The Swashbuckler’s Ball will be held on Saturday, January 21 2023 at The Milwaukie-Portland Elks Lodge #142, located at 13122 SE McLoughlin Blvd, Milwaukie, OR.
No, The Swashbuckler’s Ball is a 21 and over event. ID will be checked at the door.
The doors open at 5:30 PM for those who have purchased VIP tickets.
General entry opens at 7pm.
General Admission tickets are $50 each and will be available for purchase via cash/card at the front gate beginning at 7:00 PM. VIP tickets will not be available for purchase at the gate!
The Swashbuckler’s Ball will be at the sprawling Milwaukie-Portland Elks Lodge #142, one of the largest Lodges in the country! There will be plenty to see and do, so plan to explore all of the venue! Every attendee will have access to the entire venue, regardless of what level of ticket they purchased! You’ll even get a map to help you find each bar. Collect a custom stamp on your map from every bar in the venue and you’ll get a glorious prize!
The location of the evening’s main entertainment. The place to see and be seen! VIP tables are located here. The Quarterdeck features a large dance floor and two sponsor bars, Kells Brewery and Seven Sails Winery.
The Gun Deck
Located in the middle of the main venue floor (or “amidships”), this is where the VIP dinner (6:00 PM - 7:00 PM) will be served. This is also where The Market is located, a dazzling array of merchants from across the seven seas!
Merchants in The Market:
The Orc Belly
Time to place your bets! The Orcish Gamblers from the isle of Graemsay have won a great concession from the Lords of the Admiralty. Percy the Proprietor has taken ‘ownership’ of the Admiralty Lounge for the duration of the Swashbuckler’s Ball. Percy and the Orcs of the Belly stand ready to provide a night of high stakes, daring challenges and outrageous fortunes! Find your way to the room beyond the bar. When you see the Orc's Belly sign, you'll know you've arrived. Place your bets and may fortune find you on the sea of chance.
Featured games in the Orc Belly:
The famous SwashBall Raffle is located in the Orc Belly. Use your SwashBucks to gamble at the tables and redeem them for raffle tickets! Arden the Fiddler will be on hand to entertain the crowd with a jig or reel.
The Locker Roam Belowdecks far enough and you’ll enter into the mysterious fathoms of Davy Jones' Locker. Pirates who venture to this nautical speakeasy will find performances from Pirate Jenny and Biddy on the Bench. Enjoy pints from Heavy Metal Brewing and settle your bones in this underwater oasis - just don't end up as part of the scenery!
From the creative team behind the PDX Sanderson Sisters, venture Belowdecks and experience The Bayou. Immerse yourself in the sights, smells, and sounds of a pirate’s swamp hideout. Enjoy an ale from Plaid Skirt Brewing or perhaps a signature cocktail, served at two bars. Take in the sounds of The Pyrettes and catch the stage show from Feisty Felines Burlesque. We hope your black hearts love the newest addition to The Swashbucklers Ball!
The Powder Room
Beware! No open flames allowed! Do you dare to venture into the tiny black powder storage room, located in the bowels of the ship? If you can find it, you’ll be rewarded with a taste of some of the finest rums in the northwest. Our mates at Just Rum will be serving up tastings of their rums, with larger drams available for purchase!
The Swashbuckler’s Ball is following current state and county guidelines, meaning that policy could change if updates are made by local officials. At this time, indoor masking is strongly recommended, but not required. Vaccinations are likewise recommended and preferred, but not required. We’re relying on every member of the community to make the decision for themselves and hold themselves accountable. If you’re unwell, we strongly recommend staying home.
Yes! Our venue is fully accessible.
Blades and non-firing replica flintlocks are permissible. Your weapons will be peace-tied at the door. Drawing of a weapon is grounds for immediate expulsion from the event.
There is ample onsite parking! However, if you plan on reenacting the life of an 18th century pirate, during the Ball, we highly suggest you take the MAX light rail Orange line, call an Uber/Lyft/cab, or carpool with your crew to the event. There’s no excuse for drinking and driving!
The Tri-Met MAX light rail Orange line has a stop half a block away. TriMet’s Trip Planner gives you step-by-step travel directions from your location by bus, light rail, or streetcar.
Yes. We will have a staffed coat check upon entry. The cost is $1 per item.
Those holding VIP tickets will be treated to a sumptuous buffet catered by our chef between 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM. The menu features these glorious items:
Additional food will be provided by the Elks kitchen staff and will be available for purchase by all attendees beginning at 7:00 PM.
We haven’t forgotten the grog! There will be copious wine, beer, rum and specialty punches for sale. Non-alcoholic beverages are also available.
This year, beverages are being provided by:
VIP tickets come with tokens for two complimentary sponsored drinks. You’re only pretending to be a pirate: please drink and behave responsibly. Absolutely no outside or personal alcohol allowed in the venue. Consumption of personal alcohol at the event is grounds for immediate expulsion without a refund. Leave your flask at home!
There will once again be a raffle of glorious items donated by local merchants and sponsors. The raffle items will be available for viewing in The Orc Belly. The proceeds from this raffle will go to benefit the Elks Care & Share program. Care & Share provides families with turkeys and toys for children in our area during the holiday season. In 2022, Care & Share provided 400 turkeys and gave gift cards and toys to over 730 children ages newborn to 18 years old.
The Swashbuckler’s Ball is an event that values consent and respect among its guests. THERE IS HONOR AMONG THIEVES!