We are slowly making our way back into monthly events and activities at Lone Fir Cemetery. We are starting off with our monthly historical tour and the first one will kick off in July on the regular cadence of the Second Saturday- July 10th- at 10am. The tour will begin at the Soldiers Monument in the center of the cemetery and will last approximately 2 hours. Donations/tickets are $10 and you can reserve a spot in advance on our website. We highly advise that you buy tickets in advance since we will keep a limit of 30 people to maintain social distancing. We will allow for walk ups but we will be diligent upon maintaining the headcount for the tours at 30- this includes FLFC volunteers. That total will be split into two groups to also ensure this measure. Along with social distancing we will require all attendees to wear masks for the tour at all times.
New tours are form 10am to noon on:
Our goal is to add other tours as well as our monthly headstone workshops so stay tuned here and on our social media for news on that. More to come…
Thank you for your continued support of Friends of Lone Fir Cemetery!
A tiny update – We appreciate all the messages about Lone Fir and our status on tours and our workshops. As of now we don’t have much to report as COVID-19 is still ever present but when we are able to conduct tours and workshops we will post on social and here on our website. In the meantime, we have some things we are working on behind the scenes that we will announce soon so stay tuned . Continue to stay stewards of the cemetery and stay safe!
We sure do miss giving tours and working on cleaning headstones but this year took a turn for all of us with Covid-19. When we resume our tours and events we will let everyone know- we may consider very small tour sizes but that is in the working stages- but more to come on that. So with that said we have not planned nor do we have plans to conduct a Halloween event this year. That is hard for us because we know how much everyone loves those events and this is our 20th anniversary as a group. However it is too precarious and safety is our biggest concern not only for patrons but for our volunteers. It takes months and months of planning, volunteers and more to get any type of special event off the ground successfully. We will continue to work with Metro on mitigating vandalism and supporting Lone Fir in every way that we can. We hope that you continue to love, cherish and support Lone Fir and Friends of Lone Fir Cemetery as much as ever.
In observance of Governor Kate Brown’s Executive order and the prohibition of gatherings and events regardless of size if social distancing cannot be sustained we are not holding any Memorial Day events this upcoming weekend. Lone Fir cemetery is open to the public and we ask that you stay safe this Memorial Day weekend. There are maps on Metro’s website to help facilitate locating graves of loved ones.
In an effort to comply with the states stay at home ordinance and in an effort of safety we are cancelling all events for until further notice including our monthly tours, headstone cleaning, and our public board meeting. All ticket purchases for tours canceled will be refunded. We will continue to monitor the situation and keep everyone informed about future months events and meetings. Thank you for all of your support and please be safe.
Celebrate Halloween weekend at Metro’s historic Lone Fir Cemetery in Southeast Portland. Guided tours take guests throughout the cemetery and hear the stories of those who lived and died in Portland. Come for an informal history lesson while enjoying the beauty and tranquility of Lone Fir Pioneer Cemetery in SE Portland at Twilight. The tour highlights Portland’s founders, pioneers, its famous and infamous alike.
Tours being promptly at the hour and no walk up ticket sales provided. Please arrive 30 minutes early to ensure a timely start. Tours last about an hour.
Monthly Headstone Cleaning workshops are back in session!
Every Third Saturday of the month from May through September. Meet at the Soldiers Monument at 10am for a tutorial on how to clean and spruce the headstones at Lone Fir Cemetery.
The workshop runs from 10am until noon and there is no fee. We provide the supplies! Gloves are handy and please dress to get dirty.
Volunteers Wanted! Want to volunteer in general? Do you like research? Headstone cleaning? Interested in the tours? Special events? Let us know! We are always looking for folks to help us at any and all levels of participation!
Memorial Day is fast approaching, and as we have done in the past Friends of Lone Fir Cemetery will be on site at Lone Fir cemetery to help answer people’s questions and assist in locating loved ones.
For some Memorial Day is a time for reflection, to give thanks to the veterans who served our country, to visit family members and friends that have passed and for Friends of Lone Fir it is also a time to volunteer.
We will be stationed by Chestnut Grove and we will be there from 10:00-3:00 May 26 and 27. Sunday and Monday this year.