Big wine on a small scale
 A meeting with a private Oregon winemaker who produces about 100 cases of excellent wine for private consumption every year. (Oregon is the number four producer of wine in the U.S.) 
Swedes take center stage at the Olympics
Sweden is sending 101 athletes to the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, which open February 9 in PyeongChang, South Korea and run until February 25.  
Pea Soup in Philly
Enjoy a traditional meal of pea soup with Swedish punsch on Jan. 27 at the American Swedish Historical Museum in Philadelphia.  
Scandinavian crime fiction today
An opportunity to learn more about the wave of Scandinavian authors that create the new Nordic noir, often from a troubled police's view.  
Growing economy  Sweden's economy is growing much faster than most of the rest of Europe, with... READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT NORDSTJERNAN »
Housing price correction ...  Swedish households’ net wealth reportedly increased 1.3 percent during the third quarter of 2017.... READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT NORDSTJERNAN »
House prices reaching a record low  Home prices are on the downturn, dropping 7.8 percent in the last three months,... READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT NORDSTJERNAN »
Falling unemployment  Swedish unemployment is falling, with the rate at its lowest since before the 2008... READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT NORDSTJERNAN »
Excitement in Seattle
Excitement builds in anticipation of the opening of Seattle’s new Nordic Museum in May. 
Sweden's Security Service maintains an elevated threat level
a level that's been in place since 2010. 
The only director we could get ...
At 22, in the fall of 1940, it seemed Bergman could already have stated what he proclaimed 23 years later, when he became head of Dramaten, the Royal Dramatic Theater in 1963: 'I have no long history, but I can become a piece of history myself.' 

Raoul Wallenberg: To Me, There's No Other Choice
 The official exhibition, "To me there's no other choice - Raoul Wallenberg 1912-2012," organized by the Swedish Institute and supported by the Swedish government, has been traveling around the world over the last few years. It is currently in Portland, Oregon at Nordic Northwest. 
How safe is Sweden?
We consulted a couple of organizations that specialize in finding out. 
Housing prices on the decrease  In a long-awaited trend, the too-hot Swedish housing market is finally showing signs of... READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT NORDSTJERNAN »
Western Sweden braces for Brexit
Almost a year and a half after the historic vote to have the United Kingdom leave the EU, Brexit has companies in Sweden bracing for a backlash.  
Search for anything Nordic or Swedish
Nordstjernan's apps facilitate the search for Nordic suppliers, products and services or events in the United States. 
Food deliveries into your fridge   The smart lock company Glue, and food delivery company Mathem in Stockholm, have initiated... READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT NORDSTJERNAN »
The Importance of Being Swedish
Part I: The Fundamentals of the Swedish Immigration 

Stockholm Walkabout: Klara kvarteren
 The place most Swedes would regard as the center of Stockholm is Sergels Torg. This is a popular meeting place in Stockholm for all tourists, and it happens to be close to the “lost soul of Stockholm,” the Klara neighborhood.  
Swedish super berries
Readily available everywhere in Sweden.  
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