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.

Wednesday Nights ~ Zydeco at Polish Hall

When we don't have a live band, Cascade Zydeco hosts a friendly, welcoming DJ dance every Wednesday at

Polish Hall
3832 N Interstate Avenue
Portland, Oregon

Polish Hall

Dance on a beautiful floor at Polish Hall and enjoy the ample off street parking around the back of the building.

No partner required! Zydeco dancers change partners after almost every song. Ask anyone to dance! Bring your own water bottle or soft drinks or buy bottled water there for $1.

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

Admission $7 General
$5 Cascade Zydeco members
includes the lesson

Sunday Zydeco starts up again on October 11th at the Silver Star Saloon

Silver Star Saloon
6718 NE 4th Plain Rd, Vancouver, WA 98661

Beginning October 11th
Every Sunday, 7 - 9 pm, lesson on request

Free, as always!

Questions? Contact Penny or Phil at twops@q.com  or (360) 576-8971.

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Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble
Friday, September 4th &
Friday, September 11th

Curley Taylor

Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble, from Sunset, Louisiana, play Portland two Friday nights in September. Join Curley and the band for a house party/dance/potluck, Friday, September 4th, and then head to the Lehrer Pub, Friday, September 11th.

Friday, September 4th, Curley Taylor plays for the
House Party/Dance/Potluck at the home of Marcia Esther & Vicki Louthan

Open to the public, but as a special thank you, Cascade Zydeco members receive a $5 discount on admission!
~ email cascadezydeco@gmail.com for the address
7 - 10 pm, $10 CZ members, $15 General admission

Friday, September 11th, Curley Taylor plays at the
Lehrer Pub & Eatery
8775 SW Canyon Lane
Portland, Oregon

Dance lesson 7 - 7:30, Band plays 7:30 - 10:30pm
$15, Ages 21+

2015 Golden Gator, Chere Weiss

Chere Weiss

Chere Weiss is our new Golden Gator for 2015. Since 2008, Cascade Zydeco has been presenting the Golden Gator award to the volunteer who has made a significant contribution to the organization. Cascade Zydeco wouldn't exist without the dedication of those individuals who freely contribute their time, energy, heart and imaginations. Thank you, volunteers.

Past recipients of the Golden Gator award:
2008 Dick Brainard
2009 Patty Kadel
2010 Penny Holeman and Phil Coquillette
2011 Janine Tebeau-Jemerson and Roland Jemerson
2012 Jim Lalone
2013 Rick Wiseman
2014 Adam and Ali Grimshaw


Join Cascade Zydeco

or Renew Your Membership

Use PayPal or a credit card, download a printable membership form, or pick one up at a Wednesday night dance. Membership dues of just $25 a year give you DJ dance discounts and help bring Zydeco and Cajun music and dance to our community!


Get Involved, Get Connected

4th Wednesday
Zydeco at
Polish Hall
August 26th

TJ and Rick




Terri Jo and Rick teach a beginning Zydeco lesson at Polish Hall and then bring you two hours of open dancing.

Lesson 7:15 - 8pm
Dance to DJ'd tune 8 - 10pm

Polish Hall
3832 N Interstate Ave
Portland, Oregon

$7 general admission, $5 CZ Members


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