The PLA is an all-volunteer 501(c)3 non-profit educational organization formed in 1998, whose mission is focused on the education and awareness of alternative lifestyles. PLA serves the greater Portland metro area and SW Washington.
PLA's mission is to serve our community through classes, workshops, social gatherings, discussion groups, and community outreach/support. With proceeds going to groups such as Bradley Angle House, Leather Archives & Museum, Our House, Esthers Pantry, Cascades Aids Project, Planned Parenthood, Sexual Minority Youth Roundtable XXX (SMYRC), and more. These also include partnership and coordination with aligned organizations including Center for Sex Positive Culture, Oregon Leather Pride, and others.
We realize the cancellation of KinkFest may have negatively impacted people financially. Attendees may have changed their schedules for the event or otherwise have faced a hardship due to the change of plans. If you registered for KinkFest and would like a refund, please email email@example.com and in the email, include your real name and address, and a request for a refund.
Benefits of being a PLA member include:
Portland Leather Alliance is the largest membership based BDSM organization in the Portland Metro Area but can't put on the events and workshops it does without volunteers. Since PLA is a volunteer based organization it needs the help from our community to make these events happen from the simplest monthly workshop to Kinkfest.
You can now sign up to be a PLA Member Online using your debit/credit card. You will need to provide proof of your age at your first PLA event, so please remember to bring your photo ID with you. You can also update or renew your existing PLA Membership as well. You will need to know your password, which if you forgot you can reset from the same page. Check out the Join Page for more information.
Support the PLA
The PLA has an opening for the PLA Secretary position. All of the duties and Responsibilities are listed below. If you are interested in the position please email us your information (to Board2021@portlandleather.org and President@portlandleather.org) and, also please come to the August PLA meeting. The August meeting will be Tuesday Aug. 3rd at 6pm. The meeting will be posted in the "Events" page as to where the location will be. Look forward to hearing from you.
Accountability: Reports to Board of Directors
Scope of Responsibilities
The Secretary is an officer on the Board of Directors, responsible for overseeing the ongoing process of identifying its records, which have met the required retention period and overseeing their destruction.
We are also seeking a Director for KinkFest 2022. Please respond to the email addresses shown above.
Portland Leather Alliance is the largest membership based BDSM organization in the Portland Metro Area but can't put on the events and workshops it does without it's dedicated volunteers. Since PLA is a volunteer based organization it needs the help of people from the community to help make all the events happen from the simplest monthly workshop, to the 3-day conference known as KinkFest.
Some ways to be involved:
Subscribe to the PLA Calendar
It's easy to subscribe to the PLA calendar.
Portland Leather Alliance