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Craving Scandinavia?

January 31st, 2004 · 1 Comment

Well if you’re stuck in the Seattle area without a ticket to Oslo but with a lust for lutefisk, the easiest thing to do might be a trip to Poulsbo, a Scandinavian-themed town across the bridge from Bainbridge Island. Having never been to Norway, I don’t have any idea how much it resembles this little piece of the Northwest. I am skeptical about the authenticity of this tourist town, but it’s still a fun place to shop.
Here are some photos I took there recently…


Welcome to Poulsbo, with its Viking and Norwegian themes spread across the city. Front Street downtown and along Liberty Bay is a true tourist mecca come summer season. In the winter it is quieter although still busy with local traffic. Lutefisk for sale advertised on a sandwich board, also shops selling antiques, rows of green glass bottles in the windows, shops selling chocolates and ice cream, shops selling clogs, and plenty of red and blue flags….


Scandanavian-themed details decorate the town. I did see one building that reminded me more of Bavaria, complete with lions beside the doors: the location of the Hula Grill!
Even the windows offer art:


The Sluys Poulsbo Bakery window displays an array of goodies both traditional and tempting…



Abigail and I spent a Saturday morning at The Dancing Brush

(I played PhotoShop here – can you tell?)

Where we had fun being creative together
making messes and memories


Tags: places

1 response so far ↓

  • 1 enoch // Feb 1, 2004 at 12:48 am

    how cute! (yes i know it’s late. i’m still at work)