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.
We host a variety of events each year ranging from Educational Workshops and Charity Fundraisers to Kinkfest! View our Code of Conduct and Party Rules.
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.
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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
Please note that the address of the PLA calendar changed December 10, 2021. You will need to subscribe to the new calendar.
It's easy to subscribe to the PLA calendar.
Portland Leather Alliance