Portland has dozens of sex clubs with various styles and experiences. We looked closer at them to find out where you can go to have once-in-a-lifetime sex. Both couples and singles are welcome.
A Look at Portland’s club scene
According to HuffPost, Portland is the country’s most promiscuous place, with the highest number of sex clubs. On the one hand, it gives city residents freedom of choice. On the other, a wide pool of options confuses first-time clubbers trying to choose the right place to hookup.
To clear things up, let’s take a closer look at the type of sex clubs you’re likely to visit in Portland.
- Off-premises clubs are places where couples meet to have sex later someplace else. Such venues are not secure — you will be meeting a partner at your terms and risk.
- On-premises clubs are venues that provide visitors with a room, props, and protection equipment for safe and enjoyable sex.
- SM clubs are places for BDSM and kink enthusiasts.
We won’t cover off-premises clubs since regular bars, and dance clubs fall into the category but we’ll tale a close look at on-premises and SM venues. Here, you will be able to find the right place for first-time visitors, gays, couples, and BDSM fans.
Sex clubs for first-timers
If you have never been to a sex club before, take the time to find an open environment where no one is frowning upon your newcomer excitement. These venues are on the go-to list for most sex club first-timers.
It is a big three-store space with a separate area for all sex-related activities. At the first level, there’s a public party area with a place for singles, a pole which all visitors are free to use, and a bar.
On the second floor, there are private rooms for couples that don’t want others to watch them. There’s an open space for orgies as well — they are separated by bars, but a spectator could still watch from a close distance.
The third floor is a couple-and-group area. There are no doors, so you and a significant other would still have an audience. All spaces are semi-private, with 2-3 beds per area.
Club Privata is popular in Portland — it was featured in Willamette Week — a popular online lifestyle magazine. Here’s what the city residents had to say about the club online:
A friend surprised me by taking me to club Privata. I was completely surprised, to say the least. What a great place to have fun and enjoy something new. The staff was really pleasant and very inviting. We plan on going back soon!
My husband and I have been here 3 times over the last couple of years, and I don’t think we’ve ever had any concerns. Coming here was our first time in the environment, and we never felt uneasy. Our tour guide was spectacular. We even met a cute couple the first night but left it at that as I was more interested in the girl and her boyfriend was the one interested in me. It was nice being welcomed by everyone. Being a young female, I got a lot of eyes but everyone followed the rules and kept their boundaries. No meant no… that doesn’t even happen in normal clubs.
Attended the first time last night with my girlfriend. Our nerves were swiftly swept away by the decor and surroundings. People were relaxed, very spacious with many floors and options. Buffet seems out of place until you get those hunger pangs and then are surprised how good it tastes.
If you are 18-21 years old, there are almost no sex-and-swinger clubs, if not for Catalyst. This Portland’s “sexy coffee shop” is the right place for meeting singles and dodging perverts — it doesn’t have the haunted vibe that most clubs share.
Catalyst is smaller than Club Privata, but the range of activities makes up for the lacking square space. The club offers a sexy lingerie store and a collection of coffee drinks. Catalyst is all for spreading the “alternative sexual lifestyle.” The club has spaces for BDSM and polyamory enthusiasts — you’ll get to try the craziest kink here.
Catalyst is a new space that opened only in 2017. It already has a reputation in the city and online — people are excited to visit the venue.
Not a place necessarily for every lifestyle, but are absolutely essential to the kink community. This place is always wonderful. The owners are outstanding. They take privacy and safety seriously. Also a great place to find resources and information astound the community.
I host an event every Wednesday and I absolutely love it! I feel safe and comfortable. Thank you for allowing me to be apart of this wonderful opportunity.
Always a great and fun environment! Love having a safe space as well, as a kinky poly queer. I can only usually make it to one event a month but I always enjoy myself!
It is a venue for people who want the taste of Portland’s busy sex life but would rather watch from a distance, than screw around. Once you walk in, you are immediately dragged into the 80’s rock-and-roll atmosphere. At Devil’s Point, you’ll watch the dancers rock the stage, with metal classics in the background.
If you want to stop by, visit Devil’s Point on a Friday to join stripper karaoke. You’ll get to try singing and dancing, as the crowd and friendly staff are cheering on. It takes confidence to own the Devil’s Point’s stage — but the feeling you get at the end of the day is rewarding.
Devil’s Point is another titled sex venue in Portland — so much, so it got celebs like Dave Chappelle casually stopping by to perform. Online reviews mostly praise the sex club and its staff:
Devils Point is one of the best clubs I’ve been to. Was there on two different nights and each night the bar was friendly as were the girls. I’m a fairly liberal tipper. I hate to see a girl working and not being paid. The only complaint might be that I was there both nights during the early shift and there really weren’t enough ladies to go around. The three that were there gave great performances each time as they rotated but then they went back to sitting with the guys that were buying drinks. I totally understand that just wish I could have bought a few for them. I wish I got to Portland more often as there is one dancer that was amazing and very attractive. I’d probably be broke by now if I lived any closer.
The ladies are Sexy & Drinks are strong! Sunday was very very fun! Stripperoke!
Went in here to have a drink after work and was surprised to walk into the best bar in Portland! It’s not your average bar; feels like a neighborhood dive with the sexiest entertainment in the city. On top of that, the bartender, Lisa, is probably the sweetest drink-slinger I’ve come across in this town!
Gay sex clubs in Portland
Most of Portland’s sex clubs are welcoming to LBTQ+. However, if you want to go to a gay-only place, choose any among these venues.
Hawks is a maze of rooms for hookups and socializing. It’s intriguing to explore, yet, you will not feel uneasy for a second here. The venue is a combination of a bathhouse and a sex club — there is a sauna, a role-playing area, and a steam room. Inside Hawks, the 80s industrial vibe is alive. If you hookup here, it’ll feel like starring in a 70s porn film.
Hawks takes privacy seriously. While there are public areas for socializing, you can choose a private room to get it on without spectators. The good news is, club attendees take sex protection seriously — high odds of STDs and unsanitary hookups are a myth here.
Hawks offers a “bisexual Sunday” every week — that’s good news, in case your female friends want to tag along.
Online reviews will give you the idea of the venue:
Had my first experience at Hawks PDX Late Sunday night. I have to admit I had a blast. Met some pretty cool people and Scott the guy behind the counter was super helpful. With it being my first time there. He was sure I was comfortable before he sent me in. Please was clean, and the saunas were freaking amazing.
Hawks is amazing!!! I had the most amazing experience in one of the slings (got fisted). The staff is extremely helpful. I am going back next week to become a full-time member.
Hawks has something no other club does, even the upscale ones can’t compete with the charm of this spot and awesome staff.
This gay bathhouse on Sandy Boulevard encourages hookups in all ways possible — a large steam bath helps couples and singles loosen up, dim lights contribute to an intimate atmosphere, and the curved-walls create a cave-like environment.
Steam takes cleaning and maintenance to the next level. The bath is monitored 24/7, to ensure there’s no sleaze or mold. The club is welcoming and risk-free for newcomers — you get a month of free membership after signing up online.
Check out some of the Steam reviews before you visit it to be sure you know what you get at the venue:
One of the best and clean bathhouses I’ve been to. I frequent this establishment often privacy is respected no one is pushy descent dim light for relaxing, good music always playing and a welcoming staff.
This is a great place to visit. The rooms are clean and the guys are hot hard and ready to play the roof access is my favorite spot for cock there’s always someone that’s got a hard on I like the dark halls and the common viewing area for hot men to jack off side by side I can’t take my eyes off their cocks.
Been to a few places like this before and this is by far the best I’ve been to. Was there on Wednesday night and it was wonderful. I will return very soon.
Sex clubs for BDSM in Portland
If you are less about dancing and sex and more about kink and hardcore BDSM, look for a club with a matching vibe. We got two on the list.
Sanctuary is a 21+ sex club, with a dungeon-like atmosphere and all kinds of BDSM “equipment.” It’s one of the most affordable venues around town, with a $5 entry fee. Other than private rooms, Sanctuary has an area for pole dancing and a bar.
The club is jam-packed with events — it hosts shows and performances from Wednesday till Sundays. Friday is the best time to check out Sanctuary — that’s when the venue hosts meet-and-greets and offers free entrance before 9 pm.
Sanctuary is a new venue — chances are, not many people you know visited it. See what locals think of the place to have an idea of what hanging out there is like:
Great drinks. The owners are awesome, and are there most nights to make you feel accepted and safe. The music level makes it possible to comfortably converse with others while still having a measure of privacy. Great place to meet kind, open-minded people. Expectations are the killer of fun. That being said expect a comfortable environment, and friendly conversation.
I love this place, I came back before the renovation and liked it, a good place to have a drink and do something out of the ordinary, very legit and the people here are good for an intellectual conversation. Def coming back to check out the new vibes it has to offer.
Love it here! There are so many different parties for what you’re looking for. The workers are great if you come in for a session etc.! If you have any worries they always strive to fix things!
The Velvet Rope
Showing up right after the closing of Sesso, former Portland’s BDSM treasure, The Velvet Rope filled the void and offered locals a refined kink experience. There are dozens of areas to explore — a large European-bathhouse-style hot tub, casual sex lounges, spaces for couples, dancing areas, and home theaters for porn streaming.
The Velvet Rope is a mix of mystery, with long, winding halls and curved stairway, and chill, with hip-hop and dance music in the background. The club hosts DJs every once in a while to offer visitors an authentic hang-out.
In Portland, locals see The Velvet Rope as a Sesso alternative — take a look at the reviews of the venue.
Been twice in 2019, both on weekend nights. Once was really great, once was not.
*It appears clean.
*The other similar local club has the “upscale” reputation, and while that place looks more like a dance club and this place looks more like a dive bar or strip club, they’re kind of on the same level in my opinion: both cheesy but in different ways.
*Lots of play spaces, but they’re smaller, and some feel a bit hidden. I don’t mind this.
*People tend to make fun of the idea of a hot tub in a club like this, but the indoor tub appears clean, and they’re very strict about the rules for use, so it stays that way. It smells like a hot tub right when you walk in, though, which isn’t great.
OMG!!!! Saturday night at The Velvet Rope was a bang out!!!! Kink night was so exciting. Lots of tastings going on. The entire club was full of high energy. I ended up meeting somebody there. And we both had a fantastic time. Plan on going back for more fun!
I soooo love this place. I should have just stayed there all weekend without leaving. I was there Friday for Fantasy Friday. Went back for KINK night on Saturday and met a sweet little boy to take care of my needs. Then I found out they were doing sybian Sunday. So, I went back on Sunday and tried out the sybian. OMFG!!! I need one of those at home. I am already lining up my schedule to visit more.
If you’re new to Portland, sex-clubbing, or both, it takes guts and time to get fully comfortable. Start by finding answers to questions that bother you — like the following ones:
Is sex-clubbing safe? Sex clubs in Portland
Yes, it is. Most venues instruct staff to monitor the atmosphere at the club and save the day if a visitor is acting inappropriately or can’t take a “no” for an answer.
Are there any rules for sex-clubbing?
The dress-code, the entry fee, and other rules vary for different venues. Be sure to check the club’s website before visiting. Going through reviews and social media pages is another way to ensure they will not send you home at the door.
Do clubs provide visitors with sex supplies?
Usually, sex clubs offer protection items. Getting a few latex condoms is not going to break your bank — so consider bringing a few spare items. Better be safe than sorry.
Is there any “sex etiquette” at clubs?
Not really, all the rules are common sense. To clean up after yourself and ask a partner for consent before getting it on are the universal rules that apply at all venues. Ask permission to watch a couple from a distance or join an orgy — it will help to avoid miscommunication.
Should I bring a friend?
Yes, you’d better. Visiting a sex club is an overwhelming experience — don’t expect a breeze from the get-go. Sharing the feelings of confusion and diving into the atmosphere of the place is easier when shared.
What are the odds of getting laid?
Sex is what kink clubbing is about, but you don’t always get lucky at the first try. Going to a venue to get laid is not the best mind frame — instead, put your best outfit on and enjoy your time. Experienced clubbers even advice to “Leave the expectations at the door” — and they are right.
If you are new to Portland, take time to check out the town’s sex clubs. The local sex scene is one of the most impressive around the country — you don’t want to miss out on exploring it.
Regardless if you are single or a couple, there will be a venue to cater to your deepest sex desires. Take your time to test different places until you find the one that fills the bill. There’s no experience like sex-clubbing, so be sure to enjoy your time.
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