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 24th, 2016

4th Wednesday Zydeco, Terri Jo

Terri Jo


Aug 31st, 2016

5th Wednesday Blues, Marjorie


Come on down to Polish Hall for a dance lesson from 7:15 - 8. Then spend the evening enjoying open dancing from 8 - 10pm 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

Motordude Zydeco
at Duff's Garage Friday, Sept 30th

Motordude Zydeco

Cascade Zydeco and Duff's Garage bring you Motordude Zydeco!

Powered by five zydeco greats - Willy Jordan, Lloyd Meadows, Billy Wilson, Dennis Calloway, and Ian Lamson - Motordude Zydeco will have you burning up the dance floor. This is an awesome band! Read about Motordude Zydeco.

Duff's Garage
2530 NE 82nd Ave, Portland

Zydeco Lesson 7 - 7:45
Band plays 8 - 11
$15 • Ages 21+


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 at Polish Hall
August 24th Zydeco & August 31st Zydeco/Blues Fusion

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

Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble
Duff's Garage
Sunday, September 11th, 2016

Curley Taylor

Cascade Zydeco and Duff's Garage team up to bring you a great afternoon of music and dancing with Curley Taylor.

DC Metro Theater Arts says, "Led by Curley Taylor, the five-piece band consistently delivered a straight up zydeco beat that kept the dance floor packed all night."

Duff's Garage
2530 NE 82nd Ave, Portland

Zydeco Lesson 3 - 3:45 • Band plays 4 - 7 • $15 • Ages 21+

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!

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

Get Involved, Get Connected

Cascade Zydeco's
annual Picnic and
Membership bash
August 27th !

picnic cow


Saturday, August 27th!
Noon - 4pm

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, participate in a short meeting, dance and eat!

Cascade Zydeco will provide hot dogs and burgers with the fixin's plus some non-alcoholic drinks. You bring potluck to share and your own chair.

CZ members are free
Non-members $5

Ben Groce's house
2202 NE 249th Ave
Camas, WA 98607

Cascade Zydeco photos on Flickr

Past Issues of the CZ Newsletter


Cascade Zydeco
TooLoose Cajun Band
New Iberians

Seattle and National

Gatorboy Productions

NW Zydeco Cajun Connection

National Zydeco & Swing