team building

Team Building Activities in Portland, Oregon

One of the best ways to get buy-ins from all your employees is to treat them to something outside the box — and inside the room!

The escape room, that is!

Show your employees how much you appreciate them and treat them to a unique and fun team-building experience. We take team building activities seriously at Escape Games PDX. (Or at least as seriously as things can be when colleagues are put in a room together and tasked with solving fun puzzles together and finding a way out! We promise lots of laughter — seriously.)

Escape Games PDX is the Pacific Northwest’s best and most creative escape room destination. We have a dedicated Lead Game Designer who comes up with great games — the wildest, most challenging escape room puzzles with a zeroed-in focus on fun!

It’s just the sort of thing that an enterprising business owner or manager would present to their staff as part of a non-traditional team-building exercise. We’ve discovered that Escape Games PDX is becoming a go-to team bonding off-site event for companies of all sizes. Some even work it in as part of their quarterly meetings to see how they can keep improving how they work as a team, while still having a good time outside of work.

Build team spirit with something other than scavenger hunts and board games in the conference room. Show them a great time at either an indoor or outdoor team building activity. (We can do both!)

Break Away From the Everyday

Let’s be real: As the folks at Slack remind us, “Traditional games may have their place in the canon of collaborative activities, but they’re certainly not for everyone.” Instead, consider letting Escape Games PDX set up a team-building exercise for you! Think about it: Teammates are placed in a room together. They have one hour to solve the riddle, collaborating on a solution — step by fun step. You can place them all in one room, or parse them out amongst various rooms to see who emerges victorious! Along the way, your staff is sure to have a good time together. We know this to be true because we see it all the time. Problem-solving as team-building exercise can be extraordinarily fruitful. What your crew learns about working together in an escape room can translate directly to the work environment.

In fact, this type of collaborative solution-building is in and of itself a fantastic way to build team rapport — whether it’s an escape game clue or a particularly confounding work-related problem. “Give your team an example of a simple problem that your company is often faced with,” Slack suggests. “Ask them to identify the symptoms (how the problem is affecting their goals) and the root cause.” As part of that same process, Slack also offers advice from former Upworthy editorial director Sara Critchfield: encourage divergent thinking and brainstorm multiple answers to the same question. That’s precisely what your team will be doing as they plan their escape!

Escape Games PDX: Eat, Drink, and Solve Queries

As mentioned above, Escape Games PDX is prepared to run all of our escape game rooms at the same time for large groups of your employees. We also have a great partnership with Breakside Brewing and can help organize reservations for food and drinks before — or even after! — your escape room adventure.

So — do you think your staff might enjoy a chance to escape? Escape Games PDX is continually updating and refining its games. We’re here for all your team-building events — either at our location or at yours! Hosting a conference or an employee appreciation day? We can help you spoil your valuable team members as you remind them why they are vital to your success.

Contact Us to get more information and to get started on planning an incredible escape adventure! And please don’t hesitate to contact us for other custom and portable escape events. Remember to ask about our offsite team adventures — or read all about it here (link tk)! With groups as large as 500 or as intimate as 20, from downtown Portland or just about anywhere you want us to be, we can help host a truly remarkable adventure for your entire team. All our events are customized to what you are looking for, and we have multiple themes, time frames, and locations.

Long story short: We have everything you need for a one-of-a-kind team-building environment. Your staffers will be literally jumping up and down with excitement. (That’s another thing we see all the time!) Get in touch today.

Team Building

Show your employees how much you appreciate them and treat them to a unique and fun offsite event.  We take team building seriously-or at least as serious as you can when you are locked in a room for an hour with all your team mates! Take a small team into a single room…or rent out every one! Make it a competition and play two rooms back to back and see which team reigns supreme!  We can run all of our rooms at the same time for larger groups. We also have a great partnership with Breakside Brewing and can help organize reservations for food and drinks before or after your escape room adventure.  Contact us for other custom and portable escape events we can provide for you and your team!

Escape Adventure Options

Do you have a large group event you’d like some amazing entertainment at?  Escape Games PDX is extremely excited to offer some new options for teams or groups that have an offsite team building event or maybe a conference you are hosting or even an employee appreciation day where you spoil them for being so awesome!  With groups as large as 500 or as intimate as 20, from Downtown Portland or just about anywhere you want us to be, we can help host a truly remarkable adventure for your entire team.  Event planning made easy! All the events are customized to what you are looking for an we have multiple themes, time frames, locations, ect – everything you want to have your group literally jumping up and down with excitement (we see it every time!).

Contact Us to get more information and to get started on planning an incredible escape adventure!