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: http://shanrockstrivia.com/

“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!” (Source:ShanrocksTrivia.com)

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: synth-bio.com)

Website: http://www.synth-bio.com
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

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 http://www.pubquizusa.com/your-quizmasters.php
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: PubQuizUSA.com)

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.” (Source:RainBrainTrivia.Weebly.com). 
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!

Website:  http://rainbraintrivia.weebly.com/

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

Tuesdays at 8pm

Trivia Thursdays 8PM @ Hop

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: http://www.newoldlompoc.com/lompoc_events.html
Follow them on Twitter for the latest trivia night postings and
schedule: http://twitter.com/lompocbeer

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.”

Website: http://www.lastcalltrivia.com/portland/index.php

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!

Get updates: www.twitter.com/mhbtrivia

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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
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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