Welcome to Little Norway

Poulsbo, Wash., Viking City Lori Ann Reinhall The Norwegian American As you approach Poulsbo on Highway 305 from the Bainbridge ferry landing, you realize that you’ve entered the world of the Northwest Nordic, where roads have names like Lovgreen, Reitan, and Noll. And the Norskie nomenclature gets even more intense once inside the city limits, with street names like Fjord Drive, Iverson Street, and Jensen Way. I took a turn on Queen Sonja Vei to the public parking lot and deposited my car there for the afternoon as my adventure began. Photo: Lori Ann ReinhallThe Poulsbo Senior Center lovingly greets its visitors with “Vi elsker deg.
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Lori Ann Reinhall

Lori Ann Reinhall, editor-in-chief of The Norwegian American, is a multilingual journalist and cultural ambassador based in Seattle. She is the president of the Seattle-Bergen Sister City Association, and she serves on the boards of several Nordic organizations.

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