Archive for July, 2010

It’s Time To Make The Trivioke

Saturday, July 31st, 2010
Tomorrow night (Sat, 7/31) is I Don’t Feel Tardy 3 – my annual music quiz! Get your entourage together and meet me at Peter’s at 7:00 for a shot at glory, gift certificates to the bar, and a very special trophy. ALL genres and eras of music are fair game. I will prepare lots of general music trivia questions, audio clips of songs (as always!), and as a special treat, trivioke! For those of you that want something more specific . . . and mysterious . . . look no further than Ella Street Social Club, where, this Monday at 7, Margaret will host Damn Fine Quizzery – And Hot! No word on whether Bob’s Black Lodge Dream Team will be in attendance to defend their title – they won at the last Twin Peaks Triviology night: Chickadee On A Dodge Dart. But beware – Portland Mercury’s team will be back for a second shot at victory – read their titillating recap of the Twin Peaks trivia that got away!


I am very pleased with today’s article in The Oregonian – Kristi Turnquist wrote a fun piece about three different flavors of bar gaming in Portland. Margaret‘s favorite part was when I likened public quizzery to public nudity, and the only thing I didn’t like (other than misprinting the Twin Peaks date – I assure that it is actually on 8/2!) was the implication that Jersey Shore is anything other than spectacular!

Thanks so much for the HawHide send-off, all ye who chanted “Four more years!” at my final quiz night there! You don’t have to miss me, though – while Charlene is away for the summer, I will simply take over her Monday nights at Jade Lounge – see you there at 7:00! And speaking of my trivia jockeys on hiatus, I will also take over Yur’s Sunday quizzes until Jon‘s return in three weeks. You may wonder how this is possible, since I also host 6:00 trivia at East Burn . . . the answer is – by partnering up with Charlie Hustle! I’ll move at a crisper pace than usual, and I’ll have to cut the Let’s Get Physical challenge at East Burn on these three Sundays. Don’t worry though, I’ll still provide a fun, action-packed quiz, I’m just going to streamline it for maximum efficiency.
Also, to continue the theme of borderline chaos for the month of August, this Thursday, there will be no quizzery at Kenton Club. But no worries – just come to La Merde instead!
Upcoming special events:

The Happiest Quiz On Earth: Disney Trivia!
Saturday, August 21st @ 7:00
Peter’s @ 5701 NE Fremont
Hosted by Michele
*The animated films, not including Pixar (that’s a whole ‘nother lunar quiz!).

90210 Quizzery!
Thursday, September 2nd (9/02/10) @ 9:00
La Merde @ 301 SE Morrison
Hosted by Michele & Charlene
*Sideburns are required for the boys; nose jobs are required for the girls!

Triviology champions for the week of 7/25/10 – 7/29/10:

Sunday @ 6:00
1800 East Burnside
*no quizzery tonight (East Burn closed for a private event)

Sunday @ 8:00
717 NW 16th
THE QUAKERS

Monday @ 7:00
714 SE 20th Place
MY COUCH PULLS OUT BUT I DON’T

Monday @ 7:00
2342 SE Ankeny
THE “S” WORDS


Monday @ 8:00
2221 SE Hawthorne
TEAM EVIL JESUS
*Congratulations to our final champions at this venue! May The Evil and The Jesus live on in harmony!

Tuesday @ 7:30
Sewickly’s (w/ShanRock … & cash prizes!)
4901 SE Hawthorne
CAPTAIN COOL & TEAM AWESOME

Tuesday @ 8:00
609 & 1/2 SE Taylor
DRUNKEN REGRETS

Wednesday @ 8:00
4606 NE Glisan
FARTS ON A LOG

Wednesday @ 8:00
4515 SE 41st
PUBLIC EDJUMACATORS

Wednesday @ 8:00
5701 NE Fremont
EVERYBODY MEETS AT RICK’S

Thursday @ 9:00
2025 N. Kilpatrick
ODIE AND THE DIRT LEGS

Thursday @ 9:00

Thanks for making beautiful trivia with me, people!

Your trivia jockey,

Shannon Donaldson
ShanRock’s Triviology
(503) 957-7806


“Materialism is a disease of the mind starved for ideas.” -Jacob Needleman

Move ‘em Out – HawHide!

Monday, July 26th, 2010
I have a couple of quick, important announcements to make, folks. First, I just found out the East Burn’s Triviology is cancelled for tomorrow night, but will be back next Sunday as usual. East Burn sincerely apologizes for the short notice – they had scheduled a special event and forgotten to pass the word along. However, the silver lining is that this is the perfect opportunity for you to go check out my newest venue, Yur’s Bar & Grill, whose quizzery kicks of at 8:00.

Second, I am sad to say that this very Monday, July 26th, will be the final trivia night at Hawthorne Hideaway. After four years of fun, we have mutually decided to go our separate ways. All on good terms of course – I encourage you to keep enjoying HawHide’s mustache nights, free pool, and Craig’s chili! Come on out and snatch up the final win at this venue.

And just to end on a positive note, there is an article on Portland trivia nights coming out in The Oregonian real soon. I don’t know exactly when, but it was a good interview with fun questions, so I eagerly anticipate its publication. Enjoy the rest of this beautiful weekend!

Upcoming special events:

I Don’t Feel Tardy 3: Annual Music Quiz
Saturday, July 31st @ 7:00
Peter’s @ 5701 NE Fremont
Hosted by ShanRock
*All genres and eras of music are fair game, and there will be song ID and trivioke!

Damn Fine Quizzery – And Hot!: Twin Peaks Trivia
Monday, August 2nd @ 7:00
Ella Street Social Club @ 714 SW 20th Place
Hosted by Margaret

The Happiest Quiz On Earth: Disney Trivia!
Saturday, August 21st @ 7:00
Peter’s @ 5701 NE Fremont
Hosted by Michele
*The animated films, not including Pixar (that’s a whole ‘nother lunar quiz!).

Triviology champions for the week of 7/18/10 – 7/22/10:

Sunday @ 6:00
1800 East Burnside
MURDER APE

Sunday @ 8:00
717 NW 16th
KATHLEEN TURNER OVERDRIVE FEATURING PUBLIC EDUMAKATORS
*This mighty pick-up team almost scored a perfect game – kudos!

Monday @ 7:00
714 SE 20th Place
MOTHERS OF RETENTION

Monday @ 7:00
2342 SE Ankeny
SPARKLE MOTION


Monday @ 8:00
2221 SE Hawthorne
TEAM EVIL JESUS

Tuesday @ 7:30
Sewickly’s (w/ShanRock … & cash prizes!)
4901 SE Hawthorne
LINDA IS A WHORE

Tuesday @ 8:00
609 & 1/2 SE Taylor
DRUNKEN REGRETS featuring PUBLIC EDUMAKATORS

Wednesday @ 8:00
4606 NE Glisan

Wednesday @ 8:00
4515 SE 41st
CEREBRAL PALS

Wednesday @ 8:00
5701 NE Fremont
CARPOOL LANE PROSTITUTES

Thursday @ 9:00
2025 N. Kilpatrick
ODIE AND THE DIRT LEGS

Thursday @ 9:00
301 SE Morrision 
THE DIRTY DRIFTERS

Thanks for making beautiful trivia with me, people!

Your trivia jockey,

Shannon Donaldson
ShanRock’s Triviology
(503) 957-7806


“Materialism is a disease of the mind starved for ideas.” -Jacob Needleman