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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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SCANDINAVIAN OF THE YEAR

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2019 WINNERS!

Christine, Dirk, and Pirjo Schulbach

 

2020 Nominations TBA

PAST SCANDINAVIANS OF THE YEAR

1956: Bob Anderson

1960: Marcus Peter Pihl

1961: Carl M. Saltveit

1962: Malcolm Frykman

1963: Erv Lind

1964: John Virtanen

1965: Bardi Skulason

1966: Boris Sirpo

1967: Lorentz Bruun

1968: E. Dean Anderson

1969: Werner Sahlin

1970: Erik Hauke

1971: Ernest Harold

1972: Christian Elster

1973: Oscar Nastrom

1974: Harold Berentson

1975: Melvin Pihl

1976: G. Bernhard Fedde

1977: Lloyd E. Anderson 

1978: Magnus Esrom

1979: Faye Frykman

1980: Ross Fogelquist

1981: Alpo Tokola

1982: Mary Nastrom

1983: Glen Nordby

1984: Rolv Schillios

1985: Gerda Farestrand

1986: Martha Stenberg

1987: Mel Iverson

1988: Herb Matta

1989: Cathy Bjork

1990: Ellen Jacobson & Maj Persson

1991: Johanna B. Fedde

1992: Saara Slossar

1993: Judy Rust

1994: Lillian Johnson

1995: Robert M. Lee

1996: Carol De Sau

1997: Kaja Voldbaek

1998: Rosi Hill

1999: Elisabeth Mendenhall

2000: Doris & Harry Heiberg

2001: Steinar Fuglestad & Elsie Nordby

2002: Toni Linne & John Nielsen

2003: Christie Stilson

2004: Aase Maja Besson

2005: Doug & Ulla Hanson

2006: Eila Chisholm

2007: Carl & Marian Thompson

2008: Ann Grangaard

2009: Denver James/Kristi Johnson-James

2010: Andy & Margot Toth

2011: Larry West

2012: Clinton Maurice

2013: Pauline Coleman

2015: Judy Gervais Perkiomaki

2016: Sandra Nelson Miller

2017: Dave Alford

2018: Jeff Klein

Awarded each year, this honor seeks to recognize those making a difference in the Nordic community... and beyond.

Scandinavian of the Year is a prestigious award given annually by Nordic Northwest to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to their organization and to the wider Scandinavian community in the Pacific Northwest.

Nominated as a group for two years in a row by different organizations, the Schulbach family trio is a powerhouse of goodwill and action in our local Nordic community. They are the first to volunteer for any job, big or small, always show up prepared, organized – and early! – and you can trust them to take a new idea all the way from planning to effective realization. And they’ve been consistent with their impressive enthusiasm and dedication for the last 4 decades! The Schulbachs work with heart, dedication, creativity, precision and artistic talent to improve our world and keep us intouch with our Nordic, especially Finnish, roots.

Congratulations to Dirk, Christine, and Pirjo Shulbach, our 2019 Scandinavians of the Year.

The 2019 Scandinavian of the Year Award Recipients, Christine, Dirk, and Pirjo Schulbach

Scandinavian of the Year nominees:

Rhonda L. Erlandson

Alf & Lili Gregerson

Alice Iverson

Hans & Anna Lundin

Dirk, Pirjo and Christine Schulbach