Assemble your team for the best free trivia nights
It can be hard to find a free event to enjoy with a group of friends. Portland trivia nights are one exception to the many pricey friends night out happenings around the city. The Portland metro area is booming with free trivia nights. Beaverton, Hillsboro, Oregon City, and Lake Oswego are a few of the neighboring cities that host free trivia nights at local bars and restaurants. Some are even family friendly and allow you to bring your dog.
What may be the best part of free trivia nights are the prizes your team can win, such as gift cards to the bar or restaurant where you play.
Just like most event locations there are always some that stand out as the best. There are six standout Portland trivia companies that make all of this possible: ShanRock’s Triviology, Geeks Who Drink, Last Call Trivia, Quizzy, Rain Brain Trivia and Bridgetown Trivia. Below highlights one of the top locations of each company. Here are six of the best places to play trivia in and around Portland.
ShanRock’s Triviology at the Cruzroom
Street tacos and trivia, anyone? Old church pews, plastic dinosaurs, and house infused liquors make this bar unlike any other Portland dive bar. Cruise over to the Cruzroom on Tuesday at 7 p.m. for free trivia night. While you’re at it, get a taco for $3.50 and a beer, prices starting at $2.50.
Geeks Who Drink at McMenamins Mission Theater
Trivia in a historic theater. Could it get any better than that? The Mission Theater has been around since the 1890s and offers all the whimsical charm McMenamins has to offer. Head to the theater for free trivia at 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Get a beer for $2 and test your knowledge.
Last Call Trivia at Happy Valley Station
If you haven’t been to the food carts at Happy Valley Station, you are missing out. This open air cart pod offers fun picnic style seating and a variety of food ranging from chicken wings to Lao street food. Make the trip to the pod on Wednesday at 6 p.m. Fuel your trivia night with mac and cheese bites from Bardo’s Grill for $3 .
Quizzy at Mock Crest Tavern
If you like a classic bar scene, you’ll love Mock Crest Tavern. Visit on Sunday nights at 7 p.m. for trivia. Have you ever tried a pudding shot? Me either. Try one for $1.50 at the Tavern and tell me what you think.
Rain Brain Trivia at Chill N Fill
This growler shop features 30 rotating taps of beer, wine, cider and kombucha. Visit Chill N Fill on Monday at 7 p.m. for free trivia. Do a taste test of some beers on tap or grab a drink from the cooler.
Bridgetown Trivia at Schilling Hard Cider
Bring your dog to trivia. Schilling Hard Cider hosts trivia night every Tuesday at 7 p.m. The cider house is located at the new Goat Blocks on 10th and Belmont. Try a signature Schilling cider or another type on tap.
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