Northwest BDSM Resources

Disclaimer: The Portland Leather Alliance is not responsible for what occurs at any of the gatherings, organizations, activities or commercial establishments listed here.

Community Organizations

Bad Girls

 

Blackout Leather Productions

 

Bridgetown Leathermen

Bridgetown Leathermen is is a fraternal organization dedicated to mentoring, developing, and passing on the skill sets of safe, sane and consensual BDSM, in an environment of mature and classic practitioners from our Leather Community. Men of all ages (over 18) and experience are encouraged to contact Master Trooper Frank, Master Paul, or slave ron for more information. www.bridgetownleathermen.org.

Curvalicious, hosted by La Freaky Femme

Curvalicious is a munch group that meets the third sunday of every month. Body positive, we are of the mindset that every body, is a beautiful body!

From the Ashes, hosted by BesottedBunny (FetLife Group)

From the Ashes is a support group for survivors of abusive power exchange relationships in the Portland area. Individuals of all genders and orientations are welcome. The objective of this group is for survivors to help each other overcome the difficulties that one can face after experiencing abuse in a power exchange relationship and abuse in bdsm and kink related contexts more generally.

Masters And slaves Together: Portland

MAsT exists as a support group for individuals involved in, or interested in, the Master/slave, Dominant/submissive lifestyle. It is an opportunity and forum for like-minded individuals to come together for discussion of issues of concern, to share ideas and gain/share knowledge of the M/s, D/s lifestyle. MAsT serves that function best in local Chapters where followers of the M/s, D/s lifestyle can meet together to learn from one another and to support each other. MAsT Pacific Northwest is open to all adults interested in consensual power exchange relationships. We welcome people of all genders, sexual preferences, gender identities, ethnicities, body types, socio-economic statuses, physical capabilities, and spiritual/religious beliefs, including those who are atheist or agnostic. We treat each member and guest with dignity and respect, and ask the same of them. We join together to share our experiences and perspectives on consensual power exchange relationships.

PDX Kink Events

Extensive and detailed community calendar.

Portland Leather Alliance

The Portland Leather Alliance serves the Portland Metro area as well as other parts of Oregon and the Northwest. Our organization, prior to 1998, was known as National Leather Association-Portland. The PLA hosts a variety of events each year ranging from Educational Workshops, and Charity Fundraisers, to our 3-Day Conference event known as KinkFest!

PRAG (PDX Rope Arts Group), hosted by Yitzhak and Noble

The Portland Rope Arts Group promotes education and the exchange of knowledge about rope bondage. We hold regular meetings on the second Monday of every month from 19:00 to 21:00 (7-9 pm), at The Catalyst. Meetings always involve questions, answers, demonstrations, and discussions about the various aspects of rope bondage. Most important, the meetings allow ample time for people of all experience levels to practice in a safe and respectful environment. Contact: yitz@hokaar.org.

Talking Kink

Talking Kink is designed to be a forum for open discussion led by a panel of people who are particularly experienced in whatever topic has been chosen for the evening. Because these are discussion based, we will focus more on dynamics, identities, and the like instead of how-to/hands-on topics (for example, bottoming instead of flogging.)

Talking Kink happens every 4th Monday, except in months where the 4th Monday falls on or really near a holiday (those months will be rescheduled). The event is held at The Q Center (4115 N Mississippi Ave, Portland OR) from 7pm-9pm. There is a suggested donation of $3-$10 with nobody turned away for lack of funds and the discussion will last about 2 hours.

Whipper-Snappers

Whipper-Snappers is the Portland TNG group. We're dedicated to welcoming kinky people 18 to 35 into the Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, WA BDSM community and scene. We focus on education, safe exploration, and fun. We currently meet the first Saturday of the month, from 5-8 pm at the Lucky Labrador Brew Pub at 915 SE Hawthorne Blvd Portland, OR.

Munches

Munches are informal social gatherings of BDSM people typically located at a restaurant, pub (where food is also served) or a person's home. The atmosphere is informal and is intended to make newcomers feel welcome and less intimidated.

  • Portland Wednesday Munch - Green Dragon Bistro and Pub, 928 SE 9th Ave, Portland, Oregon 97214, every Wednesday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
  • Vancouver Munch (Vancouver, WA) - Silver Star Saloon 6718 NE Fourth Plain Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98661. Every second Tuesday, from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.
  • Salem Munch (Salem, OR) - Southside Speakeasy in Salem. First Mondays from 6 - 9 p.m. and fourth Saturdays from 2 - 5 p.m.
  • SE Portland Munch - every Thursday at There Be Monsters, 1308 SE Morrison St, Portland, OR 97214 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Hillsboro Munch - every third Saturday of the month at Morgies from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Events

Organizations

  • BodyBound - A Rope/Bondage/Sensuality Enthusiasts Group serving the Portland, OR / Vancouver, WA Metro Area and the US.
  • Family Pride - We encourage everyone to be proud of all thier family members and to show it, especially to politicians, and those who vote. Equal rights - equal marriage for all.
  • Imperial Sovereign Rose Court - The Imperial Sovereign Rose Court of Oregon is Oregon's oldest Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender (GLBT) organization. 50 years we have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for various 501c3 charities. Membership is open to all persons over the age of 21 who live within Washington, Multnomah, Clackamas or Columbia county. The ISRC does not discriminate based on race, religion, gender, sexual orientation or any other description used to categorize people.
  • Leather Pride Project - The Leather Pride Project is an all-volunteer group dedicated to the positive promotion of the Leather-SM-Fetish-Bear lifestyles in the Pacific Northwest. The site offers an events calendar and comprehensive list of organizations, meetings and resources.
  • MAsT: Portland - is a support group for individuals involved in, or interested in, the Master/slave, Dominant/submissive lifestyle. It is an opportunity and forum for like-minded individuals to come together for discussion of issues of concern, to share ideas and gain/share knowledge of the M/s, D/s lifestyle. Everyone is welcome. There is no requirement to be in a M/s or D/s relationship to attend meetings.
  • Monthly Men's Play Party - Click here for information.
  • Oregon Bears - The Oregon Bears is a social and service club for like-minded Bears, primarily in and near the mountains and valleys, rivers and streams of Oregon. Our members hail from all over the Pacific Northwest and many from exotic locales beyond. We're first and foremost a friendly bunch, and we welcome additions to our Bear Family.
  • Alliance for Safer Communities - The Alliance for Safer Communities meeting is held on the second Tuesday of every month at the Justice Center, Downtown Portland. The SMR meets monthly with representatives from the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office and the Portland Police Bureau to discuss and resolve issues between the queer community and law enforcement agencies. Conversation between community members and law enforcement can be a deterrent to hate crime.Get involved!
  • Portland Leather Men - PLM is a social group for men, which has no bylaws, no politics, and no committees. This is just a sociable way to share a potluck dinner once a month in order to meet other men with similar interests. There is no sexual activity at PLM's monthly dinners. But if the spirit moves you, you are certainly welcome to "arrange dessert, on your own time"! If you would like to know about future PLM potluck dinners, or to get on their mailing list, please click here to contact PLM's coordinator.
  • Portland Bisexual Alliance - Portland Bisexual Alliance (PBA) is a non-profit organization in Portland Oregon that works for the acceptance and in the interests of bi persons. We do this by hosting community-building events, doing political work for the rights and protection of bisexuals, and providing public education on bisexual issues. Telephone (bi-line): (503) 775-9717. Email (general inquires): PBA@biportland.org
  • Parents, Friends, and Families of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)

Commerical Links

Disclaimer: The Portland Leather Alliance is not responsible for what occurs at any of the gatherings, organizations, activities or commercial establishments listed here.

  • Boss Bondage
  • Cindi's - 8201 SE Powell Street, Portland, OR, 97266, phone: 503.771.9979. Cindi's gives to PLA members a 10% discount on regular priced merchandise purchased at the retail location.
  • Club Privata
  • CorsetConnection -wide variety of corsets, and accessories
  • Family Pride - Family Pride where It's All Relative and a portion of the proceeds go to support EQUAL MARRIAGE.
  • Renaissance Rope - Based in Portland, hand crafting small batches of rope since 2008
  • Spartacus - 300 SW 12th Ave, Portland, OR, 97205, phone: 503.224.2604. Spartacus gives to PLA members a 10% discount on regular priced merchandise purchased at the retail location. We have a Community Resource area where customers can find literature or resources. Our staff is trained, knowledgeable, and willing to help in anyway we can. Customer service is our number one priority.
  • The Velvet Rope

National/International BDSM Resources

Disclaimer: The Portland Leather Alliance is not responsible for what occurs at any of the gatherings, organizations, activities or commercial establishments listed here.

Events

Organizations/Establishments

Northwest BDSM Resources

Disclaimer: The Portland Leather Alliance is not responsible for what occurs at any of the gatherings, organizations, activities or commercial establishments listed here.

National Groups Working on Sexual Freedom or Leather Community Issues

NCSF. The NCSF is committed to creating a political, legal and social environment in the US that advances equal rights for consenting adults who engage in alternative sexual and relationship expressions.

Woodhull Sexual Freedom Alliance. Don't miss our 3rd Annual Sexual Freedom Summit in Washington, DC September 21, 22 & 23, 2012! The theme for the 2012 Sexual Freedom Summit, "Prohibition Politics: The Assault on Sexual Freedom," highlights the increasingly vicious attacks in the resurgent war on sex.

National Leather Organizations

Leather Archives & Museum. The Leather Archives & Museum is a library, museum and archives pertaining to Leather, fetishism, sadomasochism, and alternative sexual practices. The geographic collection scope is worldwide and includes all sexual orientations and genders.

Leather Leadership Conference. Leather Leadership Conference (LLC, Inc.) is an organization dedicated to strengthening the SM/Leather/Fetish community by providing the stepping stones of learning and knowledge to assist in the development of the leadership skills of community members.

Dungeon Monitors Association. Our Mission is to Improve the Quality of Dungeon Monitoring.

Listserves

  • PDX-ASB Mailing List - Want to keep in touch with the Portland scene and events via automatic email postings? Subscribe free to pdx-asb (about 300+ members). For further information on the Portland Alt.sex.bondage listserver send an email message to: majordomo@agora.rdrop.com and include the command info pdx-asb in both the subject header and body text.
  • SM-ACT - The sm-act list is for SM activists to discuss SM activism and related activist issues such as sexual liberation, free speech, privacy rights, etc. To subscribe, click here and enter the following information in the body of the message: subscribe sm-act or from another account, besides subscribe sm-act.

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