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

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Portland Dutch Monthly Social at Green Dragon, SE Portland

February 2, 2016 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



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

Nieuwjaarsborrel 2016

RING IN THE NEW YEAR WITH Portland Dutch Society and Live Music by Michele van Kleef and Tim Ellis

RING IN THE NEW YEAR WITH Portland Dutch Society and Live Music by Michele van Kleef and Tim Ellis

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".

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

Live music will be provided by our own Michele van Kleef and guitarist Tim Ellis. 

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 in its purpose, but very sophisticated in its form: 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 be sjoelbakken for you to play. 

We hope you can join us on January 16th at 4:00 pm.

If you would like to sign up for bringing an item for the group, you can access the group meal by clicking here (, or by visiting and locating the schedule by coordinator last name (Portland Dutch Society) and password (oliebol).. Free event
Please RSVP if you plan to come!

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!


Looking for help to relocate back home to the Netherlands

Started by Natalie Ferber Jan 22. 0 Replies

Hello all,It was so nice meeting some of you at the lovely gathering last weekend and thank you for welcoming me to the group.  My father and his family were born in Germany and during WWII, they fled Germany and moved to the Netherlands.  During the war, my father and his family were in hiding in many different locations in Holland.  After the war ended and he found his parents, my dad lived in the Netherlands for a while and then immigrated to the United States.  I was born in California and…Continue

Hele mooie fotos van Holland

Started by Romeo Bandison Jan 13. 0 Replies

Goeidag allemaal.  Deze meneer maakt geweldige fotos van Holland.  Check him out.  RomeoMichiel Buijse Behind the LenscapMichiel Buijse FacebookContinue

Coffeemorning Bethany/Beaverton etc area?

Started by Wendy Stiphout Nov 2, 2015. 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, 2015. 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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Oliebollen en appelflappen

Posted by Bernard Bom on December 29, 2015 at 9:47am 0 Comments

Het is weer oliebollen tijd!

Weet iemand of deze lekkernijen ergens in Portland te koop zijn?

AOW issues

Posted by Berend Lels on December 5, 2015 at 2:32am 1 Comment

Legislation has been changed. The moment you got AOW used to be the month you aged 65. Steps wise this is changing into 67 towards the year 2017. Depending on yourmore precise birthday: for 2016 you have to add  6 - 9  months to your birthday ! 



  • As of October 1, 2014 Portland Dutch Society is a 501 (c) (3) Non-Profit Organization
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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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