You don’t need to be a card shark to play—everyone will get random cards at each location, so you’ll have to rely on simply getting lucky at each bar you visit.
We’ll kick things off at 6 p.m. at the former home of Real Art (232 East Sixth St. in the Oregon District across the street from Jay’s Seafood Restaurant). Then you will make your way around various downtown locations, collecting more cards as you go. Participating establishments include Tumbleweed Connection, Franco’s, Dublin Pub, Blind Bob’s and Bar Tiki. The person who shows up at the final location, Oregon Express, at 8:30 p.m. with the best hand wins the pot.
Winner must be present toclaim their prize: 25 percent of the pot goes to the first-place winner, 10 percent to second place, and third runner-up receives 5 percent. Entry fee is $5 per person; registration ends at 7 p.m. You must register at 232 East Sixth Street to begin the poker run.
Each contestant may also enter to win a four-pack of tickets to this year’s Renaissance Festival, It’s unequivocally the coolest way to kick off Urban Nights.