info@sheboptheshop.com
909 N. Beech / 503-473-8018
3213 SE Division / 503-688-1196
Sun - Thurs 11-7 | Fri & Sat 11-8
About Us

 

About She Bop

 

Evy Cowan and Jeneen Doumitt opened She Bop in November of 2009 with the objective of creating an adult boutique specializing in non-toxic body-safe toys, exceptional books, female- and queer- friendly DVDs and quality sensuality products. She Bop gives Portland an adult atmosphere that goes beyond the traditional sex store experience by actively pursuing a commitment to sexual education and conscious business practices while also offering a fun, safe, comfortable and sex-positive environment for people of all genders, sexual orientations and social backgrounds.

 

Locations and Hours

 

Our Mississippi shop is located in Portland, Oregon's Historic Mississippi District in North Portland. We are just off N. Mississippi around the corner from Ruby Jewel on N. Beech.

  

909 N. Beech Street
Portland, Oregon 97227

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Phone: 503-473-8018

 

Sunday-Thursday 11-7
Friday & Saturday 11-8

 


Our new Division shop is located in Southeast Portland. We are on SE Division St near the corner of Division and 32nd, right across from Pok Pok and next to Sugar Me.

  

3213 SE Division St.
Portland, Oregon 97202

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Phone: 503-688-1196

 

Sunday-Thursday 11-7
Friday & Saturday 11-8

 


 

Who Should Come to She Bop?

 

She Bop is female-friendly, not female-only. She Bop was created for a diverse community with an emerging personal and social awareness of healthy sexuality as an important component to everyday life. This includes all varieties of personal identifiers such as gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, age, marital status – whoever you are, you are welcome in our store!

 

While many people think the name She Bop means that only “she”s can “bop” in the shop, our name is not intended to be about gender. It is actually inspired by Evy and Jeneen's love of their 80s-idol Cyndi Lauper who sang about masturbation and sexual empowerment in her song titled “She Bop”. As we believe that there are a multitude of gender-identities and personal pronouns for people to identify with, the name She Bop is not about the female pronoun but is about the message of sexual freedom behind the song.

 

From the products we carry to the way we talk to our customers about them, we strive to use gender-neutral pronouns as much as possible to avoid making assumptions about how our customers identify themselves and their partners. We are more than happy to adjust our language to accommodate any specifically preferred pronouns – just let us know!

 

How We Bop Locally and Sustainably

 

She Bop reduces our impact on the environment by offering eco-friendly and local products when possible. We offer a large selection of rechargeable toys, organic lubricants and products made from sustainable materials. We use 100% recycled bags and we recycle packing material in-house by sharing them with our small-business neighbors or reusing the packing materials from our incoming shipments to pack our outgoing shipments.

 

Supporting our local community is also very important to She Bop. We carry many handmade and locally-sourced sexuality products and make an effort to purchase other services we use such as our T-shirt and sticker printing and even our phone/internet and credit card processing services from Portland-area companies.

 

We've given thousands of dollars to local non-profit organizations by raising money during our frequent in-store fundraisers and by donating gift certificates and goodie bags to outside fundraising events throughout the city, partnering frequently with Portland's feminist and LGBTQI organizations, low-cost health clinics and college campuses.

 

Through renting out our instructional DVDs and offering sexuality-focused educational classes and workshops at an affordable cost, She Bop helps keep our community sexually happy, healthy and informed. More information about our community support, classes and events, DVD rentals and after hours parties can be found at the bottom of this page.

 

Who We Are

 

As a small, independently-owned, single brick-and-mortar store, you'll find either Evy or Jeneen working in the shop along with their employees: A.J., Wyatt, Alyssa, Sid, Cam, Gretchen, Emily, and another Alyssa.

 

Evy brings a green thumb and holistic health approach to She Bop thanks to her undergrad degree in Wildlife Science, a year's experience on an Americorps environmental restoration field team and six years of work at a local Naturopathic and Acupuncture clinic. Dedicated to creating a sex-positive impact socially as well as physically, Evy utilizes her graduate studies in Women's Studies and Philosophy to bring thorough considerations of gender, race, class, and modern feminism to She Bop's product-selection, store environment and customer interactions. Evy is also on the board of directors for Bitch Media, the non-profit organization best known for publishing the magazine Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture. Bitch Media’s mission is to provide and encourage an engaged, thoughtful feminist response to mainstream media and popular culture.

 

Jeneen has years of experience in customer service which is reflected in She Bop’s informed, personalized style of interacting with our shoppers. A studied artist in both ceramic sculpture and intaglio printmaking, Jeneen uses her strong ties to Portland’s creative community to source many of our local products like a collection of ceramic dildos by Porcelain Pleasures, handmade toy bags by Appetite, DIY penis-cloning kits by Empire Labs and bondage rope hand-dyed by Boss Bondage. Jeneen's inter-artist relationships and eye for aesthetics keeps She Bop stocked with beautiful, locally-made items purchased from people we know by name.

 

A.J. (aka Amory Jane) is She Bop's Education Coordinator and Assistant Manager at the Mississippi Ave location. AJ received a Master's Degree from Lewis & Clark College where she studied psychology, couples counseling, sex therapy, and LGBTQI studies. Her biggest passion is education, and she loves teaching workshops on sex, relationships, communication, and consent. She is one of She Bop's in-house sex educators and has taught classes such as Beyond Monogamy, Anal Sex 101, The Joys of Toys and Bon Appetit: The Fine Art of Cunnilingus. She has also taught numerous workshops at colleges and universities and has spoken on various panels about sex and sexuality. When she's not teaching or behind the She Bop counter, you can find AJ telling stories on stage with The Mystery Box Show, hosting events for the Portland poly community, and singing with The Portland Cello Project.

 

Wyatt is the Assistant Manager at our Division location. In between educating customers at She Bop and dropping out of college, he has attended numerous sexuality, kink and leather conferences/workshops all over North America. He has written about trans, queer and body positive issues for various blogs and publications, such as Original Plumbing Magazine and local LGBTQ paper PQ Monthly. Wyatt is the co-creator and organizer for queer sex & BDSM play party Dirty Playground and in his spare time he likes to take naps, eat snacks, and get his introvert on.

 

Alyssa, in between sips of coffee and shifts on the floor at She Bop, manages She Bop's blog, social media outlets, and puts together She Bop's monthly newsletter. In college, she wheedled her professors into letting her write research papers on sex toys and feminist porn, and even produced a low-budget sex ed video. After earning her BA in English, she promptly translated her knack for writing about Chaucer into writing about sex toys. Her other great joys include web design, cats, singing, trying new recipes, and bad reality TV shows.

 

Sid is currently studying at PSU to become a counselor specializing in gender and sexuality, and he also hopes to become a certified sex coach. He is committed to educating himself and others on feminism and the freedom of self-expression. In his free time, he plays guitar and sings in local PDX band The I's.

 

Cam is continuously studying sexuality and psychology. They pride themselves on having an authentic voice, good sense of humor, and being able to make genuine connections. They aspire to create sex positive spaces in the world where people from all backgrounds and experiences can get an inclusive sex education.

 

Gretchen is a QMHA (Qualified Mental Health Associate) with a degree in psychology from Lewis & Clark College. She is an aspiring sex educator with a passion for education about consent, rape culture, and enjoying healthy sexuality while dealing with disability, pain, mental illness, and chronic health issues. Gretchen is a competitive athlete and a yogi with strong ties to the Portland performing arts community, and she is dedicated to fueling a healthy life with good communication, delicious food, big adventures, and deep gratitude.

 

Emily harnesses her creativity through writing, dance, theater, and education. She has taught in many capacities, however she is passionate about LGBTQI interests and cultivating sex-positive culture. Performing arts has been a major part of her life--she's participated in the local theater community for about a decade, coached and performed with PlayWrite Inc, volunteered at Budapest's first queer community center (KLIT) and co-founded their queer burlesque review. She is now focused on continuing her education and collaborating with fellow artists to devise sex-positive shows when not lazing about with little furry animals, drinking tea and plotting her next adventure.

 

Alyssa brings passion for personal evolution and dedicates herself to exploring and embodying spiritual wisdom, self-care and sexual well-being. Devoted to holistic health, she has practiced yoga for over a decade and enjoys teaching students mindful connection with their bodies. She is an avid painter and displays her colorfully expressive work at local businesses and festivals. In her spare time, she can be found sharing a good laugh, a warm cup of tea and a healthy meal with family and friends.

 

Classes and Workshops

 

In addition to providing education to customers in the shop, She Bop offers monthly classes and workshops focusing on various topics related to sexuality. Previous class topics have included the G-spot and female ejaculation, anal play, non-monogamy, sex after menopause, cunnilingus, BDSM 101, burlesque for beginners, erotica writing, rough sex, fellatio, holistic pelvic care, and many more. In addition to a rotation of local sexuality instructors such as M. Makael Newby and Annamarie Stockwell, She Bop also brings in speakers from other parts of the country. These have included author and director Tristan Taormino, legendary sexpert Susie Bright, G-spot pioneer Deborah Sundahl, and author and sex educator Ducky Doolittle.

 

See our events page for this month's classes and events, and visit our blog to browse previous classes!

 

After-hours Parties

 

She Bop offers after-hours parties for bachelorette, birthdays, or just a night out with some friends. We will give you and your group a tour of our products, talk about how they work and how to make them work for you! Have the shop all to yourselves for some music, wine and fun times.

 

After hours parties begin at 7:00 p.m. and end at 9:00 p.m. The cost is a minimum of $100 for up to 10 people and then $10 for each additional person over 10. This includes an introduction to our products and how to use them (a sex toys 101 so to speak), a complimentary glass of wine, and plenty of time to shop and ask questions!

 

Please call She Bop at 503.473.8018 or email us at info@sheboptheshop.com for more information or to set-up a party.

 

Instructional DVD Rentals

 

She Bop offers rentals of all of our instructional and educational DVDs. DVD rentals are $5 for 3 days and we allow a maximum of 2 DVD rentals at a time. In addition, a $40 deposit is required to set-up a rental account with She Bop. This deposit will be refunded to you in the form of store credit after you have rented from us on 4 separate dates.

 

Community Support

 

She Bop is dedicated to promoting and supporting organizations focusing on healthy and safe sexuality, women's rights and LGBTQ rights, as well as other organizations and non-profits. This support comes through coordinating fundraisers and events to benefit a variety of worthy causes. Throughout the year, She Bop runs 10% Tuesdays fundraisers to support local non-profits Bitch Media, Q Center, Portland Women's Crisis Line, TransActive, In Other Words, and Bradley Angle. She Bop has also donated sex toys and organic lubricant to Quest Center for Integrative Health, an organization that supports low income women living with HIV, for a class on healthy sexuality. In addition, She Bop hosted a workshop, with the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, for queer women focusing on safe sex. She Bop has also donated countless gift certificates to a variety of organizations for special events and fundraisers.