Chole (@chloepdx) has competed in the 2015, 2016 and 2017 Questivals in Portland, Oregon. Read more about her experience below, and reach out to her with any questions at her blog. All words and photos by Chole.
Cotopaxi is an outdoor gear company based in Salt Lake City, Utah. I’ve collected a few of their bags, this daypack + this work bag, as well as a few shirts and use them all the time! The daypack is the perfect size for traveling and hauling my camera gear. I want it in every color. Your ticket to the Questival comes with a Luzon bag— ideal for all the adventuring you’ll be doing during the race and after.
The Questival is all about getting out of your comfort zone and exploring your city in unique ways through challenge topics such as — Adventure, Outdoors, Community, Quirky, and more. Teams of all kinds come together to let loose and explore.
Below are a few highlights from the Check-In Party and the challenges we completed. There were so many more moments that didn’t make it into this post! Unfortunately, we weren’t able to get a campsite in time for the outdoors-based challenges so we stuck to the city and the surrounding area. (Pro tip: book a campsite when you secure your Questival tickets if you choose to go that route!) All was not lost as my team had a blast exploring unique food carts, making silly videos, meeting new Portlanders, finding iconic landmarks, and playing games with other teams at the check point challenges. My team is still talking about how much fun we had.
Questival Kickoff Party
Cotopaxi Checkpoint Challenge #1 : Cathedral Park
Challenges in PDX
FOUND THE SMALLEST PARK IN THE WORLD!
LEFT A NOTE OF 10 THINGS WE LOVE ABOUT PORTLAND IN A PARK
BOUGHT SOME LOCAL PRODUCE AT THE PSU FARMERS MARKET.
FOUND A FAVORITE PIECE OF STREET ART IN PORTLAND.
Thank you, Cotopaxi! We had a blast exploring Portland for year three of the Questival. Want to join in on the fun? Check out the list of upcoming Questival adventures to see if Cotopaxi is coming to a city near you! Also, be sure to brush up on these tips + tricks for making your Questival one for the record books.