Our vision

We envision a prosperous Northwest with sustainably produced goods and services, healthy natural systems, and strong communities


Sustainable Northwest is a non-profit based in Portland, Oregon. Our work to forge solutions for people and natural systems places Sustainable Northwest at the radical middle of community, economy, and ecology. Successfully bringing local interests together to pioneer balanced community-driven solutions in the face of change and conflict requires extraordinary patience, grit, and commitment.

Founded in 1994, Sustainable Northwest is a pioneer in solving problems through collaboration and has grown into one of the most trusted organizations working at the intersection of the environment, economy, and community. 

Our Mission

Sustainable Northwest brings people, ideas, and innovation together so nature, local economies, and rural communities can thrive.