Our Top Five Picks for Dedicated Gaming Establishments That Also Happen to Serve Beer



115 NW 5th Ave.

Portland's world-famous video game bar recently enveloped what used to be Backspace, nearly doubling its capacity for everything from pinball to NBA
Jam and a vaunted Killer Queen cabinet.


4811 SE Hawthorne Blvd.

The former Alhambra Theatre is now home to Quarterworld, a massive retro-leaning arcade that boasts 34 pinball machines, 63 upright cabinets and a Nintendo-themed bao bun spot called Baoser next door.


211 SW Ankeny St.

With a pool table, wall-to-wall pinball machines and a theme based loosely on the building's seedier past, this basement refuge from the bro trains of Chinatown is where the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles would hang if they aged into 20-something service-industry hipsters.


2880 SE Gladstone St.

Pinball connoisseurs flock to C Bar monthly for Rose City Pinball tournaments, but commoners are also welcome to try their hand at any of its 15 machines, which feature modern classics like Metallica, The Sopranos and The Walking Dead.


617 SE Morrison St.

In the spot of a former electronics repair store is High Score, a long hallway housing around 20 pinball machines and cabinets of various vintage. Opened by the owners of nearby taqueria Robo Taco, High Score will soon carry frozen burritos from two doors down, and it's already slinging a handful of drafts and Hamm's tallboys to sip on while mashing the buttons of Punch Out and Ms. Pac Man.