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




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


For the third year in a row, the Portland Dutch Society hosted three prominent young classical musicians from the Netherlands. Tim de Vries (Violinist), Hadewich De Meester (Soprano),Floris van Dam (Pianist).

The musicians featured works by Bach, Prokofiev, Pucchini and other renowned composers. Click here for the full program

Saturday April 29th 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm.  


The Old Church Concert Hall 1422 S.W. 11th Ave, Portland OR 97201

Kings Day 2017

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


Hollandsche gastvrijheid gezocht voor Maandag 4 September!

Started by Jelmer Vonk. Last reply by Portland Dutch Society Sep 1. 1 Reply

Geachte Portlandia Dutchies,ik ben Jelmer een 32-jarige Nederlander (Afkomstig uit De kop van Noord-Holland & Breda). Sinds een jaar woonachtig met mijn Floridaanse vrouw in Bend, OR.Afgelopen maandag ontving ik een uitnodiging om mijn Greencard te komen verlengen op dinsdag 5-september om 10:00 uur in Portland.Iemand die het leuk vind om het laborday weekend, maandagavond af te sluiten met een Hollandse gast (vrouw heeft helaas familie omstandigheden). Misschien wat van Portland te showen,…Continue

Meer Nederlandse studenten/jongeren in Oregon?

Started by Danique. Last reply by Jelmer Vonk Aug 31. 1 Reply

Hi,Ik ben ben nieuwsgierig of er eventueel andere Nederlandse studenten of jongeren in Oregon zijn. Wellicht om te meeten of een leuke trip te maken. Ik ben vrij nieuw hier in Oregon en wil graag heel veel moois zien! Ik ben hier voor mij internationale stage vanuit de hotelschool in Amsterdam! Continue

Buy hagelslag

Started by Nadie Thorborg. Last reply by Portland Dutch Society Aug 17. 1 Reply

Does anyone know of a place where you can buy good (Dutch) chocolate sprinkles/hagelslag in the area?

Vancouver BC Consulate voor paspoort

Started by Francina Verrijt May 1. 0 Replies

I will be in Vancouver BC next week to renew my Dutch passport.  Are there any Dutch stores/restaurants nearby Burrard Street?  Thank you for any suggestions.Continue

Blog Posts

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…


Hallo uit Bend Oregon

Posted by Rene Van Tilborg on September 14, 2016 at 9:23pm 2 Comments

I am a retired Police Officer from Southern California, and now live in Bend. In Holland, our family lived in Haarlem and Roermond. That was 55 years ago. We came to Pasadena, California, March 12, 1962. Went to Jr High, High School & USC in California. I had to relinquish my Dutch Citizenship to keep my job as an Officer. Post career, relocated to Bend. 

On the first Saturday of the month, our Dutch Club here in Bend get together for coffee. Are there similar events in…



We would to recognize the following business for their Koningsdag 2016 Silent Auction donation:

Gaya Jawa

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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