PCDC is an IRS 501(c)3 charitable organization and an Oregon Cultural Trust Qualified Non-Profit. Donate to PCDC today!

Portland Country Dance Community (PCDC) is a volunteer-run organization of community dancers, musicians, callers, and teachers, who promote country dance and music traditions through regular dances, workshops, and other events in the greater Portland, Oregon, area. Our current focus is contra, English, and community dance and music with influences that include African American, Celtic, English, French Canadian, Northern American, Scandinavian, and other related living traditions, expressed through live performance and participation.

We welcome people who respect our expressed Community Standards and Code of Conduct without regard for age, race, color, national origin, religion, gender expression, sexual orientation, or ability.

Photos by Doug Plummer


Our COVID-19 information was last updated on May 14, 2024. All regular English and Contra dances are mask-optional. If you develop COVID systems or test postive within a week of a PCDC event, please email us at igotcovid@portlandcountrydance.org to tell us when you tested positive, what event you attended, and any symptoms you might want to mention. We summarize exposures on the COVID-19 information page.  We never reveal your identity.

For the Community: We are excited to announce the launch of our new Community Standards and Code of Conduct documents! These documents outline the expectations we have for all members of our community, and are designed to create a safe, welcoming, inclusive environment and a better community for everyone. Thank you for your cooperation!

Footnotes: The May-June 2024 online newsletter is out – give it a look see. Submissions for the July-August newsletter are due in by June 12th.

FREE Community Flash Waltz: (not a PCDC event) Come out for the tenth annual Flash Waltz in the Northwest corner of The Portland Peninsula Park Rose Garden on Sunday, August 11, 2024 at 5p. This 90 minute community event is free and open for everyone to enjoy.  In case of rain, the Waltz will be Sunday, August 18th @ 5pm. No Alcohol, no music amplifiers, masks optional.  Come out to the garden. It’s a very cool Portland Experience.

Donate to PCDC: We are pleased to announce that PCDC is now designated as an Oregon Qualified Cultural Non-Profit. If you are an Oregon resident, you are now eligible for Oregon’s Cultural Tax Credit. Donors who contribute to Oregon cultural nonprofits, including PCDC, are eligible to make a matching donation to the Oregon Cultural Trust and receive a 100% tax credit for their Trust donation (up to $500 for an individual, $1,000 for a couple filing jointly and $2,500 for a Class-C Corporation). Learn more at https://culturaltrust.org/get-involved/donate/.


Also see the Upcoming Dances list, or go to our Monthly Calendar page. Be sure to check whether an event requires or recommends pre-registration.