Gorilla Challenge in Portland!

Gorilla Challenge is coming to Portland on August 25th (Saturday). It looks like lots of fun and it's their second year in town. It's benefitting Northwest Family Services and they have a deal running for $18 a person if you use the code: portlandgorilla

Sounds like a great way to meet new people (and be around several crazies), do something really different, and benefit a great cause. The website says you can form teams with as little as two people and they have prizes for best costumes and the team that brings the most items for the food bank.

Cool sidepoint: they'll have a gorilla running around downtown giving out prizes to the team that catches him. LOL


Below is a blurb from their website. Anyone down for being on my team? I've got two people already and looking for two more. Let's do this!

Website: www.gorillachallenge.com

Event page: http://gorillachallenge.com/portfolio/portland-saturday-august-25th/ (use code: portlandgorilla)

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Imagine a game combining the best of The Amazing Race and Fear Factor, sending you around downtown searching for answers to all sorts of clues and riddles, completing weird and wacky challenges, raising awareness for and helping to spotlight a local charity, dressing up in costumes for our HUGE costume contest, and raising items for your food bank, all in an environment filled with tons of people running around with one goal in mind: WIN AT LEAST ONE PRIZE.


In addition to the cash prizes, the insane costume contest, random gorillas running around downtown ready to be tackled, amp’d up atmosphere, and weird challenges, to name a few, we’ve done the following:


1. Increased the number of Challenges from 2 to 4 for each city, and added CRAZY Challenges that’ll leave you feeling gross and pumped at the same time.

2. Added CONSEQUENCES to the game, fake clues, and much more to create more intrigue and excitement.

3. Partnered with an amazing non-profit in each city to provide them with a portion of the proceeds.

4. Quadrupled the amount of prizes for teams who grab the Gorilla, doubled the prize for the team that collects the most amount of food for their local charity, and increased the amount of cash received for the Best Costume and Runner-Up.

5. Made the game friendly for people with disabilities.

6. Increased our discounts for Military, First Responders, and Educators.

7. Smartphone and social media integration, so you can get hints along the way and track your progress.and muuuuch more!

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  • Ashley

    I enjoyed meeting the people in our group, but I'm kind of disappointed that there were so many no shows ( 7 out of 12 people. ) We didn't know until start time how many people were coming and who our team captain was! Thank you, John, for arriving first and stepping up. And getting sprayed with nasty flavored Koolaid!

    August 25, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Its was fun but neither of the event hosts turned up which is kinda lame

    August 25, 2012

  • yvonne

    I forgot a sign but ill be there in 5, where are you sitting? I have an oregon shirt on.

    August 25, 2012

    • John C.

      We're inside by where the shirts are!

      August 25, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    To find each other, let's all make paper signs that say in thick marker, "Team 20n30 Gorillaz". If we arrive at around 10am, then we should be able to find each other.

    August 24, 2012

    • John C.

      Not seeing any signs at Rock Brewery, anyone coming?

      August 25, 2012

  • John C.

    Definitely shouldn't be too hard to find everyone! Seems pretty well organized!

    August 25, 2012

  • Jarred H.

    So I'm probably going to rock my green man suit

    August 23, 2012

  • Ashley

    How do we find each other when we get there? I havent been to this meetup before, so I dont know anyone in the group so I'm not sure who I'm looking for.

    August 22, 2012

  • Ashley

    How many teams are there within this group? I put down a team name (Portland 20's &30's) just because I had to put in something, but if there are already 2 or 3 teams formed in this group, then I would rather join one of those!

    August 22, 2012

  • John C.

    I really want to do this but don't have a team! I'd love to join your team and meet some new people!

    July 26, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Join this group and register under Team 20n30 Gorillaz

      August 22, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      You should be set

      August 22, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    This sounds so awesome but I'm busy this weekend.

    August 20, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I got the code to work and I'm in, so are going to wear costumes?

    August 19, 2012

  • John C.

    One more week!

    August 16, 2012

  • Josh

    what if 18 dollars is out of my price range? can i still attend? some fun stuff does not require a pennie. I will stand outside and flag down those leaving and start my own group; free. lol

    August 14, 2012

    • Ralph

      nope. if you want stuff that doesnt require a penny... go hang out at a park. Enjoy. Well organized events require people to staff them... maybe you want them to work for free...

      August 16, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Has anyone tried to invite other people to tag along? The more people the better! I'm bringing my best friend and teenage brother.

    August 14, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Has everyone signed up? I'm so excited to do this! Hopefully we can get more people to do it!!

    August 10, 2012

    • John C.

      All signed up, still 2 weeks away, but so excited!

      August 12, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello everyone,

    I know some people have been having trouble with the code and it worked for me. It's portlandgorillas and it will give u the discounted price of $18. That's how much they charged me

    August 8, 2012

  • yvonne

    I tried to use the promotional code to get the discounted price but it didn't take. However, Portland Perks has it on sale for $20 for the next few days! See ya'll soon.

    August 7, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      you should be able to get the promo code portlandgorillas or gorillasrock. Either one should work

      August 8, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    You should be able to just type in the name as a Team name and it should pop up :)

    August 7, 2012

    • John C.

      I also sent an email about this and they said it will fix itself if there are duplicate teams so just show up and meet up with everyone!

      August 7, 2012

  • Chandra V.

    Hi! Has the team been created yet ? I don't see Team 20n30 Gorillaz on the registrations website yet.

    August 5, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    The plan is to register under the team name: Team 20n30 Gorillaz! We can split into smaller teams on the day of the event. For example, 20 people that sign up under that team name can form smaller teams of 4 or 5 people, instead of one big team of 20.

    Go to the website and register and make sure to use the promocode:portlandgorilla

    July 27, 2012

  • John C.

    Sorry for the double post, how do I join a team?

    July 26, 2012

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