener, more meaningful ways of caring for our dead. We received universally high ratings from participants, who had this to… Read More

Monthly Informational Interview

Wondering what it’s like to work as a celebrant or home funeral guide? Feeling called to work with death, dying, and bereavement but unsure how to engage? I receive an average of five requests each week from people… Read More

Natural Death Care: Green Burial & “Aqua Green Cremation”

Learn about green death care options from the region’s leading natural burial providers. Be the first to learn about “Aqua Green Cremation,” now available in the Portland area.   Details: Sat, April 14, 2018 at River View Cemetery, 0300… Read More