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

Koningsdag 2018

We are getting closer again to the day of our annual Kingsday celebration. This hit with young and old will again be celebrated at the historic dance pavilion at the Oaks Amusement Park. This year the event will take place on April 29 from 4 until 7 PM. There will be traditional Dutch and Indonesian food, Dutch music, old fashioned kids games and a free market are for the kids to sell used toys. We will also have a small Dutch market with goodies.

There will be a silent auction in support of the upcoming Prinses Christina concert series. Our friends from the Portland Utrecht network will present a great upcoming event about "De Stijl" that will take place later this year.

Entrance will be $5.00 per adult and children under 15 get in for free. We are also still looking for volunteers, if you can make it, please reach out to our volunteer coordinator Denis at Volunteers get in for free and will receive free tickets for each hour they volunteer.

We look forward to seeing you.


Kings day 2018 Entry

Classical Musicians of Holland; Prinses Christina Concert North American Tour 2018

Portland is again part of this exclusive North American tour featuring winners from Holland’s most competitive young adult classical program. This year we are excited to host Carter Muller (Piano), Vera Werkman (Violin) and Daniel Tibben (Flute).

This an amazing opportunity to hear Bach, Chopin, Beethoven and other renowned composers performed by three amazingly talented and energetic musicians from the Netherlands.

The concert event host is Brandi Parisi. Brandi Parisi appears courtesy of All Classical Portland (KQAC 89.9 FM) and streaming online at

Saturday May 5th: 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Doors open 7:00 pm.




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Calling to the Netherlands

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Where are the Dutch Stores?

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Are there any Dutch stores in Washington and Oregon?We are traveling through and would love to visit some.Continue

Nederlands Language Support Needed

Started by Deanna Schindler-Ord. Last reply by Katie Bromert Apr 18. 4 Replies

Hi all-Sorry for the English! We just returned from 3.5 years in Amsterdam where my kids (10 & 13) attended Dutch school. As they're almost fluent (and worked really hard for it), we'd like to find them some sort of support so they don't lose it.Whether it's via classes, or if there's a kid-friendly conversational group, I'd love some suggestions. Please let me know if you are aware of either. (Or, if you're a tutor...) The tiener has already switched the electronics over to Dutch to "keep…Continue

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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.

for sale Belo glass tower with tv stand. Very good condition.

Posted by myriam delhij on July 16, 2018 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

Hi, I do not know if can post this here? But we have a very nice belo (italian) glass tower with tv stand for sale. Al for $70. Or BO Come…


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 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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