Eyeglass retailer Warby Parker is opening a new Annex location in Portland on Saturday, and part of the focus at the new shop will be an array of classic arcade games meant to entertain customers while also earning money for charity.
The first-ever location in the city (there are Annex shops in Seattle and Miami) is a new concept for Warby Parker. Mixed in with the trendy eyewear will be vintage 8-bit arcade games such as Pac-Man, Space Invaders, Frogger, Donkey Kong, and more.
Customers will pay $1 for four tokens and all proceeds will go to Right Brain Initiative, a non-profit organization working to make arts education accessible to every K-9 student in Portland’s tri-county region.
“We’re thrilled to open the Warby Parker Annex as our first location in the area,” said co-founder and co-CEO Dave Gilboa. “Portland has been in our sights since we visited during the Warby Parker Class Trip in 2013, and ever since we’ve wanted to open a space as unique as the community it serves. Portland’s artistic and creative culture is a perfect match for our first arcade concept shop; it’s truly one-of-a-kind and we’re thrilled to bring our do good mission to the local community.”
Portland’s Warby Parker Annex is located at 817 NW 23rd Street. Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.