IT IS BEYOND THE SCOPE OF THIS PAGE TO EDUCATE ABOUT OREGON’S CONSTANTLY CHANGING COVID RULES & ORDERS (25 rule changes since April 6 (as of 8/11)). We will update as best we can.
SANCTUARY’S VACCINE REQUIREMENT (Or negative test): We received overwhelmingly positive feedback for this decision but also some unintentionally funny and off-base criticism. We also had some intelligent discussions from some who disagreed (that led to the negative test loophole). As the Delta variant began spreading, we decided to respond. We didn’t have to respond. We didnt have to have non-gendered pricing or hold a Clown Orgy either. But there is a clear REASON why we took action (read below)
Given the premise: The goal of most at Sanctuary is to mingle… closely… preferably with new people.
We saw four possible choices:
1. Bring back mask requirements (this was made moot on 8/13). We’ve spent a year policing masks.
2. Allow vaccinated people to not have masks and force non-vaxed to wear masks. (We tried this before. It didnt work. Many of the unvaccinated also were quick to remove their masks).
3. Put the burden on the individual. This is problematic because as attendance was increasing, each Sanctuary guest would be responsible for quizzing anyone in their vicinity. We found this to be an unfair and unacceptable solution.
4. Assume the burden ourselves.
We chose the latter. We understand the arguments at play and we do not enjoy this decision. For now, we deem it necessary.
Some people may feel the decision Draconian. For these people, their baggage is their own burden.
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.”
Sanctuary will be taking responsible precautions.
Sanctuary complies with all of Gov. Brown’s and OSHA/OHA’s Covid-19 guidelines. Masks required except when eating or drinking. If you have any Covid-19 symptoms, please stay home. If you violate OSHA/OHA/OLCC rules, you will be asked to leave.
***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 dont want to wear a mask stay home
Frequently Asked Questions
Where are you?
Sanctuary is in Portland’s Pearl District at 33 NW 9th Ave., above Candy.
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.
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. Sanctuary is anti-racism and celebrates diversity.
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.
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, RESPECT, and CONSENT 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)
- Touch AFTER invited (see CONSENT)
- Know your boundaries and state them clearly
- Don’t be a dick
- 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.