Frequently Asked Questions
How is Crown different from traditional funeral homes that we've known in the past?
Crown is a unique type of business that offers everything a traditional funeral home offers, with the exception of having a chapel for funerals or memorial services. Although traditional funeral homes can be beautiful facilities, we have found that many Northwest families simply don't need the funeral home building and many times they prefer a "less traditional" approach to planning their funeral needs. Because we operate in more conservative, yet professional offices, we are able to offer services where are generally half the cost of traditional funeral homes.
How is Crown different from other low-cost cremation and burial providers?
Many low-cost providers of cremation and burial services work out of their homes or in some cases, even their vehicles, while others are simply a name registered as part of a large corporate business, making it appear that they're an actual business entity of their own. We're a full service provider, not dependent on any other business for support or service. We pride ourselves in offering unique and unusual ideas and products to help you plan a fitting tribute for someone you love. Our phones are always answered by someone who can answer your questions. We're here to help!
Who Owns Crown Memorial Centers?
Crown Memorial Centers are locally owned and operated by Oregon families. Our corporation's name is Cascade Funeral Directors, Inc. and we have a few other funeral service related businesses in the Portland area. It is important to note that we are not a large, out-of-state corporation, but a small Oregon corporation. Families find peace of mind knowing that every one of our funeral directors and staff members has a "vested career interest" and an outstanding reputation to protect. Some of our businesses have been in operation since the early 1900s, and Crown has been in operation since 1989. You can be assured, we're here to stay!
Where does cremation take place?
At Crown, we own and operate our own private cremation facility. Families find comfort and peace of mind in knowing that our "state-of-the-art" cremation facility is privately owned and used exclusively by our company, while most providers pay a third party to provide cremation services. It's simple: because we are a totally self sufficient company, we involve fewer people and offer lower prices. Our crematory facility, Cascade Cremation Center, is located at 8974 SW Tualatin-Sherwood Road in Tualatin, Oregon. We encourage tours!
What should I do when a death occurs?
Portland (503) 783-3393
East Metro Area - Milwaukie (503) 653-7076
West Metro Area - Tualatin (503) 885-7800
Salem (503) 581-6265
SW Washington (888) 700-7076
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