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Greek Folk Dance Schedule

Friday

Spartiates & Vrohi6pm
Spartiates & Vrohi8pm

Saturday

Hara & Meraki12pm
Potami & Meraki2pm
Hara, Potami & Spartiates4pm
Spartiates & Vrohi6pm
Spartiates & Vrohi8pm

Sunday

All Groups1pm
All Groups4pm

Performances take place on the 31st Avenue dance stage.

Agora/Monasteraki

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

Deli

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

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.

HACCM invites you to its current exhibit “In the Shadow of the Acropolis” and to vicariously travel to Athens to visit the ancient Acropolis with all its magnificent structures – the Parthenon, the Erechtheion and many others. Following the ancient tour, you will walk to the Plaka, the ancient agora (marketplace) of Athens. Here you will find a vibrant area of shops, restaurants, museums, and ancient sites. Also on display is HACCM's permanent exhibition which includes paintings, textiles, and artifacts that tell stories of the Hellenic American experience in the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

Friday11am – 10pm
Saturday11am – 10pm
Sunday12pm – 7pm

Tours and Presentations of the Church

Friday

Blessing of the Waters10am
Church TourNoon
Church Tour2pm
Church Tour4pm
Service of Vespers5pm
Church Tour6pm
Small Choir Performance7pm
Cathedral Closes8pm

Saturday

Church TourNoon
Church Tour2pm
Choir Performance3pm
Service of Great Vespers5pm
Church Tour6pm
Cathedral Closes8pm

Sunday

Orthros (Matins)8am
Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom9:30am
Church TourNoon
Church Tour2pm
Church Tour4pm
Service of Vespers5pm
Church Tour6pm
Cathedral Closes8pm

Our Famous Greek Fare

Fast Favorites Served in the Kafenion & Taverna Tents

Roasted Lamb on the Spit

Lamb tickets are available outside at the Dinner Ticket Booth $10 each

Kafenion

Baklava$3
Kourabiethes$3
Melomakarona$3
Pasta Flora$3
Rolla$3
Kataifi$3
Diples$3
Bougatsa$3
Koulourakia$10/12
American Coffee$2
Greek Coffee$3
Water$2

Taverna

Gyro$10
Souvlaki$7
Loukaniko (Sausage)$6

Taverna Bar

Domestic$7
Micro Brew$8
Wine$7
O'Douls $3
Water$2
Greek Import $7

Plaka

Loukoumades$7
Baklava Sundae$7
Frappe$6
Soda$2

Monasteraki

Greek Village Salad$8
Dolmathes$5
Hummus Plate$6
Greek Pasta Salad & Bread$8
Spanakopita$4 or 2/$7
Tyropita$4 or 2/$7
Keftedes$7

Festival Map

Greek Festival Map

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.

Koulourakia

An all butter and egg braided cookie. Not overly sweet and good with coffee.

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.

Rolla

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

FAQ

Is there a Greek festival this year?

Yes, we're so excited to be back! Stay tuned for schedules and announcements on our instagram, facebook and website.

Is this a rain or shine event?

The rain doesn't stop us, our eating areas are under tents and in our church hall.

Where do I park?

Since our festival takes place in our church parking lot, the best place to park is on surrounding streets. We love our neighbors, please do not block their driveways.

Where is the handicap parking?

Limited handicap parking is available in the church annex parking lot (across Glisan from the cathedral)

Are pets allowed?

Due to food handling regulations, and in consideration of our patrons, no pets are allowed on festival premises other than service dogs.

What are the festival hours?

The festival will be open from 11 am- 10pm on Friday and Saturday, 12- 7 on Sunday.

Is there an admission fee? How much is it?

To increase the safety and security of the festival this year, we will be charging a $5 admission fee for guests over the age of 12.

Can I volunteer?

As much as we appreciate the offer, we try to keep volunteers to our parishioners in the community.

Who does the festival support?

The Greek Festival is staffed by volunteers from the Holy Trinity community, with all proceeds benefiting Holy Trinity's ministries and community outreach.

Do you take credit/ debit cards?

Yes, all of the visa, mastercard, and american express are accepted at the currency booth.

Will there be dancing?

Greek folk dancing performed by our church youth will be performed Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday.

Are there restrooms onsite?

There are porta-potties on 31st and 32nd street.

Are there vegetarian options?

Yes! Our spanakopita, tyropita, and Greek salad as well as other items from our Greek deli are vegetarian.

Will sports be shown anywhere at the festival?

Yes, we have an outside taverna that includes screens to watch Saturday and Sunday football games.

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

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