808 SE Morrison St., 236-2695, thegrandcentralbowl.com, 11:30 am-11 pm Monday-Thursday, 11:30 am-1 am Friday, 11 am-1 am Saturday, 11 am-11 pm Sunday.
Nostalgic suburban expats can now find shelter on the inner eastside at Grand Central Bowl. This Big Al's clone dropped into the old Grand Central bowling alley in 2007 features an updated arcade, two bars pouring Oregon suburb standards, and a labyrinth of conference rooms to boot. It's a veritable family fun center! And even if it lacks the panache of a McMenamins-style remodel, the 12 lanes are pretty. Think of this as a rainy-day family diversion or an overflow for when Blitz Ladd is packed during Ducks games.
Happy hour: 3-6 pm and 9 pm-close daily. Food specials.
Entertainment: You name it! Pinball, air hockey, four-player party Pac-Man, pool, Pop-a-Shot, Buck Hunter, etc.