POP Opens HQ in Portland

We’ve been working day and night here on this new space!


Pinball Outreach Project (POP) Aims to Find Next Generation of Pinball Stars by Offering a New, Free Children’s Facility

(Portland, Ore.) Beginning April 2, 2015, Pinball Outreach Project (POP) will offer free pinball to children 13 and under at the local nonprofit’s new brick-and-mortar headquarters. Located at 4605 NE Fremont St., Ste. 104, in Portland, Oregon, the new facility will house up to nine pinball machines including a brand new Tron: Legacy from Stern Pinball. Additionally, the headquarters will include a semi-private party area, and space to offer local children’s programming including pinball summer camps, leagues, and tournaments.

“Portland boasts more location pinball than any other city in the United States, however, finding family friendly, kid-focused locations can be difficult,” POP Founder and Executive Director Nicole Reik said. “Creating a fun, permenant, child-focused space is a clear next step in POP’s overall mission.”

POP provides pinball machines to children’s hospitals around the West Coast, bringing the family arcade experience directly to patients and their loved ones. The new POP Headquarters will make it easier for the public to support these efforts. In addition to free-play for children during specified hours, the public can play pinball games at the new headquarters using tokens acquired through donations to the organization.

A grand opening celebration will be held at POP Headquarters April 18, 2015 from 6-9 pm and the public is invited to stop by, learn about the organization, and experience some pinball magic for themselves.

About Pinball Outreach Project (POP)

POP is a 501©(3) charity aiming to improve the lives of children by providing pinball games directly to chidlren’s hospitals, schools, and at POP Headquarters free of charge. To learn more about POP or its fundraisers and tournaments visit our website at http://www.pinballoutreach.org or call (415) 857-1POP.


This is what I look like when I’m trying to do the math for how to cut the wood for a new counter.

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This is so cool!

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@heyrocker Are you a math-adverse programmer like me?

Oh yeah. Big time. Just one of many reasons I shun the front end.

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congrats on this! Was debating whether I could make it up that weekend and the opening is another reason :slight_smile:


The pinballoutreach.org site is down right now. Not sure if it’s just me.

Actually, this says it’s just me: http://www.downforeveryoneorjustme.com/pinballoutreach.org

I’m getting redirected to this: http://sites.securepaynet.net/redirect_0.html

Yes, there is a problem we’re looking to resolve right now. Terrible timing!

Facebook.com/pinballoutreachproject is still working. All of our info is duplicated there. Hoping to have the site issue resolved shortly. Thanks!

Congrats! Can’t wait to check out the space.

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Pinballoutreach.org is back up. Phew!

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On the news!


I hope the news segment brings in a ton of people for your opening. POP HQ looks amazing! I can’t wait to stop by when I make it to Portland.

I couldn’t get the full screen button to work on the embedded video for some reason. If someone else has the same problem there’s a larger video at http://www.kgw.com/videos/news/2015/04/13/drew-pinball-outreach-project/25705263/