The Portland Greek Festival brings over 15,000 guests together to celebrate Greek culture, food, traditions, music, and dance. Hosted by the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church on 32nd and NE Glisan St, 2011 marks the 60th year of festivities.
Dates: Friday, September 30- Sunday, October 2, 2011
Time: 10am to 10pm on Friday & Saturday, Noon to 8pm on Sunday
Location: 3131 NE Glisan Portland, OR 97232
Cost: Free. Authentic Greek dinner is $13 for adults. Food and crafts also available for purchase.
After you’ve had your fill of your kielbasa and pirogis at the Portland Polish Festival, rally the next week for the same thing done Greek style.
Pastries and good food are the stars of the show here, although music and church tours shouldn’t be missed. Cooking demonstrations are cheap and focus on favorites such as salads, dolmathes (stuffed grape leaves) and baklava.
Photo by: dklimke. Published October 2005. Updated August 2011.