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
Friday & Saturday 11-8
Our 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
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, as long as you are over 18, you are welcome in our store! For those under 18, we highly recommend checking out Scarleteen.
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 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 specific 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, brick-and-mortar store, you'll find owners Evy and Jeneen working in the shops along with their employees: A.J., Wyatt, Epiphora, Sid, Gretchen, Nicolette, Rosie, Courtney, and Melinda.
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.
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 one of our fabulous in-house sex educators. 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. Some of AJ's classes include Beyond Monogamy, Anal Sex 101, BJs with AJ: A Fellatio Workshop, and Bon Appetit: The Fine Art of Cunnilingus. She has also spoken on panels about sex and sexuality and taught workshops at colleges and universities all over the country. When she's not teaching, you can find AJ producing and emceeing Whoopee! A Sex-Positive Variety Show, hosting the podcast Sex on the Brain with Amory Jane, or telling stories on stage with The Mystery Box Show.
Wyatt is one of our managers and assistant buyer. 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 was a founder and has served on the board for SPEEC (Portland's 501(c)3 Sex-Positive Education and Event Center), and he is the co-creator and organizer for queer sex & BDSM play party Dirty Playground. 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. In his spare time he likes to take naps, eat snacks, travel, and get his introvert on.
Epiphora, 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 great joys include blogging, web design, cats, singing, and bad reality TV shows.
Sid is a queer, trans, pervert intellectual. He is one of She Bop's resident sex educators and a certified sex coach with a B.A. in Psychology. When not working at She Bop, Sid sings in the car, drinks whiskey in dive bars, plays in the local PDX band The I's, and spends time with his adorably awesome kid. He is committed to educating himself and others on feminism, and helping to rid the world of shame based in patriarchal, transphobic and sexist ideals.
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.
Nicolette is one of She Bop's managers and has a history in sexual and reproductive rights. She got her degree in Feminist Studies, interned with Planned Parenthood Los Angeles, and is a trained advocate from Safe Place Olympia. She can sometimes be found leafing through vintage erotica at indie bookstores, but she also loves sex toys — especially if they come in black. As the gothest person at She Bop, she enjoys horror movies and all things creepy. When not working she is usually watching Buffy The Vampire Slayer in her bat cave.
Rosie has a degree in Gender & Sexuality from Portland State University, as well as a wealth of experience in sexuality education and customer service. As a lifelong crafter, avid knitter, and budding sex toy designer, Rosie is passionate about the rapidly developing world of sex toys and DIY sexuality. When not working at She Bop, Rosie can be found planning their next craft project, watching a horror film, or getting their groove on at a queer dance party. Rosie dreams of someday creating handcrafted, gender neutral, body-positive sex toys for all.
Courtney is a queer femme gemini with a background in sex education and customer service. As an educator, she has taught interactive workshops on everything from consent to sex taboos at venues such as A-Camp and Illage Summer Camp, and her writings on sex and sexuality have been published on Autostraddle. She can also be found occasionally co-hosting on the podcast Sex on the Brain, acting as the "stunt cock" for She Bop's fellatio classes, and performing seasonally with the Portland Sugarplum elves. In her free time, she is usually crafting, dancing it out at the nearest queer dance party, or reading an old journal.
Melinda has a wide range of education history, from coaching Quidditch to teaching elementary level education. Aside from teaching in schools, she's interned with Planned Parenthood's Teen Council program, where her passion for teaching sex education inspired her down a new path. When not working the She Bop floor, she spends most of her time singing, studying for Harry Potter Trivia, and rewatching X-files episodes to study Dana Scully's aesthetic. On more daring days, she can be found dabbling at her Zombie novel in cafes.
Classes and Workshops
In addition to providing education to customers in the shop, She Bop offers monthly sexuality-related classes and workshops arranged by our Education Coordinator AJ. Previous class topics have included the G-spot, anal play, non-monogamy, communication, cunnilingus, BDSM, burlesque, rough sex, fellatio, rope bondage, and many more. In addition to in-house educators AJ, Sid Need, and Gretchen, we enlist local sexuality instructors such as M. Makael Newby, Annamarie Stockwell, Madison Moone, and Stella Harris. She Bop also brings in speakers from other parts of the country. These have included author and director Tristan Taormino, queer porn icon Jiz Lee, podcasting sexpert Sex Nerd Sandra, and author and sex educator Ducky Doolittle.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to set-up a party. We require a $50 non-refundable deposit to reserve your date.
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.
Before / After-Hours Binder Fittings for Youth Under 18 Years of Age
Although our shop is 18+ during regular business hours, we are able to accommodate before/after-hours binder fittings for youth with a prearranged appointment, as long as they are accompanied by a parent or guardian. Please send us an email at email@example.com or fill out our contact form to request an appointment. Let us know which dates and times you are available and specify your She Bop location preference (N. Beech St or SE Division St) and we will check staff availability to schedule the visit. A parent or guardian will be required to sign a consent form upon arrival.
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, Call to Safety, TransActive, In Other Words, and Bradley Angle. Our staff regularly teach off-site sex education workshops to college students, LGBTQ youth, and local support groups. Additionally, She Bop sponsors sexy storytelling event Mystery Box Show, roller derby league Rose City Rollers, indie porn film festival HUMP!, and the always stunning shows of Rue Royale Burlesque. She Bop has also donated countless gift certificates and sex toys to a variety of organizations for special events and fundraisers.