Natural Burial

Natural Burial

A client choosing natural burial will typically also desire a natural funeral. River View Cemetery Funeral Home offers a variety of options that can serve to lower the ecological impact of the funeral arrangements.

For example:

  • Preservation can be attained by using refrigeration, dry ice, or non-toxic embalming methods instead of formaldehyde-based embalming.
  • A wide range of caskets are available that are fully biodegradable. We offer caskets that are manufactured from materials such as willow, bamboo, seagrass or all natural wood. They are made without metal hinges, handles, or latches and with all natural interiors, especially for the client committed to protecting the environment.
  • Memorial folders and other printed materials are available that are printed on recycled paper.
  • Reception services are available through local caterers who provide natural, organic foods; fair-trade coffees and teas; as well as plates and napkins made from recycled materials.



Natural Casket Examples


Bamboo Casket

Seagrass Casket

Willow Casket


River View Cemetery Funeral Home
Phone: (503) 246-6488
FAX: (503) 246-1943
8421 S Macadam Ave, Portland, OR 97219

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