David’s Links Page
 

Various folk dance, music, & cultural events, mostly in the Pacific Northwest:


Dancing information:


Portland Dancing –– comprehensive list of dancing in the Portland, OR area


Some festivals, dance sessions, performances and organizations:


Astoria Scanfair–– Scandinavian festival in Astoria, OR

Balkan Night Northwest–- high-energy Balkan music & dance fest every March in Seattle

Balkanalia!–– Oregon’s annual Balkan music & dance camp

Cascade Festival of African Films –– enlightening & free festival, February & March in Portland

Cinco de Mayo –– Portland’s annual celebration of Mexican cultures

Folklife –– fantastic Northwest Folklife Festival every Memorial Day weekend in Seattle

Hoolyeh––International folk dancers, plus annual reunion dance party, in Corvallis, OR

Irish and Celtic –– Portland, OR area Irish music & dance info from Sam Keator

Japanese Mochitsuki––Japanese festival every January in Portland, OR

Japanese Obon Fest –– Japanese festival every August in Portland, OR & other Japanese cultural events

Junction City Scandia –– Scandinavian festival every August in Junction City, OR

Kyklos –– International folk dancing at Reed College in Portland, OR

Mount Angel Oktoberfest–- German festival every September in Mount Angel, OR

National Folk Organization –– website, news & info

Norske Runddansere –– Scandinavian dancing in Portland, OR

Northwest Folkdancers –– info on folk dancing throughout the Pacific Northwest

Oregon Jewish Museum & Center for Holocaust Education – in Portland, OR; also Holocaust Memorial

Podkrepa –– Bulgarian-Macedonian Association of Oregon (sometimes hosts lively folk dance events)

Portland Country Dance CommunityContra/English Country Dance

Portland Folk Music Society –– information on folk music in Portland, OR

Portland Israeli dancing—Israeli dancing in Portland, OR

Portland Pan-African Festival––every August in downtown Portland, OR

Portland Polish Festival–– every September in Portland, OR

Portland Taiko –– sensational rhythms inspired by Japanese traditions

QDoc–– GLBTQIA+ documentary film festival in Portland, OR

Revels –– interactive, seasonal fun for the whole family, in Portland & across the USA

Salem World Beat –– multicultural festival every June in Salem, OR

Veselo Community Folk Dancers–– International folk dancers, plus annual festival, in Eugene, OR

Woodburn Fiesta Mexicana––Woodburn’s annual celebration of Mexican cultures


Various media links, mostly for the Portland, Oregon, area:


Asian Reporter –– Pacific NW’s Asians & Asian-Americans

El Hispanic –– Latino/a communities of OR & SW WA

KBOO –– 90.7 FM community radio for metro Portland, OR

Oregon Jewish Life –– Jewish communities of OR & SW WA

Oregon Live –– Oregonian newspaper’s website

Portland Observer –– African-American community

PQ Monthly ––GLBTQ info for OR & SW WA

Skanner –– African-Americans  & communities of color


Various poetry links for Oregon:


Fishtrap — writing conference in beautiful Wallowa County, Oregon

Milwaukie Poetry Series — Sep. – June monthly reading series

Northwest Poets’ Concord —on hiatus since 2014

Oregon Poetry Association — conferences & events throughout Oregon


Professional:


LinkedIn — my online resumé