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  We’re excited to announce Portal’s first VR Summer Camp session to be held at our Ballard location from Tuesday, July 9th through Friday, July 12th from 9:00am – Noon. Ages 11-14 Cost:  $300 To register your child, please Email Us.   Portal VR Summer Camp will be part educational and part recreational.  Campers will learn…

Written By Todd Matthews December 10, 2018 Tim Harader was so fascinated by Virtual Reality gaming a couple of years ago that he left his job as a business-development manager at Microsoft and, along with his wife Page, opened Portal, a VR arcade and lounge in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood. “I had originally started the Ballard…

Drop in on any Tuesday evening from 5:30pm – 8:30pm to participate in our inaugural month of “Tournament Tuesdays!” This month we’re playing the amazingly fun and popular rhythm game “Beat Saber” for bragging rights and prizes. No need for a reservation, just come on in. (Must be 13+ to participate) All contestants will receive…

Want to play more VR for less $?  Become an MVP.  Stop by Portal to Join for $50 and get free stuff!  Load your MVP card with a minimum of $150 then pay with your card for up to 50% off on individual VR booth rentals when you make a same-day reservation via phone or…

Come play Sprint Vector for free at Portal any time on January 19th and win prizes!  Bring your friends and compete in two-player mode for the best time on the Ice map course. If you don’t have a companion, a Portal employee will gladly jump in to make sure you’re not playing alone.  We’ll record…

By MEGAN FARMER • JANUARY 5, 2018 “When you put on the goggles, you really are transported to whatever environment and world the developer has created for you,” Tim Harader said. “Your mind just accepts it.”   Harader is the owner of Portal Virtual Reality Arcade and Lounge in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood. He’s seen firsthand…

Saturday, November 11th is Raw Data Player versus Player day and we’re celebrating by giving away official Raw Data merch like tee shirts, comics, and other branded goodies. Whether you’re new to the game or a seasoned player, you won’t want to miss experiencing all the new features, including Player versus Player mode.   For…

Kids can explore new worlds, slay fruit or battle their friends in dodgeball at Ballard’s new Portal Virtual Reality Arcade BY NAOMI TOMKY Sep 13, 2017 Charlotte Harader tries her hand at a virtual reality game in Ballard. PHOTO: JOSHUA HUSTON   With dark décor and booth-lined walls, Ballard’s new Portal Virtual Reality Arcade looks…

Originally published May 9, 2017 at 5:19 pm Updated May 9, 2017 at 7:16 pm At Portal in Ballard, co-founder Tim Harader helps virtual-reality gamer Marie Delestrade handle what looks to be a 500-foot drop off a plank suspended above a cityscape, but she’s really only 4 inches off the ground. (Alan Berner/The Seattle Times)…