Team Scavenger Hunt!

  • December 28, 2013 · 10:00 AM
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100 Items. 12 hours. Multiple teams. 1 Trophy.

$$$ Prize!

Are you ready to scour the city; put your wits to the test; beg, borrow, and bribe your way to victory?!

Gather your friends, family, and co-workers and take the challenge!

Christmas is over; the gifts have been unwrapped, and those relatives are lingering…its time to get out of the house and finish the year with an amazing adventure. Join us for the End of Year Scavenger Hunt!

This scavenger hunt will be unlike any other. This is an original, local, organized event, created just for you.

We will have 100 unique items to acquire and/or capture on camera, which will test your ability to think outside the box, knowledge of the area, and ability to obtain the improbable .You’ll have 12 short hours to find as many of the items as you can before meeting at the final destination for a final tally to determine the 2013 Scavenger Hunt Champions!
Glory…accomplishment…thrills…and a TROPHY await you. Did I mention the CASH!

That’s right; in addition to the awesome day of adventure, the crazy pictures, and team camaraderie; there will be a cash prize for the winners. All money collected for this event goes to the winners! The more people who play, the bigger the prize!


HOW IT WORKS:

• Teams: You will gather on a team of 4 players and RSVP on this site. They DO NOT have to be members of this meetup group(but its cooler if they join us), they can be your +1, +2, or +3 etc. This event is open to family, groups, and scavenger hunt mercenaries.
If you do not have your own team or just need 1-2 more; that’s ok; we will have other players just like you, and we will offer you an opportunity to make your own team later at the team meeting on 12/21/13.

• The 12 hours: We will start promptly at 10am, and finish promptly at 10pm at Punch Bowl Social, 340 SW Morrison, 3rd floor, Portland Oregon for drinks, food, and prizes(Its like 2 meetups in 1!) You must have a least 1 team member present at the final location, by 10pm, or your team forfeits. All team members must be present before your items will be tallied. You may do whatever you wish during these 12 hours. You can scour and scavenge the city for items, or take a nap; its up to you. Do you have an event to attend but still want to do this? Go ahead and do both! How you play is up to you…how bad do you want to win?

• The List: The list will be given out to each team at 9:30am the day of the event. Start time is still 10am. You will have a short 30 minutes to ask for any clarifications; however, the list will be clear and describe the item or picture as much as it needs to be described. Be creative during your interpretation.(i.e.: “a picture of your team standing next to a pyramid” does not mean that you have to go to Egypt). The list will have 50 physical items, and 50 pictures. All items will be assigned a point value of 1-5 reflecting their difficulty, for a total potential of 300 points..

• List details: All items on the list will fit in a normal vehicle(i.e.: No 12 ft step ladders), be legal to own, and must be present at the final tally by 10pm. All pictures must be clear to the judge. Take multiple pics if you’re unsure. All pictures must include at least 3 members of a 4 person team; (or 2 members of a 3 person team); who are clearly visible. Acceptability of any item or picture is the sole discretion of the tally judge.

BONUS: There will be 5 bonus items to be acquired throughout the day. The location of the item will be provided to each team with a specified time limit to retrieve it. All teams can acquire these items equally. The value of these items will be revealed upon their retrieval. This is optional, but highly recommended.

• Winning: The team with the most points, wins. Winners will be determined same day and announced at the final location. One trophy will be shared by the winning team. The cash prize will be divided among the winners.

Location: This event will start at the Portland REI, 4th floor of the parking garage(its public parking)The event will conclude at a public location downtown, TBD, also near public transportation. All items and pictures can be acquired in the Portland metro area. A private vehicle is not necessary, but highly encouraged.

• Cost? This event is $5 per person. All money will go to the winners. The more people who play, the bigger the prize; so start inviting everyone you know. A team meeting will be scheduled on 12/21/13 prior to the event for a Q/A session, team building, and payments can be made then. Your payment guarantees your participation. I’m organizing this event for you to enjoy, meet new people, and have an amazing time. Buying me drinks at the end of the night is encouraged ;)

Disclaimer: You are participating at your own risk. The organizers and meetup encourage you to act responsibly, obey all applicable laws, and only participate at your own comfort level. Play safe.

If you have any questions, feel free to email me directly, or leave a comment below

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  • braunwynn

    Congratulations to the winners and great fun was had by all

    1 · December 30

  • Valerie

    Most fun I've had all year. Easily the best meetup I have ever participated in. Well organized and supsr fun!

    2 · December 30

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks to everyone who participated today. All of your stories, pictures, and excitement is what made this event amazing. I look forward to seeing your pics uploaded to this site, and seeing all of you again. Keep an eye out for my next event, "The Amazing Race".

    6 · December 29

    • Valerie

      Cal, you are the king. The last two meetups I attended were ones you organized and I have to say the most fun I've had all year! Fact!

      2 · December 29

  • MT

    fantastic fun. thanks, cal!

    December 29

  • Laurence

    Thanks again, Cal, for organizing the scavenger hunt. Yes, it was the best meetup event we participated in. Our team had a blast during these 12 hours! When can we sign up for the 2014 scavenger hunt?

    1 · December 29

  • Rebecca S.

    Had a blast! Thanks Cal for organizing everything!!!

    1 · December 29

  • A former member
    A former member

    Absolutely fantastic event. Well planned and executed. Count me in for your next event!!

    December 29

  • Mary

    Thanks for organizing such a fantastic event!

    December 29

  • Lafa

    It was everything I had hoped it would be (minus the fact that we didn't win). It was fun, challenging and thrilling at times!

    1 · December 29

  • A former member
    A former member

    1st place, CHAMPIONS!- Team "Test Raccoons", 205 pts. 2nd place- Team "No Wits", 203 pts. 3rd place- Team "Half Measures", 186 pts. The other team finishes will be emailed to all attendees.

    1 · December 29

  • Jamie

    Thanks had a blast. Can't wait till next time

    December 29

  • jlharris70

    Thanks Cal. Best meetup ever.

    1 · December 28

  • braunwynn

    It was a lot of fun, I didn't care for the venues.

    December 28

  • A former member
    A former member

    Only 11 teams found me for the Rose Garden bonus, as I watched a bunny eat the rose bushes...cute bunny pics will be forthcoming ;)

    1 · December 28

  • A former member
    A former member

    Its 10am, Ready, set, Go! I'll be at the starting location for 20 more minutes for anyone running late.

    December 28

    • Jamie

      We only need three of its in the pictures right?

      1 · December 28

    • A former member
      A former member

      3 of 4 team members in every picture, minimum.

      December 28

  • Michele

    Sorry we were unable to come...I fell down the last 3 steps into my garage carrying a box and hurt my foot. I was hoping it would be healed enough to go but I ended up with a couple of broken toes. This would have been so much fun! I hope you offer another one soon...it seems to be very popular!!

    December 28

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm here! I'm in parking spot #59, white suv. Under the covered section, east side.

    December 28

  • Heather L.

    I would love to be on a team. Let me knowif anyone needs a team member still.

    December 23

    • Roger W.

      hi Heather you can join our team, Christie and Roger

      1 · December 27

    • Dwayne

      @Mary, how will I find you?

      December 28

  • Donna F.

    JLHarris I think I'm on a team can u please confirm also Minaz we thought we were on your team if not then we will get there early and find a team...

    Thanks
    Donna

    December 23

    • jlharris70

      Donna, you and Minaz going to ge there in the morning? 9am to register.

      December 28

    • A former member
      A former member

      Fyi-Donna has changed her RSVP to "no".

      December 28

  • jim

    Where is the best place to park near there for the 12+ hours?

    December 27

    • A former member
      A former member

      Although the parking structure is primarily for REI customers,the top floor is actually public parking. There is also a public lot adjacent to REI on the east, AND, there is a smart park adjacent to punchbowl social.

      December 27

  • Roger W.

    We are looking for a single team member - thank you!! Message and I'll send the phone number.

    December 27

  • jim

    Looking to join a team @ 9am tomorrow

    December 27

  • A former member
    A former member

    RSVPs close at 9pm...add those last minute +1's quickly!

    December 27

  • Donna F.

    Good morning Cal, I'm so sorry to do this, but out of my control. Yes that nasty flue bug hit me on Christmas Day, I have been in bed for the past three days not fun, please let JLHarris know that I will not be able to join his team.

    Have a blast it sounds so much fun, you have put a lot of time and effort for this amazing event....

    December 27

    • A former member
      A former member

      Get well soon. Please email your team members and let them know that you won't be able to attend.

      December 27

  • Nanette

    I need a team...I have me and my daughter

    December 27

  • Nanette

    I couldn't attend the meeting and would like to participate...is it too late?

    December 23

    • A former member
      A former member

      You will need to show up at 9am on 12/28/13, and form a team at that time. There will be several others also looking. Post a comment here as well.

      1 · December 23

    • Nanette

      Thanks Cal

      1 · December 27

  • Joanna B.

    What is the radius of the space in which we are traveling to collect these items?

    December 26

    • A former member
      A former member

      Everything on the list can be acquired in the Portland metro area. There are no boundaries for this event.

      December 27

  • A former member
    A former member

    FYI-although this event is family friendly, it was designed for an over 21 group; as such, some items can be acquired in age restricted venues, such as a bar. Unfortunately, punch bowl social is such a place and has age restrictions after 10pm. For those teams with teens, please make alternate arrangements for them at the end of the night. I recommend buffalo wild wings across the street from punch bowl social.

    1 · December 26

  • Mary

    I was also unable to make the meeting but would love to join a team or start one if anyone is interested.

    December 23

  • Dwayne

    Hey l, I need a team to be on. Someone please invite me...

    December 23

  • Joanna B.

    I still need a team too.

    December 23

  • Jamie

    I still need two teammates, I will be at the meeting tomorrow night, but if anyone is looking for a team let Me know please

    December 20

    • Jamie

      Your welcome to my team. See you there

      1 · December 22

    • Jamie

      Oppps I said this to two people. Please message me if you want on team

      December 22

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds like an absolute blast, but I'll be snowshoeing into a Suttle Lake yurt with friends.

    December 22

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm anticipating a large group of people who still need teams and players registering the day of the event. Feel free to show up earlier than 9am for those of you who still need to register. I'll be there at 8:30am.

    1 · December 22

    • Lafa

      I'm looking for a team to join.

      1 · December 22

  • Jamie

    I need one more for my team. Any takers?

    December 21

    • Gary H

      I'm looking to join a team and have some experience at this thing.

      1 · December 22

  • A former member
    A former member

    Team meeting is under way. I'm here with a blue clipboard and a beer. Join me!

    December 21

    • jlharris70

      Well I am not off to a very good start. I didn't read the email very closely, I am at the Lucky Lab on Hawthorn. Guess I will have to be there early next Saturday. I have a full 4 person team.

      1 · December 21

    • A former member
      A former member

      It was nice meeting you Cal. Thank you for organizing this event!!!

      1 · December 21

  • Rebecca S.

    Can u tell me address again please for meeting tonight, thanks!

    December 21

    • Jamie

      Did you get the address

      December 21

    • A former member
      A former member

      1945 NW quimby, portland Oregon. Lucky Lab. Anytime Between 4:30-6

      December 21

  • Darren and Shannon S.

    Can't make the meeting tonight, but we'll be there early on the 28th!
    Can't wait to get my hunt on!!!
    -Shannon

    December 21

  • A former member
    A former member

    The team meeting is tomorrow between 4:30-6pm. Its optional and informal, but if you have questions or need a team, its the place to be. See you there.

    December 20

  • Lonnie

    Sorry to have to back out of this. I've injured my ankle and don't think I can manage all the running around to complete the scavenger hunt. Good luck to all participants!

    December 20

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm sorry you can't make it. I hope your ankle heals quickly. Try some wine, it fixes everything ;)

      December 20

  • Lonnie

    I've been wanting to do a Scavenger Hunt for a while. I have a place all picked out in my apartment where the trophy will go : )

    November 12, 2013

    • Lori

      Working on it. I may have 1 or 2 for my team.

      1 · November 13, 2013

    • Jamie

      Fig you find a team yet

      December 20

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looks like we might not make the meetup on the 21st... It's at Lucky Lab right? Still trying but not sure. We can register and pay on the 28th at 9:30am right?

    December 19, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      If you can't attend the team meeting this Saturday, you can still register between 9-9:30am on 12/28.

      1 · December 20

  • Kenny

    Does anything on the list require us to purchase it? Will we have to spend money in any way? (Besides gas of course) Thanks.

    December 19, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Great question! All items on the list can be acquired for FREE. You're not required to buy anything. You're encouraged to be creative, charming, persuasive, resourceful, and sneaky to obtain certain items. Who knows...you may have it stored away in the attic...

      December 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Need a team...anyone need an exta?

    1 · December 15, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sweet. How many do we need?

      December 16, 2013

    • Joanne

      Chanel,I located a team for you. Woot woot!

      1 · December 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    What's better than 1grand prize trophy? Not much...but if you come in 2nd, and 3rd, you'll now get a trophy too.

    December 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I've cross posted this event with another group. They have people looking for a team as well, and you'll be able to meet at the team meeting and join forces. See you there.

    December 16, 2013

  • jlharris70

    Is there an age criteria for this event? Seems like something fun to do with my teenage children.

    November 25, 2013

    • jlharris70

      Nope. I have a 19yo and a 15yo and this seems like a fun event to bring them along on.

      1 · December 1, 2013

    • Donna F.

      To JLharris70, confirming am I on your team as well as Minaz so manny emails going back and forth, I will tru to make it on Saturday, but I already have two events schedule ugh!!!if I'm not there Minaz will pay my fee..

      1 · December 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    The starting location has been revealed!

    December 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Need a team

    1 · December 15, 2013

  • chere n.

    hi there! Im new to this, but I have been wanting my family to participate in this for a long time now, but didnt know how to join. Do I just show up the day of the meetup, or is there a form I need to fill out for my family of 4?

    December 13, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      We have a team meeting on 12/21(see comments for more details), or you can register at 9am on the day of the event. There are no forms, but your RSVP here is the first thing to do. Make sure to update your RSVP if you have guests. Thanks for joining us! If you have any other questions, feel free to email me directly.

      December 13, 2013

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