Northwest Danish Association (NWDA) events and programs extend to Oregon State. During the summer, two featured programs of NWDA are held in Corbett, Oregon: Himmelbjerget Danish Camp and the Danish American Cultural Retreat.

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Events in Portland

NWDA’s meeting place and office in Oregon, Danebo, is located in Portland. Danebo is located at:

Kristin Square II 
9498 SW Barbur, Suite 207 
Portland, OR 97219 

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Events in Portland have included the following:

Danish Bogklub

NWDA in Oregon hosts a monthly book club. A Danish book is chosen and discussed. Books have included:
Hvor taler du flot dansk by Abdel Aziz Mahmoud
En anden gren by Jesper Wung Sung
Slavernes kyst by Thorkild Hansen
Familien Gregersen by Christian Kampmann

Danish Film Nights

Occasional film nights throughout the year are hosted by NWDA.

Danish Sangaften

NWDA’s Danish song group in Portland is very active. Join in for a hyggelig evening singing Danish hymns.


Each year there is a fastelavnsfest (Danish carnival) for kids in Portland. Just like in Denmark, the event features a barrel pinata. Kids wear costumes and the child who knocks the ‘cat’ out of the barrel is crowned the king or cat queen. Join in on the fun! Read more about fastelavn in Denmark here.


Hyggeaften is a monthly event by NWDA. The event is a chance to mingle and socialize with the Danish community in Portland. Danish and English speakers welcome!


Join in for a good old-fashioned Danish Julefest, with holiday crafts, goodie bags for the kids, singing and dancing around the Christmas tree, a visit by “Julemanden” (Santa Claus), and delicious treats for everyone. 

Language Program

Learn Danish in an informal and cozy setting. Aase W. Beaulieu is the instructor for the program in Portland. Click here for more about the NWDA’s Danish Language Programs.

Lillejuleaften Photo by Bill Markwart


The Lillejuleaften (“Little Christmas Eve”) event in Portland features a Danish church service and a kaffebord. Come wish everyone a glædelig jul or happy holidays.

Language Program

Pete Christensen Frikadelle Dinner

The annual Frikadelle Dinner is a fundraiser for NWDA’s Himmelbjerget Summer Camp. The dinner takes place during the fall each year.

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