Events

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IN PERSON EVENT

February 22nd, 8pm-1am
Fifty Shades of Shut the Fuck Up

Presented by Mistress Viola & head DM/cohost Maeve McBride50 Shades of STFU is a kinky play party and social event for femdoms and femme tops and the individuals who serve and worship them. We have been home at Sanctuary Club downtown since 2017.

This month we are featuring Dria Dore!

FIND OUT MORE HERE

IN PERSON EVENT (FREE)

March 6th, 6pm-9pm
The Sub Rosa Social

We are hosting our first ever Sub Rosa Social at Wayfinder Brewery with the intention of expanding opportunities for people to connect in the community created around our space and classes. This is a free event (you pay for your drinks and food). It’s a munch! But we don’t like the word munch, we think “social” sounds so much more fancy. So come join us at this purely social event, no kink play whatsoever. Wayfinder has a great food menu as well as lots of NA beverages, beer, wine, and cocktails. This is a public venue with children and strangers nearby, so vanilla attire is required (or vanilla adjacent). We ask that you please be respectful of the environment and the space. This event is open to all, but our space is femme & femdom-led. We intend to do this social monthly so stay tuned!
RSVP on Fetlife here.

IN PERSON WORKSHOP

March 12th, 7pm-9pm
Sissification and Bimbofication for All

Taught by Natasha Strange, co-owner of Sub Rosa! Traditionally, sissification and bimbofication are types of gender exploration that lean heavily into humiliation, emasculation, and objectification of cis men, all tied together with cute pink mincing ribbons.

But why let men have all the fun? Sissification is about playing within the binary expectations of gender and desire. READ MORE AND GET TICKETS!

IN PERSON WORKSHOP

March 14th, 7pm-10pm
FemDom Bootcamp

Hosted by Natasha Strange & Viola Parkerco-owners of Sub Rosa, these three-hour events will begin with a brief discussion on consent and how to safely practice and negotiate with both longtime partners and newbies. After discussion and live demos, we will turn up the music and use the gorgeous space and gear at Sub Rosa for experiential practice and play with our demo bottoms. READ MORE AND GET TICKETS!

IN PERSON CLASS

March 20th, 7pm-9pm
Pro-Tips for Aspiring Pro-Dommes

As professional dommes, we are asked constantly how one can break into the industry. This class takes our combined 40+ years of experience and distills it down into an achievable roadmap – led in large part by key questions you need to ask yourself when pursuing this work, in person or online. READ MORE AND GET TICKETS!

IN PERSON EVENT

March 28th, 8pm-1am
Fifty Shades of Shut the Fuck Up

Presented by Mistress Viola & head DM/cohost Maeve McBride50 Shades of STFU is a kinky play party and social event for femdoms and femme tops and the individuals who serve and worship them. We have been home at Sanctuary Club downtown since 2017.

FIND OUT MORE HERE

3 DAY CONFERENCE!

March 29-31, 2024
Kinkfest

Experience the premiere, nationally acclaimed, West-coast kink conference! KinkFest offers 50+ educational classes, afternoon and evening play parties, and a huge vendor mall filled with products and services from local and national leather, fetish and kink businesses. We love Kinkfest, we are sponsors, and we will be running Tastings on Friday and Saturday night in the enormous dungeon, as well as hosting the FemDom Social on Saturday evening at the Courtyard Marriot near the Expo Center. Get tickets ASAP because this event is almost sold out as of Dec. 2023.

IN PERSON EVENT

April 5th, 7pm-8:30pm
Aftercare Mixer Following KinkFest!

This is a special open house at Sub Rosa just for attendees and new connections made at KinkFest! (This event is produced by Sub Rosa and not PLA or Kinkfest). Come see the space, hang out with Mistress Viola and Princessa Natasha Strange as well as other members of the Sub Rosa Society, and mix and mingle with your fellow KinkFest attendees. Tours of the space and the equipment will be ongoing throughout the evening. If you are at KinkFest and would like to attend our mixer or have questions please contact us here!

BDSM Education Portland

IN PERSON EVENT

April 12th, 7pm-8:30pm
Sub Rosa Open House

Sub Rosa is more than a fetish space, it’s an inclusive community for those interested in exploring BDSM and kink. We host classes, content creators, and couples looking to explore each other in a private sexy space. We are educators and coaches sharing our years of experience. We like to share our space with vetted members of the community and this is a great way to meet us and tour the space. READ MORE AND GET TICKETS!


COVID Safety

Masks are optional for events at Sub Rosa (this is subject to change depending on COVID rates).
We are moving away from requiring vaccination card checks at our events at Sub Rosa. Some visiting educators ask vaccination checks, so this will depend on the class. This policy is subject to change.

Accessibility

Unfortunately, our space is located in an old industrial building that poses a challenge to accessibility. There are stairs to the front door and a flight of stairs up to our unit, there is no passenger elevator. We apologize for this issue, if there are other accommodations we can make please reach out. Events & classes can be ASL interpreted upon request. Please request interpretation at least 48 hours in advance in the notes section of your order and email us at info@subrosapdx.com.

Sub Rosa offers a limited number of reduced-rate tickets to each of our classes for black, indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) first and foremost and those experiencing financial hardship or limited income as well. Please reach out to info@subrosapdx.com to request these ticket order codes.


Recorded Classes

Come Correct

Come Correct: How to Approach, Serve & Dazzle Dominant Femmes

Natasha Strange and Viola Parker present a mini charm school for those with submissive inclinations, who desire to meet and serve dominant femmes. We will focus on coaching eager newbies on the fine art of kinky networking, both in-person and online (with a stronger focus on how to better connect online during social distancing). Purchase on Gum Road.


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Kink

Marla Renee Stewart, MA (she/her) is a professional sexologist, intimacy/relationship/sex coach, speaker, and author. She is the owner of Velvet Lips, a sexuality education company, as well as Contract Liberation, a company focused on research for non-profit groups.

In this workshop, she helps bring the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion to the kink and bdsm communities. This workshop and pdf combo is useful for bdsm educators, dungeon moderators, adult performers, and anyone in the scene. Purchase on Gum Road.

Marla Renee Stewart MA

MindFuckery

Mindfuckery for Femmes

Bondage and impact play are fun and all, but have you ever really fucked with someone’s mind? Mindfuckery is the (not so) simple act of setting expectations, and purposely missing them. It’s smoke and mirrors. It’s subtle. It’s outrageous. Princessa Natasha Strange will guide you through what is, and isn’t mindfuckery, discuss why people might be into it, the different types of mindfuckery, aftercare for the thoroughly mindfucked, as well as what to do when things go sideways. Because they will.


Kinky Home Ec: Intro to Service Submission

Kinky Home Ec is an ongoing educational series which deep dives into the “how-to” and “why” of kink based service skills, from leather care to massage techniques to basic DIY repairs and beyond. Join our instructor Mischief Morningstar in conversation with Mistress Viola and Princessa Natasha Strange. This is the first in a series of classes focusing on service submission. Most will be hosted in person at Sub Rosa. Purchase on Gum Road.


Erotica Botanica

Erotica Botanica: Kinky Plants for Pleasure, Pain, and Passion

Green witches do it better. This class introduces you to the myriad of sexual adventures enhanced by using plants for kinky play. Topics covered include the use of herbal aphrodisiacs to assist with relaxation and dropping in, sensation and impact play toys using natural materials, natural first aid and aftercare, botanical sexual health support, and herbs to help prevent or mitigate the symptoms of drop.Taught by Maeve McBride (she/they), a clinical herbalist, green witch, and educator who has been exploring the intersections of kink, sacred sex, plants, and magick for nearly 20 years.


Lock It Up! A conversation about chastity and orgasm control

Chastity and orgasm control can be a fun way to increase desire and devotion in willing bottoms, and Princessa Natasha Strange has been interested in this type of control for most of her nearly 30 year career. This discussion will cover short term chastity, long term chastity, as well as fun stroke games to to play during genital wellness checks. This is a recording of a two hour class.