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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.

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What's Happening in the Nordic Community?

Landscaping Volunteer Day #2

Saturday, April 18, 9am-Done, 8800 SW Oleson Rd. Portland OR 97223

We just got word that 500 more plants delivered and need to be planted this Saturday for everything to run smoothly and on schedule, so we need more help from our fantastic Volunteer Landscapers! If you're able to help us even with this last-minute notice, please let us know as soon as possible – email!

If you can help with this round of planting, please come to the construction site at around 8:45am. Orientation and planting instruction will be given at 9am. sharp. If you have shovels, trowels, wheelbarrows, rakes and brooms, please bring what you can. Gloves, hats and boots are suggested. We will have coffee, water & cookies available.  Please note: the building itself is still under construction and will not be open for visitation. There will be portable bathrooms on the property.

Cook & Eat

Our Cook & Eat class on April 25 is almost sold out. If you want to learn how to prepare and serve gravlax, the most delicate and delectable of Nordic salmon dishes, you'd better sign up now! 
Call the office at 503-977-0275 to reserve your spot today.

The construction site for our cultural center is CLOSED to the public.
We continue to have problems with people attempting to "visit" our Cultural Center while it's still being built. Alarms have been triggered, the police have been called to the site, and arrests were very nearly made. PLEASE stay on the sidewalk if you want to see the progress at the Center with your own eyes! Even the parking lot is closed to the public (SHF board, staff and members included), and the whole site is monitored by 24-hour video surveillance. You can keep yourself updated on the building's progress by looking at the Construction Updates page of this website, and you can look forward to seeing the building with your own eyes - from the inside! - at our big public Opening Celebration on the weekend of June 26-28. 


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For Information, contact SHF at:
(503) 977-0275

Or stop by our new temporary office (in use while we build the Scandinavian American Cultural & Community Center on the Oleson Road property) on the second floor of the Roosevelt Building in The Commons medical office complex at 9370 SW Greenburg Rd. Tigard OR 97223.
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