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 

Susan 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. 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

board memberJenny Bunce


Jenny Bunce is the Marketing Assistant at Northwest Children’s Theater and School. She has lived in Portland for 3 years after moving from Connecticut in 2010. In addition to her administrative work, Jenny also teaches drama and performs with NWCT. 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!
(503) 222-2190 x22

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

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

Nate Stoller

Board Member

Elizabeth Aaby

TMA Representative


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