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

(June 24th & July 8th will be at the Lehrer Pub with a live band! -- see story to right....)

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

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Chubby Carrier

July 8th

July 8th, Wednesday Zydeco (which is usually held at Polish Hall) is going on the road to the Lehrer Pub for live zydeco from Louisiana.

Lesson 6:30 - 7pm
Dance 7 - 10pm

Lehrer Pub & Eatery
8775 SW Canyon Lane Portland, OR

$15 general admission

July 2 - 5, 2015

cz boothPlease volunteer to help staff the Cascade Zydeco booth at the 2015 Blues Festival July 2-5th. Sign up with Roland or Janine at any CZ event or drop them an email. It's fun, it's easy, and we need you! Out-of-town visitors, we need you, too!


blues logoGet your Zydeco Buddy Pass (it's good for the whole festival, not just Zydeco!) for the Waterfront Blues Festival for $85. Passes are now available through Ticket Tomato at tickettomato.com. The Zydeco Buddy Pass entitles you to: 1. early entry to the festival each day, 30 minutes before the crowds get in, 2. unlimited exit & re-entry any time, even if the gates are closed due to overcrowding, and 3. free entry for after hours music in the Marriot Hotel Ballroom (Chubby will be playing!). Other passes are available at the Blues Fest site, but the Zydeco Buddy Pass is only available through this link.

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. Get dance discounts and help bring Zydeco and Cajun music and dance to our community!


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July 1st, Wednesday, Blues Fest Warm Up Potluck & Dance

Wednesday, July 1st, CZ will hold our regular Wednesday night CD dance at Polish Hall, but with a twist. No lesson, potluck starting at 6:30 and dancing 'til 10. Let's celebrate Chubby Carrier's birthday, welcome visitors to Portland, and get ready for Blues Fest. Bring munchies or dinner items to share and whatever non-alcoholic drinks you want. CZ will have plates, napkins, water, & music. $7 General, $5 CZ members

Polish Hall
3832 N Interstate Ave
Portland, Oregon

July 4th, 2015
Brunch at Tapalaya

Sunday Zydeco dancers



Saturday morning, 4th of July, Zydeco Brunch at Tapalaya! Tapalaya is reserving the whole restaurant just for Cascade Zydeco and our friends!

10 am - noon
$17 per person
includes Creole/Cajun buffet, coffee, tip & DJ dancing

The bar will be open. Reservations and prepayment are required.

28 N 28th Ave
Portland, OR 97232

Parking allowed behind the event at Whole Foods.

For reservations contact Chere: chewei0922@gmail.com  or pay at any CZ event. Seating is limited!


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