Portland, Oregon, has one of the most happening pub trivia scenes on the west coast. On any given night you can find dozens of different hot spots to try test your knowledge of everything from classic cartoons to Patrick Swayze films. And don’t worry about the cost. With a promo code for Expedia.com, travel to Portland has never been more budget-friendly (more cash for trivia nights!). This is a guide for a few of the best highlights from the Portland trivia scene.
First, on Sunday nights at Brix Tavern in the Pearl District downtown, there is a great game hosted by Synth Bio trivia. Combining art, music and, of course, trivia this one is a blast to play. It comes in three rounds including a classic style current events round, an audio round where you guess what the audio clip playing came from (this might be anything from Aerosmith songs to Supreme Court justice interviews) and a “Winner’s Choice” round in which the winner from the previous week picks the topic. In recent weeks there have been topics as diverse as “Famous beards of the 1800’s” and “Spice Girls.” On top of the great trivia, Brix has some of the best tasting happy hour food in town. A trip to Brix for trivia wouldn’t be complete without a bowl of their amazing tomato basil soup. slimfast coupons
Throughout the week you can find a trivia game show happening at the FunHouse Lounge in Southeast Portland. This is a great blend of trivia and comedy, which is appropriate since the FunHouse is a comedy theater started by two local comedians. This trivia starts out of a standard 30 question round with topics ranging from religion to Samuel L. Jackson movie quotes. After that comes the Match Game round, where one member from each team is selected for a panel and the teams must guess how they are going to answer certain questions. This isn’t easy of course, since the questions are things such as “Rex’s manhood is so big that it has it’s own…” At the end of the night they have a final jeopardy round where teams can bet their points on one last question to try to make it to the top. Throughout the night they give away a strange variety of prizes, such as “Larry The Cable Guy Beer Batter,” socks, and copies of Kelly Clarkson movies. While the food here isn’t as good as Brix by any means, the beer selection is not half bad. This is by far the most unique trivia spot in town and cannot be recommended enough.