The Portland Psychedelic Society is a project of PEERS 501c3. PEERS is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the understanding and legitimization of modalities of consciousness. Peers hosts and participates in informational, educational, social, and advocacy events to facilitate an informed and conscious community.

Portland Psychedelic Society is a community of people who come together to foster evolutionary work on ourselves and help others integrate their experiences and foster their self-work. We emphasize creating an atmosphere of safety and mutual guidance and support, honor, trust, and integrity.

We are a gathering of spiritual seekers and curious intellectuals looking for physical, psychological, or emotional healing, or to offer help to those who do. Everyone has a role that gives meaning and relevance to the group as a whole.

Portland Psychedelic Society is an educational group, providing accurate and factual information on the spiritual and scientific aspects of entheogens and their use. We are an advocacy group, creating greater public awareness and less social stigma around the subject of entheogens.

Portland Psychedelic Society participates in and hosts events that support research, freedom to worship, and decriminalization efforts. Portland Psychedelic Society is a social outreach group to provide social support, within the expectations of our knowledge and training and within legally acceptable boundaries (i.e., we are not medical professionals and cannot give medical advice or treatment).

Portland Psychedelic Society is an informational, educational, social, and advocacy group. We are NOT the place to buy or sell drugs or ask where to obtain drugs.


The Portland Psychedelic Society (PPS) used to be called PEERS. PEERS is now a 501c3 to fund educational events to raise awareness about psychedelic science. PPS is one of many psychedelic societies worldwide that create community and raise awareness around psychedelic science.

In summer of 2014 a friend invited Helen Daring to the Psychedelic Shamanism Meetup group, run by Kara, in Vancouver, WA. She loved the group but was unable to attend due to schedule and distance.

In December of 2014 she started a similar group in Portland named for the excellent 2013 documentary Neurons to Nirvana. The group grew quickly, was renamed to PEERS, and received a custom logo from Janet.

During the 2017 MAPS Psychedelic Science 2017 conference in Oakland, PEERS joined the Global Psychedelic Network and is now the Portland Psychedelic Society (PPS). PEERS became a 501c3 to support education and awareness related to the psychedelic science renaissance.

 We continue to experiment with how to run meetings as attendance grows and welcome input and participation!

Portland Psychedelic Society would love your participation. We seek reliable, committed volunteers of all ages to help in various aspects of operations, including new ideas. Here are some areas where help is needed, please CONTACT us if you are interested in helping.