About the NNCC

The Northwest Neighborhood Cultural Center or “NNCC” is a National Historic Register property located at 1819 NW Everett in Portland, Oregon. This location lies within the Alphabet Historic District.

The building was constructed as a Christian Science Church and opened in 1911. It is one of several Christian Science churches of similar design by architect Solon S. Beman. Today, the building has significant repair and reinvestment needs.

The building is owned by a neighborhood-based, Oregon not-for-profit corporation whose name is also the Northwest Neighborhood Cultural Center.  In the late 1970s, the NNCC acquired the property from the Christian Science church. The NNCC has continuously owned the property since that time. Today, the building is for sale. Click here to learn more about the sale.

NNCC will hold its annual membership meeting at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, February 18, 2020.  The meeting will take place at the Cultural Center building, 1819 NW Everett.  The agenda for the meeting will include:

  • Election (or re-election) of members to fill positions on the Board of Directors for the next three years
  • A report on a new, Northwest Neighborhoods Fund which NNCC has created with the Oregon Community Foundation to provide long term benefits to the six neighborhoods from which NNCC draws its members, and;
  • A proposed set of revised by-laws will be presented for approval. The proposed revisions will coordinate NNCC with the new Northwest Neighborhoods Fund, add non discrimination language and provide other updates to NNCC’s existing by laws. The full text of the proposed revised by laws is here. Key changes appear in sections 1 (Purpose), 4.1 (General Powers of the Board of Directors), 4.8 (Participating in meetings by electronic means), 4.13 – 4.15 (Committees) and 11 (Non Discrimination).

The exact location in the building for the annual membership meeting will be posted on the night of the 18th. A preliminary agenda for the meeting is here.


NNCC is tied to six nearby city-recognized neighborhood organizations in NW and SW Portland. The six are NWDA, Goose Hollow, Arlington Heights, Hillside, NINA and Linnton. To be eligible for NNCC membership, a person must reside in one of the geographic areas served by one of these six neighborhood organizations or have some other connection (property or business ownership etc.) to one of these six neighborhoods. Membership is free and open to residents, property owners, and business owners of the following neighborhoods:

  • Arlington Heights
  • Goose Hollow
  • Hillside
  • Linnton
  • NW Industrial (NINA)
  • NW District (NWDA)

If you are interested in becoming a member, please visit our membership page by clicking here

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