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
About this Event
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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).
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.
Create ornaments and other crafts, draw in coloring books, create Nordic walking sticks, and more!
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.
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!
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)
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.
Shop our selection of Nordic and other vendors for amazing holiday gifts!
Please see out Vendor Map
Blue Ice Design
Breqa Bee 3D
Carrot Flower Creative
Carved Wooden Treasures
CJs Creative Memories
Coral's Pure Beeswax Candles & Keepsakes
Danish Brotherhood in America Lodge 167
Dream Stones by Desirae
DS Johnson Enterprises
Easy to Please LLC
Fern and Fjord
Finlandia Foundation Columbia-Pacific Chapter
Folkart of Norway
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
Krogstag Aquavit LLC
Marilee Tillstrom: Papercraft & Vintage Treasures
New Sweden Cultural Heritage Society
Nordic Knitters & Fiber Arts Club
Oran Mor Artisan Meadery
PNW Felts and Full Fult Designs
Portland Estonian Society
Portland Nordic Chorus
Purrfect for You
Repurposed Wood Studio
Rolling River Spirits
Scandinavian Genealogical Society
Sea Shell's Embroidery
Shooting Star Design
Susie Larsson Design
Swedish Roots In Oregon
The Tomte Cake
Thistle Patch Fiber Studio
Tistel Swedish Design
Usborne Books & More
Wild Hearts Market
Sponsors and Volunteers
Interested in being a sponsor or volunteer? Email us at shawnm[at] nordicnorthwest [dot] org
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.
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