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 Youth Spelling Bee (Sept-May)
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!

Quizissippi, Junior (Sept-May)
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!