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

Indo Heritage


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.

Nieuwjaars borrel 2018

RING IN THE NEW YEAR with the Portland Dutch Society.

This will be a potluck party and we invite you all to bring a hearty snack or a dessert. Dutch treats like oliebollen, appelflappen, gevulde speculaas, bitterballen, etc. would be great, but other snacks are of course welcomed.

We are looking for finger food as this "een staande receptie". 

Live music will be provided by our own Michele van Kleef and Rob Rainwater

Coffee, water and wine will be provided, but feel free to bring your own beverage, either non-alcoholic or alcoholic. 

This event is geared towards grown-ups and we will leave it up to you if you feel you want to bring your children along. 

The venue is uniquely Dutch: a modern greenhouse where Dutch flowers are grown. Don't miss this opportunity to see this type of operation up close. According to the Dutch tradition there will also be sjoelbakken for you to play. 
We hope you can join us on January 21th starting at 4:00 pm.

Kings Day 2017

This year's Koningsdag celebration happened Sunday April 30 from 4 PM to 7 PM.


Nederlands Language Support Needed

Started by Deanna Schindler-Ord. Last reply by Sophia Lannon Nov 10, 2017. 1 Reply

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

Tags: conversation, classes, tutoring, Nederlands, lessons

Beste Hotels/motels/B&B om de avond voor de sinterklaas viering to overnachten.

Started by Tanja Nov 8, 2017. 0 Replies

Ik zou graag met onze twee jongste kinderen (bijna 3 en net 4) graag naar de sinterklaasviering komen, maar wij komen uit WA en het is 2 1/2-3 uur rijden. Ik wil niet op dezelfde dag heen en terug rijden. Vandaar mijn vraag wat de beste, niet al te prijzige locaties om te overnachten zijn, dicht bij de locatie van de viering.(Ik weet dat erop 19 november een sinterklaas aankomst/viering in Seattle is, maar daar kunnen we jammer genoeg die dag niet heen.)Ik hoop dat iemand mij hierbij kan helpen.Continue

Dutch market

Started by Francina Verrijt Oct 31, 2017. 0 Replies

Ik vond het vreselijk toen de Dutch-American Market in Beaverton een paar maanden geleden gesloten werd.  Ik woon in Eugene, maar ik reed af en toe de vier-vijf uren om Nederlandse spullen in te slaan.  Ik ken verder geen Nederlandse winkels in Oregon.  Hier in de stad vind je misschien zo af en toe iets Nederlands maar het is schaars. Vandaag kreeg ik een mailorder catalogus van Peters Gourmet Market.  Als er anderen zijn die zo af en toe graag iets Nederlands hebben - drop en mayonnaise en…Continue

Woonruimte gezocht omgeving Beaverton of near OHSU Doernbecker

Started by Lisette Jarmon Oct 24, 2017. 0 Replies

Vanwege een nieuwe baan ben ik op zoek naar woonruimte (huis of condo) rond eind December / Januari minimal 3-4 slaapkamers.  in omgeving van goeie middle school.  Lieve oude hond toegestaan aub.Vriendelijke groeten LisetteContinue

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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

Polynesian Festival

Posted by Hally v. K. on July 29, 2017 at 3:12pm 0 Comments

It's that time again. The Uwajimaya Market, located on Beav-Hillsdale Hwy in Beaverton, will hold their annual Polynesian Festival on the weekend of August 19-20. Special guest from Hawaii will be the "Godfather of Hawaiian Reggae' Bruddah Waltah who will perform on Sunday the 20th. This weekend event is free and open to the public.


Posted by Hans Wortel on February 18, 2017 at 9:50am 1 Comment

Like to find people interested klaberjassen

Eelco Keij / Naderende verkiezingen

Posted by Peter de Haan on December 28, 2016 at 12:00pm 0 Comments


Reeds enige tijd krijg ik updates van Eelco Keij, die zich sterk maakt voor Nederlanders in het buitenland. Zijn website is :

Mijn tip #1: Schrijf jouw email adres in (onder kopje "NIEUWS"), zodat je zelf direkt met regelmaat informatie krijgt over "Nederlanders in het Buitenland".

Mijn tip #2: Registreer je als kiezer, want de verkiezingen komen eraan..!

Ikzelf heb reeds iemand in NL…



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

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