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Portland On The Cheap:  Birthday Perks


* Updated 2/01/2014*

The following offers are available by one of two ways: 
1) sign up for the online birthday club and get a perk via email; or
2) show up at the restaurant and get a freebie on your birthday (please call the restaurant ahead to ensure free birthday treat is still valid)
AND don't forget to bring your ID, just in case!

Applebees Free birthday dessert with purchase of an entree (kid's meals excluded from offer).  Must sign up for their email club.  On your birthday, you'll receive a coupon that is good for 30 days.  Choose from dessert shooter, brownie bite or equivalent as available.
Arby's Sign up for the Arby's Extras club and a week before your birthday, they'll send you a coupon for a free 12oz. shake with any purchase (excluding value menu items).  Expires seven days from send date.
Auntie Anne's Pretzels
Sign up for Pretzel Perks program and a week before your birthday they'll send you a 'Buy one pretzel item, Get any pretzel item Free' coupon.  Expires 14 days from date sent.
Aveda
Become a member of Aveda.com and get an exclusive offer on your birthday every year. Simply provide your email address and birthday when you register.

There is a separate paid program "Aveda Pure Privilege," which requires a $10 sign up.  In return, you'll receive a birthday gift valued at $20 plus the opportunity to earn points and special offers. 
BJ's Restaurant Brewhouse
One free mini Pizzokie.  Sign up for the BJ's email list here and you'll receive the birthday offer via email.
Baja Fresh
Free classic burrito...with the purchase of a large drink.  Valid on any chicken, carnitas or veggie Baja, Mexicano or Ultimo Burrito.  Must join the Club Baja program.  Must present coupon at redemption time along with ID.  Coupon is valid one week before and one week after your birthday. 
Baskin Robbins Free 2.5 ounce scoop of ice cream (or 3oz. swirl of soft serve at locations that have it).  Join the birthday club and they'll send you a coupon a week before your birthday.  You'll have about 10 days to use if from the time it was sent.
Ben & Jerry's
User submission from Karin 09/24/09: 
"Ben and Jerry’s has a mailing list (the ChunkSpelunker) you can sign up for, and you get a free scoop.  They send you a coupon before your birthday that you print and use within two weeks following your birthday." 

Admin note:  verified, a totally free single scoop and another coupon for $3 off an ice cream cake!  Valid one week before and one week after your birthday.
Benihana Sign up for the "Chef's Table" and you'll also get a complimentary Benihana Birthday Dinner certificate, maximum value of $30 (excludes alcoholic beverages, gratuity and tax) that will be emailed to you for use during the month of your birthday.  Dinner also includes a big bowl of ice cream with cherry and candle!   Description from certificate:

This is your Benihana $30 Birthday Certificate, good towards your meal when you come celebrate with us.*
Here's what you need to know! The certificate is only valid during dinner hours Mondays through Thursdays for use by the recipient, toward the recipient's meal only (it's YOUR certificate after all). It cannot be combined with any other offer, promotion or discount which includes the Monthly Chef's Specials, Endless Sushi and Happy Hour..
You must present this printed certificate with the bar code visible along with a valid photo ID prior to placing your order with the server."

Update 12/21/13:  "Beginning on January 2, 2014, the $30 Birthday Certificate can only be redeemed after the initial purchase of any adult entrée* during dinner hours, Monday through Thursday.

So how does this change impact you? If you are celebrating your birthday with other guests in your party, the adult entrée* they purchase will allow you to redeem your certificate towards any menu item YOU, the certificate recipient, order. You may choose any entrée, sushi item, side order, dessert or non-alcoholic beverage up to $30.

If you are dining on your own at dinner, we do not require that another guest is with you. You will need to purchase an adult entrée* at menu price which will not be discounted. You may add a second entrée to your order or if you prefer, you may add any of our delicious sushi items, side orders, dessert or non-alcoholic beverages to your order and these items will be discounted up to $30 with your Birthday Certificate.

For additional questions or concerns about the program or how to redeem your Birthday Certificate, please visit our FAQ page."

Big Al's Bowling
User submission from Daniel (05/23/2011):  "Big Al's Beaverton will give you one of their sugar shack desserts if you tell them it is your birthday. You can either get it in the restaurant or at the snack bar."

You can also sign up for 105.1 the Buzz Freeloaders and they'll email you a coupon for a free dessert.  The free dessert offer is valid for 30 days after your birthday.
Biscuits Cafe
$5.00 reward.  Sign up for the Biscuits Cafe Rewards program and during your birthday month you'll have $5 loaded onto your account.  When paying your bill, just give the cashier the phone number you used to sign up and the reward will be taken off the bill.
Bishops Barbershops
User submission from Emily (07/17/12):  "You get $5 off your cut on the day of your birthday, just show ID -- they do female hair too!"

Update from Melissa (08/12/12):  "I went to Bishops Barbershop in Sellwood on my birthday and not only do you get $5 off of a cut but $10 off of color as well."
Black Angus Steakhouse Free steak dinner.  Join the BA Prime Club and they'll send you a free dessert just for joining and then you'll receive a coupon good for a free steak dinner on your birthday.

Update from reader Frank (04/24/13):  "Now it’s only a coupon for a giant “cowboy cookie” on your birthday. No more free steak dinner."

Update from reader Christine (08/21/13):  "Black Angus - I just received my email for my birthday steak dinner (must still purchase a second one to get it). I have been signed up for several years, so I don't know if maybe the new email members only get the cookie."
Black Bear Diner
Free entree for breakfast, lunch or dinner.  Must join the 'Bear Lovers eClub.'  You will receive an email voucher that expires one week after your birthday. 
Black Rock Coffee Bar
User submission from Nicole (08/14/13):  "Birthday freebie alert: black rock cafe will hook you up with a free coffee on your special day."

Admin note:  Verified, just let em' know (and have your ID, just in case they ask)

Buffalo Wild Wings Free dessert.  Sign up for the Buffalo Circle and they'll send you the coupon via email.  Choose rich and creamy Chocolate Fudge cake or a scoop of ice cream with chocolate or caramel topping.  Coupon good one week before and one week after your birthday.
Burgerville
User submission from Serena:

"During your birthday month you get a credit of $5 if you pick up a Burgerville Rewards Card and register it online.
Details on their website:
http://burgerville.com/burgerville-card/tell-me-more/

My boyfriend signed up a few days before his birthday. They told him he will get the $5 credit next month because they only credit the cards once a month and that day had already passed."

Admin note:  As of January 7th, the restaurant eliminated the Burgerville Rewards Card program. Those of you who have Rewards Cash on your card can redeem it through December 31st, 2014.
Chang's Mongolian Grill
Free meal on your birthday (as long as you bring another dining patron).  Bring your ID.
Cheesecake Factory Free sundae treat on your birthday.  Just inform the server.  Please note that this sundae is *tiny* -- just a mini-scoop of ice cream with some chocolate fudge and whip cream in a very small cup!
Chehalem Glenn Golf Course (Newberg)
Free round of golf for the birthday guest -- as long as you bring three other paying golfers.  Call ahead to book a tee time, must have four total in your group to get your free birthday round of golf!
Chen's Dynasty
Free birthday meal -- buy one, get one free of equal or lesser value.  Dine in only.  Valid with photo ID.  Not valid with other offers.  Located in Bethany Village Center.

Update from reader 12/11"We went to Chen's Dynasty for the one-for-one (equal or lesser than value) recently and the only requirement was the ID, no emails, no coupons. But do make a call to the restaurant just to be sure. The food was in good serving size too! Nice!"
Chevys Free birthday entree.  Sign up for the Compadres Club and they'll send you a coupon good for a free entree with no other strings attached!  Maximum value of $12.  Voucher is valid approximately 2 weeks before and 2 weeks after your birthday.

Update from reader Serena 09/08/10:  "I signed my boyfriend up for the free Chevy's entree and they emailed him a coupon for it. We just went to Chevy's yesterday and they honored the free birthday entree."
Claim Jumper $25 birthday reward.  The catch?  You must pay a one-time $25 enrollment fee into the 'Landry's Select Club.'  Once you sign up, you'll immediately receive $25 back as a welcome reward to use on your next visit, and then you'll enjoy all the other perks of membership.  This includes priority seating, a $25 reward for every $250 you spend, special offers, AND the card is good at over 300 locations (including the Chart House, McCormick & Schmick's, Landry's Seafood restaurants and more).
Coldstone Ice Creamery Sign up for the birthday club and receive a coupon via email that gets you one free Creation -- buy any Creation, get a second Creation of equal or lesser value for free.  They'll send it a week before your birthday and you'll have a total of 14 days to use it.
Comedy Sportz Two free tickets for a regular show.  Join the birthday club online and they'll email you an during your birthday month that will allow you and a guest in for free.  Limit one coupon per party, may not be combined with any other offer.
Cost Plus World Market
Sign up for the free World Market Explorer Rewards Program and receive "a birthday surprise"...which ends up being a coupon good for 15% off furniture & decor and a coupon good for 10% off food and non-alcoholic beverages.  As a member, you'll receive exclusive savings and earn Coffee and Gourmet Rewards
Cruise In Country Diner User submission from Tyler: 
"The Cruise In Country Diner at the corner of River and Farmington in Hillsboro offers a free hot fudge sundae to anyone on their birthday!"
Dairy Queen Sign up for the Blizzard Fan Club and you will receive a coupon via email for a free mini, small or medium Blizzard treat when you buy a medium size Blizzard treat.  Expires two weeks after your birthday.
Daphne's Greek Cafe $5 on your card.  Join the Pita Points Reward Program and on your birthday receive $5 added directly into your Pita Points account to use as you wish.

* As of late December 2009 all Portland-area Daphne's restaurants have been shut down.
Del Taco
Sign up for their Raving Fan eClub and you'll get a coupon good for 2 free chicken soft tacos.  Then, when your birthday nears you'll get a coupon good for a free premium shake, in which you'll have about 2 weeks to redeem it from the time you receive the coupon.
Denny's
It's back!  The Original Grand Slam breakfast is free on your birthday, just show proof of ID.
Dutch Brothers Coffee
Free drink on your birthday, just let em' know and show your ID.  Valid for all locations, verified by three POTC submissions.
Electric Castle's Wunderland Cinema & Nickel Games
Sign up for Club Wunderland and you'll receive a special offer during your birthday month.  This offer is only for those ages 15 and under.
Famous Dave's Buy one entree, get one for 1/2 off.  Join the P.I.G. email club and they'll send you this special birthday offer via email.  Get 50% off an entree  when an entree of equal of greater value is purchased; lesser value entree will be discounted.  Voucher is valid one week before and one week after your birthday.
Five Spice Seafood & Wine Bar
User submission from Pam (09/03/13):  "Five Spice restaurant in Lake Oswego offers a free entrée (on the date of your birthday only). Sign up for the email newsletter and they’ll send you a coupon for a free birthday entrée. Most entrees are between $25 and $30. Excellent seafood.  Enjoy!"
Float On
If you've never floated before, this is your time to try it out!  Schedule a float a week before, during, or a week after your birthday and receive 50% off a float session (90 minutes).  Regular pricing is $50 per session.  Call 503-384-2620 for more information.

Update from reader Julie (12/28/12):
   "When I called Float On last year about the half price birthday float, they told me it was only for people who had floated there before. Wouldn't hurt to double check in case it's changed or that person was confused, but that was my experience."

Update from reader Christine (08/21/13): 
"Float On - My husband signed me up for their email list when he tried them out recently and they just emailed me 50% off for my birthday. Might still qualify as having visited before, even though it was just my husband, but thought I would let you know."
Fuddruckers Free 1/3 pound burger with purchase of another Fuddruckers entree of equal or higher value; essentially this is a 'buy one / get one' free type of offer.  You must sign up for the Fudds Club online and a few days before your birthday you'll receive the email coupon.  Offer expires 30 days from date sent.
Glowing Greens Mini Golf
From web site:  "One free 18 hole round of golf on your Birthday - just bring in a valid ID on the day of your birthday and enjoy a great game of black light miniature golf."
Green Dragon Bistro and Brewpub
User submission from Debbie (08/02/11):
"Green Dragon on SE 9th (& Hawthorn) gives you a free t-shirt and beer on your birthday."

Update from user Minty (12/11/13):  "Just FYI, I went to Green Dragon for my birthday, and was informed by the server you need to sign up for a Rogue card in order to get the free t-shirt. You can also get a jumbo sized beverage."

Admin note:  Green Dragon is owned by Rogue Brewery, which has other locations around the state that may offer this same birthday perk; please call ahead to verify.
Guild Lakes Inn
User submission from Alan (07/14/11):

"Free meal on your birthday.  Just show ID.  Has to be on your birthday though, and they’re only open from 6 to 6."
Home Town / Old Country Buffet
Sign up for their eClub and you'll get a coupon to buy one adult dinner buffet meal, get one dinner free.  Good for one week before and one week after your birthday.
Hollywood Video Free movie!  Must be a member, just select any movie (yes, even the new releases), take it to the check-out and the Hollywood system should automatically identify your free rental based upon the date of birth in the system.

Admin note:  good luck finding any Hollywood Videos still open.
Incredible John's Pizza
One free birthday buffet any day during the month of your birthday, with a catch:  you must be a member of the Incredible John's VIP Club, which costs $5 for an annual membership.  You must sign up in person for the VIP club and sorry, the free birthday buffet cannot be redeemed on the date of VIP card purchase.
International House of Pancakes (IHOP)
Free Rooty Tooty Fresh 'N Fruity entree from regular menu or menu item of equal or less value.  Sign up online for the Pancake Revolution eClub and receive your coupon via email.  Free menu item expires 14 days from date the email is sent.  Certificate is only valid and available for redemption at the restaurant you specify when you first sign up (the location address will be printed on the certificate).

Admin note:  we used the voucher for a sandwich during dinner, so don't feel like you have to use it for breakfast only.

Izzy's Pizza
Subscribe to the Izzy's E-Grill Rewards Club and receive one free buffet when someone in your party buys one of equal or greater value.  Expires two weeks after your birthday.
Jack in the Box
Use this coupon to receive a free birthday dessert of mini churros, New York Cheesecake or Chocolate Overload Cake.
Jamba Juice
Receive any 16 ounce size smoothie for $2 with the email coupon.  Sign up online to join the Jamba Juice email list and they'll send you the coupon on your birthday.  Coupon is valid for one week after the email is sent.
Jersey Mike's Subs
Sign up for the Jersey Mike's Subs Email Club and you will be rewarded with a free sub & drink coupon valid for your birthday, sent out to your email a week beforehand
Joe's Crab Shack Sign up for the Connect club and receive an email coupon good for a free appetizer (value up to $8.19) with the purchase of an adult entree.  Offer only valid 14 days from date sent.  Located in Vancouver, WA along the Columbia River by the Interstate Bridge.
Krispy Kreme Free doughnut!  Sign up for the 'Friends of Krispy Kreme' club and they'll send you an email containing your coupon good for a free doughnut and a small coffee or fountain drink.  Coupon is valid one week before and one week after your birthday.


Le Bistro Montage
User submission from Chelsea (02/06/2013):  "Montage in Portland will give you a free baked Alaska dessert on your birthday.  Nearly scared me half to death when it showed up in front of me.

Admin note:  not yet verified.
Macaroni Grill Free dessert.  Sign up for "Get the Dish" email club and a week before your birthday you'll receive a coupon for free dessert.

Note:  All Romano's Macaroni Grill locations have closed in Oregon; the closest location is in Lynnwood, WA.
Makoto Japanese Buffet
User submission from Evalyn (04/02/13):  "Really good and clean sushi buffet restaurant.  You get a free meal on your b-day with one paying adult.  No need to sign up for anything, just present ID."
Mama Mia Trattoria
Free cheesecake.  Just show your ID and inform your server.
Marie Callender's Free slice of pie and $5 off entree coupon.  Join the online E-Club and they'll send you an email containing your birthday voucher.  The nice part is that the coupon is good for about 4 weeks.

Admin note:  All Marie Callender's locations in the Portland, OR metro area are now closed.
McGrath's Fish House
Receive a voucher good for $10 $5.00 to spend towards a meal, plus receive a free birthday sundae.  Must print and bring entire email with bar code; present to server before ordering.  Offer is valid 1 week prior through 2 weeks after your birthday.  Sign up for the McGrath's e-Club to get started.

Update from reader Alex 11/11:  "Just a heads up.  I recently got the McGrath's birthday offer and it's only good for $5 off a meal."
Moe's Southwest Grill Free entree.  Sign up for Moe's E-World and they'll send you a coupon on your birthday.  This is not a buy-one, get-one free, this is truly a birthday freebie for one complimentary entree, excluding fajitas.  The only Oregon location is in Wilsonville.  Once you open up the email to view the birthday voucher and print it, you will only have one week to use it before expiration.
Noodles & Company Free bowl entree.  Join the Noodlegram and they'll send you a free bowl voucher good for your birthday.  This is not a buy-one, get-one free, this is truly a birthday freebie.  Our coupon expired at the end of the month, but double-check the expiration date when you get the email.  Maximum discount is $9.00.
Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom
Submission from Lexi (04/28/13):  "If you sign up for the World Beer Tour card (must be at least 21) they credit your account with a free medium pizza on your birthday."

Admin note:  The program fine print states:

"If you have registered your World Beer Tour card, provided us with your birthdate during that registration, and made one visit to one of our locations in the 12 month period prior to your birthday, we will automatically upload a Birthday Value to your card. The Birthday Value will be subject to the terms and conditions set forth below governing redemption of rewards. Our current Birthday Value is worth $15 towards the purchase of food!"
Old Spaghetti Factory
The restaurant has a Kid's Club for 10 years and younger to get a free kid's meal on their birthday.  Join the club online.  Another reader recently said that he received an email coupon good for a free birthday meal, but the only way to get this is to sign up as a member of the KINK FM CommunityClick here and select "KINK Community" to register.

Update from reader Brian (07/08/13):
  "Please note, Kink.fm no longer emails a voucher for a meal at the Spaghetti Factory – instead, they sent me a voucher for a free flower at Lubliner Florest (in the Wells Fargo Center in downtown Portland, redeem certificate up to 30 days after bday)."
On The Border
Join their Cantina Club online and get a coupon just for joining.  Then, a week before your birthday, they'll send you a coupon good for a free bowl of original queso or a Brownie Sundae with the purchase of one or more entrees.  Coupon is valid for 14 days from the date sent.
Orange Julius
Sign up for their Julius League club and get a "Buy One, Get One Free" coupon good for a 20 oz. Julius Fruit Drink or Premium Fruit Smoothie.  
Outback Steakhouse Free dessert.  Just show your ID and inform your server.
Panera Bread
Free pastry -- like a cookie, scone, cinnamon roll, etc.  The free birthday pastry is loaded onto your rewards card, so in order to take advantage of this freebie you'll need to first go into a Panera Bread location, get the card, then go to this web site to register it with your birthday.  The reward is typically valid for 45 days after your birthday.
Papa Murphy's
Free cookie dough.  Must sign up for their eClub.  During your birthday month, you'll receive an email for the free cookie dough with the purchase of any pizza.
Papa's Pizza Parlour
Join the Papa's birthday club here and they will mail you a postcard for your birthday good for $10 off your next visit to Papa's Pizza Parlor.  The birthday card is valid during the month of your birthday and can be used for lunch or dinner.
Pastini Pastaria
Submission from Serena:

"Get an emailed coupon for a free entree on the day of your birthday with ID (with sign up for email newsletter).  If you don't sign up for newsletter you can still go in on your birthday and they give you a free birthday Tiramisu."

Admin note:  POTC-verified.  Free entrée voucher is sent 7 days before your birthday.  You can use the voucher the day before, the day of, or the day after your birthday.  No other purchase is necessary.  Be sure to sign up on the web site.
PF Chang's Free slice of cake.  Just show your ID and inform your server.
Pretzel Maker / Pretzel Time
Free small size of pretzel bites.  Sign up for their Fan club and about a week before your birthday you'll get the coupon via email.  Update 10/28/11 from reader Gary:  no more locations in the Portland area! 
Qdoba Mexican Grill Free entree with one entree purchase.  Join the Qdoba Rewards club and they'll send you a buy one/get one free coupon on your birthday.  Good for one week before and one week after your birthday.
Quiznos Free cookie.  Sign up for their mailing list and they'll send you a coupon for a free cookie on your birthday.
Ram Restaurant & Brewery
Get a free Mile High Mud Pie on your birthday with the purchase of one adult lunch or dinner entree.  Expires 14 days from the date the email is sent. You must first be a member of the MVP club.  Sign up here and you'll also receive a Buy One/Get One free burger certificate that is valid for up to two weeks after you sign up.
Red Coach Restaurant
User submission from Jamie (03/08/2011):
"Free Meal. If you sign up for the birthday club at The Red Coach Restaurant, a few weeks before you birthday they send you a coupon for a free Karl's Special: 1/3lb Burger, fries and a drink."

Sign up for the birthday club on their web site.
Red Lobster Join the Fresh Catch Club and they'll send you an email coupon good for $5 off two adult entrees.  Expires 30 days from the date the email is sent.
Red Robin Free burger off their menu, valid for the entire month of your birthday.  You must be a member of their Red Royalty Club program.  Just go into any Rod Robin restaurant and ask for the free card.  You'll then have to go online and register the card number to your name and input your birthday date.  When it is the month of your birthday, order your burger and give the server your card -- the freebie will automatically be loaded on it.

Update 07/11/2012:  Reader Carol emailed the following - "Red Robin's loyalty card will credit the burger for the whole month of your birthday, but if you don't use it, it will expire at the end of your birth month."
Rheinlander & Gustav's
User submission from Hannah (02/01/2011)
"Guests that come in to celebrate their birthday (or anniversary) receive a complimentary piece of homemade apple strudel."
Rock Bottom Brewery Special offer.  Must join the Rock Rewards loyalty program by visiting the restaurant and picking up a card.  You'll have to register the card online to receive benefits.
Rogue Distillery & Public House
User submission from Carmen (08/22/2011)
"Join the Rogue Nation and receive a 32oz. beer and a t-shirt on your birthday for free! No gimmicks!"

Admin note:  Rogue Brewery has other locations around the state that may offer this same birthday perk; please call ahead to verify.
Ruby Tuesday Join the 'So Connected' club and they'll send you coupon good for a free handcrafted birthday burger!  Valid approximately one week before and one week after your birthday.

Update 01/2013:  So much for the free burger; now what they'll send you is a coupon good for a free dessert Blondie For One or two Gourmet Cupcakes with the purchase of an adult entree.
The Salt Grotto Birthday Special:  Free session on your birthday (ID required as proof).  Located in the Pearl, see page under "Specials."  Call for reservation. 

Update from reader Beth (05/30/13):  The Salt Grotto is now closed.
Sephora
Get a free birthday gift like Philosophy's shampoo, shower gel or bubble bath.  Must sign up for the free 'Beauty Insider' rewards program online.  Retail locations at Washington Square, Clackamas Town Center, Vancouver Mall and downtown Portland. 
Shari's Restaurant and Pies User submission from Jacobie (06/22/11):  "Shari's will give you a free slice of pie on your birthday. May have to show ID." 

Admin update (05/14/12):  Shari's now has their own email club, sign up online and get these perks:  "Join now and receive a FREE slice of pie!  Pie Club Members are the first to learn about new and featured dishes, tasty promotions and special events happening at their favorite Shari's Restaurant. Members also receive PIE on their birthday to celebrate that special day!"  Free slice of pie coupon expires approximately 4 weeks after birthday.
SyKart Indoor Racing Center
Submission from reader Jeff (09/10/13):   "VIP members who pay the $30 starting and $10 yearly renewal and with a valid license or of passed the driving classes are able to retain this deal...for one free birthday race session on or up to a week after your birthday."
Sonic Drive-In
Sign up for the 'Sonic Cruisers Club' and during your birthday month you'll receive a coupon good for medium tots, a 14 oz. CreamSlush treat or a medium soft drink.  You'll have approximately 30 days to use it from the date it was sent. 
Spirit Mountain Casino
User submission (05/18/10): 
"Spirit Mountain Casino gives you a free gift during the month of your birthday.  Must be a registered member of their Coyote Club, and the free gift will be based on your level of play. 

Also, either 107.5 or 105 radio station gives you a free buffet to Spirit Mountain Buffet."
Starbucks
User submission (05/18/10):  If you have a Starbucks Rewards Card and register it with them; you get a free drink on your birthday.  Plus they also give you two free hours of wifi use each day.

Admin note:  verified.  Register your rewards card online and to redeem your reward, just bring your registered Starbucks Card or your Starbucks mobile app to a participating store and let your barista know you've got a free birthday reward to use.  They changed their program in 2014 to now include food items!  Excludes: multi-serving food items (for example, a tray of Cranberry Bliss® Bars); and Starbucks Evening food and beverage menu items (for example, wine and beer).
Sweet Tomatoes Free meal with purchase of another meal.  Join the Club Veg online and they'll send you a buy one/get one free coupon for your birthday, which is valid one week before and one week after your birthday.  No minimum beverage purchase required!
Taco Del Mar
For kids:  join the Club Carlos Kids Club and receive a free Kids Meal for your birthday.
The Kids Club appears to have disappeared from their web site.
Tacho's Mexican restaurant located in Oregon City.  Go to the website, fill out the form and show up on your birthday with your picture ID with your birth date on it and show it to your server. They will treat you to any meal on the menu.
Taste of Asia User submission from Sirenna (02/26/2011)
"In Vancouver on Fourth Plain, ONLY ON YOUR BIRTHDAY you can get a free Chinese buffet (they check I.D.) with at least one other customer paying full price."
TGI Fridays Free dessert.  Just show your ID and inform your server. 
* Please note that all TGI Fridays locations in the Portland area have closed.
The Melting Pot Free chocolate fondue for two.  Join the Club Fondue and they'll send you a coupon on your birthday--but note that the coupon is only valid if you order entrees for both adults.

Update 07/11/2012:
  Reader Carol emailed the following - "The Melting Pot: this year they sent a coupon good for the dipped strawberries."
Todai Update from multiple users 04/11:  Todai is now closed!  :-(

Free meal certificate for your next visit.  The catch is that you must visit on your birthday, pay full price, then they'll give you a voucher for a free meal on your next visit.  Todai's website also has an eClub, but we are not certain as to the perks or benefits you'll receive.


UPDATE 08/17/09 from a Todai customer:
"Just thought you should know that Todai has reverted their birthday special to what it used to be, so you are getting it ON your birthday with at least one paid other person. Just show your ID  I just left there and am stuffed to my eyeballs with sushi!   It's one of the best free birthday deals around!"
Treasure Island Buffet
Free buffet on your birthday....BUT, only valid if you bring 3 guests that pay full price.  Bring your ID and three good friends that don't mind that they are paying!

Now closed as of the end of 2012.
ULTA Beauty
User submission from Emily (07/17/12):  "Sign up for free reward program and you can get a free eye brow wax at the Benefit Makeup bar ($20 value) during the week of your birthday."  The program now says that you will receive a gift on your birthday, but does not specify what that might be.

Update from reader Reanna (05/22/13):  "Ulta no longer offers the free brow wax :( "
Vege Thai
Free dinner on your birthday... picture ID plus one friend required for one free entree.  Located near 33rd & Hawthorne, this is 100% vegetarian with some vegan options as well.
Veggie Grill
Free entree of your choice.  Sign up for the Grill Club and a week before your birthday, you'll receive a coupon good for a free entree.  Expires 14 days from the date it is sent.
Venetian Theater
Free entree on the day of your birthday when someone else also purchases an entree of equal or lesser value.  Free entree up to $15.99.
Village Inn
Sign up for their e-Club and receive a special offer on your birthday; we signed up too late to find out what it is, but we've heard that it is a buy one / get one free offer with the purchase of two beverages.  After you first sign up, they'll send you a coupon for a free slice of pie with the purchase of an adult entree.
Wienerschnitzel
Submission from user Lynn:  "If you sign up for Weinerschnitzel's "Weiner Lovers Club" they will e-mail you a coupon for a free chili dog, then a week before your birthday they email you a coupon for a free corn dog. Coupon is good for two weeks."

Wienerschnitzel is located at:
8605 NE Andresen Road
Vancouver, WA
(360) 892-6223
Wendy's
Sign up for 'WendyMail' and within the week you'll receive a $1 coupon in your inbox as well as another coupon on your birthday.
West Linn Adult Community Center
Free lunch on the first Wednesday of your birthday month -- just show your ID.  Located at 1180 Rosemont Road in West Linn.  Keep in mind that if you are 50 years and younger, you might feel a little "under-aged."  Here's a link to the Portland Tribune article.
Wingstop Ten free wings.  Join the Wingstop e-club online and they'll send you a coupon on your birthday.  The restaurant is located on SE 82nd between Powell and Holgate.

08/22/12 update from user Nicole:  "Hello! Just registered with Wingstop for my September birthday and wanted to let you know they no longer do 10 free wings, but have replaced it with free seasoned fries."
Yo Zone Frozen Yogurt
Enjoy 8 ounces of yogurt for free any day during your birthday month.  Must sign up for their YoZone mailing list beforehand; you'll get an email offer during the beginning week of your birthday month.




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