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Rose & Thistle Pub
2314 NE Broadway St
Portland, OR
97232
Monday, May 22, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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I Threw Several Paper Airplanes Last Night
Johnny D

I went out on a limb tonight. Against my gut. When experience told me otherwise I opted to ignore it and ordered the special of the night at the Rose & Thistle: a vegan bowl (add grilled chicken). It was probably the best decision I made all day. So delicious, and healthy! I am hoping this Spring is the beginning of my life as a healthy person.   Lots of regular teams came out tonight. It’s always good to see familiar faces. It was a competitive Pub Quiz, for sure.   In the end it was Toby Keith’s David Lynch that took home first place after a killer
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Rose & Thistle Pub
2314 NE Broadway St
Portland, OR
97232
Monday, May 15, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Not In A Hurry To Go Anywhere
Johnny D

Yesterday was Mother’s Day. Always a welcome reminder to wish the woman who brought you into this world a lovely day. Today, however, is just another Monday. It was a busy one for me, and I hope it was delightful for you!   It was another lovely night of Pub Quiz at the Rose & Thistle pub in Northeast Portland on Broadway. Lots of teams filled up both rooms of the inside portion of the bar to compete for free beer and gift cards to be used for more beer and food.   In the end it was Cuerpo de Padres that took home first place after leading for nearly
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Rose & Thistle Pub
2314 NE Broadway St
Portland, OR
97232
Monday, May 08, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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State Capitols for $800, Alex
Johnny D

What a beautiful sunny Monday it’s been today. Unfortunately I spent nearly all of it inside, working my day job. Which is even more of a shame when you know that I work from home and could easily work at least 50% of my day outside…   But that isn’t going to ruin my mood as I sit here at 10:13 pm directly following another successful Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz at the Rose & Thistle pub on NE Broadway in Portland, Oregon. It was a very competitive Pub Quiz tonight, with teams ranging from local Portlanders to transplants from Michigan, New Jersey, and even Australia!  
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Rose & Thistle Pub
2314 NE Broadway St
Portland, OR
97232
Monday, May 01, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Don't Call Me Betty
Johnny D

It’s May Day and in 2017 that means it was time for me to turn on the national news before heading to the Rose & Thistle pub for Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz action, and see good ole downtown Portland, Oregon on the screen. Again making headlines for anarchists in the streets taking advantage of otherwise peaceful protests. As Peter Griffen would say, that “really grinds my gears.” Hopefully you read that in Peter’s lovable northeastern accent and it distracted you from the fact of the previous statement. Aaaaaannnnnyyyyywaaaayyyy, in good news: the pub is already full with regular and new teams ready to take part in some stellar Pub Quiz.
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Rose & Thistle Pub
2314 NE Broadway St
Portland, OR
97232
Monday, Apr 24, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Sportsball and Quiz
Meggan

Rose and Thistle always has the best team names, and tonight was no exception. Cunning Stunts had a lead most of the night, but Answer Pants finished strong with a near perfect final round where they used their joker. The Rural Jurors and Scooter Didn't Show rounded out the top 4.   Extra excitement, as we had a tie for second, decided in a thrilling tie-breaker! I love a tie-breaker. Just when everyone thinks they've quizzed all they could possibly quiz, we have more quiz!   So much of our quiz contained Arnold Schwarzenegger, with three out of eight movies in our
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I love metal, tattoos, appropriately placed commas, and science fiction. Semicolons are for suckers.


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Rose & Thistle Pub
2314 NE Broadway St
Portland, OR
97232
Monday, Apr 17, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Jump Around...Exactly 86 Times!
Johnny D

It’s a day like today that could make one stop what they’re doing, take a deep breath, look around, smile and wonder ‘why not?’ Why not go to GeeksWhoDrink Pub Quiz at the Rose & Thistle pub in Northeast Broadway in beautiful Portland, Oregon? It’s a good one tonight, including an especially unique Round 2 (Karaoke style!), and a round featuring the main differences between Mel Gibson and Steven Seagal.   I got here a little early today and I must say, the regulars are in a hearty mood. And I don’t mean the regular Pub Quizer’s, I mean the regular Drunk’s at the bar. This
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Rose & Thistle Pub
2314 NE Broadway St
Portland, OR
97232
Monday, Apr 10, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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I'll Have a White Putin
Johnny D

What a beautiful day it was in Portland, Oregon. Spring finally really feels here. That plus the Blazers gearing up for the first round of the playoffs lets me know we are in mid-April, and the fact that it is a Monday night means it is Pub Quiz at the Rose & Thistle pub on Northeast Broadway tonight! I am stoked about tonight’s Pub Quiz because the audio round is especially cool. We have players guessing the original artist( and song title) of a particular song after hearing two different artists play it. So many of them will be educational to folks who think the most popular version of a song is often performed by the same artist that wrote
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Rose & Thistle Pub
2314 NE Broadway St
Portland, OR
97232
Monday, Apr 03, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Limbo Is Purgatory
Johnny D

I’m probably speaking too soon, but SPRING IS HERE! And wow is it welcome. The winter here in Portland, Oregon was extra sucky this year, However, many trees are flowers are blooming, especially today with near-abundant sunshine. It may have been the sunshine that brought 11 different teams out to the Rose & Thistle pub on Northeast Broadway to compete for the prizes at the Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz.   Tonight also happened to be the National Championship of the Men’s NCAA basketball tournament. It was a really close game, from what I could tell, and although I tried mentally willing Gonzaga to win, the University
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Rose & Thistle Pub
2314 NE Broadway St
Portland, OR
97232
Monday, Mar 27, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Understudy Extraordinaire
Meggan

What a pleasure to sub in for John these last two weeks, I thoroughly enjoyed my time at the Rose & Thistle and I hope you did, too. If not, well you're in luck, because your fearless leader and quizmaster will be back next Monday so you don't have to hear my shrill voice anymore. But don't pretend you won't miss the way I mock your spelling or refuse to give you a point when you say Rocky even though it is Rocky III. We'll always have the smoking patio. Here's looking at you, smartass.   The night's best round was definitely Round 3: Women in Charge, where you had to guess whether a quote was said by Senator Elizabeth Warren or Olivia Pope from Scandal.
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I love metal, tattoos, appropriately placed commas, and science fiction. Semicolons are for suckers.


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Rose & Thistle Pub
2314 NE Broadway St
Portland, OR
97232
Monday, Mar 20, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Enough With The Sheeran!
Meggan

I love me some cheesy pop music, but daaaaaamn we had a lot of questions about Ed Sheeran at this quiz! Three separate references to the squinty ginger with terrible tattoos. I counteracted it with a playlist full of 90's awesomeness, from Ace of Bass to No Doubt to 4 Non Blondes to Destiny's Child. The dudes on Couple of Guys were having a grand old time singing along, they particularly enjoyed Jennifer Lopez's "Waiting For Tonight" and I particularly enjoyed hearing them jam out to that one, falsetto and all.   Reduce, Reuse, Rihanna started strong, maintaining a spot in the top three the entire time, and absolutely smashing
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I love metal, tattoos, appropriately placed commas, and science fiction. Semicolons are for suckers.


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Rose & Thistle Pub
2314 NE Broadway St
Portland, OR
97232
Monday, Mar 13, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Jabba Was So Good...
Johnny D

Spring wants to be here, it really does. The flowers want to bloom. The trees want to bud. The sun wants to shine. And most importantly, I want to get my ass to St. Lucia! I will be heading out on the first leg of my trip in just two days. I'll be visiting friends in 3 states, as well as the Carribean island and I could not be more ready to get out of town :)   For now, though, it’s another Monday at thirty oil 8 pm, which means I am here at the Rose & Thistle pub on NE Broadway in Portland, Oregon, ready to kick off another fantastic GeeksWhoDrink Pub Quiz! I am looking forward to tonight’s Quiz,
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Rose & Thistle Pub
2314 NE Broadway St
Portland, OR
97232
Monday, Mar 06, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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In Very Most Awesome Place
Johnny D

It’s pouring down rain here in Portland, Oregon on this chilly Monday night outside of the Rose & Thistle pub on Northeast Broadway. That could put a damper (hehe) on our number of patrons/contestants here for the GeeksWhoDrink Pub Quiz. Only time will tell…   In the end it was visitors 2 Texas Jerks that took home first place prize. Graciously, they passed along their first place prize to the 2nd place time, who was (after a sudden death tie-breaking question) Better Late Than Pregnant. In third place were the Honey Badgers. Honorable mention goes to Answer
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Rose & Thistle Pub
2314 NE Broadway St
Portland, OR
97232
Monday, Feb 27, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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It's Your Choice, Not Thine
Johnny D

Hangovers are not supposed to last this long. But sitting here at the Rose & Thistle pub on NE Broadway in Portland, Oregon at about 7:45 pm, I feel a slow, steady draining of my soul…   Now it’s 10:20 pm and I have to say I’m feeling much better. Not sure if it was the Pacifico, the fish tacos or all of the above, but I feel like tomorrow will be a much brighter day for me.   Lots of teams came out to compete for top prizes tonight, including lots of regular teams. Special shoutouts to Deathclaw for Cutie, Answer Pants, Cunning Stunts, and #alternativeenvelope
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Rose & Thistle Pub
2314 NE Broadway St
Portland, OR
97232
Monday, Feb 20, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Midnight Cider Anyone?
Johnny D

Winter is finally beginning to fade here in Portland, Oregon. Temperatures have been reasonable, rain has been mostly falling in the mornings. I was able to catch up with a friend in the Alberta Arts neighborhood of NE Portland tonight before finding my way to the lovely Rose & Thistle pub on Broadway for my weekly Quiz Master’ing responsibility. It can be very nice and even refreshing to reunite with people that are unique in our lives. Sometimes people we reunite with whom we’ve only known for a short while make more of an impression than people you’ve known for a decade.   When I walked into the
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Rose & Thistle Pub
2314 NE Broadway St
Portland, OR
97232
Monday, Feb 13, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Here Comes Patrice Rushen!
Johnny D

It’s early February, which means two things: 1. most people’s New Year’s Resolutions are no completely forgotten; and 2. Trump has officially been President a lot longer than most people around here expected. What you may not know, is that February is also a very special month to me personally. My sister, Catherine, and my nephew, Sawyer, both celebrate birthdays this month. It is also an exciting month because I am more than likely buying a plane ticket to St. Lucia to kick it on the beach for a few days next month. So long, suckers…   Anyway, multiple regular teams came out to the Rose & Thistle
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Rose & Thistle Pub
2314 NE Broadway St
Portland, OR
97232
Monday, Feb 06, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Dingoes Will Defy Trump
Johnny D

It’s a chilly night here in Portland, Oregon. I was kicking myself for forgetting my gloves. It’s annoying to think about all the nice things I have that I don’t make full use of…   …But one thing that I do make full use of, is my two hours at the Rose & Thistle pub on Broadway. I Quiz Master the stuff out of that place each and every Monday night (well, most every Monday night) at 8 PM.   At least half of tonight’s teams are who I would consider Regulars. A valiant effort by Answer Pants, including the only perfect score
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