Portland is getting its first kinky coffee shop—and I'm not talking about coffee that's a little too hot.
The Moonfyre Cafe, on Foster Road near Powell Boulevard, will be the city's first dedicated spot for coffee enthusiasts, members of the kink, BDSM and sex-positive communities to meet, learn and have sex. The 18+ cafe—near an adult video store, lingerie modeling shop and multiple strip clubs including popular Devil's Point— has been in the works for the past three years. Moonfyre began fundraising in December on their Facebook page, and is set to open next month . The cafe will be in the same building as Catalyst, a sex-positive resource and event center.
Fyre says she kept waiting for negative feedback on the cafe, but says the support from the community has been incredible.
"You're almost taking Saturday Market and combining it with kinky people and polyamorous people and coffee fanatics! It kind of defines Portland," says Frye. "Portland has all these incredible facets, why don't we bring everyone together?"
Moonfyre will be divided into three sections—the coffee shop, educational space and a dungeon.
"Dungeon sounds overwhelming," she says. "We also call it the play space."
She describes the entrance to the coffee shop area as being big and lit brightly with floor-to-ceiling windows. They'll sell Nossa Familia coffee and Jasmine Pearl tea, and will offer discounts to sex workers.
The next section is an educational space that fits up to 50 people for workshops. Double doors lead guests into the third section, which consist of the play spaces.
"If you just wanted to come in the space and be social and not go down the rabbit hole, you don't have to," Fyre says. "That type of play and interaction is limited to the far back space."
That far back space will cost $5 a person to enter, to offset the cost of sex supplies that the cafe will provide, like lubricants and condoms—as well as the cost of sterilizing the play spaces.
One area of the play space will be set up to look like a vintage medical office, for nurse fantasies, needle play, and the like. A second will have "equipment." Yet another room will be used as an "aftercare" room designed like a Tibetan temple with a futon mattress and fresh linens, to allow people to decompress.
"Aftercare is a big part of this lifestyle," she says. "It's a chance to unwind and relax with your partner and talk about your experiences."
One of their first events will be a formal high tea party, a common kink fetish. Fyre says she even created handmake service trays, and the cafe will have an assortment of fine China.
She also says she's excited to train her staff to be able to assist customers if they get into a dangerous situation with someone they meet online.
"We're just people trying to explore our relationships and sexuality and it's important to us to serve our communities," she says.