Portlanders: Spend an Evening Talking Toys With Darklady

PORTLAND, Ore.—Spend a warm spring evening with Darklady, an Oregon-based event producer, author and all around adult industry fixture, on Thursday, May 16 at the newly owned and managed Shady Lady Tavern in Portland, beginning at 8 p.m. local time.

Billed by the tavern as “a well presented and eloquent speech on sexuality with a focused introduction to toys,” the goal of the evening is relaxation, laughter and a better working knowledge of what’s available in the magical land of pleasure devices.

“What could be more natural than me talking about sex at a tavern called The Shady Lady?” Darklady asked. “I’ve talked about sex toys in front of a national MENSA audience, so I’m hoping that a room full of people sampling 4 Spirits Distillery whiskey will be even more fun.”

In addition to basic information about the difference between a dildo and a vibrator, Darklady intends to show off examples of both in a number of permutations and a wide range of materials.

“I’m not leaving the boys out, either,” Darklady promised. “I’m going to have giveaway samples from Big Teaze Toys for them, as well as the ladies. I know from experience that those will help relax a room better than a stiff drink, but don’t tell the bartender.”

The Shady Lady Tavern is located at 4579 NE Cully Blvd. in Portland.