Temporarily Closed

Attention Ground Kontrol customers, In order to help minimize the spread of COVID-19 and keep our customers and staff as safe as possible, Ground Kontrol will be temporarily closing effective today, Tuesday 3/17. Our governor has ordered all restaurants and bars to temporarily close to the public and for gatherings to be limited to 25 people or fewer for the…

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Pinball Tables Reserved for PinballPDX Royal Rumble Players

Attention Ground Kontrol customers: On Sunday 1/26, all of the pinball tables in Ground Kontrol will be accessible exclusively to PinballPDX Royal Rumble tournament players only. Due to the format and large number of players in the tournament, we are expecting most (if not all) of our pinball tables to be needed for tournament matches from noon to roughly 9pm.…

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Now Available: New Year’s Eve 2019 VIP Wristbands – While They Last!

***UPDATE: VIP Wristbands are SOLD OUT! All purchased wristbands will be available for pick-up with our door staff beginning at noon on Tuesday, 12/31.*** Our NYE party is already a killer deal, but sometimes you just need a little bit of VIP treatment. Get a VIP wristband and skip the line at the door, so you can get right to…

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Portland Pinbrawl XI Weekend Limited Pinball Availability

Attention Ground Kontrol customers: The eleventh annual 128-player Portland Pinbrawl tournament is coming up this weekend, and pinball availability will be limited for non-tournament players throughout the weekend in order to keep tournament play as smooth and quick as possible. On Saturday 4/27 and Sunday 4/28, all pinball machines will be reserved until 5pm for tournament players only. Additionally on…

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Pre-Order Your Pinbrawl XI T-Shirt & Hoodie Today!

Portland Pinbrawl XI T-Shirt (& Hoodie!) Pre-Orders Open! Portland Pinbrawl XI is nearly upon us, and it's finally time to reveal this year's artwork - available for the first time in both t-shirt and full-zip hooded sweatshirt form! This Portland-themed-pinball mash-up was illustrated by Vo Minh McBurney and colored by Lee Zeman, who've been responsible for several awesome collaborations. The t-shirts…

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Introducing Ground Kontrol Premium Play!

Ready to upgrade your evening? We’re excited to announce our latest innovation! As pioneers in the arcade world, we've spent nearly two decades creating and refining the template for the increasingly popular "bar/arcade". When it's time for us to find inspiration, we have to look elsewhere, such as the extremely profitable nightclub industry. After months of research and an incredible…

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Portland Pinbrawl XI – Our 11th Annual Pinball Tournament – Sunday 4/28

Portland Pinbrawl XI Ground Kontrol’s ELEVENTH Annual Pinball Tournament!

***Portland Pinbrawl XI is SOLD OUT, thanks everyone! If you weren't able to get a ticket, you can still join the waitlist on the Eventbrite page, and don't forget about your chance to win one of the eight tickets that we've saved for the Portland Pinbrawl XI Wild Card Tournament!***…

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2019 High Score Hall of Fame

CLICK HERE for updated information on our 2020 Hall of Fame challenges and updated leaderboards.

Think you have what it takes to be in the Ground Kontrol Hall of Fame? Test your might in the monthly high score challenge and prove to the world that you belong in the arcade record books! We've made some changes to the…

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Now Available: New Year’s Eve 2018 VIP Wristbands – While They Last!

***UPDATE: VIP Wristbands are SOLD OUT! All purchased wristbands will be available for pick-up with our door staff beginning at noon on Monday, 12/31.*** Our NYE party is already a killer deal, but sometimes you just need a little bit of VIP treatment. Get a VIP wristband and skip the line at the door, so you can get right to…

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Expansion Complete!

ATTENTION GROUND KONTROL CUSTOMERS: The time has finally come. We couldn’t be more excited to announce that, at long last, we’ve finished our major expansion project! At 5pm on Wednesday, June 6th, we will be unlocking access to the upgraded classic section of Ground Kontrol, filled with over 70 additional games and an extra bar that will offer alcohol service…

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