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Portland venue offering battle of the bands with Pokemon twist

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Pokemon Go is displayed on a cell phone in Los Angeles on Friday, July 8, 2016. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel) Pokemon Go is displayed on a cell phone in Los Angeles on Friday, July 8, 2016. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

“Pokemon Go” has taken Portland by storm, and one local music venue is using the game as an extra enticement to bring in fans to a show.

The Hawthorne Theatre on Southeast 39th Avenue in Portland is holding a “battle of the bands” style performance with seven bands Wednesday night.

In addition to the music, the venue is promoting that “Pokemon Go” players can “battle for control of the Hawthorne Theatre gym.” They are also offering “lures” which can be used in the game, as well as special offers for anyone playing the game.

The concert will join the growing list of spaces where people with be playing the popular mobile game, which includes local spots like a firehouse and OMSI.

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