March 15th, 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. In addition to serving as a showcase for contra dance music and calling along the I-5 corridor, the Roadhouse is a benefit for the Northwest Folklife Festival.

The organizing committee members range from Roseburg, OR to Bellingham, WA. It is part of the larger Cascade Promenade weekend — a series of back-to-back dance events beginning Thursday with Portland Waltz Eclectic¬†and the Seattle Contra Marathon, continuing with many dance events on Friday and Saturday, and culminating with the Portland Roadhouse on Sunday.

Need housing or a carpool?
For housing in Portland Saturday night: Housing is available for out-of-town guests. Please contact 503-319-1717 or apple5yso@mac.comfor assistance with accommodations.

Going south: https://www.facebook.com/events/932169643484652/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular&source=1

Going north:

Download the Portland Roadhouse flyer.

The 2015 Portland Roadhouse Dance will be held at the Milwaukie Community Center, 10666 SE 42nd, Milwaukie, OR 97222

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