The city’s unofficial slogan, “Keep Portland Weird,” is a testament to that.
Portland’s one-of-a-kind spirit radiates from the locals to the locales with Portland boasting some of the most unique events and businesses that you’ll find anywhere. In this edition of A Gamer’s Guide, we explore Portland’s arguably strange, distinctively cool hotspots for video game lovers and geek culture enthusiasts. During the Sanfermines festival, it’s customary for Spanish locals to run through the city streets with charging bulls.
The two-day event promises more gameplay than your thumbs can probably handle, but you can always take a break at PRGE’s other events like the costume contest, live auction, gaming tournaments, and special guest Q&As.
The Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade has been enticing patrons with a huge video game selection, an authentic yet quirky vibe, and an assortment of inexpensive grub options for over a decade.Between the two expos, dozens of celebrity guests and tens of thousands of attendees make their way to the beer capital of the world each year.While 2015 marks only the fourth annual Rose City Comic Con, last year nearly 26,000 attendees traveled to the Oregon Convention Center for the event.Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade welcomes gamers of all ages into their hall of awesome but when the sun begins to set, the adults come out to play.After 5 pm, GK comes alive with a full-service bar, DJ events, comedy shows, and more.