NORDIC NORTHWEST TROLL – Ole Bolle by The Danish artist and environmentalist Thomas Dambo

The much anticipated completion of Ole Bolle the Troll is finally here.  Introducing the newest resident of the Northwest Campus, Ole Bolle!  Open to the public starting Aug 13, 2023 on the campus of the non-profit Nordic Northwest located near Washington Square in the Tigard Beaverton area.  The Troll is constructed using recycled materials and volunteer workers.

Just a short walk down a groomed gravel path to witness one of Thomas Dambo’s Troll Creations.

Admission is free to view during daylight hours, donations are appreciated.

“There’s something in the air, that something makes my belly rumble.

Something smells so strong, it hits me almost makes me stumble.

Could it be the little people cooking something smelly?

In the big red cookie jar, so I can put them in my belly.”

Live Troll Cam

LIVE Camera OFFLINE for now … See the activity going on in real life with their Live Troll Cam.  You can see how busy it is and determine when the best time to go might be, alo keep an eye on the local weather.

How to Visit the Troll

The 19-foot-tall troll is nestled within the trees behind Fogelbo, a home filled with Nordic antiques and art on the National Register of Historic Places. 

You can visit the troll during daylight hours at the campus of the nonprofit Nordic Northwest at 8800 S.W. Oleson Road, Portland Or 97223 not far from Washington Square. It will be on site for at least three years. The troll isn’t visible from the street, and visitors will need to travel down a gravel path to find it. Follow the troll signs.

This is a great little fun adventure that anyone will enjoy.  So get in your car, grab the kids, grand kids and friends and take the short Stroll to see the Troll…

Thomas Dambo's Troll Map

This map is an overview of Thomas Dambos ever-growing recycle sculpture fairytale “Trail of a 1000 Trolls” Thomas Dambo is an artist based in Copenhagen, Denmark. Thomas makes beautiful and fun sculptures and installations out of recycled materials.