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. 

Annual Meeting

NNCC will hold its annual membership meeting at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, April 23, 2024. Director nominees for the terms beginning in 2024 will be elected. An update on the status of the pending sale of the building, the Northwest Neighborhoods Fund and related matters will be presented.

As has been our practice for the past three years, the meeting will take place as a Zoom hosted teleconference. Members of record as of March 15, 2024 who wish to attend the meeting will need to register in advance. Members who complete the registration process will receive a link by e-mail which will provide access to the meeting. Follow this link to register.

Please register as soon as possible and not later than the end of the day on Sunday, April 21, 2024.

Because the meeting registration process will involve verification of your membership status, you are strongly encouraged to register early to avoid any last minute congestion and meeting access problems which could result from a lack of timely completion of the registration process.


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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