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Address: 4000 Southwest Canyon Road, Portland, OR 97221
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Remembering Those Who Served From Oregon

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... read more

Reviewed 12 January 2017
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Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 12 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 over an arched bridge and continues past six polished black-granite slabs. The slabs are inscribed... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 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 I think is special. No memorial has ever done that.

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Thank Enhan
Lake Oswego, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 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.

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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 7 July 2016

While the famous Vietnam Memorial in D.C. takes you down slowly into the earth, this one creates the opposite, by slowly spiraling upward. I'm not a Vet, so I don't know how I would respond to this memorial if I was. I thought the various Oregon "current events" were a tad precious and annoying, but I liked the break down... More 

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Thank Bryan H
Hanford, California
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5 reviews
Reviewed 25 May 2016

This is a wonderful tribute to the brave Americans that served and died in Vietnam who were from Oregon. It's a beautiful setting and the memorial is informative and very well done.

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Bend, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 352 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2016

What a beautiful memorial. Well laid out. A moving tribute to our local veterans. The scenic walk and reflection was enjoyable and memorable, and the local news items posted for each year had us pause longer, reading the names and reflecting on the loss. We enjoyed a nice drive through washington park, starting from Burnside Avenue and visiting the Holocaust... More 

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Wassenaar, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

Unique tribute to Vietnam Veterans. Very interesting to walk up into a kind of spiral. Chronological order is followed. The only question mark is whether the non Vietnam related observations are helpful. I think the memorial should just stick to Vietnam related issues and observations.

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Durango, Colorado
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Reviewed 19 October 2015

The upward spiral in the beautiful setting is inspiring, and the information of the times places ordinary state-side context to the upheaval in Vietnam. It really makes the visitor realize how so many young men and families were ripped out of their lives by this conflict, but in a sane manner. I left the top of the spiral thoughtful and... More 

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2015

Well thought out memorial. Beautiful surroundings and well planned. As you move around the memorial within periods of time, there are explanations of what was going on in Portland at the same time there is an explanation of what was happening in Southeast Asia. The names of those who died during that time period are engraved in stone. Peaceful and... More 

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Hanover, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 14 October 2014

This memorial has a unique and wonderful design. It is set up so as you walk the path it begins to spiral out into the circle of life. Along the path there are sections of dates with those from Oregon who lost their lives that year and current happenings in Oregon during the specific time frames. Felt very personal, peaceful... More 

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