Professional bowlers bowl not forcefully but gingerly, lending the ball spin and preserving the unhatched robin eggs inside every pin. Strike softly with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get a bowling outing for up to six at Park Lanes Family Entertainment Center in Hillsboro (up to a $75 value). The outing includes:
- Two hours of bowling with shoe rental for up to six (up to a $30/hour value)
- A voucher for $10 worth of snacks
- A voucher for $5 worth of arcade games<p>
Park Lanes Family Entertainment Center couches pin-crashing action amid a wonderland of all-ages amusements. After replacing their tractionless sheep pelts for soft-soled shoes, cadres of up to six athletes take their spot within the gallery of 32 gleaming lanes. Pin-hurlers can hone energy-hurling skills during open-bowling sessions or immerse themselves in cosmic bowling’s fog and black lights. Between frames, potato skins ($6.95) and classic club sandwiches ($6) await at the snack bar and the Paradise Restaurant, fueling expeditions into the arcade and attempts to win alley cred by knocking over a spare with a bacon bit.
The 6,000 square feet of supplemental games ($0.25–$1 each) sports six pool tables, a pair of air-hockey tables, and 30 boisterous video games. Wander through the cheerful teal, purple, and yellow facility to the Paradise Lounge, where karaoke singers lament balls lost to the gutter and DJs spin sets Wednesday–Saturday after 8 p.m.
Park Lanes Family Entertainment Center’s prices vary throughout the week.
Park Lanes Family Entertainment Center
Open daily, Park Lanes Family Entertainment Center boasts 32 lanes that dare to go dark during weekend cosmic bowling hours. Recent renovations have also outfitted the lanes with new scoring systems and automatic bumpers. Beyond the lanes, the facility boasts a range of amenities, including a 4,000-square-foot arcade, nine outdoor batting cages, 40 HD televisions, and an onsite restaurant. Likewise, the onsite pro shop allows players to tame their game with top-notch gear and offers free advice on how to train the seven pin to roll over or play dead.
6360 SE Alexander St.
Hillsboro, Oregon 97123