Nordic Northwest will be closed until April 30th due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Monday - Friday

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Saturday - Sunday

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM


at Nordia House

8800 SW Oleson Rd.

Portland, OR 97223



Monday - Sunday

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM



Monday - Sunday

8:00 AM - 3:00 PM


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What do you think we should name our new friends at Nordia House? Fill out the form below to submit your suggestions!

Please submit your name suggestions!
Deadline for naming is 3/23
Names will be announced 3/30

Nordic Northwest’s heartfelt thanks to longtime members Marianne Bratt and Al Baker for their generous donation of two bronze sculptures. If you have been a recent visitor to Nordia House you most likely noticed the charming life size bronze sculptures of a beaver and otter located outside the back patios near the meadow and with the wetland forest beyond, with interior views from the Great Hall and Broder Soder cafe.


These sculptures are designed by renowned American artist Georgia Gerber, who also designed the beloved Animals in Pools, a series of ten trough-style fountains and twenty-five life size bronze sculptures of Pacific Northwest animals located in downtown Portland. 


Thanks to members from our volunteer Facilities committee: Dave Alford, Robert Basel, Bob Evenson, John Nelson, Judy Gervais Perkiomaki, Brad Knodell, Dirk Schulbach and Ray Wikman for volunteering to place and secure the sculptures.


Visitors to Nordia House are encouraged to interact with the animals through direct physical contact and/or simple viewing to spark your imagination and evoke feelings. To be enjoyed by all generations and guaranteed to spark your inner child. 


Marianne and Al would like for Nordia House visitors to name the beaver and the otter. Please submit your name suggestions by filling out the form to the right. Submission of photos with the beaver and otter are also encouraged. 

Submission deadline is March 23, 2020, winning names will be selected by March 30. 


“We are happy to share these cute animals and hope they give joy to all”

Marianne Bratt & Al Baker