The heat steaming off the machines, combined with Portland’s dampness, made the place feel cramped and hive-like. Ear-piercing bells and clangs and chirps, the jukebox on full blast, players laughing, cursing, a million strobing and multicolored lights.
Portland has arguably the greatest pinball scene in the world, and tournaments like the one at Ground Kontrol host some of the best players in the game.
Cut to – Everyone else saying “But, muh pinball scene is the bestest and it’s betterrer than yours!”
Source: Inside Portland’s Competitive Pinball Scene | VICE | United States