Paradise - Great Sup Air field, nice woods
Thunder - Nice place to play. Lan is a great guy
I started playing paintball in the 1980's. I travel extensively around the States. I've played on many, many fields in Virginia, Maryland, Florida, California, Hawaii, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Texas, Washington, and Nevada.
NWPP is a great place to play. Compared to other fields across the rest of the country, their safety is top notch, and they keep the games moving and fun. New players and players with parents who aren't sure about paintball should try NWPP. Very family friendly and its a great place to learn to play. The other fields in the area are nice too. Start here and try the others, frequent the one that suits your play style. I've only once been on a field that made me angry for poorly representing my sport, and that wasn't in the Pacific Northwest.
Paint prices are about average compared to the rest of the US. I've paid much much more, I've also paid less. I like fresh paint, they have it. They were getting all their paint from PMI, but the quality went way down in 2006, they switched to Empire which was good quality. Recently they switched to Draxus (procaps) which now has a 'local' warehouse in Portland, that paint has also been great. The procaps distributor out of Portland told me NWPP is his #2 paint seller. So they must be doing something right.
Field prices are also about average.
Air fills to 4500. They also have Co2, but I believe they're renting HP bottles to Co2 users, which is a great way to show someone why HP air is so much better.
Open Saturdays and Sundays. Usually has a nice sized crowd on Saturdays (30-80 players in the winter, more in summer). Smaller crowd on Sundays (15-50 players). Three fields, a small (20 person) speed ball, a massive speedball field (up to 250 people have been on it at once), and a huge woods with flag stations, towers and forts.
Ref staff is all volunteer, some are fantastic, most are good, a few need more experience. They have a great tech on staff, he'll PM your marker for a tip and he's great. If you aren't sure how to maintain your marker, he'll show you how and fix it too.
Parking is right at the staging area.
Staging area has a lot of covered tables, and is right near the net for the 2 speed ball fields. Makes it nice to watch games, for parents, or GFs that don't play.
They usually run a few 'big' games throughout the year. These are a blast and the owner typically has a good sized raffle with it.
If you join their website, they send you discount coupons that include a free admission day each month. They also have a punch card for paint purchases that give you discounts, make sure you ask for one.
Last edited on Monday, March 31st, 2008 at 4:44 pm PST