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 Night Zydeco at Polish Hall

When we don't have a live band, Cascade Zydeco hosts a friendly, welcoming DJ dance on the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th Wednesday of each month. (note! Jan 28th, 2015 we will have 4th Wednesday Zydeco at The Lehrer Pub with live music from Curley Taylor. See the story in the center column.)

Polish Hall
3832 N Interstate Avenue
Portland, Oregon

Polish Hall

Dance on a beautiful floor 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 $6 General
$4 Cascade Zydeco members
includes the lesson

First Friday
Zydeco Socials with Roland & Janine

Roland and Janine

The FIRST week of every month get your Zydeco on at Viscount Studio with Roland and Janine's First Friday Zydeco Social. Get as much or as little zydeco coaching as you want and have a relaxed evening of dancing with R & J's usual smooth and grounded zydeco groove and great playlist.

The Viscount Studio • 720 SE Sandy Blvd • Portland OR
Dance 7:30 - 10:30pm
all ages welcome

Zydeco News

Be sure to check the CZ Calendar so you don't miss anything! And, while you're at it, sign up for our newsletter.

Just arrived! A video from the Sunday Zydeco Brunch at Tapalaya on January 18, 2015. And visit Flickr for CZ photos.

Wednesday, January 28th
Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble
from Sunset, Louisiana
at The Lehrer Pub

Curley TaylorJanuary 28th, 2015
4th Wednesday Zydeco goes on the road to
The Lehrer Pub
8775 SW Canyon Lane
Portland, OR 97225

Lesson 6:30 • Music 7 - 10 $15


Remembering Craig Schultz
February 1, 2015
with Curley Taylor at The Lehrer Pub

sean donovan dips his partnerCurley Taylor returns to play for Craig's memorial dance.
1:15 - 4:45 pm
The Lehrer Pub
8775 SW Canyon Lane
Portland, OR
$10 donations encouraged to help pay for band and sound.

Join Cascade Zydeco at our memorial dance for much beloved dancer, Craig Schultz, who passed away December 12, 2014. Craig served as president of Cascade Zydeco and volunteered his time as an instructor and upbeat personality and good cheer as a friend to many. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him. Craig moved to Wisconsin several years ago to join his partner, Joanne, but remained close to his Portland community. We love you, Craig.

Where in the world is Cajun/Zydeco?

Postings for Cajun/Zydeco dances on portlanddancing.com are now found at the bottom of the list under the letter "Z".

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!


Get Involved, Get Connected

Sunday Zydeco in Vancouver, WA

Sunday Zydeco dancers

Dance Zydeco in Vancouver, WA every Sunday at the Silver Star Saloon, near the corner of 4th Plain and Andreson. Big wood dance floor, full bar, food, off street parking, and friendly dancers! Watch a video of the very first night at Silver Star Saloon.

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

7 - 9 pm • free!

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

Cascade Zydeco photos on Flickr

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