GRIEG LODGE EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
Call 503-236-3401 for latest information or check the calendar page.
TGIFF – THANK GOODNESS IT’S FOURTH FRIDAY! DANCE TO THE PRANKSTERS 18-PIECE BIG BAND – EVERY 4TH FRIDAY, except February and April 2014.
The Grieg Lodge 4th Friday big band dance invites you to get your retro groove on. Learn or polish your ballroom dance steps from 7:30 – 8:30pm, and then strut your stuff to the Pranksters big band from 8:30 – 11pm. Oslo Lounge opens at 7:30. Admission to Ballroom: Free for Sons of Norway members, $8 for non-members. No charge for admission to Oslo Lounge (bar). Members & guests of all ages welcome.
VIKING PANCAKE BREAKFASTS IN 2014 – FEBRUARY 9, MARCH 9, APRIL 13 (special Grieg Lodge Birthday Brunch), MAY 11 (Mother’s Day), JUNE 8, SEPTEMBER 7 & OCTOBER 19.
What better way to start the day than with a plate of delicious, all-you-can pancakes? Our popular breakfast also includes sides of eggs, sausages, fresh fruit, applesauce, orange juice, tea and bottomless coffee – all served up with Norwegian charm from 8:30 am to 1:00pm Adults: $7. Children 5-12: $4 (under 5: free). Children’s Nordic story time in the library from 10-11am.
NORDIC VS. IRISH TRACK BOWLING TOURNAMENT – 3ND SATURDAY IN MARCH – 1:00-4:00pm
It’s an ancient rivalry going back to the Viking age – and a great way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! Put a team together (4-persons) and meet us on the field of battle (Buckman Field) for our urban version of Irish Road Bowling (using the same cannonball equipment). We call it Nordic Urban Track Bowling (aka NUT Bowling), ‘cuz we made it up! All ages welcome rain or shine. Pick a side: are you a fearsome Viking or a darling Leprechaun? Contact the Grieg Lodge Sports Director for more info.
ANNUAL GRIEG LODGE BIRTHDAY BRUNCH – APRIL
You’re invited to celebrate our birthday with a delicious brunch, and support the Grieg Lodge Scholarship Fund. The festivities include a raffle and presentation this year’s scholarship recipients. NOTE: THE 2013 BIRTHDAY BRUNCH TAKES PLACE APRIL 13.
MAY 17 – SYTTENDE MAI CELEBRATION & PARADE
Norway’s most important national holiday – May 17 (Constitution Day) – is celebrated here in Portland in a community-wide event that has been sponsored by Grieg Lodge for generations. Join us for authentic Norwegian food, dancing and national dress, Norwegian Fjord horses and a grand flag parade led by the Benson High School marching band through the Lloyd District. Rain or shine, the event happens on May 17 every year. See the May 17 page for more information.
BOO NORSK! CHILDREN’S HALLOWEEN PARTY – OCTOBER 24th at 5:00-6:00PM
Dress up in your costume and join us for a masquerade parade and some pre-Halloween fun! Games, crafts, food and pumpkins for children.
REEL NORDIC FILM FEST – NOVEMBER 2 at 12:00pm-9:00pm
Explore the rich heritage of classic and contemporary Scandinavian film-making every 2nd Tuesday – and once a year, make a whole day of it! Free admission. Refreshments available.
IGNORE THE RISK – TRY LUTEFISK!!
‘FRESH CATCH’ AT NORSE HALL – NOVEMBER 9th
The historic Grieg Lodge Lutefisk & Meatball Dinner is a family affair and unforgettable banquet of Nordic specialties found nowhere else in Portland. Are you Viking enough? Here’s your chance to find out.
MENU: Lutefisk, meatballs, boiled potatoes and cream gravy, coleslaw,
homemade lefse, flatbrød, fresh cranberry relish, prune pudding, coffee, tea
Reserved Seatings at: 12:00, 2:00, 4:00, 6:00
THE GRIEG LODGE SCHOLARSHIP SALE & BUCKET RAFFLE – NOVEMBER 9th
Shop in the Ballroom on Lutefisk Sunday. Choose from a variety of new & gently used items with a Nordic twist, also creations made by the Artists of the Lodge and other wonderful raffle prizes. All proceeds from the sale & bucket raffle benefit the Grieg Lodge Scholarship Fund.
CHILDREN’S NORWEGIAN-AMERICAN CHRISTMAS PARTY – DECEMBER 13th at 1:00-4:00
Giant Christmas tree, holiday songs (in Norwegian and English) endless homemade Norwegian cookies and a visit with Julenisse (Santa) – it’s a perfect child’s Christmas at Norse Hall – magical for grown-ups, too! Free.