2034 N Kilpatrick St., 503-388-1140, pole-palace.com. By appointment only.

Pole Palace, which opened about five years ago, is the result of almost 15 years' worth of dancing and learning from owner Melissa Hein, who's trained in a wide range of dance disciplines. This is an inclusive space for beginning and intermediate pole dancers, offering first-timer classes and intensive and focused courses for more advanced hoofers.