NORDIA HOUSE

Monday - Friday

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Saturday - Sunday

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

NORDIC NORTHWEST

at Nordia House

8800 SW Oleson Rd.

Portland, OR 97223

503.977.0275

NORDIC FINN WARE

Monday - Sunday

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

503.741.1103

BRODER SÖDER

Monday - Sunday

8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

971.373.8762

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FRIDAY NIGHT LECTURE SERIES

2019-20 Lecture Season starts October 11

A free lecture series sponsored by Nordic Northwest and the Portland State University Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures.


All lectures begin at 7:30 PM and are approximately 1 hour long

Hosted Once Monthly, October through April (no lecture in December)

With light refreshments offered after each talk

Our 30 year partnership with PSU and their Foreign Languages Department has given us the opportunity to present nearly 50 Nordic-themed academic lectures. Among our most popular programs, talks have ranged from geothermal science in Iceland to the Norsk shipping empire in Norway.

SCANDINAVIAN VS. AMERICAN HEALTHCARE

Friday, October 11, 2019

Join us for a comparative talk on both the Scandinavian and American health care systems by NNW Community member Joanna Cain M.D.

GERMAN OCCUPATION OF DENMARK

Friday, November 01, 2019

CANCELLED

Dr. Susan Paulsen will speak on the German occupation of Denmark.

GEOLOGY OF ICELAND

Friday, January 10, 2020

Dr. Scott Burns of PSU will be presenting on the Icelandic landscape accompanied by a slide show.

GROWING UP IN SERIES

Friday, February 07, 2020

Starting this February each lecture will be dedicated to stories of growing up in the Nordic countries. The Growing Up In… Series will include speakers from the five Nordic Countries. Each month will focus on a specific country and the speaker will talk about where they grew up, schooling, household chores and activities, games and play, special holidays and more! Get a glimpse into what Nordic life was like for these individuals.

GROWING UP IN SERIES

Friday, March 06, 2020

​Starting this February each lecture will be dedicated to stories of growing up in the Nordic countries. Details to be confirmed. The Growing Up In… Series will include speakers from the five Nordic Countries. Each month will focus on a specific country and the speaker will talk about where they grew up, schooling, household chores and activities, games and play, special holidays and more! Get a glimpse into what Nordic life was like for these individuals.

GROWING UP IN SERIES

Friday, April 03, 2020

​Starting this February each lecture will be dedicated to stories of growing up in the Nordic countries. Details to be confirmed. The Growing Up In… Series will include speakers from the five Nordic Countries. Each month will focus on a specific country and the speaker will talk about where they grew up, schooling, household chores and activities, games and play, special holidays and more! Get a glimpse into what Nordic life was like for these individuals.

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Request a list of our selected recorded lectures (1999-2019) available for loan for NNW members, or view a list of archived lectures and other educational films here.