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“This place rocks!”

Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade
Ranked #7 of 58 Fun & Games in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade brings the arcade experience into the 21st century with over 100 of the most popular video games and pinball tables in a futuristic multi-level space. Enjoy a full bar and food menu nightly, along with recurring events such as Rock Band x Ground Kontrol, the stand-up comedy night No Pun Intendo and two monthly Free Play Parties!
Reviewed November 7, 2012

Everytime I go to Portland I have to stop here and play ALL the greatest arcade games from the past! They have all the best names, Pac-Man, Paperboy, Galaga, Frogger, Pole Position, Donkey Kong, Mortal Kombat, Star Wars, Double Dragon, etc. They serve food there, although I have never partaken, and they serve beer after 5pm. Upstairs they also have a ton of pinball machines both old and new. If you love old arcade games then this is a must stop place for you! During the day, take the whole family. I have seen fathers and sons bonding over these old classics and even mothers, fathers & children altogether enjoying the fun!

Thank Eric O
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Reviewed September 20, 2012

What a great idea! My favorite things combined: video games and beer! This place is sweet, and I could easily live there. A+

Thank Kickback_Maui_Style
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Reviewed August 27, 2012

An awesome place to check out for a nostalgia trip for video gamers, their selection of pinball games alone could entertain you for hours. Prices per play are cheap, just 25¢ for classic games and 50¢ for most others. Worth at least $5 of your time to play around.

Thank DoubleCruxed
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Reviewed August 12, 2012 via mobile

This place is awesome for teens. Under 21 can play until 5 pm. In the evening it turns into a bar. We stopped by on a Saturday evening and it looked like a lot of fun. We had to come back because our party only had one person over 21. All the games I played were 50 cents or $2.00 for 5 plays. Great pinball selection, DDR and numerous cabinet games. Check their website for the list. The change Maxine says it takes 1, 5, 10s but it will take 20s also. Great arcade fun!

Thank pilzsap
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Reviewed July 16, 2012

Huge collectiion of vintage games that you dont see anymore
Property was clean, the games all worked well, the place felt safe enough for me to hang out with my 7 year old son
25 cents for all the games - amazing!

Well worth the visit if you are a child of the 80's

NOTE: over 21 after 5 pm, so dont plan on bringing the family in the evening

Thank marieatta_pman
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