World’s First: Vegan Strip Club Opens in Portland, Oregon The Vagabondish Team February 15, 2008 Food + Booze, News 6 Comments Portland, Oregon has one of the largest concentrations of strip clubs in the US. And now the city has the distinction of having the world’s very first vegan strip club. Yes, you read that right. A Mr. Johnny Diablo has just launched the Casa Diablo, a strip joint that offers “meat on the pole, not on the plate.” Tactful. Diablo is a vegan of 23 years, and claims that most of his strippers have similar tree-hugging views. Besides the fact that his new joint will feature no meat on the menu, the dancers themselves are not allowed to wear fur, leather or snakeskin — in short, no sexy materials allowed. The business mantra here isn’t clear — it’s not as if a tree hugger needs incentives like a vegan menu and a no leather policy, to visit. And once inside, who’s really looking at the menu anyway? For now, the reaction has been mixed with hard core vegans pleased at the boost to their cause, but skittish about Diablo’s tactless comparison of females to meat. Feminists are of course, furious. And before we forget, the joint doesn’t allow smoking either. No meat, no leather, and no smoking — let’s hope the dancers are something to rave about. 6 Responses Vegan Strip Club, and other weekly links | Go Green Travel Green February 16, 2008 [...] vegan strip club opened in Portland, Ore according to Vagabonish and Treehugger. With the motto of “meat on the pole, not on the plate” the strip club [...] Reply Portland, Oregon has the Worldâ€™s First: Vegan Strip Club « IBarelyKnewHer.com May 31, 2008 [...] of strip clubs in the US. And now the city has the distinction of having the worldâ€™s very first vegan strip [...] Reply Meat is murder! Women are meat! « Rage Against the Man-chine July 23, 2008 [...] not to mention unbelievably unreflective, but if you want to see them, click here, here, here, and here.) Portland, supposedly a bastion of lesbianism, left-wing sentiment, and several other things that [...] Reply Kevin January 17, 2009 When on the east coast of the US, visit Smiles 2, NJ’s best in Go-Go. While our menu is not exclusively vegan, our girls are exclusively hot. Smiles has been voted “Best Go-Go” 16 years in a row. Tell us you saw us here for a complementary gift. Reply Dirt Blanket « DeeGeesB&B June 17, 2009 [...] Milwaukie, to new dirt that makes Portland the best city to set records for visiting as many strip clubs as possible in one [...] Reply Claire November 19, 2012 It’s not a terrible idea to have a vegan strip club. I mean, if you’re going to have one, might as well make it not harmful for animals. I believe that women who want to strip absolutely should. Some women love stripping and are making incredible amounts of money doing what they enjoy. How many of us can say that about our jobs? Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Let\'s Make Sure You\'re Human ... *Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA. + 5 = eleven Comment Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.