PTF2022 COVID-19 Policy

The Portland TangoFest is mainly a COVID19 vaccinated dance event, however due to the recent changes in the evolution of the disease, our policy has been modified as follows:

We are requesting all attendees to test for COVID-19 prior to their initial arrival at the event. See the information below  to locate centers that provide free professionally administered testing in the Portland area. Your insurance provider may also offer these tests as well. The acceptable forms of proof of a negative COVID-19 test from these providers are a PCR test or an antigen test.

If you are pre-registered and have one of the forms mentioned above or an electronic copy of it, bring your negative test form directly to the Registration Desk at the event site. If you have not signed a waiver online, we will have a printed copy for you to sign there.

For those who are unable to test at any of the free COVID-19 testing centers or with their insurance, we will require that you do a self-administered rapid test offsite before your initial arrive at the event. These test kits are widely available. If you test negative, report to the Shift Manager’s Desk at the event before proceeding to any other area. If you have not signed a waiver, we will have a printed copy for you to sign there.

Regardless of how you test, if your result is positive for COVID-19 please inform us as soon as possible. We kindly ask that you do not come to the event site. If you are pre-registered, we will provide a full refund for the pass(es) you purchased less transaction expenses after you provide a copy of your professionally administered positive COVID-19 test.

If during the festival, you don’t feel well and are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, please abstain from participating in any more festival events. If you are pre-registered, we will refund you according to the days you will be missing provided that you show us proof of a valid COVID-19 positive test.

Please contact us directly or through the website to discuss any extenuating circumstances where you cannot comply with the policy stated.

covid-19 testing centers locations

Locator for centers where to get free testing in Portland OR:

For those who have health insurance, a good option is Curative testing sites (you can also use the below sites list for those uninsured):


Here are just a few options – the link above will show you many more.

Portland State University

1914 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR 97201

Oregon Convention Center Outdoor Plaza – Rapid PCR

777 NE M L King Blvd, Portland, OR 97232

Oregon Convention Center Outdoor Plaza-PCR

777 NE M L King Blvd, Portland, OR 97232

Curative recommends that you make an appointment.  If you have insurance, they will ask for that and they will bill them.  You will need to doublecheck if your insurance will require a copay, deductible, or any amount that they do not cover.  Most insurance companies waive any costs they do not cover, but it is best to check with your insurance company.  For those who have Medicare, the cost is 100% covered since we are still in a Public Health Emergency (PHE).


For those who do not have health insurance, Rize Laboratories has testing locations in the Portland Metro.  They will ask for your Social Security Number and Driver’s License or Government ID#.  This is so that they can verify that you truly do not have health insurance.  They will bill the HRSA COVID-19 Uninsured Program for the cost of testing.

Portland Metro


Let us know if you have any question

Frequently Asked Questions

The Portland Tango Festival typically takes place every year on the second week-end of October. However depending on the circumstances it might happen a week before or after this particular weekend. The current dates are reported on the home page of this website.

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.

It is typically Yes, but we are not sure yet. If you are interested in requesting 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 might be available for privates most of the day on Thursday as well.

If you consider yourself a beginner and want to learn the basics of tango, please sign up for our Beg/All Levels Classes.   These classes will cover the fundamentals that those relatively new to tango need to dance with confidence, have fun and develop the foundation required for intermediate and advanced levels of dance. The classes are listed as Beg./All Level, rather than simply as Beginning, because intermediate and advanced dancers may also take classes in the fundamentals to continue refining and improving their dance.

  • 90% refund through August 29th 2022.

  • 50% from August 30th through September 14th, 2022.

  • No refunds from September 15th, 2022 on – No Exceptions, please.

Transferring passes is permitted. Please get confirmation by contacting us here.

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

Registration will open on June 15, 2022.

We are offering an Early Early Bird discount until July 15, an Early Bird discount from then until August 15 and finally an Online discount from the middle of august until the Festival begins. Individual classes and milongas will be on sale at the Festival at full price.

Note: Class sizes are limited to help achieve role balance.  At registration you will select the classes you want to attend. Classes will close when they reach capacity.

We encourage you to sign up early to save and have a larger number of available classes to choose from.

Please sign up on our mailing list at the bottom of this page to be notified when pricing information is published.

Yes. Entrance to a single class or a group of  individual classes (min 3) may be purchased at the door, as long as the class has not filled up. Entrance to individual milongas may be purchased only at the door.

If you purchase a Festival or Class pass you will be asked to select the classes you wish to attend via a form you will receive few weeks before the beginning of the festival. Your name will be included in the list of attendees for the class you selected. Students that are not in the list will not be allowed to attend the class.

Unfortunately not. We used to have a program for total beginners but this year we decided not to offer it.

However we encourage you to attend one of the classes local teachers are offering every week. You can find more information by visiting the website.

Yes, yes and yes. A complete list of vendors is available here.

Yes we do and we deeply care for the safety and well being of all attendees. The code of conduct is posted in the footer that appears on each page of this website. If something is bothering you and you do not feel comfortable do not hesitate to connect with the organizers by sending us a message through this site or during the festival visiting the registration desk.