Valley Lanes' lanes are open from 9 a.m. to midnight, making the athletic possibilities vastly bowly. Three games give ample time to perfect your form and join the PBA tour. Soon, teenage fans will send you 13 text messages per month, forcing you to purchase a new texting plan. Valley Lanes also features a bar and grill, flat-screen TVs, and arcade games to keep entertainment at a high even between frames.
Toppling pins tumble across 24 Pro Anvil synthetic rollways at Mt. Hood Lanes as lip-smacking aromas from a full-service restaurant beckon bowlers. Brunswick Vector Plus touchscreens ease the hassles of pencil-and-paper scoring, and automatic bumpers at every lane can ascend to facilitate family-wide bowl-offs and safe passage for wayward bobsled teams. Suds and spirits from the smoke-free Lava Lounge wet whistles as cheesy pizzas, classic sandwiches, and hearty breakfast fare from the café’s menu fill empty bellies. Karaoke crooners’ dulcet caterwauls echo through the space Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings, drowning out the typing of customers taking advantage of the alley’s free WiFi.
Sunset Lanes strikes a balance between the charm of retro aesthetics and the convenience of modern technology. A stint of more than 40 years in the bowling business has helped Sunset Lanes become a recreational staple in the Beaverton community, even hosting a clutch of competitive bowling leagues. A collection of flat-screen televisions and an automated scoring system help keep the alley up to date, and the lanes include automatic bumpers that guests 12 and under can choose to raise or lower while they bowl. In between frames, the B-Town Bar & Grill reenergizes patrons with specialty cocktails and a menu of hearty comfort foods, which includes oven-roasted subs, Angus burgers, and salads with freshly baked croutons. The expansive space is highlighted by a neon mural that stretches across all 36 lanes and also houses an arcade.