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In 2017, we celebrate 100 years of Finnish Independence.
We have many events planned throughout the year.  Please visit our Finland100 page for details, or our Finland 100 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:

Please read the FFCPC Flyer here. Print it and distribute it to your friends and potential members.

Next Events (Details in 'Events' above):

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.

May 30, 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.

More details of the scheduled and planned future events are shown on the 'Events' page. Join us and volunteer to help us keep our FFCPC going strong!

Membership Form

2017 Annual Meeting Minutes

2017 Board

Greg Jacob, President
Katariina Lehtonen, Vice President

Dirk Schulbach, Treasurer
Pirjo Kujansuu Schulbach,

Chris Lazarus, Publicity
Pete Lee, Director

Minna Lindholm, Director
Elizabeth Newton, Director
Jukka Perkiömäki, Director
Päivi Panttila Vargas, Director
Ray Wikman, Director

Membership Chair

Pirjo Kujansuu Schulbach,

Annual, Board and Special Meeting Minutes

Link to Finlandia Foundation National

    FFCPC = Finlandia Foundation Columbia-Pacific Chapter

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