Portland Greek Festival
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Portland’s festival season is not over yet as 60th Annual Portland Greek Festival is this weekend @ Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church on NE 31st and Glisan. It is truly is on the best festivals of the year. Great food, great entertainment, 15,000+ attendees, and sun at least for the first day!
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60th Annual Greek Festival
September 30, October 1 & 2, 2011
10am to 10pm Friday and Saturday
Noon to 8pm on Sunday
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church
3131 Northeast Glisan Street
Portland, OR 97232-2501 | (503) 234-0468
Immigrants for Greece began arriving to the Northwest in the late 1800s to work in fishing, lumber, railroad and other jobs. Settling in Portland they established their church, Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in southeast Portland. Moving to a new and larger church on 32nd and NE Glisan in 1952, the mortgage had to be paid off. The ladies decided to help by holding a bazaar with their handwork, food, pastries, music and dances from their homeland. This was the beginning of what is now known as the Annual Greek Festival which is one of the largest of its kind.
The Greek Festival remains a wonderful opportunity for us to share annually with over 15,000 guests from the Portland Metropolitan area our beautiful Greek Orthodox faith, our cherished cultural traditions, food, music, and dance.
Each year we award a portion of our festival proceeds to worthy philanthropic endeavors in the greater Portland community.
Seniors 65-plus: $11.00
Children under 12: $6.00
Prices apply all hours, all days
Dinner tickets are available at the information booth or at the door. Talents are one dollar each.
Friday and Saturday, 11am to 8pm
Combination Plate on Friday and Saturday, 11 am to 8 pm
Dolmathes, pastitsio, keflethes, green beans yiahni, salata, bread and dessert
Sunday, Noon to 7 pm
Vegetarian Plate (available every day)
Spanakopita, vegetarian dolmathes, green beans yiahni, salata, bread and dessert
Half roasted chicken with lemon, manestra, green beans yiahni, salata, bread and dessert
Imported crafts and gifts from Greece: Rugs, DÃƒÂ©cor, Textiles, Ethnic Jewelry, Hand Knit Sweaters, Fisherman Hats and T-shirts.
Traditional, Byzantine, and more designs imported from Greece.
Gourment Imports: fine cheeses, olives, olive oil, pastas, herbs and spices, preserves, nuts, and more.
Noon to 8:00pm Saturday and Sunday.
Activities: face painting, gold “medals”, ivy wreaths, coloring, games, puppet shows, and more! Admission: two talents.
Our Famous Greek Fare
Fast Favorites Served in the Kafenion & Taverna Tents
|Loukoumades||3 talents (small), 4 talents (large)|
|American Coffee||1 talent|
|Greek Coffee||2 talents|
|Frappe (iced Greek coffee)||3 talents|
|Sodas and Bottled Water||1 talent|
|Cheese and Olive Sampler||5 talents|
|Greek Pasta Salad and Bread||5 talents|
|Village Salad and Bread||5 talents|
|Spanakopita (1 each)||3 talents|
|Tiropita (1 each)||3 talents|
|Micro Brew||5 talents|
|O’Douls non-alcoholic beer||2 talents|
|Soda and bottled water||1 talent|
A La Carte (Served in Outside Tents)
|Lamb tickets are available at the talent booth|
|Feta Dip and Vegetables||4 talents|
|Greek Village Salad and Bread||4 talents|
|Cheese and Olive Sampler||4 talents|
|Greek Pasta Salad and Bread||4 talents|
|Package of 6||$9.00|
|Package of 8||$11.00|
|Combination (variety of 7)||$10.00|
|Bougasta (package of 6 & 8)||$9.00 & $11.00|
|Diples (package of 4)||$7.00|
|Koulourakia||$7.00 per dozen|
|Paximadia||$8.00 per dozen|
|Tsoureki (sweetened bread)||$10.00|
$1.00 donation per ticket.
Located in the church hall. Books, icons, music.
Greek Folk Dance Schedule
Saturday,1:00 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:00 pm, 4:00 pm, 4:45 pm, 5:30 pm, 7:00 pm, and 8:00 pm
Sunday, 1:00 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:00 pm, 4:00 pm, 4:30 pm, and 5:30 pm
Performances take place on the 31st Avenue dance stage. Performance times noted in bold take place in the dining room.
Tours and Presentations of the Church
|Guided tour||12:00 noon|
|Video – “Beginnings”||1:00pm|
|Video – “Byzantium”||3:00pm|
|Video – “A Hidden Treasure”||5:00pm|
|Questions and Answers Session||7:00pm|
Visitors, please observe and respect a strict code of conduct in the sanctuary, our place of worship. No food, drinks, chewing gum, or loud talking. Thank you.
Guide to Greek Pastries
Delicately thin pastry leaves (filo) spread with butter and filled with a walnut/spice mixture and topped with syrup.
A custard type filling in filo. Topped with honey, cinnamon and powdered sugar.
A delicate butter and egg pastry deep-fried and dipped in honey. Sprinkled with spices and nuts.
Kadaifi dough with butter, chopped walnuts, cinnamon and cloves, topped with a honey syrup.
Spiced walnut honey cake.
An all butter and egg braided cookie. Not overly sweet and good with coffee.
Spiced Orange Koulourakia
A braided cookie make with pure vegetable shortening and spices.
An all-butter and egg yolk shortbread-type cookie flavored with brandy and dusted heavily with powdered sugar.
An orange-flavored cookie spiced with cinnamon. Dipped in honey and sprinkled with nuts.
An all-butter cookie with an apricot filling.
Choose one of the five flavors of this Greek biscuit: lemon, orange, amaretto, anise, or chocolate.
Rolled filo with walnuts and spice mixture, topped with honey syrup and chocolate.
Braided sweet bread, make with eggs, milk, sugar, and butter.