Brain-Powered Events at Mississippi Pizza
Ever been called a nerd… a geek… an egghead? Wear that badge with pride–and maybe take home some prizes–at Mississippi Pizza’s full slate of brain-powered events. From spelling bees to brain-busting trivia, you’ll find something here to tickle your neurons. Friendly competition, great pizza, and lively hosting: What more could a nerd/geek/egghead ask for?
Wednesdays at 7 p.m.
The original Mississippi Pizza trivia event! Grab up to five of your closest (and/or smartest) friends and compete for cash and gift certificate prizes against some of Portland’s best and brightest quiz night stars. Quizissippi blends typical and not-so-typical trivia topics, the infamous Physical Challenge, and Portland’s first and best Multimedia Round. Quizmistress Molly guarantees a good time even if you’re stumped for answers. $2 per person to play.
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The Portland Spelling Bee
Are you a word W-I-Z-A-R-D? Come give your orthographical skills a workout on stage at one of Portland’s longest-established nerd-friendly events. Spell words, make friends, drink beer, win prizes. Hostess Rachel brings the words from the basic to the truly terrifying. Can you make it to the Board of Champions? Free to play!
The Portland Youth Spelling Bee
First Saturdays at 1 p.m.
Just like the Scripps National Spelling Bee, only mellower, funnier, and friendlier. Kids ages 5-18 are welcome to take the stage and demonstrate their budding spelling skills. Whether you’re prepping for a school-level Bee or just looking for a chance to demonstrate your word power, you’ll have fun and learn new words at the Youth Spelling Bee. Three levels of difficulty mean everyone has a chance to shine. Free to play!
Second Saturdays at 1 p.m.
Quick, Mom! Which character was the title star of the first Pokémon movie? Dad–who was President when Oregon became a state? Combine your family’s collective brainpower and work together at Portland’s only family-friendly trivia event. It’s all the fun of Quizissippi geared for an all-ages audience. Test your knowledge of games, toys, history, science, books, movies, and more. Don’t miss the kid-friendly Multimedia Round! Free to play!