Fantasy for Adults Only strives to serve as Portland’s premier adult retail destination and offer the latest in adult trends. Dedicated to providing an accepting, safe, fun environment for people of all genders, sexualities, and budgets, we embrace diversity, in our stores and in the community. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff help customers find what’s right for them. Our unofficial slogan “Everyone has a fantasy. What’s yours?” invites everyone to explore their desires and fantasies, without fear of judgment.
Fantasy boasts one of the best selections of adult toys, games, novelties, bondage and fetish gear, lubricants, and sexual wellness products in the Pacific Northwest. We also carry a uniquely curated selection of hosiery, dancer wear, lingerie, and accessories for all shapes and sizes. But most importantly, we have the privilege to help people explore and improve one the most important aspects of their lives. The highlight of our day is helping someone gain or restore confidence in themselves and in their relationships, whether by providing the perfect toy, accessory, outfit, or simply a helpful bit of advice.
In 1985, Tracy Blakeslee opened the first Fantasy stores (then known as Fantasy Adult Video) in Missoula, Montana. After relocating to Oregon, Mr. Blakeslee opened the first Portland store in 1989, and established a central office and warehouse to support what has become one of Portland’s iconic small local business chains. Although known for its Portland stores, Fantasy’s small warehouse in the Hollywood District continues to support the two original locations in Mr. Blakeslee’s hometown of Missoula.
As an advocate for civil rights and sexual liberty, Blakeslee opened Fantasy stores with the belief in everyone’s right to enjoy and explore their sexual desires. Fantasy owes much of its initial success to the boom of adult video rentals and sales, first with the advent of VHS in the 1980s, then DVDs in the 1990s. Fantasy’s adult video arcades also offered customers a safe place to watch adult videos and to meet others amidst a relatively conservative social landscape. As the adult retail industry evolved, so did Fantasy. We’ve continuously updated our toy selection, offering the latest and most innovative in adult toy technologies alongside old favorites. In 2006, we expanded our apparel selection to provide a more inviting environment to those new to adult stores. When the internet began to reshape the availability of adult video—and as lingerie and sex toys became more acceptable to the mainstream market—Fantasy was prepared to transition from “old school” video stores to adult retail boutiques.
Our stores have grown and changed to meet the needs of our customers. In 2011, we removed the video arcade from our Clackamas store to create a more open, inviting showroom for toys and apparel. Our Downtown store also changed locations—leaving video arcades and rentals behind—and now features over 5000 square feet dedicated to adult toys and the best selection of adult fashion and accessories in Portland. Meanwhile, we continue to update the video arcades in our original Hollywood, Tigard, and Beaverton locations, which serve as a safe haven for arcade customers and video aficionados.
As we aspire to provide the most comfortable, diverse, and inclusive adult retail environment in Portland, we’ll continue to update our stores and product selection. While we keep a beat on the latest trends, we know that the key to our evolution is you, our customer! Visit our stores, talk to us, let us know what you think and how we can continue to be the best adult store in town.