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

The 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 dance-community values 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 April 11, 2024. The 1st Friday of the month English dance is mask-required; all other 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 new March-April 2024 online newsletter is out – give it a look see. Submissions for the May-June newsletter are due in by April 12th.

Portland Raindance: Registration for 2024 is NOW OPEN HERE. Two first-rate bands, two brilliant callers. Don’t miss the merriment. (For a preview, take a look at the Videos tab on the Raindance website). There will be a lottery for all who register by midnight, Feburary 1st. More details and registration can be found at our website https://www.portlandraindance.org.

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.