Cookies & Beer

Cookies & Beer isn’t a new ice cream flavor, it’s a description of the Ladd’s Inn trivia experience this Sunday! In addition to the standard prizes at this venue, I’m giving girl scout cookies and some fun Pabst stuff to the two highest scoring teams! Showtime is at 9:00.

I’ve finished uploading all of the videos from the Clash of the Trivia Titans, and you can view these on my MySpace page (by the way, I’ve also got a Facebook page now, though I’m still kind of figuring it out). Also, I’ve added some choice “favorite moments” to my website, culled from your responses to my recent survey. There’s some fun stuff in there . . . but I swear I don’t remember Kevin Costner coming to one of my quizzes. Oh well – maybe I drank too much that night and forgot. Thanks for the suggestions on topics you’d like to see more of at trivia. I must admit, it is true that I have largely neglected both “Degrassi Jr. High” and Ron Palillo‘s body of work – this will be remedied shortly.

I’m curious . . . now that smoking is banned in bars, what is the most smoke-friendly place for Triviology? In general, East Burn is a wonderful haven for smokers, with its beautiful and cozy heated patio, however, since trivia is downstairs in the Tap Room, it’s kind of a trek to get outside to grab a quick cigarette. What do you think, smokers? So far, you do seem to appreciate the venues where you can still see all the action while you’re gathering a breath of un-fresh air, like at Peter’s:

We had a fantastic turn-out at Kenton Club last week. Even if you don’t live in North Portland, this place is definitley worth checking out – the bartenders are great, and I understand that the food is delish. Also, somebody left a digital camera there on Thursday – if you think it’s yours, just give them a call and describe it: (503) 285-3718. 

And, if you’re lamenting the lack of quizzery on the weekends, there’s other fun stuff to do – come check out Leprecon tomorrow (Saturday, March 7th)! We’re gonna dress in green, prowl around Lombard, enjoy many a libation, and play many a game. We like to start early, so we’re going to meet up at 1PM at The Tiny Bubble Room. If you’d like to join us later, just wander around Lombard – we should be pretty easy to spot. This is one of those friendly, everybody’s-invited kind of events, so please feel welcome to come play with us!

Here are the champions for the week of 3/1/09 – 3/5/09:

Sunday @ 6:00
East Burn
1800 E. Burnside

Sunday @ 9:00
Ladd’s Inn
1204 SE Clay

Monday @ 8:00
Hawthorne Hideaway
2221 SE Hawthorne

Tuesday @ 7:30
4901 SE Hawthorne
*This team takes a minute out from video crackin’ to make and take the trivia!

Wednesday @ 8:00
Peter’s 19th Hole
5701 NE Fremont
*This rookie team kicked butt on the picture ID round – they really know Portland! It wasn’t all local trivia, though . . . here are a couple of examples. Can you identify this Portland business, and the video game from which this character hails?:

Wednesday @ 8:00 
The Hutch
4606 NE Glisan

Thursday @ 9:00
La Merde
301 SE Morrison

Thursday @ 9:00
Kenton Club
2025 N. Kilpatrick

Thanks so much for playing with me, everybody!

Your trivia jockey,

Shannon Donaldson
ShanRock’s Triviology: Willamette Week Best of Portland
(503) 957 – 7806

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

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