Nestled in the mature trees along Oleson Road is an unassuming place called Fogelbo. In Swedish, fogelbo means “bird nest” and is derived from the Fogelquist family name, which means “bird on a branch.”
This historic home and two acres were deeded to Nordic Northwest in 2014 by Sir Ross Fogelquist. The home houses one of the largest private collections of Nordic antiques and folk arts in the United States. Ross Fogelquist has been a passionate collector all of his adult life. He is a member of the Order of the Polar Star and was knighted by the King of Sweden. Thousands of people have been hosted and charmed by this unique and fascinating estate through the last sixty-four years.
Scheduled tours of the house generally happen on a quarterly basis. Please give us a call at 503.977.0275 to find out more about how to RSVP.
The governing estate committee is seeking donations specifically to preserve this cultural treasure for future generations. The priceless collections in Fogelbo will be acquired by NNW as part of the estate of Ross Fogelquist. Contributions to Fogelbo will be placed in a restricted account to be administered for the maintenance and operation of Fogelbo as a living museum, event center and park adjoining the Nordia House and its grounds.
Please send in your donation to:
8800 SW Oleson Road
Portland, OR 97223
ATTN: Fogelbo Donation