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


A sincere "Thank You" to our wonderful sponsors:


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

Classical musicians from Holland concert

“a special chance to experience some of the best European talent, right here in Portland”

- concert host Robert McBride, former announcer, All Classical Portland

Classical Musicians of Holland

5th annual concert featuring winners from Holland’s Prinses Christina Concours!

Tuesday, May 7th, 7:30pm at The Old Church Concert Hall in downtown Portland

Join us for a rare opportunity to hear some of Europe’s finest classical music making. Violinist Yente Lottman, trombonist Niels Jacobs, and pianist and composer Maxim Heijmerink bring the breadth of the European classical tradition into beautiful focus performing chamber music by beloved compositional greats such as Debussy, Rachmaninoff, Chopin, Tchaikovsky and Mozart alongside compelling works by less familiar composers, Alexandre Guilmant, Joseph Jongen, Peter Kiesewetter. Also included is Maxim Heijmerink’s superbly impressive and evocative piano solo, The Accident. Robert McBride, former announcer with All Classical Portland and frequent moderator for Oregon Symphony Orchestra pre-concert talks, hosts.

For the full program click this link

For the bio click this link

Tickets: Adults $12 / students $5

We hope to see you on the 7th

Holland Festival Koningsdag 2019



Fiancé Visa (K1) Ervaringen

Started by Rosanne Sharòn Woldhuis on Wednesday. 0 Replies

English belowHi allemaal!Mijn verloofde (Amerikaans) en ik zijn midden in het proces voor het verloofde-visum. Onze petitie is inmiddels goedgekeurd en we wachten op documenten die aan zullen komen bij het Amerikaans Consulaat in Amsterdam. We hebben nog even voor het visum er (hopelijk) door zal komen, maar er komen vrij veel dingen op ons af. Het plannen van onze bruiloft, de momenteel nog lange-afstand relatie en het regelen van de toekomstige emigratie naar Amerika lijken wat overweldigend…Continue

Tags: tips, experience, immigration, wedding, K1-visa

Dutch tattoo artist

Started by Rudy Barten. Last reply by Rudy Barten on Wednesday. 2 Replies

Hallo,Ik ben op zoek naar de Nederlandse tattoo artist die ongeveer een jaar geleden hier in Portland is komen wonen en werken. Ik heb begrepen dat deze man hier nu een tattooshop heeft, graag zou ik met hem in contact willen komen. Ik ben zelf ook een tattoo artist en wacht momenteel op mijn werkvisum, vandaar deze vraag of iemand contact heeft met deze man. Graag zie ik de reacties tegemoet, alvast bedankt.Rudy BartenContinue

DUTCH ESTATE SALE: 50 yrs+ collecting Dutch stuff and much more. Aug. 15-16-17, 9 to 4 pm (no earlies), cash only. 9515 SE 43rd, Milwaukie.

Started by Portland Dutch Society Aug 6. 0 Replies

DUTCH ESTATE SALE:Aug. 15-16-17, 9 to 4 pm (no earlies), cash only. 9515 SE 43rd, Milwaukie.Continue

Looking for a Dutch Tutor!

Started by Emma Bergmann. Last reply by Kas Clark Jul 10. 1 Reply

Hallo allemaal!I am looking for a Dutch tutor here in Portland. I've been learning Dutch on some apps and using books for almost a year, so I have the basics, but I've found myself needing a bit more guidance with some of the grammar and creating my own sentences. I pick up language notes pretty quickly, but like I said, I really just need a bit more structure than what I have been getting. Does anyone here have experience teaching Dutch and would be willing to meet with me once or twice a…Continue

Tags: help, english, learning, tutor

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Duolingo Portland Dutch at Fressen Artisan Bakery and Café

Posted by Aage Nielsen on August 10, 2019 at 9:37am 0 Comments

Duolingo Portland Dutch at Fressen Artisan Bakery and Café
7075 NE Glisan St., Portland Oregon
18 August 2019, Sunday 1:30-3 pm
If you are a Duolingo student, R.S.V.P at
If you are not a Duolingo student, R.S.V.P. to Aage…


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…


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We would to recognize the following businesses for their Holland Festival Silent Auction donations:

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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