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Vietnam Veterans Living Memorial

4000 Southwest Canyon Road, Portland, OR 97221
+1 503-823-2223
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Peaceful and beautiful living memorial

Having grown up during the Vietnam War it was important for me to stop and visit this memorial... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2017
Sandwich, Massachusetts
Peaceful setting

If you are in Washington Park a short stroll to this lovely area is worthwhile. It's a serene spot... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2017
Chris S
Poole, United Kingdom
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4000 Southwest Canyon Road, Portland, OR 97221
+1 503-823-2223
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

Having grown up during the Vietnam War it was important for me to stop and visit this memorial while in Portland. As many others have stated I found this to be a beautiful and peaceful living memorial. The gardens and trees are exquisite, the circular...More

Thank MEC15_12
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

If you are in Washington Park a short stroll to this lovely area is worthwhile. It's a serene spot. Walk the path and consider the history of the war alongside a narrative of the everyday. Lovely spot on a sunny day; great way to remember...More

Thank Chris S
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

I recently visited the memorial and found the experience offered me a very interesting perspective on the war. It was a peaceful place that paid tribute to those who lost their lives to the war, but also highlighted events that were happing in the towns...More

Thank mvietmeier
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

The Vietnam Veterans Living Memorial is literally a walk through time from 1959 - 1975. The years are broken down into manageable groups based on the number of casualties. Each panel on top presents a few sentences of the events in Oregon during that time...More

1  Thank VictoryVisionTim
Reviewed 25 June 2017

Parking If you follow the signs on the road it is very easy to find this place and the parking area is very obvious. You do have to pay to pay, but it shouldn’t cost you more than a dollar. All machines are automated and...More

Thank Jill L
Reviewed 16 June 2017

The garden's setting provides a setting for contemplation. We especially enjoyed wandering around the spiral-shaped walkway and inclusion of local newsy bits to its lists of local vets lost or died in the war.

Thank Midwest_Karen
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

The memorial is a walking one , it's not all just in one spot. Each monument and stone has a story to tell and it really gives you an idea of how many lives were lost during Vietnam just from people who lived in Oregon...More

Thank Tara R
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Just north of the World Forest Center within easy walking distance you will find the Vietnam Veterans of Oregon Memorial in Washington Park. At the heart of the Memorial is the Garden of Solace. From here you follow a slightly rising walkway that spirals clockwise...More

Thank RSNN
Reviewed 30 August 2016

Lovely and quiet place to appreciate a memorial; which is hard to come by. Go around the small hill and read about it on the walls. It is worth the time. They remembered both the happy and sad times that is related to history; which...More

Thank Enhan
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Moving somber memorial that is well thought out with a circular pathway leading to the memorial. An easy way from any of the zoo parking lots.

Thank tfizzle
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Vicki L
27 June 2017|
Response from Tara R | Reviewed this property |
Yes . You would take the Max line and get off at Washington Park , it's extremely close to the downtown area so it would take you no time at all to get there