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Best Volunteers in the Business!

At PRGE you will notice people with these awesome logos on the back of their shirts (right).

Who are these people? They are the 1-Ups: our awesome army of volunteers.

Feeling lost, confused, need directions to nearest castle or maybe want to show someone your latest score from a vendor? Find one of them, scattered throughout the show hall, and they will help you right away.

The show's staff would sincerely like to thank them with the utmost gratitude and sincerity. Plain and simple, the show would not work without them.


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PRGE On October 20-22, 2017

Oregon Convention Center
Oregon Convention Center

The 2017 Portland Retro Gaming Expo will take place at the Oregon Convention Center on October 20-22, 2017.

For the second year we will be extending the expo to include Friday. The arcade will open at 3:00 PM on Friday, October 20 and remain open until 10:00 PM. There will be a limited number of exhibitors open in the arcade on Friday, but the main exhibitor hall will open on Saturday morning at 9:00 AM for pre-sale ticket holders and 10:00 AM for the general public. All panels are scheduled for Saturday and Sunday.

PRGE 2017 will be held in Oregon Convention Center halls A, A1 and B at the north end of the Convention Center. Panels will take place in the A and B series auditoriums.

Don't Wait...Get Your Tickets Now!

Tickets to PRGE are now on sale through out ticketing partner, Showclix. As in previous years, all ticketing fees are built into the online price. What you see is what you pay! In addition, presale ticket buyers enjoy these benefits:

  • Purchasing admission online will save you up to 24% over the door price
  • Presale pass holders with Saturday-only or Weekend badges will get into the exhibitor hall 1 hour early on Saturday (9:00 AM)
  • Your attendance at PRGE is guaranteed in the event of a sellout. We were very close to capacity in 2016 and this may be the year where we have to close ticket sales due to a sellout crowd.

Purchase PRGE 2017 tickets now! »

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PRGE 2016 Highlights

PRGE 2016 is over, but not forgotten! Here are some links to reviews, photos and videos from the Expo.

PRGE Panels



History of PRGE Flyers, Badges & T-Shirts

PRGE 2009 T-shirt
T-Shirt from PRGE 2009

Over the past decade we have create a wide variety of marketing materials, shirts, badges and show programs for each of our events.

Visit our new PRGE museum page and look back at some of these materials we produced and learn about the history of the Northwest's largest retro gaming convention. See the evolution of the Expo as we moved to larger venues each year and enjoyed ever increasing attendance.

Portland Retro Gaming Expo Flyer, Badge and T-Shirt Archive

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Join Our Mailing List for the latest Expo News

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PRGE Countdown Clock:
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2017 Show Hours: Friday, October 20
Arcade: 3:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturday, October 21
Exhibitor Hall: 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM (9:00 AM early entry for presale pass holders)
Arcade: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
PRGE Auction: 8:00 PM to 10:30 PM
Sunday, October 22
Exhibitor Hall: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Arcade: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Detailed show schedule »


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