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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.


What's Happening in the Nordic Community?

Join us next Friday, March 6, for a Friday Night Lecture all about Norse mythology! This lecture had to be re-scheduled from January 9, and if you're one of the many who were disappointed to not get the chance then to hear Barbara Fankhauser, President of the Portland Storyteller's Guild, take us across the rainbow bridge Bifrost and into the lives of the Norse Gods and Goddesses, be sure you don't miss it this time!!! This lecture is free and open to the public. See the Friday Night Lecture Series page of our website for full details.

From Finland with Love: All Sibelius Concert

Co-sponsored by SHF and Finlandia Foundation national and its Columbia Pacific Chapter
To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Finnish composer Jean Sibelius, two young Finnish musicians - cellist Jussi Makkonen and pianist Ruusamari Teppo - will perform an all-Sibelius concert here in Portland on Friday March 20. Teppo is the great granddaughter of Jean Sibelius himself. 
Watch a Music Video from cellist Jussi Makkonen and hear the heartfelt music you'll experience at this concert.

Our hands-on lefse-making Cook & Eat class on March 21 is now sold out!

Ruben Östlund Film Retrospective

SHF is proud to join the NW Film Center in bringing this touring retrospective of Swedish director Ruben Östlund's films to Portland on March 26-30. Four Östlund films will each be screened twice, and SHF will host a reception to celebrate Östlund's work on Saturday March 28 from 6pm to 7pm, between the afternoon screening of Force Majeure and the evening screening of Involuntary. See the Films page of this website for details and tickets.

SHF Membership Benefits & Levels

In anticipation of the opening of our new cultural center, we have slightly restructured our membership levels and corresponding benefits, effective March 1, 2015. Please familiarize yourself with all our membership options by looking at the Membership page of our website, and choose the level of support that's right for you!

Construction Updates

Remember to keep checking in on the Construction Updates page of our website to see what's happening at 8800 SW Oleson Road, the site of our future Nordic Cultural Center!


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

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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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