September 19 2018
Taste of Iceland in Portland 2018
The famous festival celebrating Iceland’s unique culture comes to Portland, October 9-11!
From October 9-11, Taste of Iceland will arrive in Portland! The three-day festival highlights the very best of Iceland’s culture, showcasing the nation’s cuisine and music with two exciting events! RSVP to these exciting events on Facebook and be sure to share your experience with us on Instagram and Twitter by tagging @IcelandNatural with #TasteofIceland. Keep checking this page for updated information and don’t forget to share this event with your friends!
FOOD | Icelandic Menu at Fimbul PDX
Visit Fimbul PDX on October 9 to take part in a Black Death Dinner and Brennivín flight featuring Fimbul chef Matt Wickstrom and Icelandic mixologist Teitur Ridderman Schiöth. Tickets are available here and include the tasting menu and curated flight of rare Brennivín.
MUSIC | Reykjavik Calling at The Dandy Warhols' Odditorium
On October 11, the renowned Reykjavik Calling concert stops in Portland, Oregon in collaboration with KEXP! The concert will feature Icelandic artists Vök and Gyda and will include local American band, Minden. Held at The Dandy Warhols' Odditorium, this concert will highlight some of the best of Iceland’s musical talent.
WHERE: The Dandy Warhols' Odditorium, 1433 Quimby Street | Portland, OR | 97209
WHEN: Oct. 11 | Doors open at 7pm
COST: Free | Must be 21+ to enter
Vök, initially formed by Margrét Rán and Andri Mar, gained recognition within months of forming when the group won Iceland’s prestigious Músíktilraunir, a battle of the bands contest featuring past alumni winners such as Of Monsters and Men, Samaris, and Mammút. In 2017, Vök released their highly anticipated debut LP, Figure, which received the award for Best Electronic Album of the Year at the Icelandic Music Awards. Vök is currently in the process of writing their sophomore album, due out early 2019.
Listen to the latest music from Vök here:
Gyda Valtysdottir has been active as a musician since her early teens when she co-founded the experimental pop-group múm in the late 1990's. Gyda has created music for films, installations and dance, among many other creative ventures, possessing a rare range of musical experiences which creates a unique alchemical compound. Her first solo album, Epicycle, was released worldwide in 2017 to great acclaim, for example winning Album of the Year at the prestigious Iceland Music Awards. Her sophomore album will be released at the end of September.
Listen to Gyda’s latest album here:
Minden is a Portland-based band making music since 2011. Band members Casey Burge, Candy Sweets Taylor, Evan Houston, Papi Fimbres and Lia Lavendar create unique indie rock music with a wide range of sounds. Their latest album, Sweet Simple Things, was released in 2016. This will be the band’s first performance with Taste of Iceland.
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Reykjavik Calling in Portland will be held at The Dandy Warhols' Odditorium, a famous venue known for being the studio, rehearsal space, banquet hall and den of the Dandy Warhols. Today, The Dandy Warhols' Odditorium doubles as a wine shop, bar and concert space.
Will you be attending Taste of Iceland when it comes to Portland? Let us know in the comments below or on Twitter. And be sure to check out the bands and events when they come to Reykjavik Calling in Seattle as well as the other Taste of Iceland events happening in the area!
About Iceland Naturally
Iceland Naturally is a cooperative marketing organization that promotes the services, products and culture of Iceland. Through events, promotions and online marketing initiatives, Iceland Naturally introduces Iceland’s creativity and natural wonders to North Americans. The group is comprised of Iceland’s top companies and organizations: Icelandair, Icelandic Group, Reyka Vodka, City of Reykjavik, Icelandic Glacial Water, Blue Lagoon, Keflavik International Airport (KEF), Landsvirkjun, Ölgerðin Egill Skallagrímsson, Promote Iceland, Icelandic Provisions and the Government of Iceland.