Win Tickets ($100): The 11th Swashbuckler’s Ball @ Milwaukie Elks Lodge | Portland’s Pirate Prom, Live Music w/ Abney Park, Chervona, Coming Up Threes & More!

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Swashbuckler’s Ball @ Milwaukie Elks Lodge on January 21. To win, comment below on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed January 16.


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The 11th Swashbuckler’s Ball
January 21, 2023
7PM-Midnight | $50 | 21+
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Milwaukie-Portland Elks Lodge #142
13121 SE McLoughlin Blvd, Milwaukie, OR

Celebrate the triumphant return of Portland’s Pirate Prom!

Hold fast and make ready, the Swashbuckler’s Ball returns for a glorious 11th year! Join the crew for Portland’s Pirate Prom on Saturday, January 21st, 2023 as we return to the Milwaukie Portland Elk’s Lodge. A grand night out for pirates, buccaneers, and nautical miscreants of all stripes. Dance the night away while enjoying some of the greatest music, grub, and grog this side of Tortuga!

Featuring live entertainment from:

Music from a time that never was, but may still come to pass. Seattle’s airship pirates return to the Swashbuckler’s Ball for the first time since 2013!

Chervona returns to SwashBall for their 9th year! Experience the ultimate International Folk and dance party machine out of Portland! Combining the energy and passion of Eastern European pop, American jazz, punk, and disco with Romani folk music, Chervona brings to the game a fiery new and compelling sound.

Celtic-inspired, pint-raising music. CU3 is legendary for their energy and bravado. This will be the 7th time the band has played on the SwashBall stage!

Portland’s original pirate rockers return with a vengeance! Pirate Jenny has been sailing Portland’s five quadrants for at least two decades, in one form or another. Polish your hook and have your sack of limes ready, Pirate Jenny will be taking the Quarterdeck Stage by force!

Portland’s own bringing high-energy Irish rebel songs & shanties, lively session tunes, and mournful gaelic ballads.

A SwashBall favorite, Bergamot returns with a troupe of performers and their signature sultry nautical burlesque show.

Music to plunder by! This hot Portland-based band re-invents the classic sea shanty with twists of genre and brilliant harmonies, capturing Blues, Celtic, Nordic, Latin, Calypso, Country, and even a few forced men!

The Feisty Felines are a group of beautifully dressed playful pirate cat girls. Look for their SwashBall debut on stage in The Bayou.


  • MORE BARS! The Locker returns and you might even find yourself stumbling into the Powder Room or through the swampy confines of The Bayou. Can you find them all? Don’t worry, we’ll give you a map!
  • MORE STAGES! Dance the night away at the Quarterdeck Stage, hoist your tankard in The Locker, sip a sultry pint in The Bayou.
  • MORE GROG! Custom cocktails themed especially for the evening and presented by Cruzan Rum and BG Reynolds. Piratical pints will be poured by our friends at Kells Brewing.
  • MORE VENDORS! An expanded row of piratical merchants!
  • MORE PHOTOS! A larger area for our fabulous photo booth!




  1. Paula S on January 5, 2023 at 2:59 pm

    I’d love to win and take my guy to get our Pirate booty on!! Yay!! Yo-ho yo-ho a oirates life for me. :)p

  2. Katelyn Hays on January 5, 2023 at 6:43 pm

    I’d love to be considered!

  3. Steve Russell on January 5, 2023 at 7:26 pm

    My nickname is Pirate Steve
    This would be perfect for me.

  4. Austin Walker on January 5, 2023 at 9:15 pm

    I do love pirates!

  5. Carol Trekas on January 5, 2023 at 10:17 pm

    Want to go to this 11th ball please.

  6. Darper on January 6, 2023 at 1:28 pm

    i want to go so i can get cross tilted and slap five with my wife over and over

  7. DawnF on January 6, 2023 at 5:03 pm

    Yarrr!! Me Hearties!!!

  8. Amber on January 7, 2023 at 11:32 pm

    Ahoy matey,
    I’d walk the plank and shiver-me-Timbers to anchor ashore on this bounty of music and dancing.
    If you’re looking for a buccaneer who would treasure two free tickets for themselves and their first mate- X marks the spot!

  9. Joe A on January 8, 2023 at 2:07 am

    Never been to it before but would love to now 🙂

  10. Patric on January 8, 2023 at 7:43 am

    I’d swash my buckel at this joint.

  11. Carolyn on January 8, 2023 at 4:09 pm

    Yaaaharrrggh it be too long these bellies have ached for the taste of grog! Our legs be weary, and must be shimmied and shaked!
    Yahargh… and alas, me husband would be most pleased 😉

  12. Margaret on January 10, 2023 at 12:44 pm

    I’d LOVE to experience this one of a kind event!

  13. Renee LaChance on January 10, 2023 at 3:29 pm

    Aargh. It’s a pirate’s life for me. I would love to experience this magical event first hand, and I have the costume and attitude for it. Shiver me timbers, matey, make it so.

  14. Shay on January 11, 2023 at 3:02 pm

    This would be a great gift for my friends birthday. She can definitely dress to impress.

  15. Carol Trekas on January 11, 2023 at 10:12 pm

    Haven’t been to a elks lodge in years would love to go.

  16. Kat on January 12, 2023 at 9:47 pm

    I love all things pirate!

  17. jess on January 16, 2023 at 10:53 pm

    Uh how is this the first time I’ve heard of this?? Would love to go!

  18. Russ on October 10, 2023 at 5:51 pm

    This sounds like an awesome night! We just bought new pirate costumes for Halloween, so this would be a perfect opportunity for re-use!

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