The CZ Mission

Cascade Zydeco is a 501(c)3 non-profit association dedicated to building and sustaining Zydeco, Cajun, and other Louisiana music and dancing in our community.

Zydeco Wednesdays

• May 17th
3rd Wednesday with
Chere & Ken Polish Hall

• May 24th
4th Wednesday with
Terri Jo Polish Hall

• May 31st
5th Wednesday with
Roland & Janine Polish Hall

• June 7th, 2017
with Roland & Janine
East Portland Eagles

• June 14th
2nd Wednesday with
Adam & Ali Polish Hall

Polish Hall
3832 NE Interstate Ave Portland, OR

East Portland Eagles
4904 SE Hawthorne Portland, OR

7:15 - 8 Lesson
8 - 10 DJ'd music
$7 general, $5 CZ Members

Wednesday Night Zydeco in Portland

Cascade Zydeco hosts a friendly, welcoming DJ dance every Wednesday. We start with a basic zydeco lesson (or sometimes blues or waltz), followed by 2 hours of open dancing. Great for beginners and experienced dancers, no need to bring a partner. Drop in once, become a regular! Et toi!

7:15 - 8pm Lesson
8 - 10pm Dance to Zydeco, Cajun, & Blues with a rotating lineup of DJ's

1st Wednesday at theEast Portland Eagles
East Portland Eagles
4904 SE Hawthorne Blvd • Portland, OR

2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th Wednesdays
Polish Hall • 3832 NE Interstate Ave • Portland, OR

Admission $7 General • $5 Cascade Zydeco members

Join Cascade Zydeco
or Renew Your Membership

AccordionCascade Zydeco is a 501(c)3 non-profit association. Volunteers keep the music and dancing alive and every dollar you contribute in the form of membership dues, dance admissions, and donations goes right to our mission.

Membership is only $25 a year per person, and members receive a $2 discount to all Cascade Zydeco DJ dances. And it's tax deductible!

Use PayPal or a credit card, download a printable membership form, or pick one up at a Wednesday night dance. Membership dues give you DJ dance discounts and help bring Zydeco and Cajun music and dance to our community!

Zydeco News

Be sure to check the CZ Calendar for more details and other events around town! And, while you're at it, sign up for our newsletter, read past newsletters, and visit CZ on Flickr.

Dance to Zydeco Rex at Polish Hall
Saturday, June 10th

CZ hosts the Seattle's own Zydeco Rex at Polish Hall, Saturday, June 10th.

Zydeco Rex got raves the last time they played for us, with their great sound and danceable style. The floor was packed right through the very last song. They'll be following our 3rd Annual Zydeco Workshop with Sean 'Gator Boy' Donovan (see story below) earlier that afternoon, but the dance is open to the public, not just workshop participants.

Polish Hall
3832 NE Interstate Ave Portland, OR

Band plays 7:30 - 10 • $12 (free for workshop participants)

June 10 - 11, 2017
3rd Annual Zydeco Workshop
Dance & Brunch

Sean DonovanRegister now for the 3rd Annual Zydeco Workshop Weekend
June 10-11!

~ Intermediate-Advanced Workshop with Sean 'Gator Boy' Donovan Watch a video of Sean and Lilli Ann Carey
~ Saturday night dance with Zydeco Rex at Polish Hall
~ Sunday Zydeco Brunch with DJ dance at Tapalaya Restaurant

Full Workshop/Dance/ Brunch package is $70 per person or $65 per person if registered as a lead/follow combination. Ala carte options are available. Visit photos from the 2016 Workshop Weekend.

The Saturday night dance will be open to the public with a $12 cover.

Registration is now open! Register at any Wednesday night DJ dance or register and pay securily online using the Paypal button below:
$70 for the full weekend, per person, Workshop, Dance, Brunch
$65 per person if you register as a Lead/Follow Combo
$60 for the Workshop only
$20 for the Zydeco Sunday Brunch only

Printable registration form

Registration payment options:


June 10th, Saturday Workshop & Dance
Polish Hall
3832 NE Interstate Ave Portland, OR

June 11th, Sunday Brunch / Dance
Tapalaya Cajun Creole Restaurant
28 NE 28th Ave Portland, OR

June 18th
Curley Taylor Returns to Portland

Curley TaylorCurley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble return to Portland for an afternoon/early evening dance at the new Eastside Bar and Grill. (Formerly Duff's Garage) Dance to the great bluesy zydeco sound from southwest Louisiana!

3 - 3:45pm Lesson
4 - 7pm Dance to Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble
$15, age 21+

Eastside Bar & Grill
2530 NE 82nd Avenue • Portland, OR

Make a Donation

Cascade Zydeco is a 5019(c)3 non-profit association. Your donations are tax deductible and every dollar goes to our mission of keeping Zydeco music and dance alive and well in the Pacific Northwest. Donate securely on line with a credit card or Paypal account, using the button below! Thank you!


Get Involved, Get Connected

Waterfront Blues Festival June 30 - July 4th, 2017

Volunteer for the Cascade Zydeco Booth

CZ BoothEvery year Cascade Zydeco donates time and money to the Oregon Food Bank's Waterfront Blues Festival. Our volunteers and donations help keep all the great Cajun and zydeco bands coming and support the large dance floor at the Front Porch Stage.

Be a zydeco ambassador for an hour or two. No experience required and it's a lot of fun! Sign up online for your timeslot in the booth. Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on SignUp.com


blues pass logoBuy Your Zydeco Buddy Pass Now!

The Zydeco Swamp Romp at the Front Porch Stage at the north end of the festival will feature:

• Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band
• Jeffrey Broussard
• Donna Angelle & her Zydeco Posse
• Pine Leaf Boys
• The Reveler

Front Porch Stage Full Schedule

It's not too late to buy a Zydeco Buddy Pass. This $89 pass will get you into the Festival with various perks and lets the organizers know you're supporting Zydeco and Cajun music and that big dance floor.

Early entry to the festival all 5 days
Priority re-admission Commemorative festival button
Discount admission to After Hours Concerts ($5!)

The Zydeco Buddy pass is only available at this link:

Zydeco Buddy Pass

Sunday Zydeco in Vancouver

Penny and Phil






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

Sundays, 7 - 9 pm, Free!

Cascade Zydeco photos on Flickr

Past Issues of the CZ Newsletter


Cascade Zydeco
TooLoose Cajun Band
New Iberians

Seattle and National

Gatorboy ProductionsNational Zydeco & Swing