Are you ready to meet potential ethically non-monogamous (ENM) partners in a fun new way? Join us for our ENM Speed Dating Adventure! Each date is a unique experience with conversation prompts, authentic relating, and more.
Join us at our stunning, quaint venue overlooking the Willamette River. We have seven unique locations & fifteen exciting activities to engage with to build connections with potential partners or close friends!
This adventure is meant to bring polyamorous, ethically non-monogamous, or relationship-expansive people to go on unique, exciting mini-dates in different settings & scenarios! Guests are encouraged to use these different opportunities to see how they connect with people in different environments. Whether you're sneaking a midnight snack together, going camping, or going on a cozy coffee date, we’re here to help rendezvous!
Open mingling includes free snacks, a non-sexual cuddle space, & $5 all-you-can-drink mocktails!
11 am: Flights Boarding to Destination (Doors Open)
11:15 am - 11:30 am: Group Tour w/ Travel Guides - (Event Instructions)
11:30-1:30: 15 First Dates! - (Facilitated Speed Dating)
1:30 - 3: Late Night Stoll - (Open Mingling)
Each date is 8 minutes with 2 minutes between rounds; that's 12 dates for our facilitated speed dating. During the open mingle, you may meet the other potential dates, try new date locations, or visit your favorite location/person again!
This event is geared at pansexual & gender expansive folks, so there will be a variety of genders in your personal experience. This means connections of all queer and straight varieties are possible! (If you're only interested in dating one gender type person this event is not for you)
Hearth & Soul is located in North Portland; there is one step to get into the house & a beautiful black cat on site.
We recommend comfortable inside & outside to wear! Wear what makes you feel your best, but please cover your bits.
The craving for human connection has been powerful in recent years post-pandemic, and we wanted to create a hub for you all to spark that initial connection. All genders, sexualities, gender expressions, relationship styles, etc., are encouraged to attend. We support and promote all LGBTQ+ identities, trans, gender expansive, BIPOC, kinky, and relationship expansive or mono folks.
Jamie is the executive director of Sex Positive Portland; she has been hosting speed dating since 2019. She is polyamorous, queer, and kinky, with a love of shibari/rope bondage. She leads discussion groups and classes on relationships of all sizes, orientations, and dynamics. Her background is in communications, video production, and marketing; check out her YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/c/givenconsent) and or social media @ExploringJamie
Lady Vivus (she/her) is a spiritually & culturally driven bootblack, Switchinatrix, & a leather cow. She's an out, proud, & fierce-as-fire transwoman. At a young age, she became a believer the first time she saw Arnold Schwarzenegger’s tight ass in leather pants while watching Terminator 2. Since then, Vivus has found a spiritual outlet through leather that's driven her love of bootblacking & leather care to new heights. While hailing from Detroit, Michigan, she has settled in Salem, Oregon, where she serves as the majordomo for her leather family, the Atomic Army.
In her previous 9-5, Vivus assisted in running one of the few behavior services agencies in the world dedicated to supporting folx displaying sexually maladaptive behaviors. During that time working in the field of social sexuality, she was grateful to be able to author sex & gender positive curriculum, as well as curriculum around healthy relationship development.
She hopes to inspire others to enjoy sexuality & dynamics from an authentic place, as well as helping folx their spiritual place with leather & be able to find healing within it as well. Her love of community, education, & sharing ideas with other sex-positive folx is insatiable. Vivus also serves as the lead organizer for the Salem Munch, as well as the Willamette Valley Shine On chapter. Vivus currently serves as a resident bootblack for the Portland Eagle, 50 Shades of STFU, & Jiffy Kink.