An Urban Scavenger Hunt in PDX

 Have fun re-discovering Portland via Urban Adventure Quest's challenging scavenger hunt! Image Courtesy: UrbanAdventureQuest.com

Have fun re-discovering Portland via Urban Adventure Quest's challenging scavenger hunt! Image Courtesy: UrbanAdventureQuest.com

So with summer already peaking and folks starting to talk about the coming Fall, many of us are still looking for classic, summer-like activities to keep it rolling. I mean, "Who needs the rain just yet??" Well, not me, that's for sure, so why not some more outside activities? How about a really fun scavenger hunt that, even for the most avid Portlander, holds some unique surprises? Check out Urban Adventure Quest’s Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure, which can be downloaded and done on your own timetable via smartphone app. 

 Here is a small example of the kind of map you'll follow on the quest. Make note though, it's very competitive with a constantly changing leaderboard (see link below). Image Courtesy: UrbanAdventureQuest.com

Here is a small example of the kind of map you'll follow on the quest. Make note though, it's very competitive with a constantly changing leaderboard (see link below). Image Courtesy: UrbanAdventureQuest.com

If you're a fan of The Amazing Race (auditions for that coming up on Sept. 8 at Spirit Mtn. Casino BTW...) and you like a challenge, then this particular adventure quest may be just for you. That said, this particular scavenger hunt has a very urban twist. Instead of trekking across vast landscapes against the clock, you'll go at your own pace, discovering some of Portland's coolest features. Think of this as a 2-3 mile walking tour of downtown Portland that has many different challenging games to complete along the way. 

Not really for very young kids, this scavenger hunt will be great for those around 7-8 yrs. and older. Again, there's a good bit of walking. Further, you may just want to detour and duck into one of the many microbreweries or wine bars you'll pass along the way. So, keeping your party to 21 and over could be a fun twist. Do some scavenger hunt, grab a cocktail, do a bit more... Reminds me a little of a pub crawl with brainteasing games. 

The Particulars

If you're interested in Urban Adventure Quest's Scavenger Hunt Adventure, see the details below. Wear good shoes and bring an appetite! 

Website and Pricing: Normal pricing is $49 for a team of 2-5 people. However, use discount code PDXPIPELINE at purchase to get the price of $39.20. Get tickets and details here

When?: Do the scavenger hunt at your leisure, all via the app. You pick the time, but make not mistake...your finishing is tracked and goes on the city LEADERBOARD (see below).

Leaderboard: There is a LEADERBOARD for each of the over 60 cities that has an active adventure quest running. See Portland's LEADERBOARD here. Not surprisingly, teams from Nike hold 3 of the top 4 spots on the list. See if you can top them!

Sample Questions: See some sample questions to get the feel... Enjoy!

 

 

Dan Meyers