I purchased a Groupon months before and worried about having to use it up before time expired. So, while we were in San Diego, we booked an open slot and (unfortunately…again!), showed up to find that we were forced into an escape with another couple. (Damn you American booking systems!!!). See below for the full review.
Two of us returned to Escape Games PDX for an afternoon escape from Portlandia. I’d enjoyed Sherlock’s Secret and was holding out hope for Portlandia. This was another solid experience and Escape Games PDX is moving up on the list for fun escape rooms in Portland. This company is in the top 3 companies to check out when you visit to escape in the City of Roses. See below for the full review.
Part II of Spin Master’s Escape Room the Game: The Virus.
In short, this was better than the prison break but a malfunction with the decoder finally made me give up on Spin Master’s game. I gave up. I gave the box to another person. In short. Save your money. Think Fun’s games are just plain better. See below for a further rant.
Before you can think outside the box, you have to get a box. In this case, that means buying Spin Master’s Escape Room The Game, which comes in a box. Putting the escape room experience in a box is a challenge. The best escape rooms have thematic decorations, immersive environments, and cool props that you physically manipulate to escape. A number of companies are now trying to package the experience, with varying success. See below for the full review.
This is a comprehensive list of all the escape rooms in the Portland, Oregon area, including neighboring Beaverton, Tigard, and Vancouver, WA. (Also including Hood River, Eugene, and Salem.) See below for a Google Map of the escape rooms listed here. Updated as of 12/21/2017.
Mad Genius Escape Rooms
2 rooms. Cat Lady; Siren Song
$30 pp. Public and private booking. Wednesday-Monday.
1444 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland OR, 97214
Portland Escape Rooms
6 rooms in two locations (Portland and Beaverton)
$30 pp. Public booking. Wednesday-Sunday. Groupon available.
American Revolution and Kidnapped at:
1513 SW Marlow Ave, Portland, OR 97229
Arcade; Trapped in a Room With a Zombie; Steampunk Airship; and Madame Neptune’s Voodoo Curse at:
10700 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy Suite 118 Beaverton, OR 97005
6 rooms in 5 locations.
Price based on room and number of players. From $60-$90 for 2-5 people, $120-140 for 6-8, and $200 for 9-12.
PRIVATE booking. Tuesday-Sunday
Magician’s Menagerie and Wizard’s Lair at: 910 NW Joy Ave, Portland, OR 97229
Dr. Zylchov’s Laboratory at: 7110 NE Glisan, Portland OR 97213
Jungle Ransom at: 4711 SW Huber #5, Portland OR 97239
The Ritual Room at: 10505 SW Barbur Blvd #302a, Portland, OR 97219
Alien Zoo at: 10340 NE Weidler, Portland OR 97220
1 room inside Pour Sports bar and grill.
1920’s Speakeasy Escape
$25 pp. PRIVATE booking. Open 7 days. Groupon available.
Call, text, or email to book.
Phone: 971-254-9602 and Text: 360-931-5138
832 SE Grand Ave, Portland, OR 97214
Stumptown Escape Games (Tigard, OR)
2 rooms. Starcrash and The Oregon Files
$34 pp. Public booking. Thursday-Monday. Groupon available.
12550 SW Main Street, Suite 120, Portland, Oregon 97223
Mental Trap (Beaverton, OR)
2-5 rooms (depending on the season) inside Glowing Greens Blacklight Miniature Golf.
The House and The Experiment are year-round.
$25 pp, with a minimum of 4. PRIVATE booking. Open 7 days.
(Mental Trap also has rotating games available. See their website for current options.)
3855 SW Murray Blvd, Beaverton, Oregon
Combo & Key (Tigard, OR)
Welcome to Psycho Pschool and The Case of the Missing O.D.
$25 pp. Public booking. Wednesday-Sunday. Groupon available.
10160 SW Nimbus Ave, Suite F-2, Tigard, OR 97223
Northwest Escape Experience (Vancouver, WA)
The Kill Room and Operation: DB Cooper
$29 pp. Public booking. Open Friday-Sunday. Groupon available.
1503 NE 78th St, Suite 7, Vancouver, WA, 98665
Mythic Escapes (Vancouver, WA)
3 rooms inside Mythic Realm Games in the Vancouver Mall.
Blackbeard’s Brig; Escape from Wonderland; and Mission: ESCAPE! (20-minute game)
$25 to $30 pp. Public booking. Open 7 days. Groupon available.
8700 NE Vancouver Mall Dr, Vancouver, WA.
Hood River, Oregon
Eugene and Springfield, Oregon
Escape the Room Oregon
Spy vs Spy; The Study; Bio Lab (Co-op and Head-to-Head); and The Nutcracker (Seasonal)
$25 pp for public booking. $100 plus $15 pp for private booking. Open Wednesday to Sunday.
303 S. 5th St. Suite 230, Springfield, OR 97477
Portal Escape Rooms
The Outlaw of El Paso; Tokyo Heist; and Tomb of the Gods
$30 pp ($20 for 12 and under); Private booking $200. Public Booking (up to 8 people). Open 7 days.
2237 Main St #2, Springfield, OR 97477
This was my 3rd attempt at a solo escape, and I may have taken on more than I could handle. I was able to escape in time, thanks to some well-timed hints, and a flexible clock that may have gone two minutes over. This was a fun room and I was busy running around the entire 60 minutes. However, it really made me appreciate having a second set of hands, eyes, and another brain. See below for the full review.
Find and Seek was a fun puzzle experience with some great tech and fun props. The room was nicely decorated and well-run with a variety of puzzles. The room is great for people who enjoy a linear experience without a lot of searching, (which we enjoyed). If you’re in Downtown Vancouver and looking for an escape room experience, check it out. See below for the full review.
I finally got around to visiting Escape Games PDX, and I’m glad I did. We got out of this room without a second to spare. Literally. We opened the door and the clock chimed 60 minutes. The room was pretty nicely decorated and fitting with the Sherlock theme, there were some fun puzzles we hadn’t seen before, and I look forward to trying their other rooms. See below for the full review.
We set another record!! This room seemed tailor-made to our brains that day. I don’t know what it was…maybe it was the pint of Guinness we consumed directly before arriving. It was just one of those rooms and one of those days. We sped through the room, getting out in time to see a smiling employee tell us that we had the new record. See below for the full review.
It’s so nice to be in a city where wandering around will allow you to happen upon an escape room. This is how we found Dublin Escape. We stopped in and were happy to find that a room was free at the time. Thus began our escape from Espionage. This room really spoke to our way of thinking, and we got out very quickly with no hints. It was one of those times, I can only say, we were just “ON.” See below for the full review.