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

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 competition this year, so whether you're a winner from last year or a new player, please read…

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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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Pre-Order Your Pinbrawl X T-Shirt Today!

Portland Pinbrawl X T-Shirt Pre-Orders Open! Each year we produce a commemorative shirt for Pinbrawl, and we're really excited to unveil this year's design! Local artist Vo Minh McBurney (also responsible for last year's Pinbrawl IX design and our contest-winning "Arcade Meltdown" design) and colorist Lee Zeman teamed up once again to deliver an appropriately awesome retro-pinball-inspired design for our…

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Exclusive New Games at Ground Kontrol!

We're extremely excited to announce a brand-new lineup of arcade games, exclusive to Ground Kontrol! Keeping up with current trends can be tough when your focus is on classic gaming, so we partnered with an expensive market research firm to develop fresh takes on old favorites. Over the past year, they have analyzed every single social media profile in the…

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Portland Pinbrawl X – Our 10th Annual Pinball Tournament – Sunday 4/15

Portland Pinbrawl X Ground Kontrol’s TENTH Annual Pinball Tournament!

On Sunday, April 15th 2018, 128 of the best pinball players from Portland and beyond will once again gather at Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade for Portland’s biggest pinball tournament!

Portland Pinbrawl X takes place Sunday, April 15th. On-site registration (if any slots are available) begins at 10:00am.…

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High Score Hall of Fame

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. Every month, we are selecting one pinball machine and one arcade game for players to duke it out on. The highest score recorded…

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New Online Store NOW OPEN!

Keeping the classic arcade experience alive is our mission, and back in the day, there was no shortage of options to display your arcade admiration. Our selection includes our “Rebel Ships” and “Arcade Meltdown” shirts and hoodies, embroidered beanies, one-inch pins perfect for your jacket or bag, laser-etched pint glasses, and extra-special stuff like our original, limited edition “Pixel PDX”…

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Ground Kontrol at PAX West – Friday 9/1 through Monday 9/4

What do seventy-thousand-plus gaming fans have in common with your favorite classic arcade? We're all going to PAX West this weekend! For the fourth year in a row, Ground Kontrol will be bringing the "arcade" to Penny Arcade Expo at Washington State Convention Center in Seattle for the entire Labor Day weekend, giving you one more reason to cherish your…

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