Week Ending September 26, 2020


Sanctuary will be open Wed (6 p.m.), Thursday (6 p.m.), Fri (5 p.m.) and Sat (5 p.m.) during September as long as Portland is still in Phase 1. Due to the instability of state plans, Sanctuary will only present each week at a time on this page. Everyone must wear a mask. Phase 1 events have a 10 p.m. curfew.

WEDNESDAY (6 p.m.) Game Bang – BINGO! Play games, hang out, stay safe. Tonight, the perfect social distance game: Bingo. But not your moms bingo… and you win porn! Sanctuary’s covid protocols have drawn praise. Everything must be wiped down and sanitized. Oregon is still in Phase 1. Masks are on except when eating or drinking. Please show those around you proper courtesy. Due to the current requirements, we are going to limit groups to certain games: Janky Jenga, group pictionary, truth or dare and the type. You may choose to play different board games with your group. We want people to be able to play safe. $10 cover Due to the intimate and vulnerable nature of interacting physically with humans one might not know very well, there are a few extra guidelines we ask you to follow while having fun. General Guidelines and Etiquette: 1. We want everyone to feel empowered and safe in Sanctuary. To facilitate a comfortable atmosphere, please let us know if you feel uncomfortable. We have a lot of experience and success moving forward through communication and teaching the consent process. Please keep in mind that even the most well-intentioned person can make a mistake around consent. 2. Social dares are not mandatory, and pressuring others to participate is very discouraged. 3. In fact, NO DARE is mandatory. Rules exist to facilitate games and provide opportunities for fun and connection, but are not expected to be followed verbatim. Ask your hosts for suggestions if you don’t feel like doing something as written. 4. Always put power into the hands of the most vulnerable person in any interaction! (Example: “Where would you like to be touched?” instead of “Where can I touch?”) 5. Be mindful of the physical, mental and emotional state of others. Perhaps someone has had a family emergency recently, had a bad day, or are simply feeling extra vulnerable today. Sometimes these things happen during the evening. Just because someone did something once, does not give implied consent in the future. 6. In line with mindfulness, remember that many people on game nights know each other or have met before. If you see an intimate interaction between others where consent is not clearly communicated, it does not give anyone else permission to do the same. Always assume that others have communicated consent. If you have concerns, please bring them to your hosts and they will look into it. 7. Please do not suggest others try things you want them to do. If someone seems confused or needs help on a choice, help them through empowerment. Find out what it is they want and encourage them to do it. Open to all (21+) in the sex-positive, LGBTQ+ community and their allies. ADA. Guest list hidden for your privacy. Enter on Ninth.

Dangerous Women’s Collective (6 p.m.) Sanctuary’s all female-identified event is back at Sanctuary! The non-monogamy landscape has changed dramatically and we’re going to dish about all of it: Sex, viruses, spirituality, masturbating, bad TV, toys, glory holes, what we’ve missed and what we’ve gained. We’re also going to eat, sit the f@#$ back, and not be responsible for anyone/anything for a couple of hours. Come early – Sanctuary’s new menu is amazing! Doors open at 6:00 Men can wait downstairs at Candy until 8:00 Extend this invitation to like-minded friends! DWC events provide a supportive environment for more experienced womxn to share knowledge, resources, and anecdotes with those who are new to non-monogamy. The Dangerous Women’s Collective (DWC) is for female-identified and non-binary people who are exploring Ethical Non-Monogamy. DWC has adopted the WFTDA’s inclusion model regarding gender: https://wftda.org/wftda-gender-statement All backgrounds and sexual orientations are welcomed and embraced. Sanctuary is an ADA compliant venue.

FRIDAY (5 p.m.) NAKED KARAOKE*… *No one actually has to be naked for naked karaoke. We just like the name. Sing your heart out and your pants off as karaoke returns to Sanctuary featuring DJ Staggs. $10. 21+ Portland is still in Phase 1. Masks are required except when eating, drinking or performing. Singing will be limited to the stage area with a 10-foot perimeter. As all of Phase 1, Sanctuary has great ventilation and air flow. The windows will be open so they will hear you in the streets! No pressure. Every singer will get their own mic. If we run out of mics, they must be disinfected before they can be used by another singer. Oregon defines a group as 2-10 people. If you want to sit with your group, we strongly recommend reservations at info@pdxsanctuary.com.Sanctuary is LGBTQ+, ADA, and anti-racism. Guest list is hidden for privacy. Enter on ninth.

SATURDAY (5 p.m.) BACK TO SCHOOL Irony (noun) – a word some people learned in school. Kids may not be back in school, but we can certainly pretend to be! Break out your school best. Join the wrestling team. Be a band geek. Who’s the mean girl? You’re the mean girl. We can all cram for Professor Phuxwell’s term paper assignment: Deep Dickin 101. $10, 21+ Sanctuary celebrates diversity and is LGBTQ+, ADA, and anti-racism. Guest list hidden for privacy. Enter on Ninth.


Sanctuary is 21+, LGBTQ+, ADA, and does not discriminate based on race, gender or sexual preference.


Portland is still under Oregon’s Phase 1 rules!

We’ve had several weeks to perfect our Covid protocol and we are pretty solid. As the science reporter Apoorva Mandavilli says: “There are ways to be responsible and socialize, but people don’t seem to be able to draw the line between what’s OK and what is not. For too many people, it seems to be binary — they are either on lockdown or taking no precautions.”
We will be taking responsible precautions.

***If you have Covid symptoms, are high risk, or have been in contact with an infected person in the last 14 days, please stay home***

MASK RULES: You must wear a mask in all common areas. You do not need to wear a mask in your group’s area or while eating or drinking. If you don’t want to wear a mask, stay home.

GROUPS: A group is defined as 2-10 people. These should be people you know and feel comfortable around. You will be seated together. Therefore, while you do not HAVE to come in group, we strongly recommend it. A group is defined as 2-10 people. You can reserve your own area and do what thou wilt! Reserve by writing info@pdxsanctuary.com or PM  https://www.facebook.com/pdxsanctuary/

ROOMS: One group at a time may use a room.

BAR:  Please do not form a line at the bar. Servers will take your order. If you need to order at the bar, there are markers on the floor of where to stand and where to wait. Individuals must keep social distance. After ordering, please do not hang out at the bar.

BATHROOMS: We cannot have a line for the bathrooms. If the bathrooms are full, there is a marker on the floor to wait. If someone is on the marker, please wait in your area until that person is able to use the facilities.

FOOD: Phase 1 is set up for restaurants not nightclubs. Therefore we have a new Phase 1 Menu: chicken/steak/pork/veggie tacos, chicken/steak/pork/veggie quesadillas, nachos, vegan wings, pizza, fries or tots, and chips with Jose’s salsa!
WHAT TO EXPECT: When entering, we will check your temperature. If your temp is high, we will ask you to wait and take another. If the temp is still high, we cannot let you in the facility as a precaution.
Everyone must wear a mask to enter. You must wear a mask when ordering, when waiting for the bathroom, when moving about the room. Basically, wear a mask anytime youre not eating or drinking with your group in your section. We ask that you remain seated for the most part in your section.
Upon entry, you will be met by one of our Covhosts. You will be asked to sign the Sanctuary waiver and then pay. If you have a reservation, you will be taken to your group’s area. If you are part of a group reservation, just mention the name of the person who reserved it and you will be taken to their area.
All sections are 6 feet apart. We ask that you observe this social distancing guideline. We will be there to remind you.
If you want to use the rooms, you will tell one of our Covhosts and you will be put on a list (obviously first cum, first served). When the rooms are clean, we will let you in.
DANCING? Unfortunately, Phase 1 prohibits dancing on the dance floor. We have made this impossible 🙂
ROAMING/CRUISING? This is a big no-no under Phase 1 rules.
DISTANCING? If furniture has a Square Sanctuary sign or giant butt plugs… don’t sit! It’s too close to another area. There are circles on the floor near the bar and bathroom indicating where to stand. We cannot have a line up at the bathroom, so we have a one person waiting area. If the waiting area is empty, the next person can step into the space.
SINGLES? Since everyone must remain with their own group, you might not be able to socialize normally. Just be prepared for that situation. We will still do our best to entertain you.

Sanctuary is 21+, LGBTQ+, ADA. We welcome all races and genders. Enter on Ninth.

NOTE, 5-10 are meal times.

We’ve got you covered.