UPCOMING EVENTS

 Learn all about upcoming events and programs at Nordia House, presented by Nordic Northwest and

our partner organizations. 

 

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Raffle – Get Portland Rolling!
Wed, Jul 22
Online Event
Jul 22, 7:00 PM – Sep 01, 11:00 PM
Online Event
Support NNW as we help Get Portland Rolling again! Drawing on September 1, 2020, 7:30pm at Nordia House. Raffle tickets on sale now: 1 for $25 or 5 for $100 3 prizes, each worth over $1,400 You do not need to be present to win.
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Exhibition - MIND THE EARTH
Tue, Aug 04
Nordic Northwest
Aug 04, 10:00 AM – Sep 30, 11:59 PM
Nordic Northwest, 8800 SW Oleson Rd, Portland, OR 97223, USA
MIND THE EARTH uses satellite imagery to share new vantage points about the global climate crisis.
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Exhibition - Sámi Dreams
Fri, Aug 21
Nordic Northwest
Aug 21, 6:00 PM – Nov 13, 9:59 PM
Nordic Northwest, 8800 SW Oleson Rd, Portland, OR 97223, USA
This collection of portraits and interviews, curated by accomplished journalist and photographer Randall Hyman, is intended to be a platform for the Sámi, Northern Europe's only indigenous people, to speak frankly about climate and cultural change in Scandinavia.
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Workshop - Sami Inspired Necklaces
Sat, Aug 22
Nordic Northwest
Aug 22, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Nordic Northwest, 8800 SW Oleson Rd, Portland, OR 97223, USA
Build on the essential techniques of this Sami-invented handcraft and make two different braided-pattern necklaces with coiled wire and reindeer leather.
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Friday Night Lecture Series
Fri, Sep 04
Online Event
Sep 04, 7:30 PM
Online Event
A glimpse into Nordic life from Dr. Líney Árnadóttir's lived experience growing up in Iceland. This event is both in-person and online.
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Concert - Shared Horizons
Sat, Sep 19
Online Event
Sep 19, 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM
Online Event
Portland Chamber Orchestra and Nordic Northwest collaboratively present Shared Horizons, an online streaming quartet performance of works by African-American and Scandinavian composers.
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Workshop - Viking Rune Ring
Thu, Sep 24
Nordic Northwest
Sep 24, 10:00 AM
Nordic Northwest, 8800 SW Oleson Rd, Portland, OR 97223, USA
Learn basic jewlery silversmithing techniques such as sizing and texturing to make a band-style ring and personalize it with Elder Futhark runes.
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Group Trip - Nordic National Museum
Thu, Oct 01
National Nordic Museum
Oct 01, 12:00 PM – 11:00 PM
National Nordic Museum, 2655 NW Market St, Seattle, WA 98107, USA
The Nordic Northwest Travel Program hosts a group excursion to the National Nordic Museum in Seattle, WA. This trip is tentatively scheduled due to COVID-19 restrictions. Updates on registration and trip times are forthcoming.
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Friday Night Lecture Series
Fri, Oct 02
Nordic Northwest
Oct 02, 7:30 PM
Nordic Northwest, 8800 SW Oleson Rd, Portland, OR 97223, USA
Learn from speaker Vesa Vihavainen about what it was like to grow up in Finland.
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Workshop - Sami Inspired Bracelet
Sat, Oct 03
Nordic Northwest
Oct 03, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Nordic Northwest, 8800 SW Oleson Rd, Portland, OR 97223, USA
Create a reindeer leather and coiled wire embroidered bracelet using basic braiding, hand-sewing, and stitch work.
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Workshop - Viking Knit Bracelet
Sat, Oct 10
Nordic Northwest
Oct 10, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Nordic Northwest, 8800 SW Oleson Rd, Portland, OR 97223, USA
Weave fine sterling silver wire around a wooden dowel to create a bracelet.
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Workshop - Viking Chainmaille Bracelet
Sat, Oct 17
Nordic Northwest
Oct 17, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Nordic Northwest, 8800 SW Oleson Rd, Portland, OR 97223, USA
Weave sterling silver rings into a chain bracelet using techniques such as forming and cutting rings, basic weaving with hand pliers, and clasp shaping.
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Storytelling - Nansen of the North
Sat, Oct 17
Nordic Northwest
Oct 17, 7:00 PM
Nordic Northwest, 8800 SW Oleson Rd, Portland, OR 97223, USA
Lawrence Howard of Portland Story Theater tells the story of Fridtjof Nansen (1861-1930), a Norwegian explorer, scientist, diplomat, and humanitarian.
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Friday Night Lecture Series
Fri, Nov 06
Nordic Northwest
Nov 06, 7:30 PM
Nordic Northwest, 8800 SW Oleson Rd, Portland, OR 97223, USA
A glimpse into Nordic life from Marianne Bratt's lived experience growing up in Sweden.
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Storytelling - Urban Tellers
Sat, Nov 21
Nordic Northwest
Nov 21, 7:00 PM
Nordic Northwest, 8800 SW Oleson Rd, Portland, OR 97223, USA
Portland Story Theater presents 'Urban Tellers,' a storytelling event sharing first-person accounts of life as an immigrant or refugee.
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Workshop - Spoon Carving for Beginners
Fri, Dec 04
Nordic Northwest
Dec 04, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Nordic Northwest, 8800 SW Oleson Rd, Portland, OR 97223, USA
Split freshly cut logs and whittle a handmade wooden kitchen-style spoon.
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Workshop - Dala Horse Carving
Sat, Dec 05
Nordic Northwest
Dec 05, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Nordic Northwest, 8800 SW Oleson Rd, Portland, OR 97223, USA
Learn Scandinavian flat-plane figure carving techniques to create Dala-inspired horses.
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Exhibition - New Nordic Cuisine
Sat, Dec 05
Nordic Northwest
Dec 05, 2020, 6:00 PM – Mar 28, 2021, 11:59 PM
Nordic Northwest, 8800 SW Oleson Rd, Portland, OR 97223, USA
By examining Nordic food trends, visitors are introduced to contemporary Nordic food and its driving values today. This exhibition was organized by the Museum of Danish America, Elk Horn, Iowa.
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Festival - ScanFair
Sat, Dec 12
Location is TBD
Dec 12, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location is TBD
Experience the sights, sounds, tastes, and traditions of the Nordic Holiday season. ScanFair brings Scandinavia to Portland through traditional food vendors, entertainment program focused on cultural heritage, educational craft corner, and welcoming local community organizations.
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Festival - ScanFair
Sun, Dec 13
Location is TBD
Dec 13, 10:00 PM – Dec 14, 4:00 PM
Location is TBD
Experience the sights, sounds, tastes, and traditions of the Nordic Holiday season. ScanFair brings Scandinavia to Portland through traditional food vendors, entertainment program focused on cultural heritage, educational craft corner, and welcoming local community organizations.
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Workshop - Spoon Carving for Beginners
Fri, Jan 22
Nordic Northwest
Jan 22, 2021, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Nordic Northwest, 8800 SW Oleson Rd, Portland, OR 97223, USA
Split freshly cut logs and whittle a handmade wooden kitchen-style spoon.
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Workshop - Decorated Cutting Board
Sat, Jan 23
Nordic Northwest
Jan 23, 2021, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Nordic Northwest, 8800 SW Oleson Rd, Portland, OR 97223, USA
Make a simple, functional, and elegant wooden cutting board, cheese board, or tea tray inspired by Scandinavian decorative techniques.
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Film - The Teachers' Protest
Fri, Mar 19
Nordic Northwest
Mar 19, 2021, 7:00 PM
Nordic Northwest, 8800 SW Oleson Rd, Portland, OR 97223, USA
A documentary about how Norwegian teachers resisted and defeated Nazi education indoctrination. This event honors the 79th Anniversary of the teachers' liberation from Nazi oppression.
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