Tag Archives: Washington

Affordable travel for all

  Proof is in the savings: Norwegian shows how smart new technology can lower travel costs Christy Olsen Field and Kelsey Larson Norwegian American Weekly Norway’s high cost of living can cause a lot of sticker shock for tourists and residents alike, but airline travel shouldn’t be one of them, thanks to forward-thinking airline Norwegian. Celebrating its 10th anniversary ...

Norwegian Cultural Heritage Day & Taste of Norway in Seattle, Wash.

Celebrate Norway with the Leif Erikson Lodge in Seattle on March 24! View Larger Map The 5K Fun Run/Walk kicks off the annual Norwegian Heritage Day and Taste of Norway event in Ballard at the Leif Erikson Lodge. The race is from the Leif Erikson Lodge to the Leif Erikson statue at Shilshole and return. Registration begins ...

A peaceful retreat

The women of Chalet in the Woods. From left: Laura Almaas (owner), Helen de la Torre, Fumiko Tamaru and Paulette Anderson. Photo: Christy Olsen Field

Come as customers and leave as friends at Chalet in the Woods in Gig Harbor, Wash. By Christy Olsen Field Norwegian American Weekly Situated on 12  lovely acres of gardens, woodlands and pasture  near Gig Harbor, Wash., Chalet in the Woods is a peaceful retreat from the buzz of commercialism. With a selection of thoughtfully curated and high-quality ...

In the heart of Little Norway

Photo: Kelsey Larson

The Nordic Maid offers a wonderful world of  Scandinavian items Norwegian cheese slicers to Australia, Swedish welcome lights to Japan, Norwegian troll figurines to Hungary, and Swedish door harps to Saudi Arabia; it’s safe to say the Nordic Maid has shipped just about every Scandinavian good just about everywhere. “Sometimes I feel like a shipping clerk,” ...

The changing house

Lidunn Øverdahl Cain is a Norwegian architect based in Vashon Island, Wash. Photo: Øverdahl Cain Building Design

Lidunn Øverdahl Cain talks about her people-based approach to design Line Grundstad Hanke Norwegian American Weekly I was introduced to architect Lidunn Øverdahl Cain through the Royal Norwegian Consulate in Seattle, Wash. She had visited the consulate, and was interested in meeting Norwegian women living in the area. We talked and soon she was a part of ...

Northern Lights Auktion

Northern Lights in Tromsø, Norway. Image courtesy of the Nordic Heritage Musuem. Photo by Rune Stoltz Bertinussen

Annual fundraiser benefits programs at Nordic Heritage Museum in Seattle, Wash. The Nordic Heritage Museum’s annual Northern Lights Auktion will be held at the Grand Hyatt Ballroom in Seattle on Sunday, May 1. The Auktion began 26 years ago as a way to raise much-needed funds for the daily operating expenses of the museum. In the early ...

Wearing your values

Two designs from Oleana

Oleana's co-founder Signe Aarhus talks about entrepreneurship in Tacoma, Wash. By Kelsey Larson Special to the Norwegian American Weekly “Everybody was saying, look at this funny thing Oleana has done. Everybody was laughing.” On the evening of Feb. 23, Signe Aarhus addressed a sizeable crowd at the Scandinavian Cultural Center at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Wash. She ...

On a mission to save children’s lives

Picture text: Dagfinn Høybråten and Bill Gates met in Seattle January 8 to discuss new efforts to roll out lifesaving vaccines in poor countries.

Dagfinn Høybråten visits Seattle, Wash., to discuss life-saving vaccines Special Release GAVI Alliance Dagfinn Høybråten, Norwegian MP and former Minister of Health is well known as the father of the then so controversial, now rather popular, Norwegian anti-smoking legislation. His zeal for preventive health has led him to his new role as the new Board Chair of the ...

She follows the waters

Author Astrid Tollefsen

Astrid Tollefsen documents the voices from the final Norwegian emigration By Christy Olsen Field Norwegian American Weekly The ocean has been central to Norwegian-American relations since day one. To many, it was merely a transportation route – it both separated and divided. To those Norwegians, especially those from Karmøy who settled in the New Bedford, Mass., area, saw ...

You can find me where the lutefisk is

The popular Lindbeck

The small town of Stanwood, Wash. proudly displays its Norwegian roots, from lutefisk dinners to the Viking Village By Melinda Bargreen Norwegian American Weekly Maybe it’s the jolly accordion music emanating from the “Uff Da Shoppe” in Stanwood’s Viking Village strip mall. Maybe it’s the crisp fall weather that tells you the aroma of lutefisk will soon be ...