March 10th, 2019 will the 10th year for the Portland Roadhouse — a 10-hour contra dance with different bands and callers playing eight 65-minute slots. The calling and music is all volunteer. 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 Anacortes, WA. We are part of the larger Cascade Promenade weekend — a series of back-to-back dance events beginning with Joyride Contra Dance on Wednesday, March 6th, continuing with many dance events on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and culminating with the Portland Roadhouse on Sunday.
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Download the 2018 Roadhouse schedule for an idea of last year’s program!
The 2019 Portland Roadhouse Dance will be held at the Milwaukie Community Center, 10666 SE 42nd, Milwaukie, OR 97222