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Explore Nordic food traditions with classes taught by guest chefs and cooks, both professional and hobbyists.

Organized by Nordic Northwest's Nordic Cuisine Committee

Classes include a food preparation demonstration (few but not all are hands-on) followed by social time and an opportunity to eat what was prepared.

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Five Nordic Christmas Cookies

November 20, 2024, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Nordia House



YOUTH: $10


Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year – especially in the Nordic countries. We are excited to be sharing Christmas cookie recipes from each of the Nordic countries: Iceland, Finland, Norway, Sweden, and Denmark. You’ll get a chance to try each of the cookies and see a more in-depth demonstration on some specialty techniques. You can get ahead of your holiday plans by tasting and practicing now!

Everyone will get to taste each of the cookies and go home with a recipe book for each.

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Fika at Fogelbo

August 18, 2024, 2 PM to 3:30 PM

Nordia House



YOUTH: $10


Fika (fee-kuh) is the Swedish tradition of taking time out of your day to enjoy a cup of coffee and a snack. This is more than just a cup of joe though; Fika is an important cultural experience that includes food and socializing. Join us for a Fika at Fogelbo! You’ll see the inside of the historic cabin, meet new friends, and enjoy delicious Nordic treats.


While the coffee is generally thought of as the star of the show, equally important was the tradition of "sju sorters kakor," or "seven kinds of cookies." The hostess was responsible for serving seven kinds of treats, including cookies, a sweet bun, cakes, and other pastries. During this fika you will enjoy seven treats along with your coffee.


We are proud to be serving Nordic Coffee generously donated by Broder Soder.


Please note that while you will be able to enjoy the wonders of Fogelbo this is not a formal tour. This is a collaboration between our Fogelbo Heritage Committee and our Nordic Cuisine Committee. You’ll be able to enjoy the fusion of these two committees.


Learn more about Fogelbo


Nestled in the mature trees along Oleson Road is an unassuming place called Fogelbo.


In Swedish, Fogelbo means “bird nest” and is derived from the Fogelquist family name, which means “bird on a branch.”


This historic home and two acres were deeded to Nordic Northwest in 2014 by Sir Ross Fogelquist. Fogelbo houses a large private collection of Nordic antiques and folk arts.

Refunds: All ticket sales are final.


Parking: We encourage guests to use public transportation or ride-sharing services. Our 50-space parking lot is open on a first come, first-served, basis and limited street parking is available on SW 89th & 90th Avenues.


Accessibility: Nordia House has two accessible parking spots in our main lot facing SW Oleson Rd. Both the main entrance facing SW Oleson Rd. and our side entrance facing SW Taylors Ferry Rd. are wheelchair accessible. All restrooms have accessible stalls but no power doors. We will do our best to accommodate your needs upon arrival. Please call 503-977-0275 or email to arrange further assistance.

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