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Nordic Northwest
8800 SW Oleson Rd.

Portland, OR 97223
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The Challenge

Nordic Northwest Board of Directors have collectively pledged $100,000+ in support of Nordic Northwest's mission during these trying times. Each and every board member has contributed toward this initiative. The Board of Directors has committed this generous pledge in the hopes of challenging its membership to match their collective gifts. 

We’ve all been through a lot in the last two years. No one could have anticipated the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic, or the impact it would have on our community.  During this time, we have been adapting programs to include hybrid and virtual options wherever possible and will continue to do so in the future. Your support will ensure that Nordic Northwest can continue to offer programs and exhibits that highlight, honor, educate, communicate, promote & celebrate Nordic culture and traditions, ancestral, modern and contemporary. 

Investment Impact

A total of $200,000 is needed to maintain operations and meet our mission. Your investment will allow Nordic Northwest to continue to adapt to a rapidly changing landscape, making our organization more innovative, nimble and tight-knit.  

Give today and your gift will be doubled through this challenge! 


The Goal

The Board Challenge Campaign goal is to raise $200,000 by December 31, 2021.


Our Mission

Nordic Northwest is a nonprofit organization focused on the five Nordic nations: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. 


The mission of Nordic Northwest is to: 

  • Highlight, honor, educate, communicate, promote and celebrate Nordic culture and traditions, ancestral, modern and contemporary. 

  • Provide value and serve members by developing and making available and accessible Nordic cultural and educational programming that is rich, authentic and forward looking.

Please give generously.


General Contributions

Your general donations help us achieve our goals of culture, education and community.



Join the 2019 challenge grant, matched one-to-one!



Tickets sales cover only a fraction of program costs. Donations help bring exhibits, films and more.



Helps fund scholarships to young women of Nordic descent, in honor of Lucia, Queen of Light.

Legacy Paver Campaign

Celebrate your own Nordic roots and makes your legacy known with a 2' x 2' engraved paver.

Item & Antique Donations

Having an estate sale? Found a bunad or hand-knit Icelandic sweater in your closet? We accept Nordic item donations to include in our benefit sales. Your donation will support the mission of Nordic Northwest. Please note that we do not have a permanent collection, nor are we a museum. We ask that all donated items be related to our mission. No books please. Download out donation form or call the office at 

Download our donation form or call the office at 503.977.0275 for more details.


Easy (and Free!) Ways to Donate to Nordic Northwest


Make your purchases go further with passive donations to Nordic Northwest! Do you shop at Amazon, Fred Meyer, or use Bottle Drop? Here are a few ways you can support our mission through everyday activities.


Did you know Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase price on qualifying items back to Nordic Northwest without any additional cost to you? Simply set up Nordic Northwest as your preferred charity and shop through AmazonSmile!

  • Visit

  • Log in using your normal Amazon credentials

  • Hover over the Accounts & Lists tab at the top right of the screen, then select AmazonSmile from the list.

  • Click Change Charity, find and select Nordic Northwest

  • Remember to shop Amazon using the link whenever you place an order!


Fred Meyer is another company that will donate to Nordic Northwest without charging you anything, and without using any of your member rewards! Fred Meyer donates annually to participating organizations based on your percentage of spending as it relates to the total spending associated with all participating Fred Meyer Community Rewards organizations.

  • Go to

  • Log in to your Fred Meyer account

  • Navigate to My Account under the person icon at the top right of the screen

  • Go to the Community Rewards tab on the left of the screen

  • Click Change Organization, find and select Nordic Northwest

  • Remember to scan your Fred Meyer Rewards Card at check out to generate donations!

  • Your regular Fred Meyer Rewards will not be affected.


If you’ve discovered the ease of using BottleDrop, congratulations! If not, BottleDrop is the most convenient way to redeem your Oregon beverage containers, helping you recycle and keep Oregon clean, green, and litter free! Did you know that you can easily donate some of your bottle return funds to Nordic Northwest?

  • Go to

  • Log in to your Bottle Drop account

  • Locate Donate Your Balance – Use Give along the top banner, click View Details

  • Click Search Nonprofits, find and select Nordic Northwest

  • Click Donate Now

  • Enter the amount you wish to donate from your Bottle Drop balance and click Donate Now

  • You can donate monthly, quarterly, annually, or as often as you’d like through Bottle Drop! These donations are tax-deductible, too!