Oregon Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Portland, Oregon
Placemaking

The story of the Vietnam War and its fallen Oregonians meanders along a spiraling path with peaceful alcoves to represent the emotional journey visitors take. Carved into a modest hillside in Portland’s Hoyt Arboretum, the Memorial was designed to inspire healing and renewal rather than mourning and loss. The typeface, designed specifically for this project by Elizabeth Anderson, contributes to the timeless and tender mood of the site.