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Portland Dutch Monthly Social at Green Dragon, SE Portland

December 1, 2015 from 7pm to 10pm
Every 1st Tuesday of every month the Dutch speaking folks gather here for een borreltje ( a…See More
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Our major sponsors for Koningsdag 2015 are:

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




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


Sinterklaas will be here Saturday December 5th more details on our event page

Admission: $10 per family. The tickets can be purchased right here on our website: otherwise pay at the door

Sinterklaas would very much like to receive some information about all the kids, in the form of a letter or poem from the parents. Of course, kids are also welcome to send a letter or drawing to the Sint for in his big book! We also ask that all parents help Sinterklaas by making sure that there is one present for each of their kids (price point between $10 and $15) clearly marked with the kid's name, to be put in the "zak van Sinterklaas" upon arrival. As for submitting the poem or story, please send it no later than Friday, December 4, to with the subject "Sinterklaas poem/story "Name of child/children".

Coffee, tea and chocolate milk will be provided. Please feel free to bring along any other kind of beverage, including alcoholic drinks.

Please practice the SinterKlaas songs beforehand.
Just like last year we will have a bake-off! Therefore please bring you best homemade Dutch treat to go with this event. Every entrant's treat will be judged and the person that brings the best item wins a $25 gift card.

See you all December 5th! At 2:00 PM

The Portland Dutch Sinterklaas Society Committee

If you are interested in volunteering at the event please contact us: Dank U wel

Koningsdag 2015

Thanks everyone for making Kingsday 2015 a wonderful event. From the numerous volunteers to the band, from the vendors to all the visitors, and from our generous sponsors to the clowns. Everyone played a part in making our annual flagship event a great success. We want to thank everyone for coming out and celebrating with us.

On behalf of the organizing committee, until next year!


Coffeemorning Bethany/Beaverton etc area?

Started by Wendy Stiphout Nov 2. 0 Replies

Hallo allemaal,Mijn naam is Wendy Stiphout-Maas en wij wonen sinds een maandje of 2 tegenover Findley Elementary in Bethany. Als expat in Taiwan hadden wij het met een groep dames heel gezellig eens in de week/twee weken op een coffemorning. Lekker bij kletsen over van alles en tips uitwisselen over wat vooral wel of niet te doen.Zijn er enthousiastelingen die dit hier ook leuk zouden vinden? Of bestaat het misschien al en zou ik aan kunnen sluiten?My name is Wendy Stiphout-Maas and we have…Continue

The Speculaas Spice Company

Started by Steven Dotsch Oct 13. 0 Replies

HiWith Sinterklaas and Kerstmis ahead of us, I would like to introduce The Speculaas Spice Company to you.The inspiration to launch my Dutch grandmother's recipe of delicious, warm and sweet tasting speculaas spice mix came from my love of eating truly authentic Dutch speculaas biscuits.The vandotsch speculaas spice mix consists of a perfectly-balanced mixture of nine organic spices including real, high grade, cinnamon from Sri Lanka, cloves, ginger and six other spices delivering deliciously…Continue

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Are you eligible to receive AOW (Dutch Social Security)?

Posted by Portland Dutch on November 8, 2015 at 3:30pm 1 Comment

Hi All,

I wanted to start a blog on receiving AOW while you live in the US and you lived some years after your 15th Birthday in the Netherlands. I am about to turn 65 myself and so it might be interesting to see what an Expat qualifies for.…



  • As of October 1, 2014 Portland Dutch Society is a 501 (c) (3) Non-Profit Organization
  • Please contact us if you know any event of interest to our community. bedankt!


Koningsdag 2015 Silent Auction products by:

Portland Dutch Society Board

Hans van Alebeek

Sander Hoekstra

Carianne Nieuwstraten

Barbara Bonnema

Helene Meskers

Reinier Heyden


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