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Job Student/Junior Freelancer position for NL/EN speaker

Hi Everyone! 

I thought this might be an interesting place to post this opportunity. I work for a Dutch educational software company that is expanding into the US and we're looking for a job student/junior freelancer with basic html5/javascript skills to help us translate our Dutch games into English.

Please see the job description below and feel free to contact me if you have any questions!

Best wishes,



Added by HABuesseler on October 4, 2019 at 12:00am — No Comments

Duolingo Portland Dutch at Fressen Artisan Bakery and Café

Duolingo Portland Dutch at Fressen Artisan Bakery and Café
7075 NE Glisan St., Portland Oregon
18 August 2019, Sunday 1:30-3 pm
If you are a Duolingo student, R.S.V.P at
If you are not a Duolingo student, R.S.V.P. to Aage…

Added by Aage Nielsen on August 10, 2019 at 9:37am — No 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.

Added by Hally v. K. on August 1, 2018 at 3:26pm — No Comments

Hollandse/Indische items te koop

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.

Added by Hally v. K. on April 23, 2018 at 2:25pm — No Comments

Looking for Dutch speaking babysitter.

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…


Added by Karl Keating on February 15, 2018 at 11:03am — No 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

Added by Eveline McCarty on December 18, 2017 at 1:21pm — 3 Comments


Like to find people interested klaberjassen

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

Eelco Keij / Naderende verkiezingen


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…


Added by Peter de Haan on December 28, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Hallo uit Bend Oregon

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…


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

Oliebollen en appelflappen

Het is weer oliebollen tijd!

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

Added by Bernard Bom on December 29, 2015 at 9:47am — No Comments

AOW issues

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 ! 

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

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

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.…


Added by Portland Dutch Society on November 8, 2015 at 3:30pm — 3 Comments

Notary Public

Hi everyone,

I am in need of a notary public who is able to read a document in Dutch and legalize it. Please let me know if you know of such a person. thank you, Ineke deruyter

Added by Ineke Deruyter on June 5, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

Nederlandse speelgroep

Beste iedereen,
Ik ben net vanuit Seattle verhuisd waar mijn kinderen in de Oranjeschool zaten. Wat een fijne ervaring! Ik zou het reuze leuk vinden om een Nederlandse speelgroep hier te beginnen voor kinderen 0-5. Is er nog meer interes in zoon groep? Ik zou het graag organiseerde.
Groeten! Sophia

Added by Sophia Lannon on June 1, 2015 at 9:21pm — No Comments

Jet Black Pearl next concert

Jet Black Pearl in Concert


  • 7 p.m. til 9 p.m. 
  • Free | 
  • 21 and over

Added by Portland Dutch Society on February 6, 2015 at 10:18am — No Comments

Jet Black Pearl zingt in Vie de Boheme

Ik ben een Nederlandse singer songwriter, pas naar Portland verhuisd en ik speel a.s. donderdag 29 januari om 20 uur in Vie de Boheme. Ik zing vooral in het Engels en Frans, maar heb ook een paar Nederlandse liedjes op mijn repertoire! Hoop van harte een paar kaaskoppen te ontmoeten daar...

Meer info:

Mijn eigen website :

Added by Jetty Swart on January 24, 2015 at 7:43pm — 2 Comments

Moving to Oregon?

For those who are considering moving to Oregon or Portland specifically then here are are a couple of videos that may inform you on what really is going on the the great northwest.

They are produced by BNN and are in the Dutch language and are of excellent quality

Reisen naar Oregon

Reisen naar Portland, OR

Added by Portland Dutch Society on December 5, 2014 at 4:05pm — No Comments

Een berichtje uit Nederland voor Nederlandse singles in Amerika

Dit bericht vandaag ontvangen. We dachten het door te geven aan onze leden en wie weet komen we je op de televisie tegen.

Geachte Mr./Mvr.,

Ik ben van het bedrijf Blue Circle, dit is een productiebedrijf voor televisieprogramma's. Wij produceren televisieprogramma's voornamelijk voor de Nederlandse markt. We zijn gespecialiseerd in entertainment, factual entertainment en dagelijkse shows. Denk hierbij aan programma's als RTL Late night, Heel Holland…

Added by Portland Dutch Society on November 17, 2014 at 3:07pm — No Comments

The 37th Annual Portland International Film Festival


I am contacting you on behalf of the Northwest Film Center in regards to the 37th Annual Portland International Film Festival. This year’s Festival starts tomorrow and runs through February 22nd. Featuring a diverse array of films for children and adults with topics ranging from historical narratives to comedies and documentaries…


Added by Portland Dutch Society on February 5, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Help with Dutch spelling!!

Mavis Blanchfill
I am searching for my biological father the last name would be Vandergaard, it was said he went to Tiger high school in Tigard Oregon in the early 50's before he migrated or his family migrated here. Having a hard time with the spelling of this last name, his first name was/is Peter!

Added by Mavis Blanchfill on February 3, 2014 at 5:31pm — 2 Comments

Upcoming Events:


We would to recognize the following businesses for their Holland Festival Silent Auction donations:

Portland Dutch Society Board

Dirk Jan van Hameren

Sander Hoekstra

Carianne Nieuwstraten

Heleen Martin

Helene Meskers

Denis Kieft

Rindert Schutten

Reinier Heyden


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