Sat, May 28



Sit With Grief

Sometimes grief wants company. If you find yours does, we'll be waiting on a bench in Cathedral Park to sit and talk.

Sit With Grief

When & Where

May 28, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Portland, Cathedral Park, Portland, OR, USA


Humans are social animals. It feels good to hold each other and be held in hard times. In modern society it can be tricky to figure out how to connect - from both ends. We're hoping to make it a little easier.

The people on the benches at Cathedral Park on the 28th at 4:00 would like to sit with you and your grief.  This isn't a therapeutic interaction or a replacement for professional mental heath care; it's just people who have carried heavy things and know how it feels, who are strong in this moment and willing to shoulder a little of whatever you're carrying, offering their time and attention. We're not looking to problem solve, just to share humanness. It's an opportunity to acknowledge how weary a person can get and how much it helps to rest in generous, open-hearted, non-judgemental company.


• Sign up for a time-slot here buy reserving a ticket. We'll welcome walk-ins for unreserved spots.

• A donation of any amount you can afford will gladly be accepted through paypal (, venmo: (@portlandgriefhouse) or our website ( Our suggested range is $5 - $15.

• Grief House sit-mates will be wearing Grief House t-shirts for easy identification.





  • Sit With Grief @ 4:00


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