Non-Profit Organization to promote the Dutch culture in the Portland area


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Dutch groups in Oregon

Here is a partial list of Dutch and Dutch Indonesian groups which are located in this area of the country. Please let us know if your group is not listed or if you want us to post a link to your group's page:

Portland Dutch FB

Insulinde FB

Dutch-American Club of Central Oregon

Portland Utrecht Network


Po Box 91456 
Portland, OR

Telephone: (503) 794-5654



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Our goal is to bring together the Dutch community residing in Oregon and Southwest Washington through improved communication and cooperation. And to promote Dutch culture in the region

Celebrate 100 year of De Stijl in Portland

Remember Piet Mondrian and his distinctive colorful squares? Or Gerrit Rietveld and his famous Red and Blue Chair? Their work was part of a greater art movement called De Stijl (“The Style”). It's 100th anniversary was celebrated widely in the Netherlands in 2017...and is soon to be celebrated in Portland in October 2018.  We have an exiting program that kicks off with: 

  • A highly informative lecture by Utrecht art historian Mathijs Meinderts at the Portland art Museum where you can learn about De Stijl and the role Utrecht played in it. This will be followed by a reception, where you can mingle with the Utrecht artists.
  • We are so happy to be able to bring the Dutch actress Audrey  Bolder to Portland.  She will perform an amazing one-woman show that will transport you back to the early nineteen hundreds. Three shows are in English (to share this cultural treasure with the wider Portland audience) and then Sunday afternoon October 21, there will be a matinee in Dutch! 
  • Then we are creating a unique symbol of the official friendship city relationship  between Portland and Utrecht - “The Utrecht Mural”, a mural designed by Utrecht artist Menno Anker in Portland’s Hollywood district.

For more information, dates and times of the events, visit the PUN website: 
Both the museum event and the mural event are FREE (but please register) 
Tickets for the play Rietvelds’ Daughter are $20.   
For registrations and tickets visit  the Portland Utrecht Network Eventbrite site. 


Deel mee aan een onderzoek naar uw ervaringen met de dienstverlening van de Nederlandse overheid.

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Onderzoek naar de ervaringen van Nederlanders in het buitenland met de dienstverlening van de Nederlandse overheid.  Graag nodigen we u uit deel te nemen aan het onderzoek naar uw ervaringen met de dienstverlening van de Nederlandse overheid. Het onderzoek staat open voor alle Nederlanders in buitenland die op dit moment tenminste drie maanden in het buitenland wonen.  Onderzoeksbureau Kantar Public (voorheen TNS NIPO) doet dit onderzoek op verzoek van het Nederlandse ministerie van…Continue

Sellwood Townhouse for Sale!!!

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Enjoy all Sellwood has to offer in this light & bright, quality-finished, newer townhouse w/no HOAs! Killer Burger, New Seasons, Starbucks, Antique Row, MAX are just outside your doorstep. High-quality millwork, brushed bronze hardware, beautiful hardwood flrs & molding. Open kitchen w/slab granite, tile, SS appls. Bathrms also w/slab granite, tile. Master suite w/walk-in closet. 9 ft main floor ceiling. Private yard. Biker's Paradise!Press SAVE on Zillow :)))…Continue

Calling to the Netherlands

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Hi I am using Google Voice with aan Obihai 200 box to call to the Netherlands.It used to be 0.01 cents per minute.Now ( I think since January this year)  it cost 0.18 cents per minute.That is ridiculously expensive, without any notice.Is there anyone who knows a way to keep my Google Voice landline nr and not paying 0.18 cents per minute?Or any suggestions are (very) welcome.Thanks in advanceJacob503-479-5533Continue

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Where are the Dutch Stores?

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Posted by Hally v. K. on August 1, 2018 at 3:26pm 0 Comments

This year the Polynesian Festival will take place on the weekend of August 18-19 at the same location as last year: The Uwajimaya Asian Market, located on Beav-Hillsdale Hwy in Beaverton, Performances/activities are scheduled to be from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturday as well as on Sunday. This event is free and open to the public.

Hollandse/Indische items te koop

Posted by Hally v. K. on April 23, 2018 at 2:25pm 0 Comments

For those who aren't aware of this yet, but there is the  'Fabric Depot' on SE 122nd and Stark in Portland where one can find some Dutch and Indonesian things. For instance: speculaas koekjes, dropjes, stroopwafels, sambals, kecaps and more. And around Christmas time there are plenty of TaaiTaai poppen among other things. They used to sell amandelbrood too but I haven't seen those in awhile. Jammer. I love them! So much for this tidbit.

Looking for Dutch speaking babysitter.

Posted by Karl Keating on February 15, 2018 at 11:03am 0 Comments

Hello Dutch Friends!

My family recently moved back to Portland from Holland after 6 years there. Our 2 boys were born in the Netherlands and our oldest, Coen (3 1/2) spoke dutch in school.

Unfortunately, my wife and my dutch isn't nearly as good, so we would love to keep up his conversational Dutch hear in Portland.

Therefore, does anyone know any kids or adults who are able to offer dutch language babysitting? Maybe 1-2 evenings a month. We live in NW…



Posted by Eveline McCarty on December 18, 2017 at 1:21pm 3 Comments

Is anyone familiar with the current the rules and regulations on obtaining dual citizenship?  Or has anyone recently gone through this?

Thank you - Eveline


Upcoming Events:

October 16 Tuesday

Rietveld, Utrecht and DE STIJL

October 16, 2018 from 6:30pm to 8pm – Portland Art MuseumArt historian Mathijs Meinderts will present DE STIJL, a global art movement that was founded by Theo van Doesburg in 1917 in the Netherlands and attracted many artists, inclOrganized by Portland Utrecht Network | Type: art, cultureYou are attending.

October 20 Saturday

Portland Dutch Koffie - IKEA

October 20, 2018 from 10am to 11:30am – IKEA, Portland AirportEven fijn een kopje koffie drinken met een gebakje erbij en andere Nederlanders ontmoeten. Elke 3rde zaterdag van de maand. BTW, als je IKEA lid bent is de koffie gratis. Lokatie is boven in deOrganized by Portland Dutch Society | Type: koffie, socialYou are attending.

Unveiling the Utrecht Mural

October 20, 2018 from 2:30pm to 4pm – Popina Simwear BuildingJoin us to celebrate the unveiling of the Portland-Utrecht Friendship City Mural. This mural is a lasting symbol of the strong, cultural relationship between the city of Utrecht (The Netherlands) andOrganized by Portland Utrecht Network | Type: art, cultureYou are attending.

October 21 Sunday

Celebrate 100 year of De Stijl in Portland

October 21, 2018 from 2:30pm to 7pm – Studio theater in Lincoln Hall at PSURemember Piet Mondrian and his distinctive colorful squares? Or Gerrit Rietveld and his famous Red and Blue Chair? Their work was part of a greater art movement called De Stijl (“The Style”). ItOrganized by Portland Utrecht Network | Type: art, cultureYou are attending.


We would to recognize the following business for their Koningsdag 2017 Silent Auction donation:

Portland Dutch Society Board

Hans van Alebeek

Sander Hoekstra

Carianne Nieuwstraten

Heleen Martin

Helene Meskers

Marcel Jonker

Denis Kieft

Rindert Schutten

Reinier Heyden

Shireen Farrahi

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