Win Tickets ($90): Help A World Famous Magician Escape the Gallows in Escapism Portland’s Newest Room: Magician’s Menagerie | Now For Up for 12 People!

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Escapism Portland’s Newest Room: Magician’s Menagerie. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Wednesday, July 6.


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Magician’s Menagerie.Escapism Portland: Magician’s Menagerie
Everyday 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
2-5 people $90 | 6-8 people $120| 9-12 people $150
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910 NW Joy Ave, Portland, OR 97229

Escapism Portland is proud to introduce our newest escape room experience, the Magician’s Menagerie. Now for up to 12 people – it is bigger, better and with some amazing new props!

Pierre Renaut was a world famous magician at the peak of his influence just two days ago. Now, he is a reviled prisoner soon to be hanged for the astonishing murder of his young assistant during the show! He claims his prop must have been tampered with, but no one believes him. Step backstage and discover Pierre’s world behind the curtain. His turn at the gallows is in just 60 minutes, unless you can prove his innocence. Learn the secrets behind his “magic” tricks and how it could have gone so wrong.

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. 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 Pierre’s world.

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167 Responses to Win Tickets ($90): Help A World Famous Magician Escape the Gallows in Escapism Portland’s Newest Room: Magician’s Menagerie | Now For Up for 12 People!

  1. David k June 7, 2016 at 5:53 pm #

    This is just the type of escape I need. No long lines by the TSA. I hope.

    • Rayleen Bowen July 3, 2016 at 6:22 pm #

      This sounds like so much fuuuuuuun! I would love to go! What a fun idea!

  2. lauren scher June 7, 2016 at 9:59 pm #

    I would love to do this! I’m the worst at puzzle games but would like to try!!

  3. Danielle June 8, 2016 at 9:28 am #

    I love escape rooms. I would love to try this one.

  4. Danielle June 8, 2016 at 9:33 am #

    I love escape rooms and really want to try this one.

  5. Mickey June 8, 2016 at 2:42 pm #

    Perhaps the magician in the room can magic me up some tickets and we can all escape together!

  6. mike f June 8, 2016 at 6:42 pm #

    If we don’t solve the puzzle, I will secretely switch the hangman’s rope with a rubber one. Don’t worry! I got this!

  7. Stacie June 8, 2016 at 9:27 pm #

    Yes! I’ve been wanting to try an escape room for ages! sounds like a great group activity! :)

  8. Amber June 9, 2016 at 2:43 pm #

    Me! Pick me! :) – Love your publication, thanks for the good work.

  9. claudia peterson June 9, 2016 at 2:53 pm #

    This sounds like so much fun, I would love to be able to see this!!!

  10. Sean H June 9, 2016 at 2:56 pm #

    escape rooms are the besssssst!!

  11. Jennifer June 9, 2016 at 3:08 pm #

    This sounds fabulous for my partner & I…..please!! :)

  12. Marie B. June 9, 2016 at 3:10 pm #

    My daughter is dying to try this with her friends! And I have to admit, there’s some competition to be the chaperones! ;)

  13. Sabine Monsees June 9, 2016 at 4:43 pm #

    My son is coming from Austin for a visit. This sounds interesting and fun way to show how Portland has fun.

    • lisa July 1, 2016 at 3:22 am #

      Totally need to put my mind in a magic place this would be ideal..

  14. Erica June 9, 2016 at 6:19 pm #

    I love escape rooms! My father was an amateur magician and I loved watching and learning his tricks when I was a child. I would love to see what they have put together!

  15. Dave G. June 9, 2016 at 7:27 pm #

    Tricks for tix?

  16. Robyn Honeycutt June 9, 2016 at 7:56 pm #

    My mom is visiting Portland and she is always the one doing everything for others. She loves magic and I would love for her to have a real treat while she’s here!

  17. Kellie June 9, 2016 at 8:41 pm #

    This sounds like the best one yet! I’d love the chance to experience it!

  18. jim June 9, 2016 at 8:45 pm #

    This sounds like a great time for me and my buddies.

  19. Faith O'Malley June 9, 2016 at 8:54 pm #

    My partner and I have been dying to try an escape room!

  20. Brittanie McGurk June 9, 2016 at 11:02 pm #

    This sounds super cool!

  21. RobinBrantley June 10, 2016 at 7:30 am #

    Does the Menagerie Magician like Pina Coladas? And gettin’ caught in the rain? Well ok then, we’ll come with you and ESCAPE! Haha… sorry, it’s Friday! And we are into heath food, sorry Rupert… We’re IN!

  22. Kira Landar June 10, 2016 at 8:58 am #

    I want to do this room so incredibly badly! Escape room + magicians?? Sounds amazing!

  23. Jenn June 10, 2016 at 10:57 am #

    I’ve never been in an escape room and I am intrigued….Always up for new experiences!

  24. Neil June 10, 2016 at 11:30 am #

    Would love to try this one!

  25. Morgan June 10, 2016 at 1:04 pm #

    This sounds so fun, would love to go to this!

  26. Madeline June 10, 2016 at 2:11 pm #

    Sounds fun!

  27. Kris Martin June 10, 2016 at 11:47 pm #

    I’ve fallen, and I can’t get up…but I can get out of here..

  28. Sonya June 11, 2016 at 4:12 pm #

    I’m curious to try an escape room! And I enjoy good detective work!

  29. harlan Mayer June 12, 2016 at 8:15 am #

    As an amateur magician, – I have to try this!

  30. molli vandehey June 13, 2016 at 10:29 am #

    oh wow! i have always wanted to try this! this would be rad!

  31. Chevy June 13, 2016 at 6:16 pm #

    Oh my gosh, I would love to do this my my daughter, her friends and their parents.,I would love the chance to win!

  32. Heather June 14, 2016 at 8:58 am #

    I’ve never done one of these but I’d love to.

  33. Janine Wood June 14, 2016 at 9:40 am #

    What a fun adventure!

  34. Joel Vining June 14, 2016 at 12:40 pm #

    i love solving puzzles and i would love to try my hand at an escape room!

  35. Jeana June 14, 2016 at 1:05 pm #

    Yes! This sounds like an awesome activity my friends and I would love to try:)

  36. Jacob June 14, 2016 at 1:36 pm #

    I like a good challenge. This would be funn to do! I-MAGI-NATION ;)

  37. Lauryl June 14, 2016 at 2:19 pm #

    So fun the last one I went to was in Rotterdam

  38. Karen June 14, 2016 at 3:25 pm #

    My boyfriend and I have been dying to try one of these escape rooms. We love playing the video game version, never have played in real life though! This would be a perfect family adventure! Would love to win these tickets!!

  39. Madison Berry-Sellers June 14, 2016 at 4:35 pm #

    I’m on a mission to complete every escape room in Portland….only have done 2 so far HA! This one looks super fun!

  40. Caitlyn June 14, 2016 at 4:35 pm #

    I have been wanting to come here to try an escape room for a long time! My boyfriend and our friends and I have been talking about going this summer and this one would be perfect :)

  41. panda June 14, 2016 at 4:44 pm #


  42. Jordan Krauthamer June 14, 2016 at 5:38 pm #

    Always wanted to try one of these!

  43. David Cook June 14, 2016 at 6:45 pm #

    Sounds like a blast!

  44. Jen Deskins June 14, 2016 at 7:00 pm #

    I would love this for a father day gift

  45. Jessica Myers June 14, 2016 at 8:59 pm #

    Omg this looks so fun!

  46. Jessi June 15, 2016 at 12:06 am #

    I need an escape !

  47. Julie W June 15, 2016 at 12:25 am #

    EEEEEEEEK! I’ve always wanted to do this! My boyfriend and I are very competitive and try to one up each other when we can (and work together when we need to). I would love to school him and show him how a woman can take care of business and get things done (yet again)! =)

  48. Michael June 15, 2016 at 9:02 am #

    I’ve been rockin’ “Breaking the Magicians Code” on Netflix all week, I’m ready!

  49. Molly June 15, 2016 at 1:32 pm #

    My husband and I LOVE escape games. We did one in Spain.

  50. Daisy June 15, 2016 at 5:06 pm #

    My boyfriend and I really want to do this!

  51. Trina June 15, 2016 at 8:04 pm #

    What a great adult family night out. Love it.

  52. Emily June 16, 2016 at 3:16 pm #

    I would love to try one of these!

  53. Angie R June 16, 2016 at 3:25 pm #

    I would love to try it out!

  54. 503geek June 16, 2016 at 3:34 pm #

    Come on pipeline lock me up… lol

  55. jim June 16, 2016 at 5:12 pm #

    It would be so much fun to do this with my friends.

  56. Jessica June 17, 2016 at 5:45 am #

    Magic, if I win free tickets.

  57. Guinevere June 17, 2016 at 8:12 am #

    Oh man, I really want to try this!

  58. Pisith Martin June 17, 2016 at 1:41 pm #

    I’ve never done something like this before and have always wanted to!

  59. Denise June 17, 2016 at 5:33 pm #

    Perfect for my hubby’s birthday!

  60. Brett June 17, 2016 at 6:33 pm #

    My chances of winning these tickets are slim to none. So my chances of escaping that room are ….. are slimmer to none..?

  61. Amy June 17, 2016 at 10:27 pm #

    Would be so much more fun than falling asleep at 7pm on the couch!

  62. Kelly June 18, 2016 at 11:21 am #

    ABRACADABRA! Sis Boom Ba-da-BOOM!
    Will we escape; or will Pierre’s spell cast our doom?

    Behind the curtain is a clue….
    it could be a key, a puzzle, or false vs true.

    If we win we will see-
    will our fate be the gallows, or will we all be set FREE?

  63. Julie June 18, 2016 at 12:27 pm #

    So excited to try this. I must admit, I’m pretty magical too.

  64. Chris June 19, 2016 at 7:54 am #

    This is just what I need

  65. Katie June 20, 2016 at 10:54 am #

    I may not be a detective but I love a good puzzle. Give me a chance and I’ll wave my wand to make a magical mystery-solving group to appear.

  66. Kat Black June 20, 2016 at 1:11 pm #

    This is something my family wants to do for sure.

  67. Perry June 20, 2016 at 2:47 pm #

    This sounds weirdly awesome

  68. Kelly June 20, 2016 at 2:53 pm #

    Help me bring magic to my family! Incredibly broke, recently divided family, in need of some TLC! Winning tickets means reconnecting as a family

  69. Erica June 21, 2016 at 12:34 pm #

    wanting to do this forever!!!

  70. Celia June 21, 2016 at 12:36 pm #

    Would love to take my best friend to one of these! She’s been wanting to go to an escape room forever, but it’s a little expensive for two unemployed recent college grads to swing…

  71. Lisa June 21, 2016 at 1:11 pm #

    Have wanted to try this – very similar to Entros in Seattle that we did a long time ago.

  72. Jordan Manzano June 21, 2016 at 1:15 pm #

    I LOVE magic shows! This would be the best night ever!!! :) :) :)

  73. Jenn Richardson June 21, 2016 at 1:26 pm #

    My best-friend and partner recently moved to Portland and wants to do an escape adventure for her birthday (August 30). I’ve done my research and this escape room sounds amazing with the magical element.

  74. Jenn Richardson June 21, 2016 at 1:26 pm #

    My best-friend and partner in crime recently moved to Portland and wants to do an escape adventure for her birthday (August 30). I’ve done my research and this escape room sounds amazing with the magical element.

  75. Jessica Humphrey June 21, 2016 at 1:26 pm #

    I’d LOVE to win this. I missed a chance to try an escape room due to work, and I would love to do this with my husband, as I love mysteries, puzzles, and live action quests. I’m trying to get him to do one as well, and winning tickets to one would be the perfect opportunity for us to do it together and have a little (unconventional for him) fun. Hopefully if we won, he’d want to do it more and we could go often.

    Good luck everyone!

  76. Scott Landia June 21, 2016 at 2:08 pm #

    Always ready for another escape room challenge. Bring it on!

  77. Prismagic June 21, 2016 at 2:09 pm #

    We are a group of circus performers, magicians, and intellectuals who celebrate with a taco night once a month. We just learned about these escape rooms from our taco friend who suggested we all try it as a group! Do you think we have the brains and brawn to escape from this room!? Find out on the next ACTION PACKED episode of TACO WEDNESDAY!!!!

  78. Meghan June 21, 2016 at 2:15 pm #

    These things are SO MUCH fun please gimme gimme!!!

  79. Michelle Blake June 21, 2016 at 2:16 pm #

    I have family coming into town soon. This is perfect Portland!

  80. Katherine Bagwell June 21, 2016 at 3:01 pm #

    Did an escape room for a friends birthday. Now I want to do one full of magic for MY birthday!

  81. Sarah G June 21, 2016 at 3:06 pm #

    My friends and I love to do escape rooms, and we haven’t done this one yet!

  82. Jamie Martin June 21, 2016 at 3:11 pm #

    Escape rooms are such a great way for me to spend time with my awesome friends and actually use our minds on something fun! We would love to win and try this one!

  83. Keisar Betancourt June 21, 2016 at 4:16 pm #

    Hi y’all. I’ve never done an escape room before, except short apps.

  84. Katrina June 21, 2016 at 4:16 pm #

    I want to have some fun this will be great.

  85. Stefan June 21, 2016 at 4:18 pm #

    I have been into magic since I was a kid & I used to perform, which is why the title first grabbed my attention. I have a couple people in mind as far as who to bring with me. I have one friend who is into magic as well & who I believe would appreciate this, but I also have a friend who’s not necessarily into magic but who really loves puzzle type things like this. I think either one of them would love to come with me & do this. Well, first thing first… I’ll figure out who to bring with me if I actually win, which would be awesome!

  86. Ryan Vacca June 21, 2016 at 4:26 pm #

    I’ve done escape rooms through Escapism before, and they’re always great. Very professional and intriguing. I can’t wait to try this one.

  87. Cecilia C June 21, 2016 at 4:39 pm #

    Oh this looks like a fun one!

  88. Carly S. June 21, 2016 at 8:28 pm #

    They aren’t magic tricks, they are magic ILLUSIONS! My and my boyfriend would have an amazing time solving this puzzle and I would love to win! I have never been to an escape room but I have always wanted to. Here’s hoping!

  89. Jordan June 21, 2016 at 8:44 pm #

    Sounds fun!

  90. Paty cardiel June 22, 2016 at 2:21 am #

    I would love to go to the show with my husband because we’ve never been to a magic show and it sounds like a lot of fun.

  91. Adrian June 22, 2016 at 8:06 pm #

    Me and my girlfriend love going to Portland and try and find an excuse to go as often as possible. I think this would be great fun for the two of us, we often talk about going to one of these “murder mystery” events because we think they would be fun and there are a lot on Groupon the only downside to them though is their price tag of about $90 for the two of us but winning ticket would open the perfect opportunity to go!

  92. Chris Johnson June 23, 2016 at 9:15 am #

    Would love to try this!

  93. Leyna June 23, 2016 at 9:37 am #

    We loved escapism the last time we went… Would love to go again!!

  94. Erin Kash June 23, 2016 at 2:40 pm #

    My husband and I need to escape our small children…lets do this! ((save us))

  95. Jennifer H. June 23, 2016 at 2:43 pm #

    I’m trying to plan a going away party for my office. Been wanting to do an Escape Room and now here’s one we can finally do all together!

  96. Laura Bald June 23, 2016 at 2:46 pm #

    I’m OBSESSED with escape rooms and I’d love to try this one with my friends and family.

  97. Conor June 23, 2016 at 2:47 pm #

    I’m magic.

  98. jim June 23, 2016 at 4:50 pm #

    I would love to treat my friends to this. Thanks PDX Pipeline.

  99. Lynn Elsadon June 23, 2016 at 5:20 pm #

    This sounds like a unique room,…..I would love to check it out.

  100. Susie Young June 23, 2016 at 10:14 pm #

    Pick me! Pick me! ….We would love to experience the magic of a first escape date, in your new menagerie.

  101. hillary June 23, 2016 at 10:26 pm #

    Nerd dreams come true. Thank you!

  102. Michaele Armstrong June 24, 2016 at 7:44 am #

    I’d like to try this!

  103. Jolene June 24, 2016 at 11:46 am #

    It’s impossible to get my friends to do anything, they just want to laze around all summer. Tickets to an escape room would be a really fun activity!

  104. Gary Ferguson June 24, 2016 at 1:57 pm #

    This sounds like incredible fun. I hope i win tickets!

  105. Gino C June 24, 2016 at 2:13 pm #

    I’ve done a few of these around Portland. I would love to experience this one!

  106. Haven C. June 26, 2016 at 7:16 am #

    Never done escape rooms before! It sounds so much fun!

  107. Kelsi k June 26, 2016 at 6:31 pm #

    My boyfriend LOVES magic and after failing to escape the room we booked for his 30th birthday, I KNOW he wants a shot at resemption.

  108. Natalie J Vandenberghe June 27, 2016 at 1:14 pm #

    I would love to share this experience with my son–I think he’d love it!

  109. Patrick June 27, 2016 at 11:12 pm #

    How can I win tickets?

  110. Patrick June 27, 2016 at 11:13 pm #

    Found it! I would like to win for sure!

  111. Dana Brown June 28, 2016 at 5:47 am #

    Would love to take my 12 yr old daughter who is here for the summer she so wants to do this!

  112. Destry Brown June 28, 2016 at 5:48 am #

    Would love to take my visiting 12 yr old step daughter.

  113. James June 28, 2016 at 7:29 am #

    My family and friends would love to solve the mystery!

  114. Jason Bostick June 28, 2016 at 7:56 am #

    Escape rooms are my thing. totally looking forward to trying this new one.

  115. Elizabeth Pfiffer June 28, 2016 at 12:20 pm #

    It’s my 21st birthday!

  116. Jordan Wiggers June 28, 2016 at 12:39 pm #

    Love escape rooms, and this one sounds like the next step up! I have the perfect group to join me, and we would be stoked to try it out!!

  117. Tammy June 28, 2016 at 1:07 pm #

    We would love to do this! My family of 6 have done (and successfully completed) two Escapism journeys. We’d love to try this and if we can bring a group of 12, we can introduce some friends to Escapism too!

  118. Nicole pelott June 28, 2016 at 1:21 pm #

    So cool

  119. Marlene June 28, 2016 at 1:25 pm #

    This would be a perfect birthday gift for my critical thinking husband!

  120. Dusty Rose June 28, 2016 at 1:40 pm #

    This would be used as a start to Financial Beginnings, your local nonprofit’s, employee team building employee retreat. There are currently only 5 employees, half are new and the other half need the fun and magic of the event to renew their passions.

  121. Mari Stephenson June 28, 2016 at 1:47 pm #

    I sent my grandson and his friends for his birthday. They loved Escapism so much one of his friends booked it for his own birthday party.

    Now it’s grandma’s turn!!!

  122. summer fouche June 28, 2016 at 1:58 pm #

    I want to see if I’m as smart as I think I am! Hahaha.

  123. Amy Scott June 28, 2016 at 2:29 pm #

    With family coming to visit, this would be the perfect reunion experience!

  124. Jack June 28, 2016 at 2:31 pm #

    This would be awesome!

  125. Bronwyn E June 28, 2016 at 3:54 pm #

    spellbound – lucky crystal ball let me rub and wish that this is the special winner for this interesting experience. Thank you

  126. Mark Axton June 28, 2016 at 5:10 pm #

    I’ve been seeing these escape room games all over as I travel. I’d love to try one out as I love immersive experiences!

  127. Debbie Lusk June 28, 2016 at 8:23 pm #

    Pick me pick me!!!

  128. Cora June 28, 2016 at 9:40 pm #

    Husband’s BIRTHDAY!!!!

  129. Dalia Renov June 29, 2016 at 12:39 am #

    My daughters birthday is on this day and I want it to be magical.

  130. Racheal Boehm June 29, 2016 at 7:58 am #

    I have been dying to talk people into this – maybe if I win they’ll finally go with me!

  131. Jen June 29, 2016 at 1:40 pm #

    Winning a fun experience would be great!

  132. praneeth Arnepalli June 29, 2016 at 8:08 pm #

    This is going to be awesome.

  133. Janet June 30, 2016 at 2:32 pm #

    I would love to have this experience!! :)

  134. Lisa Walton June 30, 2016 at 3:14 pm #

    Magic! I have never been to a show and would love to go!

  135. Tomas Hinsley June 30, 2016 at 3:27 pm #

    Never been to a magic show but have always wanted to! Maybe he can teach me how to make my teenagers boyfriends disappear!

  136. Neil June 30, 2016 at 3:43 pm #

    Sounds fun!

  137. Harriet NewDelman June 30, 2016 at 3:52 pm #

    Sounds intriguing. What a great way to entertain friends

  138. Kelly Guerke June 30, 2016 at 4:24 pm #

    I like trying to guess how the magic trick is performed.

  139. Lea Anna June 30, 2016 at 7:39 pm #

    My husband would be into this, sounds fun.

  140. Morgan June 30, 2016 at 8:43 pm #

    So fun! Magic and mystery..the best! Crossing my fingers!

  141. jim June 30, 2016 at 9:43 pm #

    sounds like a blast! I’ll arrive with the crew in the Mystery Van.

  142. Teresa June 30, 2016 at 10:38 pm #

    Sounds like something my friends and I would love!

  143. Nicole July 1, 2016 at 6:56 am #

    Sounds like a good time.

  144. Christina July 1, 2016 at 9:36 am #


  145. Tina Boyd July 1, 2016 at 11:19 am #

    Been trying to get some consensus on a ‘team building’ event for our small office.

    All previous ideas have been voted down (shooting range, airsoft game)…maybe this is the ticket!!!!

  146. Grace July 1, 2016 at 3:12 pm #

    This would be a great gift for my friends who treat me to so many things! We’d have a blast and probably have a great chance of escaping!

  147. Windy July 1, 2016 at 5:24 pm #

    Awww yeah! Took the BF to a zombie escape room for his birthday and it was the best! Never saw him sweat so much! Well… that’s not entirely true… :-)

  148. Karl July 1, 2016 at 6:07 pm #

    Dyin g of cancer. Looking for a laugh please

  149. Jennifer Holm July 2, 2016 at 10:52 am #

    I would love to win. Thank you for blessing someone with this experience.

  150. Danny Johnson July 2, 2016 at 7:41 pm #

    This looks like so much fun!

  151. Steve July 2, 2016 at 10:17 pm #

    Sounds like fun, would love to try it!

  152. Pauline July 3, 2016 at 12:25 pm #

    Escape? Timed? Um…sounds fun and anxiety ridden…I’M IN!

  153. Mariah Newman July 3, 2016 at 5:32 pm #

    I want nothing more than to get locked in somewhere to intentionally try to get unlocked in somewhere. Honestly the best!!

  154. Meredith July 5, 2016 at 1:16 pm #

    I need a little magic this month to push back the lumpy one I just survived!

  155. Jacob Bell July 5, 2016 at 1:25 pm #

    I’ve always wanted to try an escape room!

  156. Kimm Bingham July 5, 2016 at 1:26 pm #

    Escape rooms are so fun! I’d love to try this one out!

  157. mary harding July 5, 2016 at 1:35 pm #

    I’ve been wanting to try one of these escape rooms for years now and this magician theme sounds MAGICAL!

  158. Tricia July 5, 2016 at 1:59 pm #

    This looks like a lot of fun!

  159. Sarah July 5, 2016 at 2:27 pm #

    This. Looks.Awesome!

  160. Sameena Bachmeier July 5, 2016 at 5:07 pm #

    Fun fun fun! Magical amusement!!!! Wow, sounds like a treat!!!!

  161. Perry July 5, 2016 at 7:07 pm #

    Who is the magician

  162. Michelle July 5, 2016 at 10:03 pm #

    Just did the scientists laboratory escape room with Escapism. So awesome! My husband and sibs are dying to do another!

  163. Mar July 6, 2016 at 2:56 pm #

    As an improviser here in Portland I am constantly looking for ways to make rehearsals the ultimate play time. We love new ways to get connected, work together, and build our mental bond. I promise that if I win these tickets they will be shared with a handful of amazingly talented and wonderful improvisers here in the city!

  164. Amber July 7, 2016 at 3:59 pm #

    Escape the room AND magic? My kiddo would freak!

  165. melissa July 7, 2016 at 5:45 pm #

    We are escape room geeks. Done them in various cities and would love to do one in PDX!

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