Ever wonder when the first New Year’s Eve was celebrated? That’s the kind of trivia you might be asked at one of Lake Oswego’s popular Trivia Nights held around town each week. Since Friday is National Trivia Day, I wanted to give you a round-up of where to get your brainpower and your sense of humor tested.
The good news is that if you have a hankering for trivia, you are not alone. From Monday through Thursday nights, you can find a local spot to gather with like-minded folks. Check these places out.
HOP N’ CORK. This Lake Grove neighborhood taproom has added Trivia Nights on the second and fourth Mondays to its offerings. Enjoy premium craft beverages from a local Northwest IPA to authentic German Pilsner to help those brain synapses fire. Food offerings are available too. The fun begins at 7:00 p.m. 17450 Lower Boones Ferry Road, 503.305.5903.
ROOTS GATHER + GIVE. Comes Tuesday nights you have a couple options. This newcomer to the field is located inside Palisades Grocery Store and is Lake Oswego’s first not-for-profit tap room + craft drinkery. All profits go back to charity partners in Education, Literacy, Fighting Hunger and the Arts. Tuesday nights are Trivia Nights here with questions hand-curated by one of your hosts, Derek Abbott. Be ready to roll at 7:00 p.m. 1377 McVey Avenue, Space A, 503.957.2701.
HANKO’S SPORTS BAR AND GRILL. On Tuesdays you can get your trivia fix at this Mountain Park establishment. The questions start firing at 8:00 p.m. but you can warm things up during Happy Hour from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 4 Monroe Parkway, Suite F, 503.697.7819.
LAKE THEATER AND CAFÉ. The competition starts at 7:00 p.m., every Wednesday but you can get there early and order something to eat and drink. Up to seven of your well-read friends can join you on a team. Top three teams get gift certificates valid for the next month at the café. 106 N. State Street, 503.387.3236.
GEMINI BAR AND GRILL. The questions start rolling at 7:30 p.m. every Thursday, but if you’re going to make a night of it, come in early for the Happy Hour from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. 456 N. State Street, 503. 636.9445.
Back to my earlier trivia question, just in case the questions are New Year’s related this week. The first New Year’s Eve was probably celebrated around 2000 B.C. in Mesopotamia around the time of the vernal equinox in March. It wasn’t celebrated in January until 45 B.C. when the Julian calendar went into effect.
And since I’m a Realtor in Lake Oswego, here’s a little bit of Lake Oswego real estate trivia.
- The number of homes sold in Lake Oswego through November of this year was 696.
- The average sales price was $866,118.
- On average, a home in Lake Oswego took 46 days to sell.
- Prices increased 3.9% over last year.
Feel free to call me at 503.939.9801 with your real estate questions. Be sure to check out my website as well. I’ve been helping people move in, out and around Lake Oswego for over 30 years and I’d love to put that experience to work for you!