Let us help you pay tribute to a loved one.
When you experience the loss of a loved one, our Community Connections team can help you convey information in several ways:
Three forms of tributes are published daily by The Oregonian:
1. Paid obituaries. With a paid obituary, you write the tribute in your own words and provide it to us. Paid obituaries publish on the day requested subject to deadline. Paid obituaries also offer photos and emblems and come with online guest books where friends and family from around the world can easily and conveniently express their sympathies and share their memories of your loved one online. View sample guest books.
2. News obituaries. These are generated by the News Department when a newsworthy public figure or other notable person dies. The News Department also publishes Life Stories, which are obituary features that pay tribute to everyday people.
3. Anniversary remembrances. These are paid ads placed in memory of a deceased loved one on the anniversary of a significant date such as their birthday, wedding anniversary, or on the anniversary of their death. Photos and emblems referring to military service or religious affiliation, for example, are optional enhancements.
When time matters most, we offer two options that publish in the next available issue of the paper:
- Death Notices. To get word out quickly, Death Notices can be ordered up until 3 p.m. the day before publication, Tuesday through Saturday. The deadline for Sunday is 3 p.m. Friday, and the deadline for Monday is 11:30 a.m. Saturday. These paid notices are brief announcements of a person’s death before service information is determined, published within a portion of the obituary page that contains Classified ads. Death notices usually include mention of the funeral home handling the services. While these notices are most frequently placed by funeral homes, they may be placed directly by a family member or another authorized party.
- Funeral Notices. These appear in the same portion of the obituary page that contains Classified ads. Funeral Notices announce details of planned services. These paid notices are also frequently placed by funeral homes but may be placed directly by a family member or another authorized party. The deadlines are the same as those for death notices.
- To place a Death Notice or Funeral Notice: Call 503-294-4101 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Online: Celebrate a Life
Fax: 503.221.8537 (Photos cannot be faxed.)
U.S. Mail: Paid Obituaries/The Oregonian Publishing Company 1320 S.W. Broadway, Portland, OR 97201
In person: Same address as above, go to the counter labeled Classified.
After placing a paid obituary, we invite you to sign the online guest book at www.legacy.com/oregon
Guidelines. The Oregonian reserves the right to edit submissions for grammar and spelling without changing the meaning of your announcement. We are not obligated to re-publish announcements in which incorrect information was provided.
Paid Obituary Proofs. A proof will be faxed or e-mailed to you after the obituary is formatted. Proof changes may be communicated over the phone, via fax, or e-mail.
Authenticity. We contact funeral homes to verify the authenticity of all obits. We also ask all individuals submitting obituaries to attest the following:
I (the person placing the announcement), certify that the information submitted for publication is true, is not defamatory, does not invade the privacy of any person and does not infringe on any copyright. I agree to indemnify and hold harmless The Oregonian Publishing Company, its employees and agents, from and against all claims and expenses (including attorney fees and expenses) arising out of the publication of material supplied by me for publication. The information provided will serve as account information. The publisher reserves the right to revise, edit or reject any or all copy and photographs deemed unsuitable for publication. I agree that The Oregonian may use or republish my announcement in any form (in any media now in existence or hereafter developed) in whole or in any part.
Indemnification. You assume full liability for the obituary announcement and agree to indemnify and hold harmless the publisher from all claims, suits and related costs arising by reasons of any advertisement. We are not obligated to re-publish obituaries in which incorrect information was provided.Frequently Asked Questions
Tips on Writing a Paid Obituary