Join a Weekly Trivia Night in Portland

“Geeks Who Drink” has been around for awhile and is one of the top rated trivia organizations you’ll find. Featuring creative question, knowledgeable editors, and out-of-the-box categories, they don’t mess around. So whether you want to get a team together or you think it’d be something fun to try, “Geeks Who Drink” hosts trivia night all over the city nearly every night of the week so you can find the one that’s right for you. Don’t have a team but still want to join the awesomeness? Just show up alone and the Quizmaster can help put a team together of individuals! Check out the schedule below.



Yen Ha Restaurant and Lounge | 6820 NE Sandy Blvd. | 7 PM



Rose & Thistle Pub | 2314 NE Broadway Street | 8 PM



O’Neill Public House | 6000 NE Glisan | 7 PM



Belmont Inn | 3357 SE Belmont Street | 7 PM



Bullseye Pub | 4835 SW Pomona Street | 7:30 PM



Portland Brewing | 2730 NW 31st Avenue | 7 PM


Family-Fun Activities Near Your Portland Apartment

Flicks on the Bricks - Free Movies in Pioneer Square, Portland

There’s a ton of fun things to do in Portland and we are here to help you fill in your calendar. Here are some awesome upcoming events this weekend that even the little ones will enjoy!


See a movie on Friday, July 22, 2016:


  • “Flick on the Bricks” | Big (PG) | Pioneer Courthouse Square | 7:00 pm



Catch a performance on Saturday, July 23, 2016:


  • “Shakespeare in the Park” | As You Like It | Laurelhurst Park | 2:00 pm



July Fairs and Festivals Near Your Portland Apartment

Oregon Berry Festival

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If there’s one thing you can always count on living in Portland, it’s that there’s always something fun to do. From fairs to festivals, we have a list of the top events happening in July that are sure to kick off your summer in the best way possible.


Oregon Berry Festival

Friday, July 15 from Noon to 6:00 pm | Saturday, July 16 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Even if you aren’t a berry lover, the Oregon Berry Festival is one experience that will get you in the mood for summer. Whether you want to find the juiciest berries for you pies, jams, or other treats, the festival will have a little something for everyone. You’ll be able to find cooking demonstrations, food booths, berry-themed crafts for the kids, and much more!


Cathedral Park Jazz Festival

Friday, July 15 to Sunday, July 17th

The longest-running Jazz Festival west of the Mississippi is back! This free event hosts three days of world-class music. Friday will feature Blues, R&B, and Soul classics while Saturday and Sunday will feature multiple styles of good ol’ jazz. With a beer garden, a grassy picnic area, and food vendors galore, this Portland summer tradition could be the fun you’re looking for.


Renegade Craft Fair

Saturday, July 30 to Sunday, July 31

With over 200 vendors, this is the perfect fair to find something unique. Whether you’re looking for hand-crafted lotions, high-quality clothes, or unique art by local artists, you will definitely find it here. Go here for more information about this event.

Weekend Getaways Near Your Portland Apartment

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Portland is such an amazing city, but what do you do when you just want to get away from city life for a bit? There’s so much to see and do near your apartment, and summer is the perfect time to plan a weekend getaway. Whether you’re looking for a family-friendly destination or a romantic retreat, here are a few getaway hotspots you’re going to love.


Abbey Road Farm | 1-Hour Drive

There’s nothing more romantic than a bed and breakfast stay and now, you can also retreat to the lush farm atmosphere that is Abbey Road Farm. Located in the Willamette Valley , you’ll also be able to explore the surrounding wine country and many fine dining hotspots.


Tacoma, WA | 2.5-Hour Drive

Looking for a family-friendly summer getaway? Look no further than Tacoma. Here, you’ll be able to explore the Tacoma Museum of Glass, which Tacoma is known for. Have fun learning the history of Washington at the Washington State History Museum or take the family out to the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium!


The Suttle Lodge | 2.5-Hour Drive

When you want a rustic, lakeside retreat, head out to The Suttle Lodge, located in the scenic Deschutes National Forest. Here, you can fish, boat, bike, hike, eat, shop, and stargaze to your heart’s content.

Best Food Hotspots Near Your Portland Apartment

It’s dinnertime. Your stomach is growling and you’re in the mood to check out a new restaurant in town. Where do you go? With so many great restaurants in Portland, it can be hard to narrow it down. Here in Portland, there’s a little something for everyone and we’ve done the work so you don’t have to. Here are a few restaurants you should definitely check out!


Enjoy an Authentic Atmosphere

If you haven’t already, make your next night out a memorable one at Andina Restaurant, a Peruvian restaurant with a welcoming and warm atmosphere. Try dishes like their Lomo Saltado, an entree with Natural Beef tenders wok-fried with onions, tomatoes, oyster sauce, garlic and more. Be sure to check out their other menu items, which include gluten-free and vegetarian options as well.


Dine in a Historic Victorian House

Paley’s Place Bistro & Bar is the place to go if you’re looking for a unique atmosphere. This restaurant is nestled in the warm and cozy setting of a Victorian home. Paley’s creates seasonal menus so there will always be something new to try. Serving fare with Southern French and Northern Italian influences, all ingredients are freshly supplied by local growers.


Feel Right at Home

Does the Northwest have you missing some good old-fashioned Southern food? Head over to Screen Door, where you’ll discover a variety of Southern fare including gumbo, brisket, hush puppies, and more! Their menu covers Southern favorites from the South Carolina Lowcountry and New Orleans. If you’re looking to try something new in Portland, this restaurant might just be it.

Add Some Fun to Your Weekend With These Portland Events


Weekends getting a little dull? Don’t worry because we have you covered! From Salsa dancing to dueling piano bars, Portland has everything you need to try something new and have fun! Here are some upcoming events to make your weekend unforgettable.

Saturday, May 21 | The EastBurn | 10 p.m. | 21+

The EastBurn is hosting a free party to celebrate being nominated for “Best Bar in Portland” and you are invited. Free champagne and an evening of dancing? Cheers!


Saturday, May 21 | The Secret Society | 9 p.m. | 21+

Salsa the night away with the Melao De Cuba Salsa Orchestra! Don’t know how to Salsa? Come early for a Salsa lesson in the ballroom at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased here.


Friday, May 20 & Saturday May 21 | Barrel Room | 9 p.m. | 21+

Head out to Barrel Room located at 105 NW 3rd Avenue for a night you won’t soon forget. This 21 and up show will feature some of the best players in the business. The Barrel Room boasts having one of the longest running dueling piano shows in Portland with show highlights such as sing-a-longs, comedy, and Vegas-style themes.

What’s Happening This Weekend in Portland

Kenton Street Fair 2016

Still trying to figure out your weekend plans? We have you covered. From proms to art fairs, there’s plenty of things to do this weekend in Portland. Here are some suggestions to get you started.


7th Annual Portland Prom

May 14 | 8 pm doors, 9 pm | 21+ | more info

Head out to Star Theater Portland located at 13 NW 6th Avenue for the prom you wish you’d had. Dress up in some prom garb and enjoy an evening of adult fun and “prom-foolery.”


Kenton Street Fair

May 15 | 10 am – 6 pm | All Ages | more info

Head over to the Kenton Business District located at N. Denver Avenue for 3 music stages, more than 80 vendors, and a coaster car. Feel free to dress up as well! This year’s theme is Paul Bunyan.


Wine Tasting in Portland

Spring is in full swing and we’re here to help you find fun things to plan with your friends and family. If you love your wine, then Portland has you covered. With a variety of wineries, wine tastings, and classes, it’s time to try something new! Here are a few of the top wine tasting hotspots in your area.


Hip Chicks Do Wine

4510 SE 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 97202 | (503) 234-3790

Open daily, this is a hip, urban spot to do some wine tasting in an intimate setting.


Portland Wine Bar & Winery Tasting Room

526 SW Yamhill St, Portland, OR 97204 | (971) 229-1040

Specializing in Oregon and Hawaiian fruit wines, this place has wine you won’t find elsewhere.


Enso Winery

1416 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97214 | (503) 683-3676

This quaint and upscale winery is an iconic gem and perfect for that next date night.

3 Awesome Spring Break “Staycation” Ideas


Spring is in full swing and that means spring break is right around the corner! Haven’t made an plans? We have you covered. Why not plan on a staycation with your friends and family? Here are some fun spring break ideas to get you started.


Check Out the Local Sites
Get in touch with your inner tourist and explore some of the many hotspots Portland has to offer. Take the family out to the Oregon Zoo to explore an iconic destination. From the Portland Art Museum to the Center for Contemporary Native Art, there are plenty of places you can start check out this spring break.


Have Fun at Home
The key to having an awesome “staycation” at home is to plan fun activities! Host a game board night or painting party for your friends and family. Love classic films or cheesy 80s romantic comedies? Have a themed film festival in your living room!


Get Active
Plan early morning yoga in the park or a night of bowling. You can even check out fun things to do for the entire family including laser tag! A “staycation” is all about getting in touch with your inner child and having fun!


Upcoming Events Near Your Portland Apartment

Spring is in full swing and we’re here to help you find fun things to plan with your friends and family. Portland has so much to offer its residents, so why not make the most of it? Here are some upcoming events in your neighborhood we think you might like.

Dueling Pianos Show
Friday, April 8th | 6:30 pm | Barrel Room
Head out to Barrel Room for a night of music, fun, and good times. This 21 and up show will feature some of the best players in the business. The Barrel Room boasts having one of the longest running dueling piano shows in Portland with show highlights such as sing-a-longs, comedy, and Vegas-style themes.

Great Gatsby Dance Party
Saturday, April 9th | 7 pm – Midnight | Adrianna Hill Grand Ballroom
Step back into the past this weekend for a night you won’t soon forget! Grab your flapper dresses and zuit suits and dance the night away with vintage tunes and 20s-inspired cocktails. Tickets are $10 if you purchase them in advance here.

Urban Wine Tour
Sunday, April 10th | Noon – 5 pm |The East Burn
Meet up at The East Burn and spend the day exploring the various wineries Portland has to offer. Don’t worry about the driving! Sit back, relax, and enjoy the many wineries in Portland while the Portland Short Bus takes you around town. You can purchase tickets for the event here.