Frequently Asked Questions

Where are you?

Sanctuary is in Portland’s Pearl District at 33 NW 9th Ave., above Splash Bar.

Enter on 9th, we’re on the second floor behind the pink door.

Our venue is ADA accessible. 

Do you have an age minimum?

Yes, we are a 21+ establishment.

When are you open?

We are typically open Wednesday through Saturday evenings.

Check our calendar for exact times and dates, and sign up for our weekly email with event updates.

What’s your dress code?

Sanctuary is an upscale, elegant event venue and nightclub. We expect our guests to dress presentably and appropriately for the venue and for the event they’re attending.

How much is the door fee for a couple/single woman/single man?

Sanctuary welcomes all gender identities and relationship configurations. Our door fee is per person, everyone pays the same price.

Door fees vary by event, check our event calendar for pricing.

Do I need a membership?


What can I expect?

Sanctuary provides a gathering space for a large and diverse sex-positive community. We welcome and honor LGBTQ+, poly, swing, kink, POC, and all curious, like-minded, happy people.

We offer a full bar, lounge seating, dance floor, open play areas, dungeon furniture, ample sanitary supplies, and a fun, convivial atmosphere.

Come with an open mind, leave your expectations at the door.

Do you have lockers and/or showers?

We have cubbies for our guests’ personal items, we do not provide any lockable storage at this time. We do not have showers at this time.

Do you allow cell phones?

It depends on the event.

Can I hold my event there?

It depends on the size and timing of the event. Fill out this form, or come by for a visit.

Do you accept credit cards?

Yes, we accept all major credit cards. We also have an ATM if you prefer to use cash.

What are your rules?

Sanctuary’s guests are asked to read, verbally agree to, and comply with our Guiding Principles:


KINDNESS and RESPECT are our guiding principles.

Upon entering Sanctuary you agree to uphold these principles.

CONSENT: A clear and unambiguous agreement, expressed outwardly through mutually understandable words or actions, to engage in a particular activity. Consent can be withdrawn by either party at any point.


  • Unless invited, keep a respectful distance from play
  • “No” means “No” (see CONSENT)
  • Don’t touch a person you haven’t met before (see CONSENT)
  • Respect yourself! Know your boundaries and state them clearly


  • Speak well of others
  • Listen without judgement
  • Make introductions, create community

Management reserves the right to refuse service or dismiss anyone from the venue and property at any time.