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Theo Giles



A Celebration of Life

Thursday January 5th, 2023


An afternoon and evening of memories and celebration for Theodor Giles.


UPDATE! The Viking Funeral has been postponed until the summer due to the weather. Please meet us tonight at the Bibimbap3 restaurant for Korean buffet at 6!

NE Broadway and 9th Avenue.


Viking Funeral at Cathedral Park in North Portland, gathering under the bridge after 2 pm for an informal Viking funeral at 3 pm. We are building a small eco-friendly Viking-themed (30") boat designed to sink safely into the river. Anyone is invited to add a biodegradable token, offering or messagto some of his ashes onto the ship before we send it into the water.

Then please join us, Theo's family and friends, at 6 pm for an evening of music, food and drink at Bibimbap3 a Korean BBQ restaurant on NE Broadway and 9th Avenue. It's a fun very family-friendly little venue, with a tropical (heated) patio atmosphere.

Portland's premier Latin band Son De Cuba will entertain between us telling stories and sharing happy memories of Theo. There will be some video and slides from a projector. If you have videos you want to share, particularly the short silly social media content he so loved to forward and we laughed our asses off to, please contact Theo's dad, Mark at the link below. 

All the food and drink are free. There is a great selection of food and a full bar as well as some great sakes and Korean wines and beers. There will be a buffet.

We wish for this to be the kind of joyous send-off that Theo would have insisted we remember him by.  He definitely did not want a morbid gathering. 

Light and bright colors are preferred over traditionally dark funeral outfits.

The restaurant will close for our private event. However, we hope this might go late, with drinking and live music, local musicians, and fans joining Son De Cuba and Zambonja to jam with. There will be dancing (maybe even Karaoke)! Please bring an instrument.  A bunch of hand percussion will be available too!

Transport from Cathedral Park to the restaurant will be provided for those who need it.

It would be nice to know how many are coming, so please bring along anyone who would like to celebrate Theo with us and RSVP below.






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