Portland's got balls. Almost 800 of them, to be exact.
Seven years ago, Willamette Week declared Portland "the center of the pinball galaxy." In the time since then, our obsession has only grown—more than doubled, in fact. According to PinballMap.com, Portland is home to 756 total machines in 322 different venues, up from 343 machines in 2010. That's more than any other city in the country, including New York, Los Angeles and even Chicago, the home of Stern, one of the last pinball manufacturers remaining in America.
If you've got a hankering for steel smashing (or whatever), you don't have to look far. Here's a map of every of known pinball machine in the city, courtesy of PinballMap.com.
And here's a map of local places with five or more.
2. Ringlers Pub
7. Billy Ray's Neighborhood Dive
8. My Father's Place
9. Hungry Tiger
10. BlackBird Pizza
14. Goodfoot Lounge
15. Bare Bones Bar
16. Belmont Inn
17. Pinball Outreach Project HQ
19. Hotlips Pizza (Hollywood)
22. Slingshot Lounge
23. Lutz Tavern
Welcome to Reasons to Love Portland 2017
1. Portland Is Telling Donald Trump That He Won't Get Away With This
2. We're Rich! Portland Has The Nation's Fastest Growing GDP
3. Here's How Far Portlanders Have Ridden in the First Six Months of BikeTown
4. We're Very Happy That Portland Bartenders Can Finally Drink on The Job.
5. When the Snow Hit, Portlanders Saved Lives By Volunteering at Homeless Shelters
6. At Long Last, Portland Has The Kinky Coffee Shop It's Needed
7. A Selected List of All Portland's Recent Number 1 Rankings
8. Move Over PCT: You'll Soon Be Able to Mountain Bike From Washington to California
9. Oregon Has The Nation's Cheapest Weed. Thank God.
10. This is the Best Ski Season Mount Hood Has Had Since Obama Was a Senator
11. Nobody Snowdays Harder Than Portland
12. Portland Finally Has Architecture Worth Arguing About
13. Check Out This Crazy New Recording Studio in a Former Library in Deep Southeast
14. Weed Delivery Will Begin in Portland Any Day Now
15. In Portland, You Never, Ever Need To Call Domino's
16. Portland Is Home to the Most Liberal College in America. No, Not That One.
17. There's A Forgotten Wonder In Oregon City. It'll Soon Be Revealed
18. Portland's Blazers Bootleg T-Shirts Are Lit
19. Portland is Metal AF
20. ILOVEMAKONNEN Moved To Portland. No, For Real
21. Sorry, Donald, We Won't Help You Deport Our Neighbors.
22. Portland Now Has a Patriarchy-Free Social Club and Workspace
23. Oregon is the New Truffle King of the World
24. Check Out These Photos of the Winter Light Festival
25. In Portland, You Can See Every Movie Nominated For an Oscar in the Theater
26. Portland Art Museum is Tapping into the Legacy of Arguably Oregon's Greatest Artist
27. Yes, Portland Has More Pinball Machines Than New York and Los Angeles
28. Portland Has Vegan Everything. A Selected List.
29. In Portland, Dive Bars Never Really Die