Activities

Greek Folk Dance Schedule

Friday6pm, 8pm
Saturday12pm, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm, 8pm
Sunday1pm, 3pm, 4pm

Performances take place on the 31st Avenue dance stage.

Special Performance by Cappella Romana

Cappella Romana is a professional vocal ensemble that preforms early and contemporary sacred classical music in the Christian traditions of East and West. Performance will be held in the Cathedral on Saturday, October 1st at 3:00 PM.

Special Ceremony

Oregon Heritage Tradition Designation
Friday, 5:45 pm at Festival 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.

Agora/Monasteraki

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. 

Deli

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

Children's Corner

Face painting, coloring, games and more!

Friday1pm – 6pm
Saturday10pm – 6pm
Sunday11pm – 4pm

Hellenic-American Cultural Center & Museum

Face painting, coloring, games and more!

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

Tours and Presentations of the Church

Friday

Clergy Cathedral Tour (Fr. Dn. David Cole) Question and Answer Noon
Clergy Cathedral Tour (Protopsaltis John M. Boyer) Question and Answer2pm
Byzantine Music Recital (Pr. John/ HT Choir)4pm
Daily Vespers5pm
Clergy Cathedral Tour/ Q&A (Fr. Dn. David)6pm
Cathedral Closes8pm

Saturday

Clergy Cathedral Tour (Fr. Paul Paris) Question and Answer Noon
Clergy Cathedral Tour (Pr. John) Question and Answer2pm
Cappella Romana Performance3pm
Byzantine Music Recital (Pr. John/HT Choir)4pm
Great Vespers of Sunday5pm
Clergy Cathedral Tour/ Q&A (Fr. Dn. David)6pm
Cathedral Closes8pm

Sunday

Orthros (Matins)8am
Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom9am
Clergy Cathedral Tour (Fr. Paul Paris) Question and Answer Noon
Clergy Cathedral Tour (Fr. Dn. David) Question and Answer2pm
Quiet Time (Pan-Orthodox Clergy Dinner)4pm
Daily Vespers6pm
Last Clergy Cathedral Tour/ Q&A (Fr. Dn. David)7pm
Cathedral Closes8pm

RAFFLE

Win a Trip to Greece

Grand Prize

Trip to Greece
(An Azumano Travel gift card will be awarded)
(some restrictions apply, valued at $2500)

2nd Prize

Large Smart LED HDTV

3rd Prize

Electra Cruiser Bike

Drawing at 8:00 pm, Sunday, October 2
$1 donation per ticket or 25 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

Adults$15
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

Kafenion

Assorted Pastries2 talents
Loukoumades - Small3 talents
Loukoumades - Large4 talents
American Coffee1 talents
Greek Coffee2 talents
Frappe (iced Greek coffee)4 talents
Sodas and Bottled Water1 talents

Taverna

Pita Bread, Hummus & Vegetables5 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

Beer

Micro Brew6 talents
Domestic5 talents
Wine5 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

Baklava

Baklava

Delicately thin pastry leaves (filo) spread with butter and filled with a walnut/spice mixture and topped with syrup.

Bougatsa

A custard type filling in filo. Topped with honey, cinnamon and powdered sugar.

Diples

A delicate butter and egg pastry deep-fried and dipped in honey. Sprinkled with spices and nuts.

Kadaifi

Kadaifi dough with butter, chopped walnuts, cinnamon and cloves, topped with a honey syrup.

Karithopita

Spiced walnut honey cake.

Koulourakia

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.

Kourabiethes

An all-butter and egg yolk shortbread-type cookie flavored with brandy and dusted heavily with powdered sugar.

Melomakarona

An orange-flavored cookie spiced with cinnamon. Dipped in honey and sprinkled with nuts.

Pasta Flora

An all-butter cookie with an apricot filling.

Paximadia

Choose one of the five flavors of this Greek biscuit: lemon, orange, amaretto, anise, or chocolate.

Rolla

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

Tsoureki

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

History

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