Duckfest 2019

We're doing it live like we've never done it before.

August 31, 2019.
9:30 am - 5:30 pm

at the historic

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A day's admission to the podcast festival is $15.00 per person, flat. No convenience fee, no processing fee.

You will be shipped a special button starting August 1, 2019. Wear this button to get into the show.

Tickets cannot be purchased at the venue. If you buy your ticket too late to receive a physical button, you can get in with an email confirmation.

Where's the show?

The Clinton Street Theater is located at 2522 SE Clinton Street, Portland, OR 97202. This is a historic movie house that's famous for its showings of the Rocky Horror Picture Show. It it can contain that madness, it can contain our mild crew.

It's in the hip Richmond neighborhood of town, convenient to the #10 and #4 bus lines.

Where's the After-Show?

We will have a meetup after the festival at Quarterworld Bar and Arcade located at 4811 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97215. The after-party will begin at 8:00 P.M. This is a fun place that we've used for meet-ups several times before. It's either a medium walk or a short Lyft from the Clinton Street Theater.

Who's playing?

The festival's lineup includes live performances of many Duckfeed Shows, along with some special guest appearances by local Portland comedy podcasts. Specific programming details are to come.

Duckfeed Shows

  • Abject Suffering is sometimes about bad or weird games.
  • Bonfireside Chat is about the Dark Souls series of games.
  • Days of Future Cast is about Marvel comics cartoons.
  • Everything to Guppy is a mystery.
  • Teenage Dirtbags is about bad and embarrassing music videos.
  • Watch Out for Fireballs! is a games-club podcast.

Special Guest Shows

  • Pitch, Please! is the podcast version of Carolyn Main's card game of the same name. Each episode, contestants must pitch the best movie they can in a limited amount of time.
  • Spec Script is a podcast where hosts do table reads of spec scripts for popular shows, written by people who have never seen an episode of those popular shows.

What should I do in Portland?

Gary’s Guide to Portland

Thank you for coming to Duckfest! We’re going to do our best to ensure it’s a hoot. However, we understand that some of you are taking this opportunity to check out this beautiful city! Here’s a small list of recommendations in case you’re making a weekend out of it. 


  • Broder Cafe: Delicious nordic food for frukost OR middag! Tasty, but not necessarily quick. Great for breakfast before the show, or lunch on Sunday, perhaps too slow for intermission. Menu here.

  • Off the Waffle: I haven’t been here yet but this place has come highly recommended to me. Near the venue. Sweet and savory waffles, and omelets, if you’re feeling healthy. Probably quick enough for intermission lunch, and I look forward to trying it myself! Menu here.

  • Bollywood Theater: Wonderful Indian street food, and affordable to boot. Just a few blocks from the venue, and fast. Menu here .

  • Whisky Soda Lounge/Pok Pok: Whisky Soda is a bar with appetizer service, and Pok Pok is a famous restaurant and both are god damn amazing. Pok Pok is like a fancy dinner, maybe you need to wait sort of place, and Whiskey Soda is much quicker. Both feature the best chicken wings I’ve ever had. Not quick though. Great for dinner, or Sunday. Here’ s the menu for Whiskey Soda Lounge (The Pok Pok menu is largely special based).

  • Fire on the Mountain: Probably the Portland restaurant I’ve eaten at the most, come here for delicious wings (vegan options available), surprisingly excellent burgers and salads, and tasty amps. Too far from the venue for intermission, but recommended while you’re here. Menu here.

  • Kachka:I went to this Russian place for the first time last night and I immediately knew I needed to add it to the list. It’s not super close to the venue (it’s a decent walk away), and it’s sorta pricey and there’s a picture of Gorbachev on the wall but fuck me if this wasn’t incredible. Recommended for dinner or sunday, and order the sour cherry dumplings. Menu here .

And here’s the lightning round. Check out these places, see if you can find the time and money to visit, and check them out, with our recommendation. Screen Door, Pine State Biscuits, Hunnymilk, Guerro, Dick’s Kitchen, Sudra, Tails and Trotters, Sizzle Pie, City State Diner, Navarre, 808, Boxer Ramen, Baby Doll Pizza, The Devil’s Dill, Blue Star Donuts, Olympia Provisions, Stamtisch. Feel free to ask me about anything that looks good to you. 


  • Powell’s is the best used bookstore in the country, and is a mandatory visit.

  • Portland has a bunch of barcades, and we’re doing our meetup at a nearby one (Quarterworld), but try to check out Ground Kontrol if you’re downtown. It’s the original, and best known barcade in town for a reason.

  • The Portland Art Museum can’t quite hang with the big boys in New York or San Francisco but it’s great in its own right and has an impressive modern art section.

  • Our zoo similarly holds its own and doubles as a pretty great little nature walk at points. For the outdoor inclined, I also recommend the Portland Audubon Society if you have access to a car.

  • Guardian Games is the best tabletop/board game store I’ve ever visited. Huge and comprehensive with a deep catalog of used games for the budget conscious.

  • Cascadia Brewing Barrel House is an amazing pub with a selection of Sour Beers. If you’ve never had a sour, come here and make your own flight.

  • OMSI. Yes, I’m recommending a Science and Industry Museum. It’s great. Do the sub tour, it’s surprisingly worth it.

Duckfest Code of Conduct

All performers, attendees, and staff at Duckfest are required to act in accordance with the following code of conduct. Full cooperation is expected of all participants to ensure a safe and positive environment. Failure to do so will result in being asked to leave, with no refunds.

Duckfeed is dedicated to creating a harassment-free experience for everyone in attendance regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, or religion (or lack thereof). We will tolerate no harassment of festival participants or attendees in any form.

Harassment includes, but is not limited to, offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, taking photographs or recording without permission, physical contact without permission, and unwelcome sexual attention.

Please note that sexual language may be used by performers during Duckfest. This will be generalized and will not target any individuals in the audience. We do not consider this to be harassing behavior.

Treat this as you would any theater performance. Do not heckle or “punch up” the podcasts as they’re being performed. If the performer asks a question of the audience, it is fine to respond.

You are responsible for your possessions while at Duckfest. Leave items unattended at your own risk.

If you are being made uncomfortable or feel harassed, please speak to Gary, Kole, Will, Jeremy, or Brayton and your situation will be addressed.