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

Nieuwjaarsborrel 2019

Op zondag 6 januari van 4 tot 7 willen we weer graag met iedereen het nieuwe jaar vieren op onze jaarlijkse nieuwjaarsborrel. De borrel zal plaatsvinden in the prachtige kassen van Oregon Flowers van de familie Meskers in Aurora, OR.
Kom langs en neem een hapje mee om te delen. De muziek wordt verzorgd door de Whiskey Darlings met Michele van Kleef en Rob Rainwater.
Tot de 6e!

Portland Dutch Society


Nederlandse School

Started by Portland Dutch Society Nov 25, 2018. 0 Replies

Beste Nederlanders in Portland,Mijn naam is Erna Lemmen. Samen met mijn man en onze 3 dochters wonen wij nu ruim een jaar in Portland. Ik ben leerkracht en op dit moment werkzaam in het speciaal onderwijs. Maar ik ben ook bezig met het oprichten van een Nederlandse school in Portland. Mijn doel is het aanbieden van kwalitatief goed Nederlands taal- en cultuuronderwijs aan Nederlandstalige kinderen in Portland, zodat zij bij eventuele terugkeer naar Nederland of Belgie in kunnen stromen in het…Continue

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

Started by Portland Dutch Society. Last reply by Portland Dutch Society Sep 22, 2018. 1 Reply

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!!!

Started by Martin Hoogendijk Jun 7, 2018. 0 Replies

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

Started by Jacob Sternfeld May 14, 2018. 0 Replies

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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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


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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

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