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The City of Portland, Oregon

Police Bureau

Sworn to protect. Dedicated to serve.

Phone: 503-823-0000

Non-Emergency: 503-823-3333

1111 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

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Introductory Self-Defense Classes





Registration opens Tuesday, February 14th at 9:00 am

Friendly House Community Center, 2617 NW Savier Street, 97210  

Saturdays, March 4th, 11th and 18th from 9:30-12:45


Registration opens Tuesday, March 7th at 9:00 am

Mt Tabor School, 5800 SE Ash, 97215 

Mondays, April 3rd, 10th and 17th from 5:30-8:45 PM

Participants: We welcome all people who identify as women as well as folks who are non-binary. Classes are open to ages 13 and above. Young women under 16 need to be accompanied by a participating adult.

  • Please fill out our online registration form on or after the registration date listed for each month.
  • Please plan to attend all three sessions at the location you select.
  • Please cancel your registration before the first session if you cannot attend all three sessions.