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Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade

511 NW Couch St, Portland, OR 97209-3602
+1 503-796-9364
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Had fun...I admit it

I came here with my husband in the afternoon expecting to not enjoy being here but I did like... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Edmonton, Canada
So fun!

We ended up coming here twice on our trip to Portland. It definitely has a "Portland" vibe to it... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2017
Louisville, Colorado
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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!
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good37%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 12:00 - 02:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
511 NW Couch St, Portland, OR 97209-3602
Old Town - Chinatown
+1 503-796-9364
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I came here with my husband in the afternoon expecting to not enjoy being here but I did like playing the pinball games, the arcade is air conditioned which made it more comfortable to be there.

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Reviewed 3 May 2017

We ended up coming here twice on our trip to Portland. It definitely has a "Portland" vibe to it, but it reminded us of a bar we go to in Colorado that also has old video games and pinball machines. What really made it for...More

Thank coloradokarly
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Great place to enjoy nostalgia at a very reasonable price. The selection of machines they have is a welcome surprise. Some of the pinball machines are true classics that I haven't seen anywhere else while some newer machines are truly amazing. The menu selection is...More

Thank R C
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Some friends and I went out Saturday night to the arcade. After 5:00 it's a $2 cover charge and adults only. There was a short line but got in quickly. If your a pinball fan then this is the place. Lots of the games I...More

Thank Dana T
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

While I was living in Portland just a few blocks from here, this is where my friends and I would always go when we knew we didn't want to spend a ton of money, or party super hard, but just wanted to have a fun...More

Thank WorldTravelinPaul
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Friends told us about this place. They said it was two levels of classic fun arcade games and the second floor was all pinball tables. Mostly True, but I had a picture in my mind of a place like Dave and Busters... and this is...More

Thank tgrier
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Stopped in here with my son on a Friday afternoon. The place is crammed with vintage video arcades and pinball machines where you use quarters to play (they have change machines which only take $10, $5, and $1 dollar bills). My son had a great...More

Thank cohoman
Reviewed 8 January 2017

My wife and i stopped in here on our way back to the hotel and we thought it was really neat. There was a $3 cover and it was jammed inside - just enough to make it a bit more fun. Got a drink from...More

Thank gavinjd68
Reviewed 15 December 2016

Every time we visit Portland, we have to go here. This place is just so much fun! Downstairs is all vintage arcade games and upstairs is all pinball. They have a full bar and really good drinks too. Definitely a fun place to go to...More

Thank dansonman22
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Ms Pac-Man on fast play, donkey Kong, The Simpsons, X-men by Konami, the last goes on. 2nd floor full of pinball games I ate a corn dog, it tasted fine Beer is not served until 5pm

Thank JoelSallee
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