Weather like this makes you wish you could spend the entire day outside. It’s sunny but not too hot and there is always plenty of fun activities to explore. If you’re looking for a fun activity that you will take you on an adventure around Portland you may want to give geocaching a try. It could lead you right to the front door of Mock Crest Tavern.
Designed to mimic a 160-year-old game called letterboxing, the geocache tracking challenge uses clues and landmarks to lead you to a variety of treasures hidden all over the world, including our own North Portland neighborhood. When you reach your destination it’s up to you to seek out the final prize hidden in bushes, under bridges, under a rock, or anywhere your clues take you. Boxes with trinkets, notes, or codes to the next geocache await you in this fun game, but the real prize is in deciphering the clues and figuring out the puzzle.
Mock Crest Tavern’s treasure “cache” is you! Follow the clues that spell out our GPS coordinates and you’ll find yourself on the only live camera cache in Portland. Our camera will capture your image and display it online in real time on the geocaching website so you can stake your claim to the only webcam prize found in our fair city.
People have come from all over the world to Portland, the city where geocaching all began, to participate in this fun game and Mock Crest Tavern is a favorite stop on their quest. We’ve seen hundreds of selfies on our camera and are sure to witness many other expeditions as they report into the website and mark another landmark off their list.
Follow your geocache adventure to Mock Crest Tavern and celebrate the end of your adventure with us!