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Mission Statement
Preserve, Communicate, and Celebrate Scandinavian Heritage and Culture
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Scandinavian Heritage Foundation

The Scandinavian Heritage Foundation is a non-profit organization focused on the five Nordic nations -- Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. SHF is the catalyst in the Northwest for preserving authentic traditions and culture while celebrating modern Scandinavian life, culture and business. It is the "go to" regional resource for all things Nordic.

See Construction Updates from our new Cultural Center!

What's Happening in the Nordic Community?

An Evening With Dick Hyman

Legendary jazz pianist Dick Hyman and Clarinetist Ken Peplowski, vocalist Becky Kilgore with Craig McKinley and Mark Vehrenkamp on Banjo and Sousaphone in a benefit for the Scandinavian Heritage Foundation and the Portland Chamber Orchestra. Admission includes a Smorgasbord dinner and beverages. For tickets, please visit the Portland Chamber Orchestra website or call their box office at (503) 771-3250

Monday, July 6


Nordia House

$75.00 per person
Purchase table for eight $600.00

Wine Wednesdays

SHF kicks off a summer of delicious wine-tastings on July 8 with Johan Vineyards (A beautiful Norwegian Vineyard near Salem). Enjoy the beautiful Nordia House patio and Great Hall, a great selection of cheese, fruit, and wines. The Nordic winemakers will be sharing juicy details about their creations. The perfect way to wind down after work or to start an evening on the town. Make sure to purchase tickets ahead of time!

Wednesday, July 8

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Nordia House


$15 for members

$20 to non-members

Opening Celebration Weekend

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Thank you to everyone who came out to our first open weekend at Nordia House! We are so excited to have all of you a part of this ship as we depart on this exciting new journey. Thank you so much for everything! You were all great.

A big thank you to all our amazing sponsors, committee members, volunteers and guests that made this festival so great. What a fantastic midsummer celebration. We hope to see you again next year. We will shortly be posting pictures from the festival to our Facebook and the SHF website.


2015 Lucia Scholarship applications are available!

Application deadline is November 1. See the Lucia page of this website for details and application forms.
If you want to help us spread the word to possible candidates - please use our Lucia Flyer or 
Lucia News documents to do so! 

Our new cultural center is STILL CLOSED to the public.
We have moved into our offices at the new building, but the whole site is still under construction and thus still CLOSED to the public. You can keep yourself updated on the building's progress by looking at the Construction Updatespage of this website, or you can drive by to see it with your own eyes - but you can't come closer than the sidewalk! Even the parking lot is off limits.

To see more of the building - including the inside! - please mark your calendars for our big public Opening Celebration, to be held on the weekend of June 26-28.

Click here to see a list of all Nordic-themed Upcoming Events

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For Information, contact SHF at:
(503) 977-0275
8800 SW Oleson Road, Portland OR 97223
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