Luciana Valle
Portland Tango weekend

Luciana Valle
Tango Workshops

Portland, OR - May 5-15, 2025

Stay tuned for more details.


Luciana Valle Bio

Luciana Valle, a tango dancer since the nineties, played a pivotal role in the Tango Investigation group of Gustavo Naveira and Fabian Salas. This project significantly contributed to the development of the tango language now widely used globally for teaching tango.

Renowned for her expertise as both a leader and follower, Luciana has earned widespread recognition as one of the finest female teachers. Her teaching style is characterized by fantastic energy, exuberance, and a keen eye for detail. Luciana employs descriptive movement images, making intricate actions accessible to her students. Her classes emphasize the dance’s structure, technical nuances for comfortable and expressive movement, and the strong connection between leaders and followers. This approach challenges and benefits both leaders and followers alike.

Additionally, Luciana is a co-founder of El Motivo Tango, a trio of female excellent tango teachers. This dynamic group not only imparts their tango expertise but also hosts a highly attended practica every Monday evening in Buenos Aires.

Since 1999, Luciana has been a regular presence in Portland, conducting tango workshops and offering private lessons. Her enduring commitment to teaching has left an indelible mark on the local tango community.

Portland TangoFest 2024

Portland TangoFest
is taking a break in 2024

Stay tuned for 2025 plans

We’re working hard on re-defining the Festival, recruiting help, and raising funds in order to bring you the best Portland Tango Festival we can!

We have decided to take a break in 2024 to allow time for this process, so stay tuned for news about the 2025 Festival plans. 

Other folks in Portland will probably organize other events this fall, so join the Portland Tango Google Group  mailing list and keep an eye on the Portland Tango Calendar to hear about other tango opportunities in Portland this year.

For updated information  check the festival website:

Cecilia Gonzalez
Portland Tango weekend

Cecilia Gonzalez
Tango Weekend

Portland, OR - November 4-12, 2024

Stay tuned for more details.

To pre-register for workshops or schedule a private lesson with Cecilia, send an email to:  or call (503) 704- 5617 8160

More info:

  • Location: Dance with Joy Studios  8051 SE 16th Ave, Portland, OR 97202

A Tango weekend

with Cecilia Gonzalez

From Buenos Aires, Argentina

 Well respected by the tango community in Buenos Aires, Cecilia is an exceptional dancer who has worked with the most renowned Argentine dancers of her generation since 1995. She combines strong movements with wise softness getting, without effort, the most powerful synthesis.

The technical precision, fluidity of her movements and notable capacity of improvisation characterize her dance.

Cecilia shares her extensive knowledge and passion with her students. She is a very appreciated and requested tango teacher and has been continually invited to give workshops and participate in festivals around the world. Since its inception in 1999, she has been a member of the teaching faculty of the Argentine International Tango Congress (C.I.T.A) held annually in Buenos Aires.

Cecilia González

𝐒𝐚𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐝𝐚𝐲, November 9𝐭𝐡

  • 1:30 pm– TBD
  • 2:45  pm -TBD
  • 4:00 pm – TBD

𝐒𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐚𝐲, April 𝟏𝟑𝐭𝐡

  • 12:00 pm– TBD
  • 1:15 pm -TBD
  • 2:30 pm – Pratica Feliz, Food and Friendship



Dance with Joy Studios

8051 SE 16th Ave
Portland, OR 97202

Julia Gorin
Portland Tango weekend

Julia Gorin
Portland Tango Weekend

Portland, OR - October 4-10, 2024

Stay tuned for more details.

To preregister for workshops or schedule a private lesson with Julia Gorin, send an email to:  or call (503) 704- 5617 8160

More info:

  • Location: Dance with Joy Studios  8051 SE 16th Ave, Portland, OR 97202

Tango weekend

with Julia Gorin

Julia Gorin began her journey with tango in 2000. Prior to this, she had an extensive background in music, particularly piano, and had been trained in both classical and modern ballet since the age of six. In 2003, Julia established the tango community in Cyprus, where many of her former students have gone on to become international instructors of Argentine Tango.

Currently residing in Buenos Aires, Julia has performed in renowned tango shows such as Café Tortoni, Añoranzas Tango, the legendary “Sabor a Tango,” and her own production “Stories of Immigrants.” She has graced the stage at prestigious milongas and collaborated with many famous orchestras. Julia is a member of the Asociación de Maestros Bailarines y Coreógrafos de Tango Argentino (AMBCTA), the Association of Professional Teachers, Dancers, and Choreographers of Argentine Tango.

Julia has developed a unique and effective teaching method known as the JG Tango Method, which emphasizes body awareness, a special approach to musicality, and logical movement. She is also the creator of the tango-theatre show “Relatos de Inmigrantes” (“Stories of Immigrants”) and organized the online festival “Tango Exercise Marathon” in 2020-2021.




Dance with Joy Studios

8051 SE 16th Ave
Portland, OR 97202

Rino Fraina and Graziella Pulvirenti Portland Tango weekend

Rino Fraina & Graziella Pulvirenti
Tango Workshops

Portland, OR - August 9-11, 2024

Save the date:

August 9-11, 2024

Stay tuned for more details.

Express your interest on the Facebook event

Rino & Graziella Bio

Rino and Graziella started dancing together with the clear aim to create a stable dance partnership and consolidate their qualitative and personal growth in tango. After dancing other dances like ballroom at a Professional level , they decided to dance tango to enjoy a greater ( superior ) interpretative freedom of music and movement. The discipline and training learned from other dances have constantly led them to deepen the basic technical elements and to research a defined and recognizable teaching method.

Rino and Graziella have been teaching at several Italian tango schools. They are the directors of the En Tus Brazos Tango Association in Catania and Eboli (Salerno).

They trained in the tango dance with several masters and dancers like Alejandro Arenas and Marisol Morales among others. They continue studying and deepening their knowledge through special seminars organized by them and taught by Chicho Frumboli and Juana Sepulveda and Gustavo Naveira and Giselle Anne.

As teachers, their goal is to help students deepen the technical aspects of the Tango dance. In their lessons and practices they provide clear instructions on the fundamental tools that will help the students manage and create their own personal dance.



Rino and Graziella are also organizers of events such as the Catania Summer Tango Week. They have participated as teachers and performers at various national and international tango events such as:

  • The Rosario Tango Festival, Rosario, Argentina
  • Festivalito Tango Upload, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Tango Upload, Coimbra, Portugal
  • Mediterranean Tango Cruise
  • Bunker Tango, Turin, Italy
  • Fall Portland TangoFest, Portland OR, U.S.A.

As performers at

  • The Tangart, Athens, Greece
  • Boulder Tango Festival, Boulder, CO, U.S.A.
  • Argentinian Milongas as Milonga 10 and El Gardel de Medellin

They are the creators and choreographers of the theatrical Tango show ‘Which Tango Are You?’ on stage in Italian theaters.

Check their website:

milonga Andina

Milonga Andina

Organizers: Jim Labbe

Join us for a night of celebration at Milonga Andina!


Friends, our inaugural March milonga was a smashing success.

We will be back in August with some heart pumping music and heart warming tango embraces.

Friday, August 29th, 2024 starting at 6:30PM

Live music with CIAO FELICIA!


Get ready to immerse yourself in the vibrant world of Argentine tango, as we dance the night away to the mesmerizing melodies of live music with Ciao Felicia!

A bar will be open throughout the night, and you can start the evening off with a delicious meal from the Andina restaurant.

With its lively atmosphere and friendly community, Milonga Andina is the perfect place to meet new people, connect with fellow tango enthusiasts, and showcase your dance moves. Whether you’re a seasoned dancer or just starting out, this event welcomes everyone with open arms.

Make sure to come dressed in your most stylish tango attire, and don’t forget your dancing shoes! 

More information here: 


WHEN: Friday, August 29, 2024

WHERE: Andina, 1314 NW Glisan St, Portland, OR 97209-2717

Argentine Tango Lesson: 6:30-10:30pm

MILONGA: 7:30pm-10:30am

DJ & Tango Teacher: TBD

ENTRADA: $20, Sales start on June, 15, 2024

Milonga Andina

  • Live music with Ciao Felicia 

  • DJ TBD



Andina Restaurant

1314, NW Glisan St.
Portland, OR 97209

Summer Outdoor Milonga
in Director Park
Free & Live Music!

Outdoor Milonga in Director Park
(free & live music!)

1st and 3rd Monday of the summer months
starting June 17th, 2024

Dancing: 6:00- 8:00 pm

Come dance, picnic, and socialize at
the Peninsula Park Gazebo

Featuring a portable wood floor DJed tango music with Alex Krebs from 6-8pm.

Live music with Andrew Oliver (piano) and Alex Krebs (bandoneón).

Come and enjoy dancing, socializing and listening to live tango music in one of Portland’s best outdoor spots – Director Park!



Outdoor Milonga in Director Park,

in Downtown Portland

(free & live music!)

815 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR 97205

Portland Tango Website Update

Portlandtango website update

New look and new information

Welcome to the updated website!

We are all hoping that it is finally come the time to go back dancing after almost two years of separation.

In these two years the Portland Tango Association (PTA) has worked hard in refurbishing the portlandtango website with a more modern look. Most of the preexisting information has been kept but reorganized in a slightly different manner.

There are a new google calendars where events can be listed and  Google groups to substitute the defunct Yahoo groups.

Now we just need you to let us know what you think and how we can improve it. Send us your thoughts here.

Concerning the teachers and organizer we need help from them to update the events happening in town once they start going.

Some teachers already have a dedicated page created from preexisting information. We might have missed others, apologies if that happened.

As an organizer or teacher, to update or create a new presence on this site or have access to the new google calendar please fill in the forms below.

If you are a local teacher and would like to add your information to this site:

Fill in the following form.

If you are a local organizer and you would like to:

  • Promote your event on this site
  • Have access to the Portland Tango Community Calendar to schedule events

Fill in the following form.

Portland Tango Community

Portland Tango Community

Portland, OR

We invite you to visit Portland and its wonderful Milongas.


Housing in Portland

Portland has a large and congenial community of tango dancers, who love to share their passion and their homes with visiting dancers.

If you’re coming to Portland and need housing, Contact us with your information. Please include dates, preferences, minimum acceptable accommodations, special needs, etc.

While finding a space is not guaranteed, we will do our best to communicate your needs to the Portland community on our local email list.

Some accommodations are free or for trade, and others may have a small charge.

Good luck, and we all hope your visit to Portland is enjoyable if not magical!

Please, send us a feedback, positive or negative about your experiences here.


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