Jan 2024 – Save the date for Portland Roadhouse 2024!


By Dave Hamlin

First, a big thank you to all the folks who offered to help keep the Portland Roadhouse going!  We would not be here without your support.

We still have some details to work out, but we’re happy to announce that the Portland Roadhouse will happen this year on March 10, 2024, at the Milwaukie Community Club.  We plan to start at noon, with five bands and five callers, each having a one-hour slot.

Keep an eye on https://portlandroadhouse.org for further information.

The Portland Roadhouse and Cascade Promenade

The Portland Roadhouse is the culminating event of the Cascade Promenade, a week where dancers up and down the I-5 corridor experience the diverse dancing that the PNW has to offer. Joyride kicks off the event with their Wednesday dance, followed by Seattle’s Lake City and Phinney dances, English Country dances, and other regional dances. Meanwhile, in Portland, both local and visiting dancers attend our PCDC Friday night English Country dance and then gather en masse for Saturday, when the Portland Megaband performs for hundreds of contra dancers from the I-5 corridor and far beyond. Sunday brings more dancing, with multiple callers and bands at the Portland Roadhouse. It’s a great way to meet other contra dancers and build a more cohesive regional community.