The CZ Mission

Cascade Zydeco is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Association dedicated to bringing Zydeco and Cajun music and dance to our community.

Aug 10th, 2016

Adam & Ali at
Wednesday night zydeco !

Adam and Ali

Come on down to Polish Hall for a zydeco lesson with Adam and Ali from 7:15 - 8. Open dancing from 8 - 10 to to a mix of traditional and contemporary zydeco, waltz, Cajun, and blues.

Polish Hall
3832 N Interstate Ave
Portland, Oregon

7:15 - 8 Lesson
8 - 10 DJ'd music
$7 general, $5 CZ Members

Cascade Zydeco's
annual Picnic and
Membership bash is
coming right up!

picnic cow


Date & Location TBA!

Every year CZ in August, CZ holds a picnic/potluck/party that serves both as our annual meeting and a great time to dance, eat, and mingle.
Meet your newest board members, congratulate the recipient of the 2016 Golden Gator Award for volunteering, participate in a short meeting, and dance!

If you'd like to volunteer to help, please email cascadezydeco@gmail.com.


Zydeco News

Be sure to check the CZ Calendar for more details and other events around town! And, while you're at it, sign up for our newsletter, read past newsletters, and visit CZ on Flickr.

Wednesday Zydeco is at Polish Hall
August 10th

Polish HallNote! There is no First Wednesday Zydeco in August. See you on the 10th!

When we don't have a live band, Cascade Zydeco hosts a friendly, welcoming DJ dance on most Wednesdays of every month.

7:15 - 8pm Lesson
8 - 10pm Dance to Zydeco, Cajun, & Blues with a rotating lineup of DJ's

2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th Wednesdays
Polish Hall • 3832 NE Interstate Ave • Portland, OR

Admission $7 General • $5 Cascade Zydeco members

Join Cascade Zydeco
or Renew Your Membership

Ken, Diane, PhilCascade Zydeco is a 501(c)3 non-profit association. Volunteers keep the music and dancing alive and every dollar you contribute in the form of membership dues, dance admissions, and donations goes right to our mission.

Membership is only $25 a year per person, and members receive a $2 discount to all Cascade Zydeco DJ dances. And it's tax deductible!

Use PayPal or a credit card, download a printable membership form, or pick one up at a Wednesday night dance. Membership dues give you DJ dance discounts and help bring Zydeco and Cajun music and dance to our community!

Feature Story about Cascade Zydeco and the Waterfront Blues in the Acadiana Advocate

Leslie Faris and Chubby Carrier

Leslie Faris, Seattle, plays rubboard with Chubby Carrier
Photo by Peter Dervin

Marsha Sills, reporter for the Acadian Advocate, came all the way from Louisana to the 2016 Waterfront Blues Festival to write a story on the special relationship of between Louisiana and the Pacific Northwest Zydeco community. Read her story, 'Zydeco Trail' Leads from Aciadiana to the Pacific Northwest.

The best on-line resource for Portland dance information now lists Cajun/Zydeco events under the letter Z!

Get Involved, Get Connected

Too Loose
Cajun Zydeco Band
plays in the park


Dance in the park with Too Loose this summer.

Aug 17th
Sandy Summer Sounds
Meinig Memorial Park

Sandy, OR
6:30 - 8pm

2nd Friday
Zydeco Social
August 12th, 2016
at Viscount Studio

Roland and Janine

Join Roland and Janine every second Friday of the month for a friendly, laid back night of zydeco at Viscount Studio.

Second Friday Zydeco Social 8 - 10:30pm

Viscount Studio
720 SE Sandy Blvd
Portland, Oregon

All ages welcome, $5

Cascade Zydeco photos on Flickr

Past Issues of the CZ Newsletter


Cascade Zydeco
Bon Ton Roulet
TooLoose Cajun Band
New Iberians

Seattle and National

Gatorboy Productions

NW Zydeco Cajun Connection

National Zydeco & Swing