Win Tickets ($60): Escapism Portland | Live Interactive Game, Unravel the Mysteries to Escape!

We are giving away an Escapism for two! To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, February 2.

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Weekdays 6-10 p.m.
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2 people $60 | 3-5 people $90
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7110 NE Glisan St Portland OR 97231

Enter the lab of Dr. Zylchov, a scientist in 1970s Eastern Europe. You have only 60 minutes to unravel the mysteries and escape the room. Communication, teamwork, and skills of observation will help the best teams to make it out alive.

Escape rooms are the newest craze in entertainment, topping the attractions list for major cities in Europe, Asia, and now the United States.

The escape room is full of clues, codes and puzzles hidden in a Cold War era lab. You will need to use critical thinking, observation, dexterity and a bit of luck in order to escape the room before time runs out!

Play with your friends and family and take over this room. Time will fly by as you become lost in the world of Dr. Zylchov and his hidden secrets.

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90 Responses to Win Tickets ($60): Escapism Portland | Live Interactive Game, Unravel the Mysteries to Escape!

  1. Bobby January 20, 2015 at 1:08 pm #

    I have wanted to try this for so long but can’t seem to find the energy to generate the funds to only have an hour of this. I would love to win so I could try it out and then tell my friends all about it!

    • TMac January 20, 2015 at 6:45 pm #

      This looks so awesome!! I would love to do this with my friends!!

  2. Lucas January 20, 2015 at 1:18 pm #

    I have always envisioned myself being a professional escape artist. Maybe now I’ll have a chance to price my skills!! I mean, there is a way out, right??

  3. Linda January 20, 2015 at 1:59 pm #

    My friends and I would love this creative challenge! Bet we could escape in time!

  4. Lisa Hewus Fresh January 20, 2015 at 2:00 pm #

    This would be an amazing experience! And I think we could figure it out and escape!

  5. Earl January 20, 2015 at 3:31 pm #

    Saw a segment on this on KGW! I love a good mystery!

  6. whittney January 20, 2015 at 4:52 pm #

    This looks like fun!

  7. Randi Sue January 20, 2015 at 5:31 pm #

    Did this in Nashville Tennessee last fall. It was a blast. So glad it came to Portland. YES, we escaped! Sign me up for tound two.

  8. Logan January 20, 2015 at 6:06 pm #

    Ooh this sounds awesome. I want to see if my friends and I can make it through without murdering each other first! Cooperation? Never heard of it…

  9. morgan January 20, 2015 at 10:57 pm #

    This sounds like so much fun!

  10. Madeline January 21, 2015 at 8:22 pm #

    This sounds great! Sign me up.

  11. Savanah January 21, 2015 at 11:38 pm #

    I’ve escaped cold weather, stress, exhaustion and downtown parking tickets. Bring it on Dr. Zylchov!

  12. Ophelia January 22, 2015 at 11:32 am #

    Okay, I went to Paris with my roommate last fall and discovered that these puzzles existed, but when I found out that we weren’t allowed to do it with two people, I just about threw a fit. I have spent so many hours playing the room escape games online, and am DYING to do one in person.

    This might just be the best hour of my life (don’t repeat that to anyone I’ve slept with).

  13. KC January 22, 2015 at 11:50 am #

    I’ve always wanted to lock myself in an eastern European laboratory.

  14. Brandi January 22, 2015 at 11:54 am #

    This sounds like it could be the start of a horror movie….five people locked in a room…little do they know one of them is a killer! Seroiously though it sound amazing & fun & I’m willing to take the risk of discovering how my friends act under pressure :)

  15. Cody January 22, 2015 at 2:44 pm #

    Always wanted to try escapism! Please!! It’s probably best that I’m locked away in a box anyway…

  16. Danielle V January 22, 2015 at 2:54 pm #

    Sounds like I’m going to have to call up Agent Scully and Special Agent Mulder to help me, but I am so ready!

  17. Zoe January 22, 2015 at 3:04 pm #

    I’ve always wanted to try one of these – I’ve heard really good things! :)

  18. Heather Primeaux January 22, 2015 at 3:24 pm #

    I play games like this on my phone all the time!! I love it!

  19. Ashley January 22, 2015 at 3:32 pm #

    My sister has done this multiple times and can never figure it out. I want to outsmart her!

  20. Sarah G January 22, 2015 at 3:42 pm #

    I did another one of these recently and it was so much fun – the hour went by in no time! Would love to do it again.

  21. Michael January 22, 2015 at 3:51 pm #

    This would be an awesome Valentine’s Day date!

    My hubby thinks I’m always trying to prove him dumb, maybe this will prove me wrong (or right). Either way, I still love him and would love to experience this with him :)

  22. Bianca January 22, 2015 at 5:16 pm #

    I have to win this chance! why? because I just had to move out of a bad home and now I live in a mildewed basement with my cat. we need good new memories so badly!

  23. Hillary January 22, 2015 at 6:07 pm #

    I would absolutely love this!

  24. Reese January 22, 2015 at 6:35 pm #

    Just moved to Portland and this sounds like something that I moved here to try. I would love to surprise my boyfriend with tickets because he is always the one finding things for us to do, since I don’t know the area that well.

  25. Dana G January 22, 2015 at 6:50 pm #

    This sounds really fun! I love problem solving games and doing puzzle and clue activities with my partner. We would love to win tickets to this!

  26. Mary January 22, 2015 at 7:32 pm #

    I want to do this SO BAD! I tried to get a group together for my birthday, but being smack dab between Christmas and New Years, it just didn’t come together. I’ve only heard amazing things about this experiences and think it sounds so fun. -crosses fingers-

  27. melodie January 22, 2015 at 9:48 pm #

    CAN we spot the right clues? Do we HAVE what it takes as a team to make the pieces fit into place, WILL we figure out the new perspective to get it solved in time? YOU hold the answer to our chance to play!

  28. William Stewart January 22, 2015 at 9:55 pm #


  29. Christie January 22, 2015 at 10:19 pm #

    I would love to win these tickets because I’m in portland visiting my fiancé!! Traveling from jersey every month or two gets expensive which limits our spending and ability to enjoy this great city. So please pick me!! But do it before 1/28 when I have to head back east :-)

  30. Danielle January 22, 2015 at 10:37 pm #

    This would be a completely new experience for me and I would love to check it out.

  31. Donna January 22, 2015 at 11:00 pm #

    This would definitely be something I want to try!

  32. Anna January 22, 2015 at 11:18 pm #

    This is a perfect challenge for me and a few friends this weekend. We are celebrating a Birthday! I hope I win for us. Thank you

  33. Shasha January 23, 2015 at 8:34 am #

    My husband plays these escapism games online all the time. I don’t get them, but then I don’t have to… It would be such a brilliant surprise for him if I were picked to win these tickets!

  34. Bianca January 23, 2015 at 9:23 am #

    I just escaped from an abusive partner. Give me the tickets, cause it’s time for the prestige.

  35. Mikey B January 23, 2015 at 10:08 am #

    Holy crap. I never knew I wanted to do this until I read about it just now. And now I can’t stop thinking about it. Must do!

  36. Sara January 23, 2015 at 10:08 am #

    We love puzzles – this would make a perfect date night for us!

  37. Audrey January 23, 2015 at 12:07 pm #

    I always wanted to know if I’d be good at this.

  38. Cathryn January 23, 2015 at 12:32 pm #

    I would love to go and do this with my boyfriend and out friends! Its sounds like so much fun!

  39. Lecion January 23, 2015 at 2:25 pm #

    This idea of doing an escapism event has become a brain worm I just can’t shake.
    Please give me tickets so that I can escape my torment and then from Dr. Zylchov’s lab.
    Save my feeble soul!!!

  40. Judy January 24, 2015 at 8:24 am #

    i love the phone app games (dorky, I know) and would love to see it translated into real life!

  41. WTC January 24, 2015 at 8:36 am #

    I’ve been chained to my suite cases as I have moved from hotel to hotel. It’s time to unlock the gate and let me into Portland to escape the formula of seeing what works. It’s time to live and this trip will do just that.

  42. KRC January 24, 2015 at 8:38 am #

    This picture reminds me of the thought of being away from my girlfriend. I am in one city and she is in another. Remove the lock from the gate so we can be together.

  43. Anthony January 24, 2015 at 12:20 pm #

    This sounds super awesome and I’d love to be trapped in a room that I had to try and escape!

  44. Ami January 24, 2015 at 3:00 pm #

    this looks incredibly fun! I hope I win

  45. Jenn Jenn January 25, 2015 at 2:44 am #

    this sounds like fun fun fun!!!! This would be a great adventure for me and some friends to try out

  46. Jacey January 25, 2015 at 3:58 pm #

    Looks like a crazy, fun time!

  47. Jmartens January 25, 2015 at 9:33 pm #

    Looks like so much fun!

  48. Erich Miller January 26, 2015 at 3:53 pm #

    I would love to attend this event with my girlfriend. We are a very competitive couple and strive to do our best. I think we could win this and have crazy insane fun doing it. Laughing all the way. HA HA HA>3

  49. Sonja January 26, 2015 at 6:25 pm #

    This is so awesome!!!!!

  50. Stephanie January 27, 2015 at 7:51 am #

    Hello, date night. Sign me up!

  51. Sara January 27, 2015 at 11:03 am #

    I did escape a room from a zombie in LA this past summer and it was SO fun…even though we died. I’d love to try my skills again. :)

  52. Roxanne January 27, 2015 at 5:40 pm #

    I’ve been wanting to surprise my boyfriend with this! I love mysteries and he keeps making me watch horror movies about people trying to escape from things, so this would be so much fun for both of us.

  53. David Carnese January 28, 2015 at 9:34 am #

    My family and I would have a great time with this adventure.

  54. Paul horton January 28, 2015 at 10:54 pm #

    A surprise for my daughter

  55. Mary Blu January 29, 2015 at 12:25 pm #

    I’m intrigued…!

  56. Amy January 29, 2015 at 12:25 pm #

    I want to play this game so bad! I love escape the room video games and would love to see how my skills hold up in a live version!

  57. Nikki January 29, 2015 at 1:16 pm #

    This scares the crap out of me, what better reason not too

  58. DT Dyer January 29, 2015 at 1:17 pm #

    My job uses teamwork and communication. I would love to practice those skills in a fun environment.

  59. Michael January 29, 2015 at 1:25 pm #

    I need an escape

  60. Heather January 29, 2015 at 2:00 pm #

    This seems so incredibly fun and like nothing I have done before!!

  61. Don Tidwell January 29, 2015 at 2:14 pm #

    I need this because I am a fan of Fermat’s room and Cube

  62. Cathy January 29, 2015 at 2:19 pm #

    This sounds like a great way to spend an afternoon bonding with my super smart family!

  63. dana g January 29, 2015 at 2:26 pm #

    I love Sherlock and puzzles- this sounds like a great way to spend an afternoon!

  64. Miranda J Johnson January 29, 2015 at 3:13 pm #

    The competive spirt of my boyfriend and I will be a great entertainment for what ever group we get in.

  65. Neci January 29, 2015 at 4:19 pm #

    My best friend and I go on field trips with my grandpa because we are home schooled. I heard about this and it sounds just like the game “Can you escape?” which I love to play! This would be so much fun to do for a field trip.

  66. Mari Stephenson January 29, 2015 at 4:27 pm #

    Help me escape from Clark County with Escapism.

  67. Angelica January 29, 2015 at 5:41 pm #

    I’m an unthwartable master of mysteries! Mwahaha……… I would love to do this crazy thing……..

  68. Emma January 29, 2015 at 6:26 pm #

    This sounds so amazingly fun. I really want to do this with my boyfriend.

  69. jack January 29, 2015 at 8:24 pm #

    I would love to go to this!

  70. Ron T January 29, 2015 at 8:37 pm #

    Making an appointment with Dr. Zylchov, reminds me of a date with Harry Houdini, What fun.
    I’d love to escape the norm and win tickets to this event. Thank you

  71. Min January 29, 2015 at 8:48 pm #

    My boyfriend and I would LOVE to do this! Please please please pick me!

  72. Christy O January 29, 2015 at 10:35 pm #

    I will be in town for only ONE saturday with a good friend. I rented a car just for the occasion. I was very fortunate to visit Eastern Europe last year and am so intrigued by absolutely anything that hearkens back to Soviet times.

  73. Samuel January 30, 2015 at 12:00 am #

    “Escape” is my favorite Journey album. I think Escapism might be my favorite journey in the new year.

  74. Ali January 30, 2015 at 5:45 am #

    Sounds like a fun girls night out!

  75. Heather January 30, 2015 at 10:13 am #

    I just recently heard about Escapism and would love love LOVE to check it out! :)

  76. Monty January 30, 2015 at 11:31 am #

    This seems absolutely ridiculous I totally want to try it

  77. Bekah January 30, 2015 at 12:27 pm #

    I would love to try something new! And my boyfriend would be so excited. This is his kind of thing.

  78. Craig January 30, 2015 at 3:22 pm #

    This sounds awesome! Would love to treat my lady to a night out to this.

  79. brandon January 31, 2015 at 9:21 am #

    I haven’t had a good date in forever. This would be great for me to take someone to.

  80. Tyleen Johnson January 31, 2015 at 7:54 pm #

    We all have played those hidden object, clue and puzzle driven games online or on our phones. This reminds me of a real life version! I seen the spot on morning Portland show and it was pretty unique.

  81. Jeremy February 3, 2015 at 7:07 pm #

    This looks awesome! Great for a team of friends!

  82. Jeremy Chambers February 5, 2015 at 6:40 pm #

    My friend went and did this in cali and said it’s awesome. Would love to try! Have a friend i think that would get a definite kick out of it. Fun comes after responsibilities though lol.

  83. Christina February 8, 2015 at 3:31 pm #

    Hello, I would like to win tickets to the escape game. Have you ever played Escspe the Room the Internet game? Well now there are real life Escape the Rooms with the same scenario and rooms. I was going to play in San francisco but I moved to portland instead and I’ve been hoping for an opportunity to experience an escape game in my new home.

  84. Carrie February 9, 2015 at 9:01 am #

    This is the first thing I’ve seen that would be fantastic Valentine’s gift!

  85. Jessica February 13, 2015 at 12:17 pm #

    I’d love to win this because I love a good mystery!

  86. Jamie February 26, 2015 at 2:55 pm #

    My husband and I have been dying to do this! We are really into role playing games and puzzle solving. This would be so much fun for us!

  87. jim February 27, 2015 at 6:19 am #

    This sounds like so much fun, I would love to try it. Do they change the clues if you want to go back another time?

  88. Cliff January 7, 2016 at 4:56 pm #

    Be a fantastic date night.

  89. Jessie January 9, 2016 at 10:01 pm #

    Pick me and lock me up!! I want to build my courage up. I’m afraid… very afraid, yet willing!

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