Cemetery Walk

Yesterday, despite the 20 degree temperature, I thought it would be nice to take a walk through nearby Evergreen Cemetery with Mukow, and invited my Mom along, too. It’s one of my favorite places to walk in Portland which might seem a bit morbid, but… it’s just so peaceful! It’s got 239 acres of land (the largest cemetery in the state — currently only 110 of those acres are being used for cemetery-related activities). There’s an estimate 60-70,000 people interred in the cemetery, including Frank Fixaris and Charles Goddard, as well as many lieutenants, generals, and congressmen. It was established in 1855 so there’s lots of very old graves — it’s fascinating to think of the history.

It’s a popular spot for walking and bringing your dog, and there’s a large pond towards the back where you’ll see duck and geese in the warmer months, as well as many winding trails surrounding it, including ones where you can let your dog off-leash. Pretty awesome. Yesterday, despite being cold, was a pretty perfect day — slightly stormy skies and hardly anyone else there to disturb us.

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