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Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade

511 NW Couch
Portland, OR 97209, US (map)

InstantAction has moved to downtown Portland and we'd like to invite you to join us at our Open House! The party is on Wednesday, November 11th at 6pm at Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade and we are inviting local web and game development university programs, companies, and other organizations to come together to meet-up and most importantly have fun. Who are we? InstantAction (www.instantaction.com) is an online gaming platform that allows any game, from Bejeweled to Call of Duty, to be published on the web and played through any major web browser. The company is an operating property of IAC/InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ: IACI). Come meet InstantAction team members, check out some of our products, and learn how InstantAction is innovating in both the web and gaming industries by bringing the two together!

Full details:

Wednesday, November 11, 2009 6-9PM (open bar from ?-?PM) Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade 511 NW Couch St, Portland, OR 97209 Free games + Free refreshments + Open bar = Fun

This is an Invitation only event. Please RSVP* to: [email protected]

*You will receive a confirmation email confirming your attendance and your name will be listed at the door. This invitation is non-transferable.

Future events happening here

  • Friday
    Dec 15 2017
    AIM Shutdown Party

    AIM

    If you were a 90’s kid, chances are there was a point in time when AOL Instant Messenger was a huge part of your life. You likely remember the CD, your first screenname, your carefully curated away messages, and how you organized your buddy lists.

    After 20 years, AOL is finally shutting down AIM. Join us at Ground Kontrol to pour one out for the little yellow man as he goes into retirement.

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Past events that happened here

  • Monday
    Jul 21 2014
    Arcade Happy Hour w/ Orchestrate & SendGrid

    Portland devs, designers and OSCON attendees!

    Join Orchestrate and Sendgrid for a fun, free happy hour at the classic arcade and pinball hotspot, Ground Kontrol. This is the place to pre-funk as you make your way from the convention center to the Puppet Labs' party at 8!

    • Free arcade and pinball play
    • Free drinks and snacks
    • Swag from Orchestrate and Sendgrid
    • Meet the teams and get a demo One of Portland's best DJs, Centrikal, will be spinning fun, groovy beats for your listening pleasure!
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  • Thursday
    May 17 2012
    Geeks & Games - PDX Girl Geek Dinner #2

    Join Portland Girl Geek Dinners for their second event!!

    What could be better than hanging out with your fellow geeks while getting your game on? Adding food and booze obviously.

    Join us Thursday, May 17th after work for a casual no host event at Ground Kontrol sponsored by our friends at Merrickhanna Ventures & Urban Airship!

    In between achieving new high scores at Ms Pac Man & DDR we'll be discussing upcoming events, outreach programs and the future of the community for women in tech. Have an idea, comment or question? This is the perfect time to let your voice be heard, we are in the middle of an election year after all.

    For questions, more info or to get involved email

    [email protected]

    Website
  • Sunday
    Nov 20 2011
    Micropalooza 2011 – Live Chiptune Fest

    Held at Ground Kontrol since 2003, Micropalooza 2011 will feature favorite artists from the Pacific Northwestand beyond at both the Jupiter Hotel and Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade.

    All-ages are welcome at the Jupiter Hotel show (2pm-6pm), and those 21 and older are invited to the Ground Kontrol show (7pm-11pm) as well!

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  • Saturday
    Oct 1 2011
    4chan 8th anniversary meetup with moot
    through
    Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade

    4chan is having a celebration of 8 wonderful years, in Portland, moots gonna be there (as part of ROFLcon), drinks will be drunk, arcades will be played, cake eaten and voodoo donuts as well!

    Meetup is 10pm at Ground Kontrol ($2 cover after 9PM, 21+ after 5PM).. voodoo doughnuts meetup after midnight.

    See also http://www.genmay.com/showthread.php?t=838251

    Also follow @4chan on twitter for late-breaking announcements and changes.

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  • Tuesday
    Aug 31 2010
    Anamanaguchi
    through
    Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade

    Anamanaguchi invades Rock Band Tuesday this week!

    The dudes from the chiptune/punk/party band stop in on their way to PAX to kick things off with a DJ set, then play Rock Band with you!

    Bonus: Play the new game, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, based on the comic series and feature film, with a soundtrack by Anamanaguchi!

    8:30pm: Anamanaguchi DJs / Play Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

    9:15pm: Play Rock Band - you can also ask a member of Ananamanguchi to join your band

    11:15pm: Anamanaguchi closes it out with a few Rock Band songs of their choice

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  • Thursday
    May 6 2010
    Play pinball for concrete5

    We need to pick some 6 digit winning numbers for our Karma Rewards system. In an effort to be not boring we're gonna make a little weekly video where we offer some news, try to pick some /totally random/ numbers and show off something cool about Portland. In our pilot we wanted to goto Ground Kontrol and get 6 people to play 6 pin ball machines in a row. We'll then take the second digit in from every person's score and assemble the winning number out of that. We need to do this 3 times. Shouldn't take more than 10 minutes or so depending on your pin-ball proficiency.

    Learn more about concrete5: http://concrete5.org

    Learn more about our new karma system: http://concrete5.org/community/karma

    RSVP so we know we've got enough people: http://bit.ly/9tJF6m

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  • Thursday
    Apr 29 2010
    Nintendo Party: Trivia & Free Play

    Portland’s most popular arcade honors some of the most popular video game companies ever with a celebration sure to warp you back in time: the Nintendo Party!

    Not just limited to Nintendo, play classic Nintendo Entertainment System, Super Nintendo Entertainment System and Sega Genesis games on our stage! Who knows what else we'll dig out of the attic?

    Flex your nerd knowledge in trivia, and win some cool prizes!

    We’ll also have cleaned & refurbished systems and games available to purchase so the pixelated action can continue in your own home!

    21+, no cover

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  • Wednesday
    Nov 11 2009
    InstantAction.com Open House

    InstantAction has moved to downtown Portland and we'd like to invite you to join us at our Open House! The party is on Wednesday, November 11th at 6pm at Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade and we are inviting local web and game development university programs, companies, and other organizations to come together to meet-up and most importantly have fun.

    Who are we? InstantAction (www.instantaction.com) is an online gaming platform that allows any game, from Bejeweled to Call of Duty, to be published on the web and played through any major web browser. The company is an operating property of IAC/InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ: IACI). Come meet InstantAction team members, check out some of our products, and learn how InstantAction is innovating in both the web and gaming industries by bringing the two together!

    Full details:

    Wednesday, November 11, 2009 6-9PM (open bar from ?-?PM) Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade 511 NW Couch St, Portland, OR 97209 Free games + Free refreshments + Open bar = Fun

    This is an Invitation only event. Please RSVP* to: [email protected]

    *You will receive a confirmation email confirming your attendance and your name will be listed at the door. This invitation is non-transferable.

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    Are you passionate about innovation? Looking for a job where you can make a big impact while having fun in the process? Join InstantAction and help take gaming on the web to the next level. We are looking for future team members who like working in an fast-paced environment, thrive in ambiguity, and love building cool stuff. Applicants must have a positive attitude, value teamwork, and have a passion for gaming and the gaming industry!

    Interested? Send your resume and cover letter to [email protected]. Be sure to include the job title of the position that you are applying for in the subject line.

    Website