Nob Hill Business Association

downtown portland nwWe are a local group dedicated to fostering business relationships that benefit our community.

We work to help businesses in our Northwest Portland neighborhood thrive and prosper by advocating for and promoting a vibrant community.

NHBA Members strive to:

  • live in harmony with neighbors.
  • be good citizens of our thriving, culturally enriched society.
  • tackle complicated issues by using a collaborative strategy to reach decisions.

We recognize our area as a lively mix of retail, restaurants and professional services, and work to maintain that environment for those of us who live and work here, as well as our Portland visitors.

Stretching out from NW 21st and 23rd Avenues, you’ll find many of the city’s top restaurants, memorable accommodations, and eclectic shopping nestled among the tree-lined sidewalks. View the NW Portland Shopping Map to get a feel for this wonderful area around NW 23rd Avenue, featuring a vast number of shops within walking distance of each other.


 Board Members 

board memberSusan Thomas


Susan Thomas is the Co-Owner of Coffee Time on NW 21st and Irving. She relocated to Portland in 2011 with her husband Jason and 3 sons. Together, in 2015 they started Cascadia Coffee Roasters and opened a coffee pub on NW 17th & Front in 2016. As a resident and business owner in NW Portland, she loves the sense of community that she gets to experience through being a part of this neighborhood.

NHBA Board MemberPat Fiedler

Vice President

Pat Fiedler is a native Portlander, attended Portland State U. and U. of Hawaii majoring in Business Ed.

In 1982 she and her husband Dale opened their first toy store in Gresham and in 1995 purchased Child’s Play Toys.

Pat has been a member of NHBA since 1995. She belongs to ASTRA (A National Specialty Toy Organization) and is a Mt. Hood Community College Board Member. She marvels at the vitality and sense of community that exists in Nob Hill and feels fortunate to be part of the neighborhood.
(503) 407-6163

Joleen Jensen-Classen


Joleen grew up in Portland. She received her undergraduate degree in history and economics from Oregon State University and her master’s degree in history and education from Smith College. She taught high school history and economics before transitioning into community organizing as the Executive Director of Neighbors West/NW for ten years. She then worked in public relations for the Office of Neighborhood Involvement, the Bureau of Environmental Services and the Portland Development Commission. She currently works as the advertising and operations manager for the NW Examiner Community Newspaper. She has been active in the Portland Mennonite Church and now serves as a Stephens Minister. Her free time is spent riding her horse, Trace, preparing for dressage competitions.

mturnell headshotMegan Turnell


Megan Turnell is Legacy Health’s Public and Community Relations Consultant where she plans and manages external and internal public and community relations strategies for Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center, Legacy Cancer Institute, Legacy Laboratory Services, Legacy Hospice, Legacy Telehealth Programs, and affiliated Legacy Medical Group clinics. She is responsible for increasing hospital, service line and clinic awareness in the region by identifying and capitalizing on media opportunities, strengthening community partnerships, creating high-quality and consumer-friendly communication materials, and establishing Legacy Health’s leaders and providers as subject matter experts.

Peggy Anderson

Business Organizer

Peggy is our paid staff person helping us to promote our district through marketing, promotions and events. A very familiar face, Peggy lives in the neighborhood, and has served as NHBA President and been a member of the Board for a number of years. She retired last year from her position as a Senior Account Executive at Portland Business Alliance and is looking forward to working with everyone.
(503) 706-6532

board member

Jenny Bunce

Board Member

Jenny Bunce has lived in Portland for 3 years after moving from Connecticut in 2010. She has been a member of NHBA since 2011 and joined the Board in November 2012. She loves working in NW Portland and thoroughly enjoys the wonderful community that NHBA has worked so hard to create!

Denny Shleifer

Board Member

Since 1991, Denny has owned and operated Shleifer Marketing Communications, Inc.. and has over 40 years experience in public relations, crisis communications and marketing communications. He currently serves as Choose Local Media territory manager for the Nob Hill Business District. Shleifer also serves on two committees of both the Portland Business Alliance, and the Home Builders Association of Metro Portland.

Tanya March

Board Member

Tanya Lyn March received her doctoral degree in Urban Studies from Portland State University in 2010, focusing on historic preservation and community development. She has a master’s degree in Historic Preservation from Columbia University and is raising two sons. She is joined Nob Hill Business Association to be a part of community building efforts in NobHill. She is the owner of Slabtown Tours LLC, assists on museum exhibits, and writes history pieces for the Northwest Examiner.
(971) 302-3926

Rebecca Goss

Board Member

Rebecca Goss has been in the hospitality industry locally for 23 years. She has been Director of Sales for the Silver Cloud Inn Northwest Portland for 15 years, and was previously on the Nob Hill Business Association. Rebecca has been a board Member for Hospitality, Sales and Marketing Association International, Oregon Business Travel Association, on the Parent Planning Committee for Title VII in the Reynolds School District and is currently a Meeting Coordinator for the Mount Hood Cherokee Community, an official satellite community of the Cherokee Nation.

Misty Stuker

Board Member

Misty Stuker is a Portland native with strong ties to community and our local arts. Having lived in the Nob Hill District, and growing up in its culture, she enjoys engaging fellow business owners and community members in growth and exploration of what it means to be a local. She has been working for and with The Inn at Northrup Station since 2005 and strives to create a very “Portland experience” for the guests who stay at this locally owned boutique hotel by building partnerships and showcasing what our neighborhood has to offer.

Nate Stoller

Board Member

Elizabeth Aaby

TMA Representative


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Our Mission:

“The Nob Hill Business Association helps businesses in our neighborhood thrive and prosper by advocating for and promoting a vibrant community.”

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