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Portland Trivia Night

Portland Trivia Night Guide.   Woo hoo, it's pub quiz night! Portland features two qualities that make it perfect for trivia night: 1) we have long, dark, wet winters, and 2) Portland is one of the best microbrew capitals of the world.  What could be more fun than spending a rainy night at your favorite local Portland bar trivia night while tossing back a cold one and laughing with your friends?   Of course it's true that alcohol and sharp brain power don't mix, so non-drinkers are welcome, too.  In fact, they may be the only people on your team who actually do well answering the questions!

Because it's within easy walking distance for me, I personally enjoy Billy Ray's Dive bar in NE Portland on Quizzy night with Roy Smallwood--it's a hilarious, fun, and relaxing way to spend a couple hours, plus you get to test your brain and memory, and win some cool Portland trivia prizes.  We took the prize at Quizzy one night for a $20 bar tab prize--of course it was a night when the local "Jeopardy" nerds didn't show up to play, but oh well-- I'll take my wins where I can get 'em.  

Get a group of friends together, come up with a funny name for your team, and see how well you do answering the trivia questions.  It's actually quite difficult to come up with answers for everything because the questions are totally random and range in topics all over the map.  So, if you don't know much about American history, sports, or politics, that's ok...because perhaps you'll find you do have a deep knowledge about 1980s hair bands, and that might be one of the topics of the night.  Honestly, I am really horrible at trivia games,  but I still have a great time.  The Pub Quiz nights all seem to have a little different style and flair, depending on who is hosting them.  Some are easier, some are more difficult, but all are share one thing in common: they are great Portland fun!

If you're looking for the local trivia nights, we've got your list of Portland Pub Quizzes listed below.  If we missed any, or date/locations/times have changed, please contact us to let us know so we can get it added or updated here on the Portland trivia page.  Or, if you host a Portland Trivia Night, you can just add it to the Portland Events Calendar yourself, or post it to our Portland Trivia Night group and get the word out quick.  Because these schedules are subject to change frequently, before heading out it's a good idea to check with the bar to make sure the trivia night hasn't been moved or cancelled.

Portland Trivia Night Hosts and Locations


Quizzy Host - Roy Smallwood

About Roy's Quizzy: "Since I started Quizzy in November of 2004, I’ve witnessed two other bar trivia events, and been told by Quizzy players of many more. The primary (but by no means only) complaint about some of these other “pub quizzes” is what I have come to call the Kylie Minogue Factor.  Apparently, there is this deformed Australian named Kylie Minogue who recorded some awful, awful music some time back in the current century. One time, my team lost a Quizzo in Philly because of something to do with her. Thus, when I moved back here to Portland, I pledged not to reward anyone for knowing about the total soul-vacuum that passes for modern American mass culture. Thus, you will never have to know anything about American Idol, or CSI, or Coldplay, or Twilight (I’ll update these examples as newer, still-dumber ones replace them)." (

I can personally attest to the fact that Roy's Quizzy questions are NOT for the mindless, vapid, or feint of heart (I do like CSI, though). But, that makes it more fun.  

Quizzy Website:

Northeast Portland Trivia Night

Concordia Ale House 
3276 Northeast Killingsworth Street
Portland, OR 97211
(503) 287-3929

The Standard
14 Northeast 22nd Avenue
Portland, OR 97232-3102
(503) 233-4181
Sundays at 5pm

Billy Ray's Dive
2216 Northeast M L King Boulevard
Portland, OR 97212-3726
(503) 287-7254
Thursdays at 8pm

Downtown and Northwest Portland

Bar XV
15 Southwest 2nd Avenue
Portland, OR 97204-3505
Get Directions
(503) 790-9090
Wednesdays at 6pm

1033 Northwest 16th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209
(503) 223-0099 
Tuesdays at 8:30pm

ShanRocks Trivia

Host - Shannon Donaldson

ShanRock’s Triviology Website:

About Shannon: "I am Trivia Jock ShanRock, and I create and host fun and unique pub quizzes in beautiful Portland, Oregon. It's free to play, and the team victorious walks away with cash or prizes.. . and perhaps more importantly, glory! Have you tried the rest? Now try the best! Willamette Week's Best of Portland 2007, that is! Also, I am thrilled to have been selected Best Entertainer In North Portland!" (

East and Southeast Portland Bar Trivia

The EastBurn
1800 East Burnside Street
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 236-2876
Sundays at 6:00 PM

Hawthorne Hideaway
2221 Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 445-4600
Mondays at 8:00 PM

Sewickly's Addition
4901 Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard
Portland, OR 97215-3253
(503) 236-3104
Tuesdays at 7:30 PM

Hutch on Holgate
4515 Southeast 41st Avenue
Portland, OR 97202-3123
(503) 774-1822
Wednesdays at 8:00 PM

La Merde at Montage
301 Southeast Morrison Street
Portland, OR 97214-2112
(503) 234-1324
Thursdays at 9:00 PM

North and Northeast Portland Pub Quiz

The Hutch Tavern
4606 Northeast Glisan Street
Portland, OR 97213-2335
(503) 235-4729
Wednesdays at 8:00 PM

Kenton Club
2025 North Kilpatrick Street
Portland, OR 97217
(503) 285-3718
Thursdays at 9:00 PM

9920 Northeast Cascades Parkway
Portland, OR 97220-6828
(503) 200-5678
Tuesdays at 8:00 PM


Northwest Portland Trivia Night

Ellis Street Social Club
714 Southwest 20th Place
Portland, OR 97205-1602
(503) 227-0116
Mondays at 7:00 PM

Synth-Bio Productions

Host: David Walker

About Synth-Bio Productions: Our trivia night consists of dozens of trivia questions across a wide range of topics which allows everyone on your team to become involved. The Trivia is split into 8 sections with many unique attributes including audio rounds, visual puzzles and general knowledge. Lots of fun and lots of prizes at each of our locations. Additionally, teams may choose to participate in our Picture Pages art contest by submitting a picture page to be voted on by other teams at the end of the night for a prize! (Source:

Website:  Follow them on Facebook or Twitter for the latest trivia night postings and schedule.

Downtown Portland Bar Trivia
Brix Tavern
1338 NW Hoyt St
Portland, OR 97209
(503) 943-5995
Sundays at 7pm - FREE with $50+ in prizes

Northeast Portland Bar Trivia

Skyline Burgers on Broadway
2200 NE Broadway St
Portland, OR 97232
(503) 808-1553
Tuesdays at 8pm - FREE with $50+ in prizes

Rose & Thistle Public House
2200 NE Broadway St
Portland, OR 97232
(503) 287-8582
Mondays at 7pm - FREE with $50+ in prizes
Gresham Bar Trivia
Bogey's Sports Bar
2155 NE Division St
GreshamOR 97030
(503) 661-0999
Thursdays at 7pm

Pub Quiz USA

Host: Various Quiz Masters.  Visit to meet them all!

About Pub Quiz: "Pub Quiz USA is dedicated to the UN-geniuses! We take pride in providing questions that challenge but not overwhelm, so you can drink beer and still score high. From pop culture to philosophy, from geography to gas prices, its anyone's game! (Source:

CC Slaughters
219 NW Davis
(503) 248-9135
Mondays at 7pm

The Space Room
4800 SE Hawthorne
Portland, OR
(503) 235-6957
Mondays at 7pm

North and Northeast Portland Trivia Night

Biddy McGraw's Irish Pub
6000 NE Glisan (60th & Glisan)
Portland, OR
(503) 233-1178  
Tuesdays at 7pm

Bridgeport Brewing Co.
1318 NW Marshall
Portland, OR
(503) 241-7179

Tuesdays at 7pm

Portsmouth Pizza & Pub
5262 N. Lombard
Portland, OR
(503) 289-4644
Tuesdays at 7pm

Northwest Portland Trivia Night

The Gypsy Restaurant & Velvet Lounge
625 NW 21st Ave.
Portland, OR
(503) 796-1859
Tuesdays at 7pm

Downtown Portland Pub Trivia

Thirsty Lion Pub
71 SW 2nd Ave.
Portland, OR
(503) 222-2155
Tuesdays at 7pm

Southeast Portland Trivia Night

The Space Room
4800 SE Hawthorne
Portland, OR
(503) 235-6957
Tuesdays at 7pm

Sellwood Public House
8132 SE 13th Ave
Portland, OR
(503) 736-0179
Tuesdays at 7pm

8105 SE Stark St
Portland, OR
(503) 255-0049
Tuesdays at 7pm

The Belmont Inn
3357 SE Belmont St.
Portland, OR
(503) 232-1998
Tuesdays at 7pm

Hillsboro, Gresham, and the 'Couv

Shanahans Irish Pub
209 W McLoughlin Blvd
Vancouver, WA
Tuesdays at 7pm

Park Lanes Entertainment Center
6360 SE Alexander Street
Hillsboro, OR
Tuesdays at 7pm

1965 NE Division St.
Gresham, OR
(503) 489-0900
Tuesdays at 7pm





Rain Brain Trivia

Host: Rain Madrone

About Rain: "School valedictorian, UC Berkeley graduate, and long-time trivia enthusiast, he will guide you through your battle of the brains with skill and humor.  Personal trivia specialtiesThe Simpsons, NFL football, Mt. Everest.  Bring the fun and competition of a Pub Quiz to your bar/restaurant or next party.  Your guests will form small teams to compete in a series of questions, testing a wide variety of knowledge, both useful and not!  Scores will be tallied after each round, and exciting (or possibly stupid) prizes will be awarded to the winning team.  Exact length of the game will depend on the number of guests, but expect around two hours of fun." (  You can book Rain for your own personal Pub Quiz for $75.  Now there's a fun party idea!  Coffee Lovers Tuesdays, Jolly Roger Weds. Both games 8PM, with up to $25 prize to spend at the bar!


Coffee Lovers
4144 Southeast 60th Avenue
Portland, OR 97206
(503) 775-3476
Tuesdays at 8pm

Trivia Thursdays 8PM @ Hop Haven
2130 NE Broadway

Trivia with Katie Shimer

Host: Katie Shimer 

About Trivia Quiz Night: " Test your armchair athleticism with our trivia quiz night.  Starts at 7:30pm outside in our heated patio."  I couldn't find a website for Katie's Portland bar trivia, but it does appear that she does regular Portland trivia nights at the New Old Lompocs, and Club 21.

Website:  Follow them on Twitter for the latest trivia night postings and schedule:

Northwest Portland

New Old Lompoc
1616 Northwest 23rd Avenue
Portland, OR 97210-2502
(503) 225-1855

Southeast Portland

Hedge House
3412 Southeast Division Street
Portland, OR 97202-1542
(503) 235-2215

Oaks Bottom Public House
1621 SE Bybee
Portland, OR
Wednesdays at 8pm

North and NE Portland

New Old Lompoc Fifth Quadrant
3901 North Williams Avenue
Portland, OR 97227-1464
(503) 288-3996

Club 21
2035 Northeast Glisan Street
Portland, OR 97232-2815
(503) 235-5690

Last Call Trivia

Host: Various
About: "
Last Call Trivia is a live, hosted trivia game played by teams. Live trivia is used primarily to create excitement and boost sales and promotion. We are employed by bars, restaurants, businesses, and individuals to put on wildly entertaining trivia shows, corporate events, and private parties." (


MoMo Lounge
725 Southwest 10th Avenue
Portland, OR 97205-2518
(503) 478-9600
Tuesdays at 7pm

Lotus Cardroom & Cafe
932 SW 3rd Avenue
Downtown Portland, OR
Thursdays at 6:30pm

Buffalo Gap Saloon
6835 Southwest Macadam Avenue
Portland, OR 97219-2313
(503) 244-7111
Wednesday at 6:30pm

Jimmy's Bar & Grill
3017 Southwest Multnomah Boulevard
Portland, OR 97219-3701
(503) 293-2100
Monday at 7:30pm

Old Barn on Barbur
9656 Southwest Barbur Boulevard
Portland, OR 97219-6041
(503) 245-7981
Wednesday at 7:30pm

Southeast Portland Bar Trivia

Kay's Bar and Lounge
6903 Southeast Milwaukie Avenue
Portland, OR 97202-5716
(503) 232-4447
Tuesdays at 9pm

Pizza Roma
4715 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard
Portland, OR 97206-6158
(503) 774-5667

Bill's Steak House
10227 Northeast Sandy Boulevard
Portland, OR 97220-3359
(503) 253-0614
Wednesday at 8pm

Northeast Portland Pub Quiz

Aztec Willies
1501 NE Broadway St
Portland, OR 97232-1406
(503) 280-8900
Monday at 8:30pm

Mac! Mac & Cheesery
Bar Buffalo - Mondays 7pm
Live Trivia - Thursdays 7pm
3936 N. Mississippi Avenue
Portland, OR

Mt. Tabor Theater
4811 Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard
Portland, OR 97215-3251
(503) 360-1450
Thursday at 7pm

5403 Northeast 42nd Avenue
Portland, OR 97218
(503) 288-8080
Thursday at 7pm

The Jade Lounge
2342 Southeast Ankeny Street
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 236-4998
Sundays at 7pm

Northwest Portland Pub Trivia

Santa Fe Taqueria
831 Northwest 23rd Avenue
Portland, OR 97210-3003
(503) 220-0406
Sunday at 8pm

Downtown Portland Bar Trivia

107 Northwest Couch Street
Portland, OR 97209-4000
(503) 220-5055
Wednesdays at 8pm

Trivia Night a Go Go

Hosts: Andrew Fuller,  Zander Speaks

Morrison Hotel Bar
719 SE Morrison, Portland OR

Test your wisdom, acumen, knowledge, logic, lore, and ephemera.
TELL: your friends (real/other)
BRING: team, pen, clothes, brain
WIN: prizes,, glory
NO cover!

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More Portland Trivia Nights


MacTarnahan's Tap Room 
2730 NW 31st Ave Portland, OR 97210
Mac's Taproom Trivia Night - Join us every Monday night for the ultimate trivia competition. Bring your friends and your thinking caps. Play for prizes and the absolute glory of being the ultimate Trivia Master!
Mondays 7:30 PM to 9 PM

Leisure Public House
8002 North Lombard Street
Portland, OR 97203-3129
(503) 289-7606
Trivia Tuesdays

Gladstone Street Pub
3737 Southeast Gladstone Street
Portland, OR 97202-3243
Trivia Night on Mondays

Radio Room
1101 NE Alberta St
Portland, OR 97211
Audio and Video Trivia Nights every Tuesday at 9pm! Join us for Wet Hot American Trivia (w/ Pete Banjo) every 2nd and LAST Tuesday and Pulp Faction Trivia (w/ A.J. & Steven) every 1st and 3rd Tuesday. It's pulp facts, pop culture, sexy stuff (tho' not X-rated of course!), music, movies, books and other nerdy facts presented on our large screen and over our in-house speakers. Free to play and you can win money off your tab or win a "mystery prize". Four rounds, Four prizes and teams up to six people. Top shelf drinks are also on special.

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