Saturday night is your last chance for a good ol' gangbang in downtown Portland!

Six years and one day after the doors opened at Ron Jeremy's Club Sesso, owner Paul Smith says the swingers' club will host its last event on Saturday, June 20.

Club Sesso opened June 19, 2009, and has since been featured in the Mercury several times, including this interview with Jeremy (who served as the club's figurehead *snicker*), this piece on feeding the club's ravenous clientele (all-night orgies require sustenance!), and this story by former Merc reporter Alison Hallett about attending a wet T-shirt contest as part of our "Worst. Night. Ever." series.

Earlier this year, Portland Assistant Fire Marshal Doug Jones was reprimanded by the fire chief for tipping off Sesso's manager that no fire inspectors would be on duty the night of a planned anniversary party there. The city conducted an investigation into accusations Jones gave preferential treatment to the club.

"Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond our control, and the continual and substantial non­litigation legal fees during the past year, and our inability to reach reasonable agreements with the various government agencies involved, Club Sesso is no longer able to stay in business," Smith writes in a public statement. "Saturday June 20th will be our last event... Six ­years and one ­day after we opened."

In his message to members, Smith says his legal fees have reached approximately $100,000.

The good news: door fees tonight and Saturday are half price. The bad news: you must already be a member (it's a members-only club; so many euphemisms, here) to visit for the club's last hurrah.

The other good news is that Smith says he and his attorneys are "evaluating all options in reopening" the club.

One of the club's attorneys, Ted Brindle, says the problems that led to the closure began last year. Willamette Week reported on an investigation into Fire Marshal Doug Smith over apparent favoritism shown to Sesso management in August.

"It's been getting more and more difficult to deal with some of the problems that snowballed starting about a year ago," Brindle tells the Mercury. "There was always some thought that this ultimately might happen."

Here's the entire text of Smith's email:

Dear Club Sesso Members, Exactly six-years ago today, June 19, 2009, we opened the doors to our dream, Ron Jeremy's Club Sesso...a high-energy swingers-nightclub. Club Sesso earned the privilege of becoming one of Portland's most recognized brands...even without our name on the outside of the building, people always knew about 'that club...club sesso', true testimony to the value of our brand and the amazing commitment by our staff to make sure our guests had fun...in fact we guaranteed guests would have fun or their next visit was on-us at no-charge. In the past year we became entangled in a matter with the City of Portland, the Portland Fire Bureau and the Oregon Liquor Control Commission. Our attorney's worked diligently and in good faith to fairly address these matters and to attempt to gain cooperation in correcting errors made by City employee's that led to further compounding misinformation and miscommunication. Unfortunately due to circumstances beyond our control and the continual non-litigation legal fees, of approximately $100,000 during the past year, and our inability to reach reasonable agreements with the various government agencies involved, Club Sesso is no longer able to stay in business. Saturday June 20th will be our last event...six-years and one-day after we opened. (only current/former members will be allowed Fri/Sat) (door fees will be half-price Fri/Sat) While there will be many questions, I ask your understanding in that I am very limited in what information I may discuss. We are evaluating all options in re-opening Club Sesso. As you can imagine there are issues that must be resolved and we continue to be dedicated in resolving all matters in a fair, ethical, and equitable manner. Thank You for Making Club Sesso Amazing...we hope to see you again soon. One last thing...there are few things in life more disrupting and stressful than losing your livelihood. Club Sesso's employees are truly the most amazing, dedicated, and kindhearted group of people I have had the honor to have employed. If you have any employment openings or know anyone who is looking for an awesome employee please send me an email so we can pass along the information to those folks so they may apply. Sincerely Paul Smith & The People Who Really Matter; the AMAZING SESSO STAFF