What we're about

Polyrhythm Portland is a member-led organization dedicated to creating more love in our lives by exploring and practicing authentic relationships, conscious monogamy (monogamish, mono / poly relationships, etc.), compassionate communication, and multiple loving relationships (polyamory, ethical non-monogamy, relationship anarchy, etc.).

We share stories and unconventional wisdom about love and relationships, offer resources for creating happier, healthier lives, and create programs and events that are a heartbeat of the larger Portland polyamory, LGBT+ and sex-positive communities. Many of our members are in and around Portland, Oregon, though you do not need to be in Portland in order to be a member.

We emphatically protect the privacy of our members. Not everyone is out and open as queer, polyamorous, open, or ethically non-monogamous (or any combination of the above) in their personal or professional lives, and we go to great lengths to respect our members’ right to privacy.

Your posts, comments, event RSVPs, etc., are invisible to everyone in our private Meetup group, “secret” Facebook group, and private Patreon community except to other members who are also in the same Facebook, Meetup, or Patreon group that you are.

• Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Polyrhythm
• Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/PolyrhythmPDX
• Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/Polyrhythm
• Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/PolyrhythmPDX

Membership is free, and some events have a requested donation (usually $5) to covers costs for things like name tags and our Meetup account. We also invite you to become a patron on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/PolyrhythmPDX

🎶 New to the group? Post a comment with something about yourself and your story you’d like other members to know! On Facebook, go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/polyrhythm/permalink/1386527708100643/ or start a new discussion on Meetup at https://www.meetup.com/Polyrhythm/discussions/

🎶 Once you've introduced yourself, you're welcome to invite others to our community. Only invite people who you actually know, trust, and can vouch for! If someone is removed or asked to leave, the person who invited them may be asked to leave, as well. Membership requests from pages (which can be used by multiple people) will not be accepted

🎶 This is intended to be as safe a space as possible, and it's not a dating group. Let's keep posts and comments platonic. Do not send Facebook friend requests to members without asking them first. Posts about sex and relationships are welcome, but think before you post. We are sex-positive — not sex-focused

🎶 Everyone is expected to be respectful and considerate of others, including their ethnicity, sex, gender expression, sexual orientation, relationship type, socioeconomic background, religion, political affiliation, nationality, body type, age, size, and ability

🎶 Any physical abuse, verbal abuse, or any other form of harassment or bullying is simply not tolerated. Anyone who's unable to meet these expectations will be removed from the group. If you have reason to believe a member is in violation of this policy, talk with any of the admins.

🎶 We are a confidentiality- and consent-centered community. Don't talk about others unless you have explicit consent from them to do so. Ask before touching (even with hugs!) at our events

🎶 Posts are only lightly moderated because you are all adults, and we trust you. Keep in mind all the admins are volunteers who have limited time

🎶 If your post contains content that may potentially trigger someone (e.g. rape, abuse, violence, etc.), state a clear trigger warning at the beginning of your post

🎶 Don't delete your posts or comments if at all possible. Removing posts or comments makes following along more difficult and deletes any replies there may have been (which does a disservice to the labor of everyone who contributed). If an admin or moderator removes your post or comment, we pledge to inform and help you with our guidelines

🎶 If you have an issue with another member of the group, work it out directly with them in private or reach out to an admin. Our Facebook group is a place for positivity and community and not personal attacks

🎶 Sharing links to other events relevant to our interests is encouraged! Only an admin may create events unless permission is given in advance. To invite group members to an event, share the link to that event in a new post

🎶 Members are not permitted to “block” admins. While blocking other Meetup or Facebook users is often necessary for creating healthy boundaries, everyone must must be able to see and optionally respond to one other's posts and comments in order for our community to have positive, meaningful conversations

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