Please read the Frequently Asked Questions below first. If we haven't answered your question yet, don't hesitate to contact us.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does Portland Tango Festival take place?

Portland Tango Festival takes place October 12-16 2017.

How much does it cost/where do I register?

Registration will open on July 15. For the month of July and August, we are offering an early bird discount with attendance to a Special VIP Cocktail Party. Please sign up on our mailing list at the bottom of this page to be notified when pricing information is published.

Where will the Portland Tango Festival take place?

The Festival will feature several Portland venues. For details on the events and venues, please see the Venues page.

What kind of tango should I expect at the Portland Tango Festival?

The Portland Tango Festival is dedicated 100% to authentic Argentine Tango. If you are exclusively looking for international ballroom, North American or other styles of tango, this is not the festival for you.

Can I only attend some of the milongas or classes?

Yes! A-la-carte pricing for milongas and individual class tokens will be available at the door.

Can I take private lessons from one of the instructors?

Yes! To request a private class fill in the PRIVATE LESSON form and we will get back to you concerning the availability of the teachers. Note that the teachers arrive on Wednesday evening and they are available for privates most of the day on Thursday as well.

I have never danced tango before, is this festival for me?

We would love to have you take your first tango steps at the festival! Back for its second year we are hosting the Bite Size Tango program, designed specifically for those brand new to tango. More details will be announced soon.

Will there be shoes/clothing/jewelry for sale?

Yes, yes and yes. A complete list of vendors will be posted here.

Is my purchase refundable?

90% refund through September 15.
50% September 15th through September 30th.
No refunds after October 1st.
Transferring passes is permitted. Please get confirmation by contacting us.