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Events & Activities

Throughout the year we provide our members with many cultural events and activities.

Three FREE summer events!

What’s better than a free event? A free Swedish event for your friends and family! Take a look at these wonderful upcoming programs.

  • May 17: Woohoo, it’s a birthday party for the one and only Ross Fogelquist! This drop-in birthday celebration will have cake and a no-host bar. It’s also Norwegian Constitution Day so there will be a parade starting at 6pm. Anybody can join this free event. No RSVP required. Friday May 17th. 4pm to 8pm in the Oslo Lounge at Norse Hall, 111 NE 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97232.
  • May 25: A special celebration for the 25th anniversary of Swedish Roots in Oregon. There will be an informative program and refreshments provided. Free event! Contact Ross if you would like to attend, phone (503) 244-3697 or email ross@fogelbo.com. Saturday May 25th. 2pm to 4pm at the West Hills Unitarian Fellowship Hall, 8470 SW Oleson Rd, Portland, OR 97233.
  • June 15: A co-op event with the League of Swedish Societies, we are very proud to announce the 97th Annual Portland Midsummer Festival at Oak’s Park! This is one of the oldest official Oregon Heritage Traditions! There will be music and of course the Majstång. Food, desserts, and beverages will be available for purchase. Visit portlandswedishmidsummer.org for more info. Free event and no RSVP is required, but we recommend that you arrive early. Saturday June 15th. 11am to 4pm. Oaks Park picnic space #12, 7805 SE Oaks Park Way, Portland, OR 97202.

May 19 – Orienteering

We will team up with CROC for a beautiful orienteering event at Hamilton Island. While the BBQ with the Swedish School has been cancelled, we still recommend that you join the orienteering portion of this event. It’s an incredible location!

  • Contact Tanaka Axberg to join our team, or to register your own. Don’t forget: we pay for New Sweden members to register!

Put these dates in your calendar!

May 17 – Birthday party for Ross Fogelquist
May 25 – 25th Anniversary of ‘Swedish Roots In Oregon’
June 15 – League of Swedish Societies Midsummer
June 28 & 29 – Nordic Northwest Midsummer
August 17 – Kraftskiva
November 30 – The Goat Market
December 7 & 8 – Scan Fair
December 14 – Lucia Celebration

Past Events

Thank you for your support at our previous functions!

  • May 5 – Valborg was a fun success! We partnered with the local Finnish groups, where guests enjoyed music and korv! Well, the Finns call it “Makkara” 😉
  • March 24 – We held our Annual Member’s Meeting in Lake Oswego and celebrated a Swedish Easter with brunch and good company. Our President gave a speech recapping 2023 and looking forward to 2024. Ross gave a speech about our 35th anniversary. Wow, 35 years of sharing Swedish culture. Then Jimmy showed a video of the 15 Best Places to Visit in Sweden. Thank you to everyone who attended, and to the Lundin family for hosting.