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ONLINE: Vesterheim Bokprat (Book Club): Viking Economics

Dr. Maren Johnson, Luther College's Associate Professor of Nordic Studies and Torgerson Center for Nordic Studies Director, facilitates a monthly bokprat (book club), discussing Scandinavian authors and Scandinavian life. Viking Economics by George Lakey gives the non-economist the...

Nordic Northwest Lucia Scholarship Deadline

Please return your Lucia scholarship application by e-mail, mail or in person by today at 5 p.m.! Nordic Northwest's Lucia, Queen of Light Scholarship puts young women with and interest in Nordic heritage in...

ONLINE: Historic Innovation Part I with Jamie Holmes

Vesterheim is excited to pair the Innovators & Inventors exhibit with a free lecture series that will bring together some of the most creative and inspiring Norwegian-American leaders, thinkers, and artists working today. Jamie Holmes is...

ONLINE: Beginning Hardanger Embroidery: Hardanger Ornaments

Hardangersom is Norwegian drawn work. In this online class, you will learn basic Hardangersom stitches as you make a cute ornament. Instructor Shan Rayray will take you step-by-step through each of the stitches (Kloster blocks/satin stitch, drawn thread...

ONLINE: Introduction to Flat Plane Figure Carving: Tomte

Interested in carving a “Scandi Classic” to help spruce up your home for the holidays? Join carver Charles Banks as together we carve a tomte, the Swedish cousin to Norway's beloved nisse that is often associated with...

ONLINE: Vesterheim “TVprat” (TV Club): Occupied

With a twist on Vesterheim's monthly bokprat (book club) discussions of Scandinavian authors and Scandinavian life, join Dr. Maren Johnson, Luther College's Associate Professor of Nordic Studies and Torgerson Center for Nordic Studies Director, for a "TVprat" discussion...

Nansen of the North from Portland Storyteller Theater

Nordia House 8800 SW Oleson Rd., Portland, OR

Nansen of the North is the story of Fridtjof Nansen (1861 – 1930), a Norwegian explorer, scientist, diplomat, and humanitarian. Nansen's story caught the imagination of Portland Story Theater co-founder and creator of the...

A Night of Classical Piano with Maria A. Garcia

Nordia House 8800 SW Oleson Rd., Portland, OR

Come hear acclaimed classical pianist María García present an evening of beautiful Nordic and French piano works featuring Grieg, Helmich Roman, Sæverud and Mélanie Bonis. María recently recorded Bonis Femme de Légendes (Women of...

ONLINE: Norwegian Language Level 1

Hoping to travel to Norway someday? Want to connect with Norwegian friends or family in their native language? We've got you covered! Start your Norwegian-language learning or refresh stale language skills with Norwegian Instructor...

$150

ONLINE: Norwegian Language Level 3

Join in Vesterheim’s Level 3 course in the Norwegian language! We will cover chapters 10 – 12 of the Sett i gang textbook and will study additional vocabulary, gain a deeper understanding of grammar, and...

$130

ONLINE: Norwegian Language Level 2

Join us for Vesterheim’s Level 2 course in the Norwegian language! We will explore a variety of vocabulary and grammar topics including, but not limited to, what interests us about Norwegian, the various methods...

$130

ONLINE: Nordic Meatballs Three Ways

Join celebrated Nordic cookbook author and food historian Patrice Johnson (AKA the Nordic Food Geek) to explore the rich tradition of Nordic-style meatballs! We'll make Swedish köttbulle, Danish kødboller, and vegan meatballs as we dive into...

ONLINE: How to Host a Gløgg Party with Kristi Bissell

December calls for something cheerful and warm to counteract the cold and lift our spirits. Why not invite friends over for a cozy afternoon of glögg (spiced mulled wine) and some tasty Scandinavian treats? Kristi will...

ONLINE: Needle Felted Reindeer

Known as reindeer in Europe and Caribou in North America, this delightful member of the deer family is critical to the nomadic herding lifestyle of the Sámi people and is also charmingly associated with...

ONLINE: Vesterheim Bokprat (Book Club): We, the Drowned

Dr. Maren Johnson, Luther College's Associate Professor of Nordic Studies and Torgerson Center for Nordic Studies Director, facilitates a monthly bokprat at Vesterheim, discussing Scandinavian authors and Scandinavian life. Seafaring has long been a part of...

Friday Night Lecture Series: Mount Hood Steiner Cabins with Lloyd Musser

Nordia House 8800 SW Oleson Rd., Portland, OR

Lloyd Musser, local historian, and curator of the Mt. Hood Cultural Center and Museum, will explore the history of Steiner cabins in the Northwest, including features of FOGELBO that make these cabins distinctive at...

Friday Night Lecture Series: Exploring Nordic Runes with Debra Carus

Nordia House 8800 SW Oleson Rd., Portland, OR

Join Nordic Northwest and Debra Carus, talented NW artist of Elentari Handverk as she explores the meaning and history of runes in Nordic culture and shares her translation of them to modern jewelry. This...