Where to Scatter ‘Ashes’ on the West Coast

Though there are no health hazards associated with cremation “ashes” (officially cremated remains), there are a few things you should know before you plan your scattering. There are many popular options for scattering, as our colleagues at Better Place Forests have...

8 Things You Can Do With Cremation Ashes

As more people choose cremation for their loved ones (nearly 90 percent of Northwest residents are expected to opt for cremation by 2030), new markets are popping up with creative options for their “ashes.” A side note: cremated remains, sometimes called “cremains,”...

Is Cremation More Affordable than Burial?

The most affordable method of disposition is direct cremation, which takes place in the days following the death without a traditional funeral service beforehand.

How to Hold a Home Viewing Before Cremation or Burial

In Oregon, home funerals and home viewings before burial or cremation services are both legal and safe. The number of people embracing Do-It-Yourself funerals is growing. Home funerals can save money and also create bonding opportunities for people and their loved ones.