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In 2017, we celebrate 100 years of Finnish Independence. 

We have many events planned throughout the year.  Here is a list of some of them - you can see more details in the Finland 100 flyer:

Ida Elina flyer
Ida Elina Flyer
In celebration of Finland’s 100-year anniversary of independence, Dec. 6, 2017,

You are invited to the Finlandia Foundation Columbia-Pacific Chapter’s and Nordic Northwest’s first Finland-100 concert of 2017:

Singer and Pop Kantele Player Ida Elina in concert on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 7:30pm,
at Nordia House, 8800 SW Oleson Rd, Portland, OR, 97223. 

Ida Elina is one of the stars of Finlandia Foundation National’s Finland-100 Music Program performers.
She plays kantele like you’ve never heard it before.

FFCPC Members:  $17
Nordic NW Members:  $17
Non-Members:  $20

To Purchase Advance Tickets: 
Over the Phone:  503-977-0275

Sample of Ida Elina’s Music:

Link to Ida Elina’s Website:

March 15, 2017 to June 15, 2017:  Exhibits My Paradise and Saari/Island at Nordia House, 8800 SW Oleson Rd, Portland.  My Paradise, by photographer Jari Jetsonen and architect Sirkkaliisa Jetsonen, features 100 years of Finnish architects' summer homes.  Saari/Island features Inka Juslin's paintings and photography.  Sponsored by Nordic Northwest.  Free.

April 6, 2017, 2pm to 7pm:  Traveling Sauna Festival at Tiny Digs Hotel, 2646 NE Glisan, Portland, featuring the official Finland-100 USA Traveling Sauna, food and drink, artists, authors, musicians, sauna tours, tiny house experts, FFCPC and more.  Free admission to festival, food and drink available for purchase.  Also Available:  To purchase and reserve sauna time (for April 5 or 6), see for details.

April 25, 2017, 7:30pm:  Concert by Ida Elina, co-sponsored by the FFCPC, Nordic Northwest, and Finlandia Foundation National.  $17 for FFCPC and Nordic Northwest members, $20 for non-members.  Ticket Purchase:

April 30, 2017, afternoon:  Vappu Eve event.  FFCPC will send details soon.

May 8, 2017, 7:30pm:  Film, "Alvar Aalto:  Technology and Nature," at Nordia House, Portland.  Sponsored by Nordic Northwest.  $5 suggested donation. 

May 9, 2017, 6:30pm:  Finnish Cook and Eat class at Nordic Northwest, featuring guest chef from Finland, Leena Pölkki.  Co-sponsored by FFCPC and Nordic Northwest.  $20 for members, $25 for non-members.  Ticket Purchase:

May 13 and 14, 2017, 4pm:  Concerts by Finnish pianist Paavali Jumppanen at PSU, Lincoln Hall.  Sponsored by Portland Piano International.  Ticket Purchase:,15b213fcd9207efe

June 3, 2017, Evening:  Finland-100 featured on the Viking Ship float in the Portland Rose Festival Starlight Parade. Downtown Portland.  Co-sponsored by FFCPC, Nordic Northwest, and the Finnish-American Historical Society of the West.  Free.

Check out the Finland 100

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