Greek Folk Dance Schedule


Arete & Protopori6pm
Arete & Protopori8pm


Hara & Spartiates12pm
Spartiates & Arete2pm
Spartiates & Protopori4pm
Arete & Protopori6pm
Arete & Protopori8pm


ALL GROUPS (each group dance 3 dances)1pm
Hara & Spartiates3pm
Arete & Protopori4pm

Performances take place on the 31st Avenue dance stage.

Cooking Demonstrations

Learn to make Greek dishes and desserts from George Papas, author of: "The Art of Greek Cooking." Saturday and Sunday only, 1:00 pm. Admission is 4 talents.


Imported crafts and gifts from Greece: Rugs, Decor, Textiles, Ethnic Jewelry, Hand Knit Sweaters, Fisherman Hats and T-shirts. 

Fine Gold and Silver Jewelry

Traditional, Byzantine and modern designs imported from Greece.


Gourment Imports: fine cheeses, olives, olive oil, pastas, herbs and spices, preserves, nuts, and more.

Children's Corner

Face painting, coloring, games and more!

Saturday12pm – 6pm
Sunday12pm – 4pm

Hellenic-American Cultural Center & Museum

Dedicated to preserving and sharing the Hellenic-American experience in Oregon and Southwest Washington, HACCM celebrates the rich cultural traditions brought to this region by the Hellenes, immigrants from Greece. Admission is free.

In 2019, the HACCM will feature a new exhibit, Vases and Verses, a view into the ancient Greek world of pottery, drama and poetry. Walk through ancient Greek theaters and learn about masks, costumes and the role of the chorus. Visit the epic tales of Homer, The Iliad and The Odyssey. See the pottery of antiquity which depicts the culture of the Ancient World. Purchase prints, cards and books.

Friday10am – 8pm
Saturday10am – 8pm
Sunday11am – 8pm

Tours and Presentations of the Church


Church TourNoon
Church Tour2pm
Church Tour4pm
Church Tour6pm
Cathedral Closes8pm


Church TourNoon
Church Tour2pm
Capella Romana Performance3pm
Service of Great Vespers5pm
Church Tour6pm
Cathedral Closes8pm


Orthros (Matins)8:15am
Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom9:30am
Church TourNoon
Church Tour2pm
Byzantine Music Recital by Cathedral Choir3pm
Church Tour7pm
Cathedral Closes8pm


Win a Trip to Greece

Grand Prize

Trip to Greece
(An Azumano Travel gift card will be awarded)
(some restrictions apply, value $3,500)

2nd Prize

Samsung - 58" Class (57.5” Diag.) - LED - 2160p - Smart - 4K Ultra HD TV (value $800)

3rd Prize

Electra Cruiser Bike

Drawing at 8:00 pm, Sunday (value $300)
$2 donation per ticket or 12 tickets for $20

Authentic Greek Dinners

Combination Plate

Pastitsio, dolmathes, keftethes, green beans yiahni, salata, bread and dessert
Served Friday/Saturday 11:00am-8pm

Kota Riganati

1/2 roasted chicken with lemon, manestra, green beans yiahni, salata, bread and dessert
Served Sunday 11am-7pm

Vegetarian Plate

Pastitsio (meatless), green beans yiahni, spanakopita, salata, bread and desert
Served everyday

Seniors 65+$11
Children under 12$6

Dinner tickets are available at the information booth or at the door.

Our Famous Greek Fare

Talents are $1 each

Fast Favorites Served in the Kafenion & Taverna Tents

Roasted Lamb on the Spit

Lamb tickets are available outside at the Dinner Ticket Booth 9 talents


Assorted Pastries2 talents
Loukoumades5 talents
American Coffee2 talents
Greek Coffee2 talents
Frappe (iced Greek coffee)4 talents
Sodas and Bottled Water2 talents


Pita Bread, Hummus5 talents
Cheese & Olive Sampler6 talents
Greek Pasta Salad & Bread6 talents
Greek Village Salad & Bread6 talents
Hummus 12oz6 talents
Gyro6 talents
Sausage3 talents
Souvlaki5 talents
Spanakopita (1 each)3 talents
Tiropita (1 each)3 talents


Micro Brew6 talents
Domestic6 talents
Wine6 talents
O'Douls 2 talents
Soda / bottled water1 talents

Pre-packaged Pastries

Package of 6$10
Package of 8$12
Combination (variety of 7)$11
Bougasta (package of 6 and 8)$10 and $12
Diples (package of 4)$8
Koulourakia$8 per dozen
Paximadia$8 per dozen
Tsoureki (sweetened bread)$10

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.

Pasta Flora

An all-butter cookie with an apricot filling.


Choose one of the three flavors of this Greek biscuit: orange, amaretto or anise.


Rolled filo with walnuts and spice mixture, topped with honey syrup and chocolate.


Braided sweet bread, make with eggs, milk, sugar, and butter.


Greek Festival History

When the first Greek immigrants came the Northwest in the late 1800s to work in fishing, lumber, railroad and other jobs, they established the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in southeast Portland. After they moved to a larger church on 32nd and NE Glisan in 1952, they needed to find a way to pay off the mortgage. The ladies decided to help by holding a bazaar featuring their handwork, food, pastries, music and dances from their homeland. This was the beginning of what is now known as the Portland Greek Festival.

After six decades, The Greek Festival has become one of the largest festivals of its kind, sharing our Greek Orthodox faith and rich culture with over 15,000 guests annually. The festival is an iconic event in the Portland Metropolitan area and has been designated as an Oregon Heritage Tradition by the Oregon Heritage Commission. Each year a portion of proceeds from the festival go toward worthy philanthropic endeavors in the greater Portland community.

Oregon Heritage Tradition