2015 will be the 6th year for the Portland Roadhouse event — a 10-hour contra dance with different bands and callers playing 8 65-minute slots. The calling and music is all volunteer (unpaid) except for travel expenses for those coming from out of town. It is intended to be a kind of showcase for contra dance music and calling along the I-5 corridor.
The organizing committee members range from Roseburg, OR to Bellingham, WA. The Portland Roadhouse event is a benefit for Folklife. It is part of the larger Cascade Promenade weekend — a series of back-to-back dance events beginning with the Joyride dance on Wednesday, the Seattle Contra Marathon on Thursday, many possible dance events on Friday ranging from Seattle to Eugene, morning and afternoon dances in Tacoma on Saturday, Portland Megaband Saturday night, and finally the Portland Roadhouse on Sunday.
Download the Portland Roadhouse flyer.
The 2015 Portland Roadhouse Dance will be held at the Milwaukie Community Center, 10666 SE 42nd, Milwaukie, OR 97222