sweet science boxing gym  / 2015b n kilpatrick st  / pdx 97217  / 503.380.2192  /  gm@sweetscienceboxing.org 

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Boxing Classes in Portland

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Welcome! Thanks for choosing Sweet Science Boxing. Please take a moment to review these guidelines about the gym and the boxing program. 


  • As a community of Boxers, we want you to feel comfortable as a first time boxer - everyone has to start somewhere. We take pride in teaching real boxing techniques to all levels with a focus on fitness. Learn a new skill and have Fun!  
  • Be smart about the location of the gym relative to your home/work in relation to your fitness needs  - our gym is a long commute from some locations and you won't realistically attend regularly
    • Consistent training of at least 2 days per week leads to improvement in this sport
  • Boxing is a very specific skill set, so Boxing Basics is required for all first-time boxers - class descriptions and calendar: classes&calendar 
  • ​Boxing takes a bit of commitment to see results....be ready and willing to spend time learning the skill 
  • Experienced Boxers can skip Boxing Basics; but please follow our easy registration process and I will get back to you with recommendations for your first class. Sorry, no walk-ins.  Everyone must register in advance.
  • Boxing Basics and Boxing Skills require advance registration for each class - Boxing Workout is drop in with paid dues for current members
  • Boxing Workout: Class capacity is 25 students / Conditioning, Strength & Stretch: Limited to 10 / Go to Classes&Calendar for more info 
  • Instructors subject to change without notice - Calendar updated in real time
  • All classes start on time! Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to secure a spot in class and be ready to participate; late arrivals discouraged and may not be admitted if class is full; late arrivals make us sad.....
  • We have Gloves and Mitts for use during class. Hand Wraps (essential gear) and a small selection of Gloves are available for purchase in the pro-shop. If you already have boxing gear, bring it along  
  • Classes are for Adults (18+). We do not offer a youth boxing program. There are several gyms in the greater Portland vicinity with kid's  programs (email for suggestions if you have a youth or teen interested in the sport)
  • We have membership options to suit many levels of participation. See the prices page for details and online payments
  • Wear appropriate workout clothes and sneakers, bring a water bottle, towel, etc. 
  • The facility has separate guys and girls locker rooms and one shower in the girls locker room (unisex use)
  • Optional sparring program available (just ask). We host semi-annual exhibition matches for our internal team, with spectators welcome
  • We DO NOT coach for amateur competition and are not affiliated with any sanctioned boxing organizations. No MMA, Kickboxing or other martial arts are practiced here
  • Private Lessons (one/one or groups) and Workshops for any level of training. Limited availability by appointment only
    • Due to our class times and trainer personal schedules, private lessons can be scheduled on weekdays before 4pm and weekend mornings and late afternoons (some times may already be taken) 
    • please send email before completing registration for options
    • your best option is to take a class first, then consult with the trainer(s) regarding scheduling a private lesson

Helpful Tips

  • Sweet Science Boxing is located in North Portland, and while convenient to many parts of Portland, may be hard to get to from outlying areas - consider this before registering
  • ​On street parking only - some days there are events that make parking a challenge
  • Observe time limit signs
  • Best option is near Kenton Park
  • Be courteous of neighbors and other businesses
  • Allow yourself extra time during peak hours - afternoon, nights, weekends
  • Do not use the Kenton Club, Post Office or Hive Parking lots
  • Sweet Science Boxing is on the 2nd floor via Kilpatrick Street of the grey corner building
  • From the corner of Denver & Kilpatrick, look above the Triple Crown Market (sign on corner of building)
  • Entrance is on the west side of Kilpatrick St - look for red awning (Choi's), sidewalk sign & glass door - see photo left
  • Come up the 23 stairs, turn right and you'll be at Sweet Science Boxing
  • Bike parking is plentiful
  • Trimet options
    • bus #4 stop -  Denver & Kilpatrick 
    • bus #75 stop - Denver & Lombard
    • Max Yellow line Kenton stop - Interstate & Denver


Driving Here

  • From the North:  I-5 South to the Interstate exit. Right on Denver (Paul Bunyon statue). 3rd street on the Right is Kilpatrick
  • From the South: I-5 North to Lombard West exit. Right on Denver. Left at first stop sign to Kilpatrick
  • From the East:  via Columbia Blvd: Left on Argyle. Right on Interstate. Right on Denver (Paul Bunyon statue). 3rd street on the Right is Kilpatrick OR via Lombard St: Right on Denver. Left at first stop sign to Kilpatrick
  • ​​From the West: via Columbia Blvd: Right on Argyle. Right on Interstate. Right on Denver (Paul Bunyon statue). 3rd street on the Right is Kilpatrick ​OR via Lombard St. Left on Denver. Left at first stop sign to Kilpatrick   

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