Portland's Nordic cultural center, with architecture inspired by Viking ships, rune stones and birch forests, is expansively situated in the rolling hills of outer Southwest Portland.
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A PLACE WE CALL HOME
Nordia House, Nordic Northwest's cultural center in Southwest Portland, opened its doors in June 2015 to the delight of the Nordic community throughout the Pacific Northwest. The center contains an exhibit hall, which hosts traveling national art exhibitions on a variety of Nordic topics; a Great Hall, where larger events and activities are held; and an in-house Swedish cafe called Broder Söder and a gift shop called Nordic Finn Ware.
Nordia House was designed by Brian Melton of DiLoreto Architecture and built by Andersen Construction.
Nordia House's extensive grounds also includes Fogelbo, a historic home. Fogelbo was deeded to Nordic Northwest in 2014 by Sir Ross Fogelquist, the former honorary consulate of Sweden and avid member of the local Nordic community.