We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book a Stay + Win a Getaway Book your hotel on TripAdvisor and you could win a great trip!

Oregon Holocaust Memorial

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Washington Park, Portland, OR 97207
Phone Number: 5038237529

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 134 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 86
  • 33
    Very good
  • 4
  • 2
  • 0
Moving Memorial

Having travelled all over Europe encountering copious Holocaust Memorials including the notorious Auschwitz Death Camp, I found this to honor the dead as well as any European... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
John H
London, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

134 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 125: English reviews
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
198 reviews
96 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Having travelled all over Europe encountering copious Holocaust Memorials including the notorious Auschwitz Death Camp, I found this to honor the dead as well as any European attempt. It total, it is a beautiful work of art in a wooded setting which stands in stark contrasts to the horrors it represents. Bronze representations of the prisoners' belongings are scattered around... More 

Thank John H
Portland, Oregon
Level Contributor
18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

"Never Again" is the motto for Germany's Dachau concentration camp and the Holocaust Memorial in Washington Park, Portland Oregon is reminder of that important pledge. Near the entrance is a metal sculpture depicting shoes from prisoners taken into the camps. This alone brings tears to my eyes, just knowing this is only the tip of the huge iceberg of man... More 

Thank _beegleh
Markham, Canada
Level Contributor
70 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Happened to find it on my way down from the rose garden, really glad I did! It is a beautiful monument, even though there are many, this I have to say has been the most touching and heartbreaking I have been to, a must.

Thank tcasta72
Level Contributor
201 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A peaceful setting allows one to reflect. The script on the stones and the signs were very well written. Touching and poignant. A memorial for the past, a hope to the future that people will care and protect each other.

Thank David F
Level Contributor
52 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

When we started the walk towards the wall there is a bronzed baby shoe on the walk way. It made it seem much more real than just a distance memory or any other memorial I have been to. It really made me stop and think about what happened.

Thank Cindy T
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Level Contributor
56 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

This memorial conveys its message very well; for me, it was an emotional experience. On the back are listed deceased family members of local survivors, and some of the lists cover several generations, with multiple members in a generation. Everyone needs to see this memorial.

Thank CherylDave1967
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

Regardless of however movies you've seen, this holocaust memorial will move you. The replicas of actual children's toys shattered me to bits. A chilling reminder of the horrors of war and hatred.

Thank Madhawa P
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

A solemn place to visit, but worth your time. Look at everything. Be sure to notice the bronze objects scattered around. Read the walls and reflect. This is a good place to visit with children that are learning about the holocaust in school.

Thank Nina B
Level Contributor
289 reviews
168 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

Take a free shuttle to this free memorial after visiting Vietnam Veterans Memorial when you are visiting Washington Park. The inscriptions are reader-friendly yet profound. I am overwhelmed by the experience as they started building the experience even at the rock-road leading to the memorial. Take your time.

Thank Enhan
Vancouver, Canada
Level Contributor
123 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 307 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

One of the most informative and inclusive memorials I have ever visited. Appropriately detailed examination of the forces that lead to the rise of the Third Reich, the dreadful chronology of historical events and dynamics in each country as Hitler swept through Europe, and the devastating effect of Nazism on its myriad victims whether they be Jews, Roma/Gypsies, gays, or... More 

2 Thank Ingle

Travelers who viewed Oregon Holocaust Memorial also viewed


Been to Oregon Holocaust Memorial? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Oregon Holocaust Memorial staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?