• Musings,  New products,  News

    Uberlube and the many uses for silicone lube

    If you’ve ever wondered just what kind of research and development goes into lube creation (and we sure did!), you’ll love this article in the Chicago Reader that details the story behind Überlube. We just added Überlube to our shelves, having been impressed with its light, effortless feel and high-quality glass bottle. Now that we know the whole story, we appreciate it even more! Here’s how Überlube came to be: Stephen Magnusen and Franz Zwergel were best friends since high school. After college, they lived together working various jobs: selling security products, modeling, producing hair shows. They were on the hunt for a business endeavor they could enter together, but no ideas were sticking…

  • Awards, nominations, and press,  Community,  News

    She Bop and staff in the news!

    We have some fun snippets of news to share with everyone! We’ve been mentioned on a couple websites recently, and our staff has been busy publishing some awesome (and informative!) articles that we think you should check out. At the end of December, a blogger named the Redhead Bedhead visited us and wrote a little something about her experience. We don’t allow photos to be taken inside the shop to protect customer privacy, but the Redhead Bedhead let us know she was coming and we arranged to have her visit one morning before we opened to snap a few shots and chat with us. Great fun! Read her post to see some…

  • New products,  News

    Announcing She Bop branded products!

    Take a look at these beauts! These are She Bop Massage Oil, She Bop Libido Tonic, and She Bop Bath Salts. Each is 100% organic, vegan friendly, and made right here in Portland, Oregon. We’ve had the idea for She Bop bath and sensual products in our heads for a while now, and The Herb Shoppe was just the place to help us turn our dream into a reality! For months, we’ve been busy sniffing, licking, rubbing, and testing various prototype products, and we’re so happy with how the finished products came out! She Bop Massage Oil comes in two different scents: Sensual Body and Lickable Love. Sensual Body is a clean and sexy mix of jasmine absolute, ylang…

  • Awards, nominations, and press,  News

    AVN Award nomination for “Best Boutique”!

    As the AVN Awards gears up to celebrate its 30th year, we were honored to see our name on the list of this year’s nominees. For the third year in a row, we were nominated for “Best Boutique”! Almost every shop in the Progressive Pleasure Club was nominated this year, including the amazing shops Early to Bed, Smitten Kitten, Self Serve Toys, Feelmore 510, Good For Her, Sugar, and The Tool Shed. Congrats to all! The 2013 AVN Award Show will take place on January 19th, 2013 at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

  • New products,  News

    New product round-up for September

    This month, Spareparts has done it again with their unbelievably cute Sasha underwear-style harness! It features their signature stretchy O-ring, and is decorated with sexy rouching over the butt. We also now have Spareparts’ Pete packing underwear in the trunks style, in case you prefer trunks over briefs or jock straps. Choices galore!   We’ve also added some gorgeous pieces from Incoqnito. Incoqnito’s specialty is creating provocative items that disguise themselves as innocuous jewelry. Check out their Droplet Necklace (secretly a pair of vibrating nipple stimulators!) and leather “bracelets” that morph into handcuffs. Incoqnito’s Leather Nipple Tassels don’t masquerade as anything else, but they are hot nipple adornments nonetheless! Two new books are on our bookshelf this month: Curvy Girls: Erotica for Women,…

  • New products,  News

    New product round-up for August

    We picked up three new dildos from Happy Valley this month: Wilde, Fuze Tango, and Jet. Wilde is based on the design of Harmony, but a bit longer and thicker. The Fuze Tango is just like the double-ended Tango, only it’s made of shiny black silicone. Jet is a semi-realistic dildo with balls that comes in either blue or purple. What do these toys have in common? They’re all great for harness and partner play! Our newest vibe is Zizo, a firm silicone G-spotter. Its sensual shape is smooth and comfortable, and its 12 vibration modes are both powerful and near-silent. For your butt, we have the new Aneros Helix Syn. Based on the design of the super-popular Aneros…

  • New products,  News

    New product round-up for July

    We are pleased to introduce the Pocket Toyfriends! These new additions to the Toyfriends line are cute, small, and inexpensive. We love that they come in such a nice array of colors — to match anyone’s preference and style.   Speaking of colors, it’s always exciting to see Fun Factory’s new releases because their colors are always so vibrant, and their shapes so interesting! Their latest toys are the Boosty, Sonic, and New Wave. Boosty is an adorable, bubbly butt plug just a step up in size from their popular Bootie plug, but with the same exceptionally comfortable base. The Sonic and New Wave are unique double-ended dildos that curve…

  • Awards, nominations, and press,  Community,  News

    She Bop voted #1 sex toy shop in the Mercury

    We were so ecstatic to learn that we were voted the #1 sex toy shop in Portland in the Portland Mercury‘s PDX Approved guide! The Mercury even published a really awesome write-up about us. Check it out: Among our other attributes, Portland people are overwhelmingly sex positive. So we expect a bit more when shopping for toys and paraphernalia designed to get our rocks off. Surely that’s why you voted She Bop as “Your Favorite Sex Toy Shop” — because not only do they carry all manner of erotic vibrating toys for the “she,” they also have plenty of fun in store for the “he” or the “in between”! She Bop’s founders and owners, Evy…

  • New products,  News

    New product round-up for June

    We are super excited about the release of Spareparts Hardwear’s Tomboi, a true game-changer for comfortable and versatile harnesses. The Tomboi performs valiantly however you use it — as underwear, for packing, for pack and play, and of course, for straight-up awesome sex. Its signature elastic O-ring can hold a variety of sizes of dildo, plus it has two internal pockets to hold mini vibes. The Tomboi also comes in a Modal/Spandex version. The Fenis, pictured here in a cute and colorful pile, is a cool new stand-to pee device that comes to us all the way from Nova Scotia, Canada. Made of 100% silicone, it is easily folded and…

  • News

    Find us at Pride 2012!

    The annual Pride festival is coming up on June 15th through 17th, and we will be involved all weekend! At our festive booth in Tom McCall Waterfront Park, we’ll be representing pStyle, so we’ll have tons of pStyles in every color for all your stand-to-pee needs — plus other queertastic items such as Rainbow Wristbands, Queer Magnetic Poetry, Pride Jock Straps, and more! Of course, you’ll find us marching in Sunday’s parade along with the Q Center, whom we’re sponsoring again this year! We’re also a sponsor of the Q Center’s Queer Heroes NW Art Show, a multi-media celebration of LGBTQ pioneers and leaders. The project can be viewed on the walls of the…