Stiftelsen Portåsen is located just outside Drammen, about a one-hour drive from Oslo. The poet Herman Wildenvey
was born and raised at Portåsen farm and wrote a love declaration to his home through poems. That is why Portåsen is referred to as ‘the kingdom of Wildenvey’ and why he and his work are still an inspiration for the location and its visitors. The art and importance of word and language are key at Stiftelsen Portåsen. “We want to encourage a more conscious relationship to language and how it is used, which can benefit all generations,” says general manager Jon Mihle, “which is why we describe it as a place for innovation within poetry and lyric.”

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