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Visit the Rae Room in Wilhelm’s Portland Memorial Mausoleum

Once a year, the century-old tomb opens to the public showcasing where some VIPs RIP.

A room inside of a mausoleum with two ornate, white marble coffins

Pay a visit — and your respects — to two of the mausoleum’s 97,000 souls.

Visiting the exclusive Rae Room at Wilhelm’s Portland Memorial Mausoleum is an activity only available once a year: Memorial Day weekend.

A pair of matching marble sarcophagi rest inside the vault, holding the remains of lumber baron George Rae and his housemaid-turned-second-wife, Elizabeth, who died in 1918 and 1942, respectively. The room will be on view to the public Saturday, May 25 through Monday, May 27, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

The eight-story, century-old mausoleum complex in the Sellwood neighborhood features three multi-floor fountains, seven miles of corridors, stained glass windows, and a replica marble statue of Michelangelo’s “La Pieta.”

You can take a guided tour of the complex by calling (971) 888-6119 to reserve a spot.