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The Greater Good

Choose Local Wood for The Greater Good of our forests and communities and whatever you build will embody the positive impacts we make together.


OUR MISSION is to foster a wood products community where each purchase for the built environment ensures resilience in the natural one.

GOOD WOOD is vital for our changing climate, clean air & water, protecting wildlife habitat, and supports local families and small businesses.  By thoughtfully sourcing every product we offer, we work toward fulfilling our mission. 

OUR VALUES:
As the trusted source for people who want to Build with Purpose, it is incumbent upon us to always think about our business as a tool to positively impact our world. Our core purpose is not to sell wood or to make a profit, yet profitably selling wood enables us to better fulfill our broader mission.  The manner in which we achieve this purpose is based on a few key principles:

• Humans and their environment are inextricably linked
• Because our everyday choices have meaningful cumulative impacts, ours will always be made conscientiously
• Rural communities are the primary stewards of our collective natural resources, thus their commitments to sustainability must be recognized and honored
• Sustainability is not a threshold --it is an aspiration. Continuous learning, curiosity and humility allow us to evolve and grow, always improving the impacts we have


Sustainable Northwest Wood is an absolutely critical resource for any architect or owner wanting to understand more about local and sustainable wood sourcing. From high level concepts to specific supply chain details, they have the knowledge and the network to connect our clients’ performance goals to viable timber sources here in the Pacific Northwest.

Jacob Dunn

ZGF Architects

Sustainable Northwest Wood was just fantastic to work with. We really couldn’t have done this without their expertise. 

Jim Desmond

The Nature Conservancy

SNWW is without a doubt, our favorite lumber supplier in Portland. The entire team is friendly, knowledgeable, and always eager to go above and beyond to meet their client’s needs. 

Taylor Thompson

TaylorSmith Sustainable Construction

We love using sustainable products and supporting local mills and Oregon based businesses and are very thankful for all that you guys do to make that possible.

Myles Seaton

All Natural Additions

High quality lumber + High quality staff + Aligned values = No brainer for Tomfoolery Wood Co."

Dan Deschenes

Tomfoolery Wood Co.

Sustainable Northwest Wood is setting an example for how the construction industry might move away from extraction and consumption, toward restoration and renewal. From the juniper I used to build planter boxes on my deck, to the 3x6 Douglas Fir Swinerton procured for the Portland International Airport, SNWW delivers on their mission at all scales of business.

Erica Spiritos

Preconstruction Manager

Timberlab - a Swinerton Company

We appreciate all your company does to bring sustainable wood products to market, supporting small family businesses in a depressed economy and a hard hit industry.

Jon Molencamp

Homeowner

Sustainable Northwest Wood is an absolutely critical resource for any architect or owner wanting to understand more about local and sustainable wood sourcing. From high level concepts to specific supply chain details, they have the knowledge and the network to connect our clients’ performance goals to viable timber sources here in the Pacific Northwest.

Jacob Dunn

ZGF Architects


Our Mill Partners

We don't cut the trees, or process the logs, or do any of the milling or fabrication of our wood products, but partner with a trusted network of sawmills and small businesses in our region to bring you local and sustainable wood products for your building projects. 

Sustainable Northwest Wood depends on over 40 different mills to supply us with the wood we sell. Although a diverse group, they do hold a few things in common.

• Every supplier is based in the Pacific Northwest, creating a hub for the circular economy we are collectively creating.

• Each mill incorporates sustainability into their operations by sourcing from well managed forests, utilizing the by-products of restoration efforts, or salvaging products that would otherwise be headed into the waste stream.

• The hardworking people who cut our wood are anchors in their communities, creating meaningful jobs and giving back to the place they call home.

Though we depend on these businesses to keep our operation running, they are more than just suppliers to us. We also count them as friends.   So if you happen to catch us rambling on about the forests that grew our wood and the people who milled it, be patient with us. Sometimes we get a little excited about the stories behind the beautiful wood in our warehouse.



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Sustainable Northwest

Our work, in part, supports our non-profit parent company, Sustainable Northwest, who brings entrepreneurial solutions to natural resources challenges to keep lands healthy and provide economic and community benefits.

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