Kinkfest 2023


KinkFest is an annual, 3-day event celebrating sexual diversity and the BDSM, fetish, and leather communities. 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.

KinkFest welcomes ALL facets of our diverse leather, BDSM, fetish and kink communities. Kinkfest and the Portland Leather Alliance (PLA) encourage everyone to enjoy the interests we share and to honor the rich tapestry of our varied culture.

2023 Highlights:

  • A self-contained event center, granting greater privacy for attendees
  • A dungeon featuring 36,000 square feet of play space
  • A diverse slate of educational classes
  • A stage offering world-class performances and demonstrations
  • Dedicated community spaces to facilitate social connections
  • A large vendor mall with top-quality merchandise
  • Personal services such as massages and bootblacking
  • Tastings to help attendees learn about and experience BDSM
  • Host hotels with a variety of room choices just minutes from the event center


Friday, April 7, 2023
Best Kink Advice Nobody Told You
11:00 PM – 12:30 PM – Classroom 3 – Hall C

Satday, April 8, 2023
The Exquisite Whip: Hands-on Flogging Training
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM – Classroom 3 – Hall C

Sunday, April 9, 2023
Dynamic Rope Play – Control and Dominance Moves
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM – Classroom 4 – Hall C

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Learn more about Volunteering, Vendors, Code of Conduct & COVID policies.


Kinkfest is organized by Portland Leather Alliance (PLA). PLA, an all-volunteer 501(c)3 non-profit educational organization formed in 1998, whose mission is focused on the education and awareness of alternative lifestyles. PLA is the largest membership-based BDSM organization in the Portland metro area and SW Washington.

PLA’s mission is to serve our community through classes, workshops, social gatherings, discussion groups, and community outreach/support.

Learn more about their work at:


Apr 07 - 09 2023


12:00 AM - 11:00 PM

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Portland Expo Center
2060 N. Marine Drive


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