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, North American, Scandinavian, and other related living traditions, expressed through live performance and participation.


Read our COVID-19 information (updated October 25, 2022) before attending any event. Don’t be turned away at the door.  If you develop COVID systems after a PCDC event, please use our contact form or email us at to tell us when you tested positive, what event you attended, and any symptoms you might want to mention. We’ll summarize exposures on the COVID-19 information page.  We will never reveal your identity.

Footnotes: The January-February 2023 issue of our newsletter is out. Submissions for the March-April newsletter are due in by March 12th.

Portland Megaband is back:  Live and in-person!  Join us Saturday, March 11, 2023 at Oaks Park Dance Pavilion.  See the calendar event for details.

PCDC Covid Survey Response: During October 2022, PCDC surveyed our members and event attendees to get feedback on our current policy and to discuss possible changes. You can read the responses here.


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.

Photos by Doug Plummer