River View Cemetery in the southwest section of Portland, Oregon, United States, is a non-profit cemetery founded in 1882. It is the final resting place of many prominent and notable citizens of Oregon, including many governors and United States Senators. Other notable burials include the Weinhard family, football player Lyle Alzado, and Carl Mays the baseball player who killed an opposing player with a pitch in a Major League game, and famous western lawman Virgil Earp.
River View Cemetery was founded as a non-profit cemetery by William S. Ladd, James Terwilliger, Henry Failing, Henry Corbett, Henry Pittock, Simon Benson, and others in 1882. All those who joined co-owned the cemetery. In 1902 a Roll Call statue was added to honor the 165 Oregonians that died in the Spanish-American War. The first adult burial was Dr. William Henry Watkins. In the 1940s a 135 person chapel was added, designed by Pietro Belluschi.
Overlooking the Willamette River, the cemetery has a variety of mausoleums including the Hilltop Garden Mausoleum and Main Mausoleum. There are also private mausoleums and crypts. River View is an endowment care cemetery as defined by the state of Oregon.