List compiled for the Pacific Northwest Lutefisk Lovers since 2007 by Christine Anderson, member of Leif Erikson Lodge 2-001, Sons of Norway, in Seattle; Embla Lodge #2, Daughters of Norway, and Norden Lodge 2-002 in Tacoma
All information is subject to change, send additions and corrections to firstname.lastname@example.org If you would like to add someone or be taken off the list, please reply to this email. Please send other dinners/bazaars you find out about into this email. Updates will be published again when the need arises to accommodate changes!
ANNUAL LUTEFISK LOVERS’ AND BAZAAR LIST (with some Pancake events) FOR 2023- 2024 Updated 9/25/2023.
Welcome to the sixth COVIID edition of the Lutefisk Lovers’ and Bazaar list. I have added in several monthly pancake events as community events are a bit short this year! As the new year approaches there may be additions, but it is difficult to say how many. Enjoy what events you can!
Some events still require masks so remember to keep one handy. A great way to keep healthy is to wash your hands and social distance when possible! Flu, RSV, and cold season coming, too!
Saturday, November 4, 2023, seatings at 3-5PM or 6-8PM: Lutefisk & Meatball Dinner is Happening at Bernt Balchen Lodge 2-046 in Anchorage. Hearty dinner features top quality lutefisk made fresh in Poulsbo, Washington, as well as gourmet meatballs— hand-rolled here at Viking Hall by our Master Meatball Chefs! Complete with our legendary Sons of Norway potato lefse, freshly rolled and baked just for this event! Matanuska Valley-grown potatoes and carrots, cranberry sauce, and all the goodies you expect from this fall-harvest feast will be also provided. Space is limited, so be sure to call Viking Hall at 907-349-1613 today to make reservations for the dinner time of your choice before the seats are all taken! Dinner Prices:
Adults $30 (non-members $35); Ages 12-16 $15; Ages 5-11 $6; Ages 4 and under are free. Please contact Lutefisk Dinner Co-Chair Patrick McCormick at 907-632-9982 with any questions. Viking Hall, 8141 Briarwood St, Anchorage AK 99518 website: www.sofnalaska.com
Saturday, November 4, 2023, two seatings Noon-1:30PM and 2-3:30PM: Tordenskjold Lodge 2-005, Sons of Norway, presents its annual Lutefisk/Meatball dinner held at All Saints Lutheran Church, 314 S. Spruce St, Spokane WA 99201. The traditional Nordic dinner includes lutefisk, meatballs, potatoes, vegetable, lingonberries, lefse, Norwegian white cake, and beverage. Beer, wine and aquavit available for purchase. Almond cake and lefse will be for sale. A raffle at each seating. Non-Sons of Norway members 13-64 years old are $30; Sons of Norway adult members and those over 65 from any lodge are $20, 6-12 years old are $10, age 5 and under are free. Members of Tordenskjold Lodge 2-005 are free! Reservations required by calling/texting Judy at 509.326.9211 to reserve/prepay or sending email to email@example.com to reserve/prepay. Website: http://www.sonsofnorwayspokane.com/ Submitted by Darrin Lee
Saturday, November 4, 5PM – 6:30PM: Odin Lodge 2-041 in Yakima, WA, is having its 41st Annual Lutefisk & Meatball Dinner & Bake Sale Fundraiser. It will be at West Valley Church, 72nd & Nob Hill Blvd., Yakima, WA. The festive Norwegian dinner includes lutefisk, meatballs, boiled potatoes, coleslaw, lefse, rommegrot, berry sauce and cookies. The Bake Sale includes Scandinavian cookies, breads, rolls, almond cakes, lefse, jams and calendars. Adults $30.00, kids age 6-12 $10, and age 5 and under, free, and be purchased in advance at Beads, Rocks and Candy Emporium, 5645 Summitview Ave., Yakima. $1.00 from each ticket goes to the Sorenson-Odin Scholarship Fund. Questions? Call 509-907-0481. Submitted by Karen Fortier and Helga Staffan
Sunday, November 12, 2023, 4 seatings at 12 Noon, 2PM, 4PM, and 6PM: Grieg Lodge 2- 015, Sons of Norway, lutefisk and meatball dinner and more at Norse Hall, 111 NE 11th Avenue, Portland OR 97232. $40 for adults ($15 for kids 10 and under):Tickets available
at https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?show=200939 Please check in upon arrival for seating assignment. Come early and peruse the Grieg Lodge Scholarship Fund’s wonderful Scandinavian Sale, Bucket Raffle or shop in the Landhandel to benefit their important work. The Oslo lounge will be open at 11:30AM. Dinner Menu Lutefisk, meatballs with brown gravy, boiled potatoes with cream gravy, cranberry relish, lefse, flatbread, prune pudding, coffee and tea* *Menu is set, there are no substitutions (sorry, this is not a gluten-free meal)
Saturday, November 18, 2023: Harald Haarfager Lodge 2–011 in Post Falls ID has its Lutefisk meatball and lefse luncheon. More info later.
Saturday, December 2, 2023, several seatings, 11:30AM, 1PM, 2:30PM, 4PM, 5:30PM: Bothell Lodge 2-106 Sons of Norway Annual Lutefisk and Meatball Dinner. Lutefisk, meatballs, boiled potatoes, coleslaw, lefse, ice cream, cookies for dessert. Choice of coffee, tea, or milk. Adults $35.00, children under 12 are $12.00. Email to reserve your seating time before November 26, 2023: Lutefisk@BothellSonsofNorway.org or call 425.485.9085. Cash, Check, Cards are accepted ; Bothell Sons of Norway, 23905 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell WA 98021. Submitted by Patti Blegen
Forgot to catch the cod or ran out of time to dry the fish and make the ashes? You can buy lutefisk for your own home party at:
Northern Fish 56th Street, 3911 South 56th Street, Tacoma, WA 98409.
Phone: (253) 471-4900
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Monday – Friday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm Saturday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Sunday: Closed
ScanSelect, Inc. dba Scandinavian Specialties Fresh lutefisk in December, frozen all year long 6719 -15th Avenue NW
Seattle, Washington 98117-5508
Date TBD Usually three-day weekend: Lutefisk dinner at Grays Harbor Lodge 2-004, Sons of Norway, 717 Randall, Aberdeen, WA. For more info: Dixie Thompson at email@example.com
Saturday, January 27, 2024, first seating 11am: Poulsbo Lodge 2-044 Sons of Norway is having its annual Lutefisk and Meatball Dinner with accompaniments white sauce, bacon and drippings, butter, potatoes, carrots, pickled beats, lefse, ice cream, krumkake, and coffee. Price: TBD. Seating by reservation. Come enjoy our view of beautiful Liberty Bay! Poulsbo Sons of Norway, Grieg Hall, 18891 Front Street, Poulsbo, WA 360.779.5209 www.poulsbosonsofnorway.com Submitted by Lizbeth Doving
Saturday, January 27, 2024: Lutefisk on Whidbey Island at Nordic Lodge 2-164, Sons of Norway, Nordic Hall, 63 Jacobs Road, Coupeville WA
Sunday, February 11, 2024: Fedrelandet Lodge 2-023, Sons of Norway, Lutefisk dinner/potluck at Sons of Norway Hall, 23 S Sing Lee Alley, Petersburg AK
Sunday, October 1, 2023, 8AM – 1PM: Swedish Club is serving Swedish pancakes on the first Sunday of the month. Check website for price. Meals include authentic Swedish pancakes and ham, whipped cream, lingonberries/strawberries, orange juice, and coffee/tea/milk/water. Live music and entertainment. Swedish Club, 1920 Dexter Ave N, Seattle WA. Info 206.283.1090 or www.swedishclubnw.org Also Sundays, November 5, 2023; December 3, 2023; January 7, 2024; (first Sundays of the month except no breakfast in July and September which is 2nd Sunday) throughout 2024.
Sundays, October 1, 2023, 9AM – 11AM: Poulsbo Lodge 2-044, Sons of Norway serves Vern’s American style pancakes, lingonberries, bacon/sausage, scrambled eggs, fruit, juice, coffee/tea on first Sundays of most months. $12 for adults and $7 children 5 and under. Poulsbo Lodge 2-044 18991 Front St. NE, Poulsbo WA 98370. Open to the public.
Saturdays, October 14, November 11, December 9, January 13 and on into 2024; 8AM-11AM: Normanna Lodge 2-003, Sons of Norway. Drive up to go or Dine In Swedish Pancakes made by Norwegians Breakfast. Four pancakes, strawberries and ham. $10 per order. We accept cards and cash. Normanna Lodge 2-003, S/N, 2725 Oakes Ave, Everett, WA 98201. Second Saturdays throughout the year, but check website: https://www.normannaeverett.com/ or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
First Sundays throughout the year, except for July and August, 9:30-NOON: Pancake Brunch. Columbia Lodge 2-058, 2499 Grant St., Vancouver, WA 99660 For more info at web page: http://www.sofnvancouver.com Submitted by Ken Westby, Secretary
Saturdays in 2024: January 13, April 13, and June 8 in 2024, 8AM-12 NOON: Bothell Lodge 2-106, Sons of Norway, 23905 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell WA 98021. Swedish Pancake drive-thru breakfast. Stay in your car and we will deliver a hot breakfast of 4 Swedish pancakes, strawberries and ham for $10.00 per adult order. Child’s order of 2
pancakes, strawberries and ham for $5.00 per order. Orange juice available on request. Sorry, no coffee but there is a Starbucks, Mercury, and Wood’s coffee nearby. No seating available. Cash and cards accepted. Open to the public. 425.485.9085. Check the website: www.bothellsonsofnorway.org Submitted by Patti Blegen.
Sundays, October 8, 2023, 8:30AM – Noon: Grieg Lodge 2-015 All-You-Can-Eat Viking Pancake Breakfast with eggs, sausage, fresh fruit, compote, orange juice, tea or coffee and Norwegian hospitality! Adults — $10, Children 3-10 — $6, Under 3 are free. Landhandel Nordic Boutique open in the lobby upstairs. Grieg Lodge 2-015, S/N, Norse Hall 111 NE 11th @ Couch St., Portland OR 97232. Served second Sundays throughout the year except November. Website: www.norsehall.org
BAZAARS, BAKE SALES, AND MORE
Saturday, October 7, 2023, 10AM-4PM: Nordic Festival presented by Embla Lodge No. 2, Daughters of Norway at Mt. View Lutheran Church 3505-122nd Ave E. Edgewood WA. Enjoy traditional music, arts, crafts, cookies, lefse, Scandinavian food and more. Free parking. Admission $2
Saturday, October 7, 2023, 10AM-4PM: Whidbey Island Nordic Lodge 2-164, Sons of Norway, presents Nordic Folk Fest at Nordic Hall, 63 Jacobs Road, Coupeville WA on Whidbey Island. Norwegian Elkhounds, Fjord horses, Nordic Food demonstrations, wood carving, weaving, Nordic Cafe, bake sale, Kids troll den, and games. Submitted by Brian Petersen
Saturday, October 7, 2023, 6PM Social half hour, 6:30PM Dinner and dance: Puget Sound Ski for Light alder smoked/cooked salmon or cod fundraising dinner hosted by Bothell Lodge 2-106, Sons of Norway, 23905 Bothell Everett Highway, Bothell WA 98042. Tickets are $30. Reservations by calling 425.485.9085 by September 30. Live music. Lots of free parking! Puget Sound Ski for Light is your local chapter of an international organization which provides a pleasurable winter experience for cross-country ski instruction and guidance to visually and mobility impaired individuals. The group meets at the Sons of Norway Trollhaugen Recreation Area near Stampede Pass every other Saturday through the winter. Reservations by also emailing to: email@example.com Leave name, phone number, email and number of diners at 425.485.9085. Check the website: www.bothellsonsofnorway.org
Sunday, October 8, 2023, 1PM: Norway’s Mayflower: the sailing of the Restauration and the 2025 bicentennial celebration with presentation by Lori Ann Reinhall, editor-in-chief, of the Norwegian American and also Gordon Strand from Friends of Bergen Place dedicated by the King of Norway in 1975 to honor the people abroad the Restauration along with some sea shanties, refreshments at Leif Erikson Hall, 2245 NW 57th St, Seattle WA 98107. Make reservations by calling 206.783.1274 or order online at https://wwwbrownpapertickets.com/event/6139714
Saturday, October 14, 2023: Harald Haarfager Lodge, 2–011 hosts a salmon dinner. Post Falls, ID.
Saturday, October 21, 2023, 10AM – 2PM: Olympic Lodge 2-037, Sons of Norway, Fall Bake Sales at the Farmers Market at the Gateway Center at the intersection of Front and Lincoln Streets (Highway 101) in Port Angeles. Lefse, rye bread, Scandinavian baked goods and a variety of sweets will be featured. Info from Paula Obrebski
Saturday, October 21, 2023, 10AM-1PM: Grays Harbor Lodge 2-004 Scandinavian Bazaar and Brunch featuring Norwegian Pancakes. There will be vendors for shopping and of course a big bake sale at the Sons of Norway Hall, 717 Randall, Aberdeen, WA. Contact Dixie Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, October 23, 2023, (9AM)- October 28 (3PM): Leif Erikson Lodge 2-001, Sons of Norway, online auction of experiences and unique items Get your weekend vacation plans by participating in our bidding owl auctions. You will also find gift certificates for dinners, golf, special collectibles and rare items, a beautiful oak secretary and so much more. The Pick up items on Sunday, October 29 from 1PM -3PM. https://www.biddingowl.com/LeifEriksonLodgeBazaar
Saturday, October 28, 2023 from 10 – 4PM – October 29 from 11AM-4PM: Leif Erikson Lodge 2-001, Sons of Norway, It’s our 117th annual bazaar and Nordic Market! Lots of favorites are returning! Leif Erikson Lodge 2-001, Sons of Norway, 2245 NW 57th Street, Ballard/Seattle WA 98107. Have some family fun while enjoying Nordic food from our tastefully designed sandwiches to the delicate krumkake cone and the hearty ertesuppe/peasoup and rømmegrøt, a silky sour cream porridge; Norwegian desserts in our Bakeri/Bakery; a return of Tombola with lots of prizes for young and young at heart; spot raffles featuring gift certificates from local restaurants and other businesses; gently loved previously owned items at our Ditt og Datt booth; find a good book at our Book Nook; one of a kind items, beautiful antiques, and collectibles at our silent auctions from 11AM-2PM each day in the Norna Room (where there will be lots of room to show off the days’ offerings); baskets full of goodies, cash, griddles for baking your favorite Norwegian specialty, and more at our Center Table; and good strong Norwegian coffee. Kids activities. Vendors include rosemaling, Norway’s beautiful folk painting, by Judy’s Painted Treasures; Handmade by Hansen with children’s clothes and jewelry; jewelry from Blue Ice and more. Our main ticket raffle includes a cash prize of $1500 with lots more prizes and gift certificates. Learn about the Sons of Norway, too. Tickets may be purchased in the hall office, from lodge members, or during the bazaar. Velkommen! Free admission and free parking in the Banner Bank lot for this event only. For more info: www.leiferiksonlodge.com or 206.783.1274 or email@example.com
Saturday, October 28, 2023, 10AM-3PM: Nordic Fair 2023 at the Stillaguamish Grange at the Stanwood Fairgrounds, 6521 Pioneer Hwy, Stanwood, WA 98292. Hosted by Ingeborg # 43, Daughters of Norway. Lunch by Fritjov Lodge 2-017, Sons of Norway. Lots of vendors, lefse, bakery with Scandinavian cookies, free coffee, Free admission.
Saturday, November 4, 2023, 9AM-3PM: Holiday Bazaar and Bake Sale at Bothell Lodge 2-106, Sons of Norway, 23905 Bothell Everett Highway, Bothell WA 98042. Lunch service starts at 10AM. Pea soup and rømmegrøt with indoor seating. Free admission and free parking. 425-485-9085
Saturday, November 4, 2023, 10AM-4PM: 23rd Nordic Fest by Nellie Gerdrum Lodge #41,
Daughters of Norway at Ferndale Events Center, 5715 Barrett Rd. Ferndale, WA (I-5 Exit 262) Entertainment all day, vendors, Norsk Kafé, and Scandinavian Bakery. Admission is $5, 12 and under free
Saturday, November 4, 2023, 8AM – 4PM: St. Mark’s Annual Bazaar and Bake Sale with crafts and baked goods. Funds raised go to support worthy projects in the community. (Not sure of the offerings this year, but they have fantastic soups and pies!) St. Mark’s Lutheran Church by The Narrows, 6730 N 17th St, Tacoma, WA 98406. For more info: (253) 752-4966 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, November 10, 12 Noon-5PM, Saturday, November 11, 10AM-5PM, Sunday, November 12, 10AM-4PM, 2023: Viking Days in Tacoma at Norden Lodge 2-002 at Normanna Hall 1106 S 15th St, Tacoma WA. Food crafts, tastings, dancers and of course Vikings! All veterans enjoy a food punch card for your services to our country on Saturday.
Saturday, November 11, 9AM-3PM: Abel Lodge 2-029 Fundraiser Bazaar and Bake Sale.
The lodge is raising funds for a new furnace as well as many other upgrades including electrical work in their almost 90 year old building. Abel Lodge 2-029, 21098 2nd St. Conway WA. Submitted by Elaine Grasdock
Saturday, November 11, 2023, 10AM-3PM: Finnish Community Bazaar
and Joulumarkkinat in Ballard at Leif Erikson Hall, 2245 NW 57th, Seattle WA. All your old favorite vendors plus some new attractions. As always, free admission and coffee.
Saturday, November 11, 2023, 10AM-2PM: Bit of Norway presented by Solveig Lodge #31, Daughters of Norway. Norwegian heritage with bazaar items, bakery, and kaffestue (coffee shop) at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church 19030 8th Ave S, SeaTac, WA. For more info: Patty at 206.242.0596
Saturday, November 11, 2023, 10AM-2PM: Nordic Bakeri and Butikk Sale with handmade crafts and gift items, bakery with lefse, breads, cookies, krumkake, almond bar and other Scandinavian delicacies. hosted by Ester Moe Lodge #39, Daughters of Norway. Cash or checks only. St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 6309 Wilson Pl, Clinton WA on Whidbey Island. Questions 425-521-0642
Saturday, November 11, 2023, 9AM-5PM: Peace Lutheran Church (Tacoma) Holiday Bazaar with holiday decorations, clothing, ornaments, bakery and more. Donations of gently used or new toys are welcomed. All proceeds go to the Peace Lutheran Church Emergency Fund at 2106 S. Cushman Ave, Tacoma WA. For more info: Teresa Jackson, 253.240.5447
Saturday, November 11, 2023, time TBD: Mount Cross Boutique and Quilt Sale. Mt. Cross Lutheran Church, 8902 40th St W, University Place WA (south of Tacoma). Craft items such as knitted, crocheted and sewn items, gently worn jewelry, baked items*, used books, and of course our beautiful quilts. All food items will be pre-packaged.*Baked items could include cookies, fudge, candy, muffins, quick breads, sweet breads and rolls, potato lefse, Hardanger lefse, snack mixes, jams and jellies, & soup mixes in a jar. email@example.com also check Facebook for changes in menu! Call for more info: 253.564.2200
Friday-Saturday, November 17 & 18, 10AM-3PM: Normanna Lodge 2-003s Nordic Holiday Bazaar. Featuring cultural music and live demonstrations, over 30 vendors with unique gifts. There will be Normanna made pickled herring and potato lefse for sale, a bake sale, and the Scandinavian Boutique will be open. available. Lunch served daily 11am – 2pm. Normanna Lodge, 2725 Oakes Ave. Everett, WA 98201. For more info call the lodge number at 425.252.0291 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Submitted by Lisa Maher.
Saturday, November 18, 2023, 10AM – 2PM: Olympic Lodge 2-037, Sons of Norway, Fall Bake Sales at the Farmers Market at the Gateway Center at the intersection of Front and Lincoln Streets (Highway 101) in Port Angeles. Lefse, rye bread, Scandinavian baked goods and a variety of sweets will be featured. Info from Paula Obrebski
Saturday, November 18, 2023, 9AM-2PM: Sonja Lodge 2-038 Holiday Faire and Bake Sale at Sonja Lodge Hall, 710 McKinley St, Eugene OR 97402 includes Handicrafts, Christmas & Scandinavian Items, Bake Sale with Lefse, Breads, Krumkake, Candy, Cookies
LIGHT LUNCHEON AVAILABLE includes Yellow Split Pea Soup, Open Faced Sandwiches, Desserts Cash or Check Only at 710 McKinley St, Eugene, OR
Saturday-Sunday, November 18 – 19, 2023, time TBD: Julefest at the National Nordic Museum, 2655 NW Market Street, Seattle, WA 98107. Julefest is modeled on an European Christmas market with a Northwest twist. For more info: 206.789.5707 https://www.nordicmuseum.org/julefest
Saturday, December 2, 2023: Columbia Lodge 2-058s 2nd annual Christmas Bazaar with local artisans displaying handcrafted arts and crafts, including yuletide and Scandinavian- style items. Our snack bar counter offers Scandinavian cookies and treats including krumkakke and lefse. Columbia Lodge 2-058, 2499 Grant St.,Vancouver, WA 99660. Submitted by Ken Westby, Secretary Web page: http://www.sofnvancouver.com
Saturday, December 2, 2023, 10AM-4PM: Julefest and Nordic Market in Poulsbo. Visit Poulsbo Lodge 2-044, Sons of Norway, for a Julefest on Liberty Bay. Shop the Nordic Market with Scandinavian vendors; later at the Waterfront Park, see the Lucia Bride ushered to shore in a Viking boat! The evening culminates with the annual bonfire where you’ll witness Lucia lighting the bonfire and hear the Poulsbo Sons of Norway Viking King’s Winter Solstice Proclamation. An annual tradition, and a must to kick off the holiday season! Poulsbo Sons of Norway, 18891 Front Street, Poulsbo, WA Submitted by Lizbeth Doving
Saturday, December 2, 2023: Fedrelandet Lodge 2-023, Sons of Norway, has its Holiday Bazaar and Soup Kitchen at Sons of Norway Hall, 23 S Sing Lee Alley, Petersburg AK
Saturday, December 9 from 10-5 and Sunday, December 10 from 10-4, 2023: ScanFair presented by Nordic Northwest in Portland at the Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE MLKing Blvd, Portland OR 97232. More information later. https://www.nordicnorthwest.org/scanfair
Saturday, December 16, 2023, 10AM – 2PM: Olympic Lodge 2-037, Sons of Norway, Fall Bake Sales at the Farmers Market at the Gateway Center at the intersection of Front and Lincoln Streets (Highway 101) in Port Angeles. Lefse, rye bread, Scandinavian baked goods and a variety of sweets will be featured. Info from Paula Obrebski
Saturday, January 27, 2024: Leif Erikson Lodge 2-001, Sons of Norway, Educational Foundation is planning for its crab feed, silent auction and more! Tickets: $TBD for adults, $TBD for students and children under 13, tables of 8 for $TBD. All funds benefit the Educational Foundation and go towards scholarships for people from age 9-25! Tickets available at: You can also sign up for tickets at the Leif Erikson Hall office, 2245 NW 57th Street, Seattle WA on Wednesdays or Fridays from 10AM-2PM. For more info email: leiferiksonlo