Sometimes a pair can get a lot more done than one alone, as evidenced by Laurel and Hardy, milk and honey, and blinking and crying. Let your eyes see and work well together with this Groupon to the Portland Urban Beer Hunt, held on Saturday, July 21 at noon.
- $50 for registration for a two-person team (a $100 value)
- $75 for registration for a three-person team (a $150 value)
- $100 for registration for a four-person team (a $200 value)
- $125 for registration for a five-person team (a $250 value)
- $150 for registration for a six-person team (a $300 value)
Each team must come equipped with $5 cash per player, a digital camera, a preregistered cell phone, an Internet-connected device, and an ID. Everyone must be 21 or older.
At noon on Saturday, July 21, urban scavenger-hunt will transform the city into a quest-laden underworld crawling with costumed scavengers. With cash prizes and bragging rights on the line, teams of two to six hunters puzzle out texted clues to find secret locations, to which they then dash like dogs to spilled hot-dog water. At various locations, crews must complete unique tasks. Moving on foot, city bus, or train, groups must stay together at all times, lest wanderers fall prey to competing gangs or become distracted by lurking shadow puppeteers.
An after-party at a local pub concludes the event with announcements of winners, prize distribution, and food and drink specials. Top finishers pocket $500, the second place team nets $100, and spectacular team costumes can snag up to $50. Exact details about the party will be texted mid-hunt. Moving on foot or city bus, teams can begin anywhere they choose within the game boundaries, using that freedom to gain an advantage when the first texts are sent at noon.
PDX Hunt pits teams against each other during treasure and beer hunts as they scour cities in search of checkpoints in order to win cash and prizes. Hunts are held in various cities across the country, with teams getting acquainted with their own city and one another as they fight for bragging rights. Text-messaged clues point contestants in the right direction, leading them to secret locations to which they then dash like dogs to spilled hot-dog water. At various locations, crews must complete unique tasks. Moving on foot or city bus, groups must stay together at all times, lest wanderers fall prey to competing gangs or become distracted by lurking shadow puppeteers. After the races, which can sometimes cover 4–6 miles, the top 10 placing teams receive prizes and glory for their skillful navigation of the town.