Welcome Ladd’s Inn!

Is La Merde or The Kenton Club your favorite Triviology venue, and you’re all sad because they’re both closed on Thanksgiving? Then come to Ladd’s Inn on Sunday and be happy instead! I’ll still do my regular 6:00 quiz at East Burn, but then I’ll jet on over to 1204 SE Clay (just south of Hawthorne) for my 9:00 debut at Ladd’s Inn (Nov. 23rd)! I’ll have extra prizes to lure you in, so there will be enough stuff for at least the THREE highest scoring teams – you could be the proud new owner of a PBR beer pitcher! Behold some of the booty which will be on hand:

I’m really excited to be at this venue, of course because it’s going to be a killer spot for my pub quizzery, but also because it has a bit of sentimental value. About five or six years ago, before the dawn of Triviology, when the bar was still called Dale Ann’s Ladd’s Addition, and I had a day job, I used to play trivia there! I volunteered in the Portland Underground (aka The Shanghai Tunnels) with a friend every week, and afterwards, we rewarded ourselves by playing trivia on a school night. We’d show up looking like Pig Pen, “fresh” from doing excavation work in the tunnels, and then kick serious butt as The Shanghai Tunnel Rats. Basically, we ruled. It’s a good feeling to return, this time as the trivia jockey – it’s the circle of life, people!

I’d like to thank my two great Trivia Jockeys for the excellent work they’re doing at The Kenton Club and The Hutch. I couldn’t have expanded my trivial empire without fun, smart, reliable assistants, and Scott and BrentBird are all of those wonderful things and more. Speaking of The Hutch, as of next week, this venue will be non-smoking!

Before I sign off, I have a quick question for you. I’m thinking about skipping December’s lunar pub quiz. If I do host one of these thematic Saturday night quizzes, it would be on the 13th. However, I know how busy the holiday season is for most folks, so I may not bother with it. What do you think – would you be available to play an extra trivia night so close to Christmas? Let me know what you think – I’ll leave it up to you!

And here are the champions for the week of 11/16 – 11/20
(and my weekly quizzery schedule):

Sundays @ 6:00
East Burn
1800 E. Burnside

Mondays @ 8:00
Hawthorne Hideaway
2221 SE Hawthorne

Tuesdays @ 7:30
4901 SE Hawthorne

Wednesdays @ 8:00 (w/Trivia Jock Scott)
The Hutch
4606 NE Glisan

Wednesdays @ 8:00
Peter’s 19th Hole
5701 NE Fremont
*Why don’t you people have a team page yet? You guys have been playing the Triviology since DAY ONE!

Thursdays @ 9:00 (w/BrentBird)
Kenton Club
2025 N Kilpatrick

Thursdays @ 9:00
La Merde
301 SE Morrison
*Seems like this team is launching a dynasty at this venue – this is their third consecutive win here (and against mighty odds as well)! Whom among you will stop them?!

Thanks 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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