Cannabis: Get Social!

Why Smoke Alone? 3 Cannabis-Fueled Social Events in Portland

From yoga to abstract painting, here's how to get out of the house.

By Rebecca Jacobson January 30, 2018 Published in the February 2018 issue of Portland Monthly

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Tokeativity co-owners Samantha Montanaro (center) and Lisa Snyder at a Tokeativity social in January

You could smoke by yourself. But maybe you—an engaged, ambitious member of society—want to be active. Social! Productive, even! Here’s how.*


Buddha Bud Yoga, every three weeks at North Portland’s Yoga Shala, pairs weed with warrior pose. Students light up—expect a vast array of pipes and bubblers—then practice an hour-long flow led by ace instructor Karli Janine Erickson. Enlightenment? Possibly. Snacks at the end? Absolutely.

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A little cannabis can awaken creativity—or at least silence your inner critic. Puff, Pass and Paint is like those wine-and-painting parties, with pot subbing for pinot. Rather glaze a pretty new pipe for yourself? Opt for offshoot Puff, Pass and Pottery, a collab with Stonedware’s Ariel Zimman. Upcoming workshops with Make & Mary include abstract painting, embroidery patch making, and even pyrography—the art of wood burning.

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Tokeativity co-owners Lisa Snyder and Samantha Montanaro


Sorry, fellas: this one’s just for the ladies. Tokeativity hosts panels and business workshops for women; at monthly socials, more than 100 women pile into a Northeast Portland house (sign up to get the address) for crafts, costumes, and (perhaps) belly dancing or a pop-up tattoo parlor. The attic lounge, strung with twinkly lights and strewn with pillows, is where you’ll make your new best friends.

*Because of The Law, these events are all BYOC—bring-your-own-cannabis.

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