AM READ FIRST : Questions that are patently unanswerable,  logically obvious, require time travel, reading your mind, are already addressed by the text, or have nothing to do with this venue may be summarily ignored. For those in the back, this means if you cant read the info below, we must assume that you havent read anything and are therefore unfit for the nature of Sanctuary.

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.

What about me?

Sanctuary does not discriminate based on gender, sexual preference, race, ethnicity, age, ability, relationship status, or identity. Sanctuary is anti-racism and celebrates diversity.

Do you have an age minimum?  21+ per OLCC

When are you open? Check our calendar for exact times and dates.

What’s your dress code? Sanctuary is an upscale, elegant event venue and nightclub. Please check event descriptions for specific dress codes, if any.  We expect our guests to dress presentably and appropriately for the venue and for the event they’re attending. No effort, no entry. It’s pretty simple.

How much is the door fee for a human? Door fees vary by event, check our event calendar for pricing. Sanctuary welcomes all gender identities and relationship configurations. Our door fee is per person, everyone pays the same price.

Do I need a membership?   No.

What can I expect? We don’t know you so how can we tell you what to expect? Sanctuary provides a gathering space for a large and diverse sex-positive community. Experiences may vary. Have an open mind. Expectations are your own burden. Leave then at the door.

Do you have lockers and/or showers? No. We have cubbies for our guests’ personal items. Or you can place them in coat check. 

Do you allow cell phones? It depends on the event. Photography is never allowed.

Can I hold my event there? It depends on the size, type, and timing of the event. Email [email protected] with your specs (Dates, duration, attendees, tech needs, etc). Simply saying “I want to hold an event” and nothing else doesn’t sound promising.

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

Do you provide rope/floggers/paddles etc? No. It’s your play. Bring the toys you want.

What are your rules?  Hard No’s: fire play, blade play, breath play, fluid play, food play, fighting, weapons, or race play.

Sanctuary’s guests are asked to read, verbally agree to, and comply with 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
  • Do not be disruptive
  • Make introductions, create community

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