ScanFair 2022: Nordic Christmas Market


Sat Dec 10 2022 at 10:00 am to Sun Dec 11 2022 at 05:00 pm


Oregon Convention Center | Portland, OR

Experience the sights, sounds, tastes, and traditions of a Nordic Christmas Market
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ScanFair brings Scandinavia to Portland through traditional food and drink vendors; an entertainment program focused on cultural heritage; games, activities, and crafts; and welcoming local community organizations.

Tickets are valid for both days! Just keep your wristband to access the 2nd day of festivities.

Saturday December 10th: 10am - 5pm

Sunday December 11th: 10am - 4pm

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Delicious and traditional Nordic foods are plentiful in our food court!

Scandinavian Cafe (Booth 509) - Swedish meatballs in brown cream gravy with potatoes, lingonberry and bread roll, Danish medister polse (sausage) with potatoes, gravy, red cabbage and bread roll, Scandinavian pancakes (crepe like) with berries and whipped cream, Norwegian rommegrot (celebration pudding) with cinnamon and sugar, fresh pastries

Easy to Please (Booth 408) - Grilled cheese sandwiches (Scandinavian flavors), tomato soup, chips

Harmoni Lodge #472 VOA (Booth 400) - Varmkorv (sausages) and mashed potates, yellow pea soup and battered bread

Himmelbjerget/NW Danish Association (Booth 515) - Aebleskiver w/ jam, coffee

Carina's Bakery (Booth 401) - Scandinavian vegan baked goods including almond cake, cardamom buns, breads, holiday cookies, marzipan tarts, lingonberry tea, coffee, sausage rolls/mushroom pies

Bread Lady (Booth 307) - Nordic breads and pastries, cinnamon buns, blueberry pastries, cardamon cookies, cardamon bread, orange rye, sourdough rye

Danish Brotherhood in America Lodge 167 (Booth 303) - Danish kringle and coffee

Hygge Chocolates (Booth 309) - Chocolate bars, seasonal confections, spreads

Jamie's Kafferep (Booth 410) - Baked goods of Swedish cardamon buns, cinnamon buns, saffron buns cardamon braids, sliced spice cookies, almond tarts, raspberry caves, rolled wafer, marbled cake, chocolate slices with candy canes, spice cake

Portland Estonian Society (Booth 305) -Aleksander Tort (two layers of shortbread with raspberry filling between the layers and a lemon icing on top)

Portland Nordic Chorus (Booth 412) - Cardamom braids, fruited tea rings, rye bread, rum balls

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Walk our aisle of spirits, wine, beer, mead, aquavit and more!

Krogstag Aquavit (Booth 210) - Featuring samples of Krogstad aquavit neat and in mini-cocktails, and selling bottles of Krogstad aquavit to take home

Oran Mor Artisan Meadery (Booth 206)- Mead tastings and bottle sales for off premise consumption, mead horns, and merchandise

Ridgewalker Brewing (Booth 211) - Beer garden featuring samples and special guests

Rolling River Spirits (Booth 501) - Scandinavian spirit Aquavit with both aged and unaged varieties. Try with a pairing from Scandinavian Cafe

Sjoeblom Winery (Booth 202) - Featuring Glögg, Swedish infused wine

Stillweather Spirits (Booth 200) - Offering three unique spirits: two gins and an aquavit

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Performance Schedule

Watch dancers, listen to music, participate in contests, see fashion, view awards, and watch the Lucia Court procession! There's so much to see and do at ScanFair.

Saturday 12/10

10am Doors

10:20 - 11:05 Revontuli (Finnish strings and woodwinds)

11:15 - 12:00 Liam Barnes and friends (Traditional Nordic folk dance tunes/songs)

12:10 - 12:55 Vasa Youth Dancers(Swedish folk dance youth group)

1:00 - 1:15 Scandinavian of the Year

1:15 - 1:30 Pickled Herring Eating Contest sponsored by Broder Söder

1:30 - 1:45 Timberhaven Vikings Fasion Show

1:55 – 2:40 Vasa Lucia

2:50 - 3:35 Martha and Maren (Norwegian Hardanger fiddles)

3:45 - 4:30 Varelse (Instrumental folk fusion)

5pm Show ends

Sunday 12/11

10am Doors

10:20 - 10:35 Timberhaven Vikings Fasion Show

10:45 - 11:30 Robert Gustafson and Avi Gaston (Nordic Christmas songs)

11:40 - 12:25 Tulehoidjad (Estonian traditional dance/music)

12:30 - 1:30 Portland Nordic Chorus & Lucia Court of Oregon

1:30 - 2:00 Meatball Eating Contest sponsored by Scandinavian Cafe

2:10 - 2:55 SusseFusse (International folk dance youth troupe)

3:05 - 3:50 Nye Älgen (Nordic folk music and dance)

3:50 - 4:00 Raffle Drawing

4pm Show ends

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Official Oregon Lucia Court

Nordic Northwest's Lucia Scholarship program puts young women with an interest in Nordic heritage in touch with a beloved legend of Scandinavian Christmas. Watch the procession as they walk through the event with candle crowns. Check it out Sunday at 12:30pm.

Joulapukki ("Finnish Santa Claus")

Take a photo with Joulapukki and his reindeer, Oskar! Find Santa in the central area by the exhibit hall entrance. Brought to you by the Finlandia Foundation Columbia-Pacific Chapter (booth 311).

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Viking Ship and Timberhaven Vikings

Take a picture with a20' replica Viking Ship and learn how Vikings lived with an historical exhibit featuring Viking re-enactors. Find the ship in the central area by the entrance, and the Timberhaven Vikings in booth 249.

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Kid's Area

Create ornaments and other crafts, draw in coloring books, create Nordic walking sticks, and more!

Scavenger Hunt

We've hidden 30 gnomes throughout the event! Can you find them? Sign up at the Nordic Northwest table at booth 135, finish the scavenger hunt, and collect your prize.

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Buy tickets to the raffle at the Nordic Northwest table at booth 137 and choose which items you want to try your luck for! Top prize is a $500 gift certficate to Icelandair!

Eating Contests

Sign up at the Nordic Northwest area (booth 135)! Pickled herring is provided by Broder Söder (at 1:15pm Saturday) and meatballs provided by Scandinavian Cafe (1:30pm Sunday)

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Scadinavian of the Year

Who will win this prestigious achievement in 2022? Find out on the stage, Saturday at 1pm.

Kubb ("Viking Chess")

Showcase your skills or learn how to play this lawn game, rumored to have been created by Vikings in the Middle Ages.

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Shop our selection of Nordic and other vendors for amazing holiday gifts!

Please see out Vendor Map

Äiti Workshop

Blue Ice Design

Bread Lady

Breqa Bee 3D

Carina's Bakery

Carrot Flower Creative

Carved Wooden Treasures


CJs Creative Memories

Coral's Pure Beeswax Candles & Keepsakes

Daniela M.

Danish Brotherhood in America Lodge 167

Dream Stones by Desirae

DS Johnson Enterprises

Easy to Please LLC

Elderberry Textiles

Elentari Handverk

Fern and Fjord

Finlandia Foundation Columbia-Pacific Chapter

Folkart of Norway

Forelsket LLC

Forest Whimsy

Full Moon Tradesman

Gayle's Art Enterprises

Harmoni Lodge #472 VOA

Heart Song Arts Potttery

Hero's Repose Therapeutic Massage

Himmelbjerget/NW Danish Association

Hurricane Hair Wraps

Hygge Chocolates LLC


Jamie's Kafferep


Krogstag Aquavit LLC

Ladyfern Designs

Marilee Tillstrom: Papercraft & Vintage Treasures

Melanie Nelson

Naturally Fun

Neil Cutler

New Sweden Cultural Heritage Society

Nomadic Artistry

Nordic Allure

Nordic Folklore

Nordic Knitters & Fiber Arts Club

Nordic Northwest

Nordic Trader



Oran Mor Artisan Meadery

Orange Pippins

Paper Cut


PNW Felts and Full Fult Designs

Portland Estonian Society

Portland Nordic Chorus

Purrfect for You

Repurposed Wood Studio

Ridgewalker Brewing

Rolling River Spirits

Rustic Linen

Scandi Knits

Scandinavian Cafe

Scandinavian Genealogical Society

Scantik Butik

Sea Shell's Embroidery

Shooting Star Design

Sjoeblom Winery

Stillweather Spirits

Susie Larsson Design

SWEA Portland

Swedish Dream

Swedish Roots In Oregon

The Tomte Cake

Thistle Patch Fiber Studio

Timberhaven Vikings

Tistel Swedish Design

Tokerud Designs

Usborne Books & More

Viking Raids


Wild Hearts Market

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Sponsors and Volunteers

Interested in being a sponsor or volunteer? Email us at shawnm[at] nordicnorthwest [dot] org

Weapons Policy

No real weapons are allowed at the event, and no weapons that are sharp or may hurt anyone will be allowed. Prop and fake weapons are allowed as part of Viking costumes if they will not hurt anyone accidentally. No guns are allowed, real or fake.


It's always a good idea to bring cash to our festivals, as paying by cash at vendor booths always keeps things moving smoothly. Most vendors will accept credit cards.

Getting Here

Just 8 miles from Portland International Airport (PDX), visitors can access the Oregon Convention Center (OCC) via Interstate 5 North from Exit 302A–Rose Quarter, or from Interstate 84 West Exit 1–Lloyd Boulevard.


The Oregon Convention Center provides all reasonable accommodations for people with health conditions or impairments to assist them in attending events. Please visit their website.


No pets allowed at this event, except for service animals.


No smoking is permitted at ScanFair.


By entering this space, you consent to be photographed, videotaped, audio recorded, and/or otherwise documented. Your presence here constitutes your consent to use such recording(s) of your appearance, voice, and name in any and all Nordic Northwest related educational, promotional, marketing, and advertising efforts in perpetuity, for any purpose. You understand that all photography, filming, and/or recording will be done in reliance on this consent given by you by entering this area.

Where is it happening?

Oregon Convention Center, 777 Northeast Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard, Portland, United States

USD 0.00 to USD 12.00

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