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Portland On The Cheap:  Sweet Bargains of the Week




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- Restaurant.com has another 80% off promotion:  get $25 gift certificates for just $2.  Use promo code ''DISH," now until 11:59pm Thursday, June 25th; choose from about 100 restaurants in the Portland area

- Last Thursday, Alberta Arts District

- Incredible peak summer cruise deal:  $399 per person for a Seattle round-trip cruise to Alaska aboard the Norwegian Star (credit:  Rene)

- New Willamette Week Cheapskate deal for 06/24 features a free barbecue, free experimental music concert, donation haircuts and more

- Pedalpalooza continues another week of bike fun that includes rides, classes, parades and more!

- Introductory airfare, Portland to Ireland, from $269 each way on Aer Lingus for flights between July 2nd and August 29th

- Introductory airfare, Portland to Maui, $169 each way beginning July 3rd


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- New Willamette Week Cheapskate deal for 06/17 features an art party, a healing arts expo, free chocolate and free things to do from Portland Parks & Recreation

- Lunchbox concert at Oregon Square Courtyard (near Lloyd Center) featuring Patrick Lamb Band at 12:00pm, Wednesday, June 24th, free

- Free advance screening of "My Sister's Keeper," this Monday, June 22nd at 7:00pm.  Click here and enter RSVP code 'FILM3948' to get your free pass

- Free weekend events and happenings now posted at Aroundthesunblog

- Free sausage tastings at area New Seasons Markets, this Sunday 11:00am - 5:00pm

- Sunday Parkways, this Sunday 9:00am - 4:00pm, ride your bike, walk, rollerblade and enjoy 7.5 car-free North Portland miles

- Orange Julius free light smoothie day Friday, June 19th, click here to download and print the pdf coupon

- Free root beer floats at participating A&W Restaurants today, June 19th from 2:00pm - 8:00pm as part of their 90th anniversary celebration

- Free opening party of new exhibit "This is Kalapuya Land," this evening Thursday, June 18th at the Washington County Museum 5:30-pm - 8:00pm

- Lunchbox concert at Oregon Square Courtyard (near Lloyd Center) featuring Pepe and the Bottle Blondes at 12:00pm, today Wednesday, June 17th, free

- Free movie screening of 'Food, Inc.' on Tuesday, June 16th.  Click here for your free pass

- Free Hot Dog on Stick, today Monday June 15th from 5:00pm - 8:00pm, one per person!

- Last day! Restaurant.com 80% off promotion:  get $25 gift certificates for just $2.  Use promo code ''PRESENT, " expires tonight. Monday, June 15th. Choose from about 100 restaurants in the Portland area

- Free weekend events and happenings now posted at Aroundthesunblog

- Strawberry tastings this Saturday & Sunday at New Seasons Market, free

- Rose City Used Book Fair, Friday & Saturday, $1 admission with a canned food donation

- Pedalpalooza kicks off two weeks of 198 events with a decorated bike ride at 6:30pm, Thursday June 11th, free

- 11th birthday celebration of the Rebuilding Center, Thursday, June 11th at 6:00pm, free

- Powell's Cedar Hills book reading from "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies," 7:00pm, on Thursday, June 11th, free

- $2 admission for all at the Oregon Zoo this Tuesday, June 9th; bring your TriMet pass or validated bus or MAX ticket and get an additional $1 off admission

- Monday, June 8th @ 7:00pm Crystal Ballroom:  30th Anniversary Drammy Awards, free admission

- Bank of America customer?  Then use your card this Saturday and Sunday to get free admission to the Pittock Mansion and the Portland Art Museum with your BoA card

- $2 OMSI admission for all this Sunday, June 7th

- Check out Aroundthesunblog for more cheap deals and freebies this weekend

- New Willamette Week Cheapskate deal for 06/03 features a free concert, free pilates class, $1 Pabst and more

- Rose Festival Waterfront Village free admission from 11:00am - 4:00pm today, Friday June 5th only

- First Friday free admission to the Children's Museum this Friday, June 5th from 5:00pm - 8:00pm


- Free movie screening of 'The Hangover' on Thursday, June 4th 7:00pm at Tigard Cinemas.  Click here and enter RSVP code 'film2810' for your passes (credit:  Melody)

- First Thursday downtown Portland and in the Pearl this Thursday, June 4th

- McMenamins Edgefield 98th birthday bash with free music, history tours and more, this Thursday June 4th all ages

- Free Root Beer Float at Sonic (while supplies last), this Wednesday night, June 3rd from 8:00pm - midnight, just ask for it!

- 'Wonderous Wednesday' June 3rd:  $2 admission for all at the World Forestry Center's Discovery Museum, 10:00am - 5:00pm (credit:  Carye Bye)

- Donuts at Safeway for just 25 cents with your club card, last day today Tuesday!

- First Tuesday, downtown Hillsboro art walk from 6:00pm - 8:00pm

- Preview screening of 'The Hangover,' Monday June 1st @ 7:00pm.  Click here to reserve your free pass and enter RSVP code 'MERC4163.'  Theater is overbooked to ensure a full house, so get there early

- Friday, May 22nd is opening day for the Rose Festival Waterfront Village and admission is free all day

- Saturday & Sunday:  103rd Multnomah County Fair at Oaks Park, free admission

- Book reading and signing of "Paul Newman: A Life," at 6:00pm, Wednesday May 20 at the Portland Art Museum, Mark Building,, free

- Wednesday, May 20th is Willamette Week's Drink Pub Crawl, $10 gets you transportation, beer and pizza

- New Willamette Week Cheapskate for 05/13 features Japanese sake, a rock concert, magic and more

- The Portland Mercury has just introduced their own 50% gift certificate program, MercPerks, for businesses such as Montage, the Miracle Theater, Soho Clothing and more

- Culture on the Cheap:  the Oregonian's guide for classical music, theater, dance and visual arts on the cheap!  A must read

- Tonight, Monday May 18th catch a screening of "Terminator: Salvation" with this free pass; click here and enter RSVP code 'film5333' to reserve your pass

- Free events and happenings for this weekend now posted at Aroundthesunblog

- Pittock Mansion admission-free open house this Saturday, May 16th from 11:00am - 4:00pm

- 'The Telling Project' a play by and about Veterans, this Friday, Saturday & Sunday @ First Congressional Church, free

- 10th annual UFO Festival, Friday & Saturday @ McMenamins Hotel Oregon

- Saturday Market press opening event, Saturday May 16th starting at 10:45am

- Norwegian Constitution Day Celebration and Parade, Sunday May 17th, free

- Last day for Portland Community College's Art Beat, with free musical performances at the Sylvania campus and more at the other campuses, Friday May 15th

- Oregon Zoo $2 admission this Tuesday, May 12th

- Free bagels and donuts this Tuesday, May 12th at Pioneer Courthouse Square for 'Bike to Work Breakfast' 7:30am - 9:00am

- Kiwanis Family Health and Safety Day this Saturday, May 9th at the Washington County Fair Complex, free

- Camas Mother's Day Plant & Garden Fair, Saturday May 9th in downtown Camas, WA

- Free events and happenings for this weekend now posted at Aroundthesunblog

- New Willamette Week Deal Cheapskate  for 05/06 features free bike maintenance classes, an art party, free resume printing and more

- Get your free Mars chocolate candy every Friday (limit 4 total during the promotion) until September, click here for details

- Last days for the Friends of the Hillsboro Library used book sale, now until Sunday May 10th @ Hillsboro Main Library

- Outdoor French Market this Saturday, May 9th at the Portland French School

- "Titanic:  Treasures from the Deep" free exhibition @ Washington Square, now until Sunday, May 10th

- Friends of the Hillsboro Library used book sale, Friday May 1st - Sunday May 10th @ Hillsboro Main Library

- Outdoor French Market this Saturday, May 9th at the Portland French School

- First Thursday, downtown Portland and the Pearl, including the 3D Center of Art & Photography opening "The City Quakes: The San Francisco Earthquakes of 1906 & 1989" and a free concert at Sherman Clay Pianos

- Free:  get two pieces of KFC grilled chicken, two individual sides and a biscuit with this coupon from Oprah.com (credit:  Frugal Living NW).  Download and print by 8pm Wednesday, May 6

- Get a free iced fruit tea from Arby's on Wednesday, May 6th; just say "I'm parched.  FruitTea me" for your freebie (credit:  the Freebieblogger)

- 12th annual Cascade Job Fair, Tuesday May 5th from 11:00am - 3:00pm @ PCC Cascade

- The Five-Pounder Challenge at Taco Del Mar, attempt this feat only on Tuesday, May 5th.  Get a $20 gift certificate if successful, otherwise it is a hefty $17.99 you'll have spent

- Cinco de Mayo Fiesta, Waterfront Park, free admission on Monday, May 4th from 11:00am - 2:00pm

- Bank of America customers!  Present your BoA card this Saturday and Sunday, May 2nd & 3rd, to the Pittock Mansion and/or the Portland Art Museum and receive free admission

- Free events and happenings for this weekend now posted at Aroundthesunblog

- New Willamette Week Deal Box  for 04/29 features the Title Wave used book sale, Ring Side prix fixe menu, a free rock show and more

- Faire in the Grove, Friday-Sunday @ McMenamins Grand Lodge, Forest Grove, free

- $2 admission to OMSI this Sunday, May 3rd

- Champoeg State Park Founder's Day celebration this Saturday, May 2nd; $3 per vehicle

- First Friday free admission to the Children's Museum this Friday, May 1st from 5:00pm - 8:00pm

- Get $50 in gift certificates for just $25 at Euro Institute of Skin Care, Morgan's Beautiful You Salon and Portland Parks & Recreation Golf ; go to Half Price Thursday

- New Willamette Week Deal Box  for 04/22 features free acupuncture, a free concert and this weekend's Bridgetown Comedy Festival

- Last Thursday, Alberta Arts District April 30th from 5:00pm - 9:00pm

- Portland Timbers home opener this Thursday, April 30th 7:00pm @PGE Park

- Free gift copy of "The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs!" at Multnomah County Libraries, click here for details

- New Restaurant.com 80% off promotion:  get $25 gift certificates for just $2.  Use promo code 'LUCKY' now til Thursday, April 30th.  Choose from about 100 restaurants in the Portland area

- Wednesday, April 29th is Ground Kontrol's monthly free play party--pay $5 and play all the arcade and pinball games you want from 5:00pm - late

- Wednesday, April 29th from 5:00pm - 8:00pm is Hillsboro's 2020 Vision Town Hall open house with music, vendors and more, free

- NW Film Center's 36th annual Student Academy Awards Regional Finals, 6:00pm on Tuesday, April 28th, free

- Free taste of KFC's new grilled chicken this Monday, April 27th "UNfry Day" at participating locations

- Free movie tickets for advanced screening of 'Ghosts of Girlfriends Past' showing this Monday, April 27th; to get your pass, click here and enter RSVP code 'merc0668'

- Last Monday history pub lecture "The History of Claymation & Will Vinton Studios," 7:00pm Monday April 27th at McMenamins Kennedy School, free

- Spring Paddle Festival Demo Days, Vancouver Lake Saturday and Sunday, free

- 8th annual East Multnomah County Used Book Sale @ Gresham Town Fair this Saturday & Sunday

- The Oregon Convention Center is the place to be for a craft showcase of Ceramics, Glass, Woodworkers and Metal Arts this Friday - Sunday, free

- Home Garden & Idea Fair, Clark County Event Center, this Friday - Sunday, free

- Free reusable lunch size 'Better Bag' from Whole Foods with this coupon, valid until Sunday April 26th or when supplies run out (credit:  FrugalLivingNW)

- Sunday, April 26th is National Pretzel Day:  get yours free at Pretzelmaker at Lloyd Center or Clackamas Town Center (both stores are NOT participating)

- Congratulations to Leah S. for winning our April POTC contest for 4 NW Film Center tickets

- Tualatin Valley Chapter Spring Rhododendron Show, 12:00pm - 4:00pm Saturday @ Jenkins Estate, free

-  Closing night!  6th annual Jackpot Records Film Festival @ the Hollywood Theater, Friday April 24th, 7:00pm, free

- McMenamins Edgefield Great NW Music Tour concert by Weinland, all ages free 7:00pm on Thursday, April 23rd

- Photolucida portfolio walk at the Portland Art Museum, 6:00pm - 9:00pm, free on Thursday, April 23rd

- Get $50 in gift certificates at Baja Fresh and at Moto Pizza for just $25 at Half Price Thursday

- Ultralight Backpacking the West clinic, Tualatin REI @ 7:00pm, free

- Free cone day at Ben & Jerry's this Tuesday, April 21st from 12:00pm - 8:00pm

- Urban League Career Connections Fair on Tuesday, April 21st at downtown's World Trade Center

- Win free adult admission tickets to the NW Film Center with our own POTC giveaway, click here for details

- Restaurant.com 70% off sale:  use code 'FEAST' at checkout and pay just $3 for every $25 gift certificate, now until Monday, April 20th.  Choose from about 100 restaurants in the Portland area

- Thursday, April 16th:  Portland TrailBlazers rally at Pioneer Square, 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Hop Czar Release party @ Bridgeport Brewpub 5:30pm - 8:00pm; PDXV, Jazz Quintet of Portland holds a 7:30pm concert at the Old Church (donation admission)

- Friday, April 17th:  Portland Beavers baseball home opener at 7:05pm; Pass It On consignment sale at Washington County Fair Complex

- Saturday, April 18th:  Portland's Largest Garage Sale @ the Expo Center; 2nd annual Willamette Week Eat Mobile Food Cart Festival, $5; Hearing Voices Storytelling Festival; Healthy Kids Day with free admission and special activities at area YMCAs; Record Store Day at Music Millennium, 10:00am - 10:00pm

- Sunday, April 19th:  Ultimate Open House New Homes Tour; Connections 50+ Expo at the Vancouver Hilton; Hood River Blossom Festival

- Free taco at Taco Del Mar on Tax Day, with email coupon here

- More tax day deals at PF Chang's and TGI Fridays

- Free Cinnabon Tax Day Bites from 5:00pm - 8:00pm, Wednesday April 15th

- Free single scoop of ice cream at Maggie Moo's Washington Square on Wednesday, April 15th

- Wednesday, April 15th:  $10.40 dinner specials at McCormick & Schmick's

- $2 admission for all this Tuesday, April 14th at the Oregon Zoo

- New Willamette Week Deal Box  for 04/08 features a free concert, kids eat for a quarter, and Country Cat food and drink specials

- Free movie screening for '17 Again,' on Tuesday, April 14th; click here and enter the RSVP code 'wweek5060' for the tickets (seating is first-come, first-served)

- DVDXpress Rent 1, Get 1 free offer:  add 2 movies to your shopping cart, select 'Use Coupon,' and enter code:  KEANU.  Valid now til Sunday, April 12th

- Free events and happenings for this weekend now posted at Aroundthesunblog

- Spring Beer & Wine Fest this Friday and Saturday @ the Oregon Convention Center; admission is free from 12:00pm - 2:00pm, and then $5 thereafter

- Hardy Plant Society Spring plant sale and garden festival, this Saturday & Sunday at the Expo Center, free

- Spring Beer & Wine Fest this Friday and Saturday @ the Oregon Convention Center; admission is free from 12:00pm - 2:00pm, and then $5 thereafter

- 46th annual Alpenrose Dairy Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday April 11th starting at 10:30am, free

- National Young Adult Cancer Awareness Week keynote by AYA survivor Eric Shanteau, 2008 Olympic Swimmer; 7:00pm at Multnomah Athletic Club on Thursday, April 9th, free to the public

- Thursday, April 9th performance of El Grito Del Bronx at 7:30pm:  2 for 1 tickets here

- Last day!  Delectable Downtown Dining Deal, $20.09 for a 3-course prix-fix menu at select restaurants this Thursday only

- Denny's 'Buy a Grandslam, Get a Grand Slamwich free' promotion this Wednesday, April 8th 6:00am - 2:00pm

- Portland Symphonic Girlchoir, free performance on Tuesday, April 7th at 6:30 pm

- "Finding Balance in Your Budget" presentation this Tuesday, April 7th at 6:30pm Hillsboro's Main Library

- First Tuesday featuring the fifth annual HYAC Youth Art Exhibition reception, 6:00pm downtown Hillsboro

- Free screening tonight of new flick "Observe & Report," get your free pass here and enter RSVP code 'merc2875.'  Theater is overbooked to ensure a full house, so get there before the 7:00pm start time

- New Willamette Week Deal Box features a Widmer 25th anniversary celebration with $1.50 pints all day Thursday, 15-cent coffee at Krispy Kreme, a free rock show and more

- Pioneer Square 25th anniversary with free cake on Monday, April 6th at 12:00 noon

- Last day for Restaurant.com promotion -- while the savings aren't as substantial as a few days ago, you can still save 50% and get their $25 gift certificates for just $5; use the code 'FIFTY' at check-out, now through Monday, April 6th

- OMSI $2 admission today, Sunday April 5th with special event '100 Hours of Astronomy'

- Free events and happenings for this weekend now posted at Aroundthesunblog

Bike Gallery's Spring sale happening now til Sunday, April 5th

- Woodburn Company Stores 10th anniversary with sales, music, cake and more all weekend long

- Ever After Resale:  Name Brand Children's Consignment Sale.  A unique, twice yearly sale in that only name brand items are accepted. Shoppers can get quality gently used children's items for a fraction of the retail price.

April 4th 9:00 am - 3:00 pm (many items will be discounted 30% from 1:00-3:00)
Public Works Building - City of Tigard
8777 SW Burnham Street
Tigard, OR 97223

- Beaver Nation:  catch the CBI hoops championship final tonight at the Agency or Hayden's Grill, 7:00pm.  Go Beavs!

- First Friday Children's Museum free admission for all, all day from 9:00am - 8:00pm on Friday, April 3rd

- Thursday, April 2nd:  Portland First Thursday

- Thursday, April 2nd:  Discounted preview performance of El Grito Del Bronx, 7:30pm @ Milagro Theater

- Santa Fe Taqueria 19th anniversary with free dinner 7:00pm - 9:00pm on Thursday, April 2nd

- Forest Grove First Wednesday Art Walk and umbrella contest, 5:00pm - 8:00pm (click here for pdf schedule and map)

- Join fellow members of Beaver Nation watch and cheer on the hoops squad against UTEP in game 2 of the CBI Final at The Agency or Hayden's Grill this Wednesday starting at 7:00pm

- Restaurant.com 70% off sale:  use code 'SAVE' at checkout and pay just $3 for every $25 gift certificate, now until Tuesday, March 31st.  Choose from about 100 restaurants in the Portland area

- Monday March 30th & Tuesday March 31st are your last days to make wagers on live horseracing at Portland Meadows as their season comes to a close

- Check out a pair of new Habitat for Humanity LEED homes with free public tours this Tuesday, March 31st from 2:00pm - 6:00pm

- Free 8oz French Press cup of coffee from 9:00am - 10:00am, Monday March 30th at Stumptown Coffee

- Faculty Percussion Recital by Brett EE Paschal, 8:00pm at Lewis & Clark College, free

- Last Monday History Pub lecture:  "Working Women: Caroline Gleason/Sister Miriam Theresa and Oregon's First Minimum Wage Law."  7:00pm, free for all agest at McMenamin's Kennedy School

- Last day:  Urban Wine Works Quitting Business sale, 50% off all wines 12:00pm - 6:00pm tonight

- Portland Better Living Show for Home, Garden & Lifestyle @ the Expo Center this weekend Friday, Saturday & Sunday, free admission

- Standard TV & Appliance manufacturer liquidation warehouse sale, this Saturday & Sunday only

- New Willamette Week Deal Box features a free dance party, $1 PBRs and an interactive performance event

- Tropical fruit tasting at New Seasons Market, this Saturday & Sunday 11:00am - 5:00pm

- Latino Cultural Festival this Sunday, March 29th at Hillsboro's Civic Center, 12:00 pm - 6:00pm, free

- Free events and happenings for this weekend now posted at Aroundthesunblog

- 24/7 concert series beginning at 7:00pm Saturday March 21st til 7:00pm Sunday March 22nd at the Weiden + Kennedy atrium, free.  Click here for the schedule

- NW RV Show @ the Clark County Event Center, Saturday 10:00am - 8:00pm and Sunday 10:00am - 6:00pm, free

- Free admission at the Portland Art Museum this Sunday, March 22nd from 12:00pm - 5:00pm

- New Willamette Week Deal Box for Wednesday, March 18th features free dance concerts, wine tastings and three-course prix fixe menus for $20.09

- The March-April 2009 edition of the Clipper Magazine was recently received in our mailbox and for the West Portland/Aloha/Hillsboro edition, there are some tremendous values including these no-strings attached coupons:  a free small pizza at Red Brick Pizza, one free everyday value menu item at Sonic, a free Kettleman bagel & cream cheese at Java Mama and one free week of tanning at Palm Beach Tan.  If you didn't get the Clipper Magazine in the mail, you can print out the freebie coupons at their website, Clippercoupon.com; you will need to register online though if you want to print out the coupons

- Free Redbox DVD movie rental every Monday and Wednesday in March:  just go to InsiderRedBox for the code every Monday and Wednesday

- Weber Spirit E-310 propane gas grill, $199 at Home Depot while supplies last; this highly rated grill is normally priced from $400-$500 and is a great buy for the features you get  SOLD OUT

- Enjoy our natural spaces with these free tours by Metro:  paddle trip, bicycle ride, spring bird walk, and a multi-modal adventure which includes 3.9 miles of walking up Council Crest, a tram ride, a streetcar ride, and a MAX ride this Saturday, March 21st

- Overstock closeout sale this Saturday and Sunday, look for the building next to the Toys R Us in Tigard (we went to this "sale" and found out that they charge $8 a person!  Since we were just there to check it out and not serious buyers, we didn't pay their 'membership' and can't really say if the savings are worth it).

- West Tabor Art Walk & Wine, Thursday March 19th, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

- Opening reception for new art exhibition at Kingstad Gallery, Beaverton on Thursday March 19th 6:00pm - 8:30pm

- Willamette's Week's special 'Recession Busters' issue--you gotta read this!!  Free food, shopping discounts, activity & attraction deals and much much more

- NCAA basketball Open Practice Day, Rose Garden, free.  Click here for scheduled team practice times

- Noah's Free Bagel Fridays & Free Coffee Mondays--get the reusable  coupon in the Oregonian's newspaper edition for Tuesday, March 3rd, located in the 'Food Day' insert.  Good every Friday and Monday before 11:00am for the next 4 weeks

- St. Patrick's Day celebration with free music & festivities, Tuesday March 17th @ McMenamins Grand Lodge, Kennedy School, Edgefield and more

- Free 8oz French Press cup of coffee from 9:00am - 10:00am, Monday March 16th at Stumptown Coffee

- Free events and happenings for this weekend now posted at Aroundthesunblog

- River City Bicycles annual sale, 10% off everything March 6th - March 15th

- 6th annual Portland Tribune/Comcast Regional Spelling Bee, 10:00am Saturday, March 14th @ Hollywood Theater

- Portland Urban Iditarod, Saturday March 14th, free to watch

- "Cooking on a Budget" presentation, Hillsboro.  This informative chat led by dietitians with Tuality Healthcare will help you make your grocery dollars go further without sacrificing good nutrition. Learn how to take advantage of the abundance of local produce that Oregon has to offer. Sample foods and take home recipes. A 90-minute presentation: Wednesday, March 11, at 6 p.m. Free. Funded by charitable contributions to the Tuality Healthcare Foundation. R.S.V.P. to 503-681-1700.

- New half-price Thursday deal for Lazer Planet and the Euro Institute of Skin Care

- Winter Orchestra Concert, 7:00pm Wednesday March 11th at Vancouver's Clark College, free

- New Willamette Week Deal Box features a store closing sale, theater tickets and group exercise classes

- Free small fry and fountain drink at Jack in the Box with this coupon, one day only on Tuesday, March 10th

- $2 admission for all to the Oregon Zoo Tuesday, March 10th

- Free 8oz French Press cup of coffee from 9:00am - 10:00am at Stumptown Coffee

- Fat Tire Farm's annual sale runs now until March 10th

- Imelda's 15-year anniversary sale this weekend March 7th & 8th, 15%-70% off all merchandise

- Free events and happenings for this weekend now posted at Aroundthesunblog

- Reed Arts Week, a performance and visual arts festival this weekend at Reed College

- Portland International Women's Day on Portland State University Sunday, March 8th, free

- US Barista Championship, Oregon Convention Center, Thursday March 5th - Sunday March 8th, free to watch and free samples all weekend

- McMenamins Grand Lodge 87th birthday party, free music, art and more today Saturday, March 7th from 11:00am - 6:00pm

- 19th annual Buckman Art Show and Sell, Friday March 6th ($5 admission) & Saturday the 7th ($2 donation)

- Robotics competition today, Saturday March 7th at Memorial Colisuem

- First Friday Children's Museum free admission for all 5:00pm - 8:00pm tonight, Friday, March 6th

- First Thursday art walk, Portland downtown & Pearl tonight, Thursday, March 5th 5:00pm - 9:00pm

- Wednesday, March 4th:  Re-Boot, a resources & encouragement fair for families and individuals.  The evening will cover such topics as Internet job-hunting, cooking on a budget, bargain shopping secrets, community employment services, stress management strategies, and updating your resume.  Free, 6:00pm - 8:30pm

- DVDXpress rent 1 get 1 free code; add 2 movies to your rental cart, select 'use coupon' and enter code DENIRO.  Offer valid Wednesday February 25 - Tuesday, March 3rd

- First Tuesday Hillsboro Art Walk and 5th anniversary celebration of the Glenn & Viola Walters Cultural Arts Center-- art, music, food and more

- Free 8oz French Press cup of coffee from 9:00am - 10:00am at Stumptown Coffee

- Free events and happenings for this weekend now posted at Aroundthesunblog

- Portland Saturday Market reopening weekend, Saturday and Sunday

- 6th Annual SE Area ArtWalk, this Saturday and Sunday

- $2 First Sunday @ OMSI--all general admissions are just $2 this Sunday, March 1st

- 80% off Restaurant.com gift certificates-- get a $25 gift certificate, sold online for $10, and pay just $2!  Enter code 'DEAL' in the coupon box.  Expires this Saturday, February 28th.  Almost 100 restaurants in the Portland area to choose from

- New half-price Thursday deals for heating or cooling tune-up, tanning and 23 other great offers

- New Willamette Week Deal Box features free skiing, free wine tasting, warehouse sale and more

- Fred Meyer Apparel Clearance--save an extra 70% from lowest marked clearance prices, now til Saturday, February 28th

- Men's Health Fair this Saturday, February 28th, free snacks, tests and job information

- Free:  Parent Leadership Conference this Saturday, February 28 to help parents, families and community members learn effective strategies for supporting their students, school, and district

- Kung Fu Outreach will be hosting a Movement Arts Fair on Saturday, February 28th, which will combine Yoga, Crossfit, Capoeira, and Kung Fu for only $20 (user submission)

- Thursday, February 26th:  "Oregon's Economic Outlook" at the Forum of Beaverton starting at 7:00pm

- Powell's Cedar Hills Crossing reading:  "The Cure for Money Madness" Thursday, February 26th

- Quiznos Million Sub Giveaway:  get your free sub by simply registering here

- Ground Kontrol monthly free-play party, just $5 gets you unlimited video arcade and pinball games Wednesday, February 25th from 5:00pm til late

- Two free tacos at Jack in the Box this Tuesday, February 24th with this coupon

- IHOP National Pancake Day, free short stack of pancakes this Tuesday, February 24th (consider a donation to their charity in lieu of menu price)

- Friendly House presents:  Coping with the Economy, a panel discussion on Tuesday, February 24th from 6:00pm - 7:30pm, offering free admission, free child care, food box voucher and more

- History Pub Mondays @ McMenamins Kennedy School, 7pm Monday February 23rd.  "Japanese-American Internment During World War II: A First-Hand Account."

- Free 8 ounce cup of French Press coffee from 9:00am - 10:00am on Monday, February 23rd at Stumptown Coffee

- Free events and happenings for this weekend now posted at Aroundthesunblog, including new postings for half price Blazers vs Pacers tickets, TGI Friday's 2 for 1 coupon, Men's clothing swap and more

- Family Film Day, free admission to "Azur & Asmar: The Princes' Quest" 2pm @PCC Cascade on Saturday, February 21st

- Portland Diabetes Expo, Saturday February 21st @ the Oregon Convention Center 9:00am - 4:00pm

- Free beer-tasting samples tonight, Thursday February 19th at BridgePort Brewpub for the release of their new ale, 5:00pm - 8:00pm

- Art reception featuring the paintings of Jerry Stutzman at Wilfs Restaurant & Lounge, Thursday February 19th from 6:00pm - 8:00pm

- Free admission for all at the Japanese Garden on Monday, February 16th

- Free events and happenings for this weekend now posted at Aroundthesunblog

- Everything Green Oregon Expo this Saturday and Sunday, February 14th & 15th at the Oregon Convention Center.  Free admission

- Celebrate Oregon's Sesquicentennial at the Oregon Historical Society for a birthday bash with museum exhibits, activities, and cake! Free admission all weekend long!

- Saturday, February 14th, bring in three cans of food to Dutch Brothers and get a free beverage

- Cat Adoption Team 50% off feline adoptions, now til Saturday, February 15th.  The promotion includes spay/neuter surgery, testing for feline leukemia and FIV, microchip and registration fees, some vaccinations, parasite treatment, 30-day free pet insurance, sample of cat/kitten food, a bag of cat litter and a cat care book.  The team is also offering reduced-price spay and neuter surgeries during its "Feline Fix-a-Thon" in February and March.

- The Oregon Humane Society is also running a Valentine's Day Adoption special for 30% off all pets who have been at the shelter 30 or more days.

- 12th annual 'Chocolate Fantasy' at Jenkins Estate, Friday February 13th from 3:00pm - 9:00pm.  $5 admission.

- Opening party for the 4th annual Portland Love Show, Friday February 13th 7:00pm - 12:00am, free

- Alaska Airlines intro fare for PDX - Maui, just $169 one way, must purchase by Thursday, February 12th.  Click here for all the fine print terms and conditions

- PCC free Lunch and Learn lecture, Thursday February 12th at Multnomah County Central Library, 12:00pm - 1:00pm.  Topic:  "Plan for Success"

- The Heart Truth:  A Community Lecture & Health Screening Fair, Wednesday February 11th starts at 6:00pm @ OHSU

- $2 admission to the Oregon Zoo today Tuesday, February 10th

- Free medium curly fries at Jack in the Box, with this coupon valid only on Tuesday, February 10th (credit: Aroundthesunblog)

- TONIGHT, Monday February 9th:  Free advance screening pass for the remake "Friday the 13th", enter RSVP code MERC4013.  Theater is overbooked to ensure a full house, so get there early for this screening!

- Free events and happenings for this weekend now posted at Aroundthesunblog

- NW Family and Kids Festival, Saturday and Sunday February 7 & 8; $8 for the whole family with printable coupon

- Free chocolate tastings this weekend, Saturday February 7th and Sunday February 8th at all New Seasons Markets

- Free admission to the Chinese Garden this Sunday, February 8th from 5:00pm - 7:00pm to view the lanterns

- Portland Fix-It Fair this Saturday, February 7th at George Middle School -- workshops, giveaways, free childcare and more affordable ways to save money

- Fabric Depot sale, Friday and Saturday February 6 & 7, 9:00am - 9:00pm.  35% off all fabric and 25% off everything else

- 27th Annual Visual Arts Showcase gala opening night reception, Saturday February 7th 7:00pm - 9:00 @ Beaverton City Library, free admission

- First Friday Children's Museum free admission for all 5:00pm - 8:00pm on Friday, February 6th

- New half-price Thursday deals for salon and day spa, photography, a boutique and 23 other great offers

- First Thursday art walk, Portland downtown & Pearl Thursday, February 5th 5:00pm - 9:00pm

- PCC free Lunch and Learn lecture, Thursday February 5th at Multnomah County Central Library, 12:00pm - 1:00pm.  Topic:  "Reducing Your Carbon Footprint"

- As seen on the SuperBowl commercial:  free breakfast for everybody at Denny's, Tuesday February 3rd from 6:00am - 2:00pm

- First Tuesday, downtown Hillsboro Tuesday, February 3rd 6:00pm - 8:00pm

- DVDXpress Rent 1, Get 1 FREE offer:  check out with Coupon Code "PLAYLIST" with 2 movies in your shopping cart.
Expires at midnight 02/02/09

- $2 admission for all to OMSI this Sunday, February 1st

- Free weekend events now posted at Aroundthesunblog

- Craft/Craeft/Kraft, a theatrical investigation of the meaning and nature of Craft, Thursday January 29th @7pm and on Sunday, February 1st @ 1pm.  Free admission

- Superbowl Sunday, February 1st; catch it at your favorite watering hole or in the comfort of your own home for all the commercials... and football, too.

- Held over!  Free 30-day Bally Total Fitness pass with registration for the 2009 Discovery Health National Body Challenge.  The 30-day membership is available for download NOW until this Saturday, January 31st and can be redeemed between 1/3/09 and 3/8/09.  Pass is valid for 30 consecutive days from date of redemption. Memberships expire 3/8/09 so date of redemption affects length of use. Memberships valid at any participating U.S. Bally Total Fitness® or Bally Sports Clubs, hours and facilities may vary.* 

- Free small lattes at McDonald's this Friday morning 7:00am - 11:00am

- Free rides on TriMet's WES this Friday, January 30th from 11:30am-3:30pm

- Clark County Project Homeless Connect event this Friday, January 30th at Vancouver's Red Lion Inn at the Quay

- WWeek's Recession Buster Bash / Bender Listening party with free egg sandwiches kicks off at 9pm at Slabtown, tonight Thursday January 29th

- Last Thursday, Alberta Arts District January 29th from 5:00pm - 9:00pm

- PCC free Lunch and Learn lecture, Thursday January 29th at Multnomah County Central Library, 12:00pm - 1:00pm.  Topic:  "7 Practices for the Chronically Nice Professional."

- Ground Kontrol monthly free-play party, just $5 gets you unlimited video arcade and pinball games Wednesday, January 28th from 5:00pm til late

- 3rd annual Washington County Project Homeless Connect, Wednesday January 28th from 10:00am - 6:00pm

- Donuts for just 25 cents!  Now at Safeway through Tuesday, January 27th

- History Pub Mondays @ McMenamins Kennedy School, 7pm Monday January 26th.  "With Great Skill and Courage:  Portland's First African-American Community."

- New half-price Thursday deals for Bullwinkle's Family Fun Center, HoneyBaked Ham and golf at City of Portland golf courses

- Crystal Ballroom 95th birthday free-for-all celebration this Sunday, January 25th from 1:30pm til late

- Free weekend events now posted at Aroundthesunblog

- NW RV Show @ Clark County Event Center, free, Friday - Sunday 01/23 - 01/25

- "Stores will give away cosmetics in settlement,"; to see if you are a member of the class action settlement and claim one free cosmetic item, click here

- 10th annual Winter Powwow, Portland Community College Sylvania campus, 12:00pm - 11:00pm Saturday January 24th, free

- Greensky Bluegrass, 7:00pm at McMenamins Grand Lodge Saturday January 24th, all ages free

- Free small lattes at McDonald's this Friday morning 7:00am - 11:00am

- PCC free Lunch and Learn lecture, Thursday January 22nd at Multnomah County Central Library, 12:00pm - 1:00pm.  Topic:  "Bull's Eye Resume."

- HOST Home Ownership workshop, 6:00pm - 7:00pm today Thursday, January 22nd, free

- Lewis and Clark College happenings:  1) opening art reception and 2) Tuvan Throat singers taking place Thursday, January 22, both events are FREE

- Willamette Week's Deal Box highlights free yoga classes, free dance classes, free music and more

- Come What May PDX event and movie, Thursday January 22nd, free

- Customer Appreciation Day, take an extra 15% off your entire purchase on one day only, Thursday January 22nd at TJ Maxx, Marshalls and HomeGoods.  With clearance sales going on now, take advantage of these extra savings

- Free Inauguration celebrations this Tuesday at the Crystal Ballroom and Roseland Theater.  Click for details.

- Free donut at Krispy Kreme for inauguration day, Tuesday January 20th, just ask for it.  (Credit:  Aroundthesunblog)

- Oregon Zoo admission is absolutely FREE today, Monday, January 19th in honor of Martin Luther King Day

- DVDXpress Rent 1, Get 1 FREE offer.  Check out with Coupon Code "JIGSAW" with 2 movies in your shopping cart.  Expires at midnight 01/19/09

- Bridgeport Village Winter Sale, big savings going on now until Monday, January 19th

- Portland Sports & Fitness Festival, single or family ticket is good for both Saturday and Sunday January 17th & 18th at the Memorial Coliseum

- McMinnville Third Saturday Art and Wine Walk, January 17th 11:00am - 8:00pm

- J.R.R. Tolkien Birthday celebration this Saturday, January 17th at McMenamins Kennedy School.  Free for all ages and includes the Lord of the Rings trilogy (bring canned food donation)

- Free small lattes at McDonald's this Friday morning 7:00am - 11:00am

- Last Day!  Free 30-day Bally Total Fitness pass with registration for the 2009 Discovery Health National Body Challenge.  The 30-day membership is available for download between 12/29/08 and 1/16/09 and can be redeemed between 1/3/09 and 3/8/09 and is valid for 30 consecutive days from date of redemption. Memberships expire 3/8/09 so date of redemption affects length of use. Memberships valid at any participating U.S. Bally Total Fitness® or Bally Sports Clubs, hours and facilities may vary.* 

- Thursday, January 15th:  PCC free Lunch & Learn lecture (scroll to page 42), “Human Strategies” at the Multnomah County central library . 12:00pm - 1:00pm.  Description:  “Business is personal because it depends upon humans, andwhat odd creatures we can be! Come explore five key human strategies for empowering personal and professional leadership.”

- Thursday night, January 15th:  Art Peace, Peace Art opening awards and reception at the Kingstad Gallery.  6:00pm - 8:30pm

- Expires today:  30% off coupon for Joes, find it in the Sunday Oregonian insert.  Discount is good for one regular priced item.

- Portland Clothing Swap, women's size 6-12, Monday January 12th.  (Credit:  Aroundthesunblog)

- $2 admission to the Oregon Zoo on Tuesday, January 13th

- Saks Fifth Avenue clearance sale -- take an additional 50% off already reduced prices now until Sunday, January 11th

- Free weekend events now posted at Aroundthesunblog

- Portland Fix-It Fair, Saturday January 10th at Parkrose High School

- Free small lattes at McDonalds, this morning Friday, January 9th from 7:00am - 11:00am, no purchase required!

- First Thursday, downtown Portland and the Pearl (moved from January 1st)


- Willamette Week's Deal Box highlights a happy hour, Beer Greek Night and Lucky No. 5 Tuesdays

- New half-price Thursday deal at Honest-1 Auto Care

- GI Joes 20% off coupon for any 2 regular priced items.  Find it in the ads section of this Sunday's Oregonian.  Joes rarely has extra coupon discounts, so take advantage quickly -- these are only valid Sunday 01/04 - Wednesday 01/07.  If you can only shop online, then enter code JOETCTC at online checkout to receive discount.

- Portland mayor Sam Adams swearing-in celebration party, 5:00pm - 7:00pm TODAY Monday January 5th.  Free food!  Portland City Hall.

- First Tuesday, downtown Hillsboro

- FREE weekend events and happenings, now posted at Aroundthesunblog

- $2 admission for all to OMSI this Sunday, January 4th

- Buy One, Get One free Burgerville milkshake coupon.  Expires 01/04/09.

Burgerville milkshake coupon


- Brides Club Wedding Expo, Clark County Event Center, free admission for all today 11:00am - 4:00pm (parking is $5)

- Fred Meyer storage sale -- all Rubbermaid and Sterilite storage on sale 12/28 - 01/03.

- Danner Factory outlet 25% off all factory seconds, now til Saturday January 3rd.

- New half-price Thursday deals showcase Krispy Kreme and Robot Piercing and Tattoo.

- Shari's whole holiday pies, pumpkin or pecan, just $7.99 to-go.

- First Friday Art Walk in Newberg, tonight Friday January 2nd from 5:00pm - 9:00pm

- Free admission to the Children's Museum between 5:00pm - 8:00pm TONIGHT, Friday January 2nd

- Willamette Week's Deal Box is now posted, featuring shopping discounts, $1 Martinis and $1 beers.

- After-Christmas sales -- check the Thursday and Friday Oregonian for all the latest sales inserts.  For the best deals, check out this Yahoo article.

- FREE events for the weekend now posted at Aroundthesunblog

- $25 restaurant gift certificates for only $2!  Limited time offer, expires on December 25th.  Over 50 restaurants in the Portland area are offered; please be sure to check the restaurant details, as some require things such as not valid at happy hour, gift certificate valid only with a minimum purchase, etc.  Once you've selected your restaurant, select the gift certiciate amount, add it to your cart and enter the discount promo code GIVE on the Shopping Cart Page.  Complete the transaction, then you'll be able to print your gift certicates on your own printer.  The discount is good for 80% off, so if you choose a $10 gift certicate, you'll get it for just $2!  Gift certificates expires one year from the date of issue.  Click here to peruse the restaurants.  Due to the promotion the restaurant.com website might load kinda slow.

- Willamette Week's Deal Box is now posted, featuring free mini-cheeseburgers, holiday concert, hip hop show and $1 PBRs.

- DVDXpress Buy 1, Get 1 free offer.  Check out with coupon code "TIMBER" with 2 movies in your shopping cart.  Expires midnight 12/22.  Click on link for locations and inventory.

- New half-price Thursday deals showcase Phagen's School of Hair Design, North Clackamas Aquatic Park and Malibu Raceway.

- DVDXpress rent one, get one free.  Check out with coupon code "Estrada" with two movies in your shopping cart.  Expires at midnight 12/15/08.  Kiosks are located inside area Haggen and Thriftway stores.  Click here for inventory and kiosk locations.

- FREE events for the weekend now posted at Aroundthesunblog

-The holiday Christmas ships continue their runs on both the Columbia and the Willamette Rivers.  Click here for the schedule.

- Yes, it's true!  Superhero Bruce Campbell is in town and will appear live at the Fox Theater for the Friday and Saturday screenings of his new flick, "My Name is Bruce."  Click here for all the details...smokin'!

- Booze Bazaar Saturday, 12/13 1:00pm - 5:00pm.  Free admission, 21+, of course!

- 200 tubas playing holiday music, Saturday 12/13 at Pioneer Courthouse Square, 1:30pm - 3:00pm, free.

- Free passes for the movie screening of "Slumdog Millionaire" TODAY Thursday 12/11 at Lloyd Cinemas.  Go to the web site http://www.foxsearchlight.com/slumdogmillionaire/ and look on the right side of the page for the  'Showtimes & Ticket' box.  Just below the Zip Code search, click on the link "Attend a Free Screening."  A new window will pop up; follow the instructions and choose your screening.  And please note the pass does not guarantee you seating, so it is best to go wait in line before the 7:00pm showing.  Good buzz and positive reviews for this flick so take a look!

- Portland Art Musuem, 2-for-1 adult admission tonight Thursday 12/11 between 4:00pm - 8:00pm.

- Caffè Umbria's Portland Retail Café will celebrate its one-year anniversary on Wednesday, December 10th, 2008 by offering any coffee drink for one dollar. All proceeds from the day will be donated to Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation Portland. Funds raised through Taste of the Nation Portland are distributed locally to the Oregon Food Bank, St Vincent de Paul, the Oregon Hunger Relief Task Force, and Klamath-Lake Counties Food Bank.  Caffè Umbria's store is located in the Pearl District at 303 NW 12th Avenue and will be open from 7am to 8pm.

- Christmas Choral concert at Linfield College, TONIGHT Wednesday 12/10 at 7:30pm in the Ice Auditorium.  FREE.

- $2 admission to the Oregon Zoo this Tuesday, December 9th.  Every second Tuesday of the month admission for all is just two bucks!  Better yet, come on public transportation and show your bus or MAX ticket/pass and get $1 off!

- Willamette Week's Deal Box is now posted, featuring free chocolate samples, $1 PBR's and a cheap art and craft show. 

- FREE events for the weekend now posted at Aroundthesunblog

- SantaCon, downtown Hillsboro, Saturday 12/06 12:00pm-11:00pm all day.  If you haven't experienced or witnessed  this meaningless madness, here's your chance!

- BootsnAll Travel party, this Saturday 12/06 from 7:00pm til late!  Click here for details and to RSVP.  Meet travelers from all over the world without having to leave Portland!

- One day only!!  Friends of Tualatin Public Library used book sale takes place this Saturday, December 6th from 10:00am - 5:00pm at the Tualatin Haggen.  Stock up for winter on paperbacks, CDs, DVDs, canvas bags and stocking stuffers.  Click here for more info.

- First Sunday $2 admission to OMSI, Sunday 12/07

- Adidas store 30% off coupon, valid Thursday 12/04 -  Sunday 12/07

- Children's Museum First Friday free admission from 5:00pm - 8:00pm, Friday 12/05

- First Thursday, downtown Portland.  Yep, this Thursday December 4th.  On the first Thursday evening of every month many Portland galleries extend their hours to host receptions for that month's new exhibitions. Often the featured artist is at the gallery during the opening. Times and dates are usually in the neighborhood of 5:30pm - 9:00pm, but please check the web site for specific hours.  Check out both of these web sites for more details:  Portland Art Dealers Association and the Downtown Art Gallery Association.

- Last minute!!!  See the Portland Center Stage production of "A Christmas Carol" this Wednesday, December 3rd for what you can afford!  Special one-time performance, see Aroundthesunblog for details.

- OMSI After Dark, Wednesday 12/03, 6:00pm - 10:00pm.  Adults only, $10 each.

- Cyber Monday - the big online shopping day for free shipping and great deals.  Many online and brick & mortar retailers are participating.  Here's an article from CNN about Cyber Monday; click here for the official site and list of deals.

- First Tuesday, December 2nd, downtown Hillsboro from 6:00pm - 8:00pm.  Downtown retail shops and restaurants host art displays and artisans showing and demonstrating their work.
Each month has 20 (or more) varying participating artists and businesses - brightly colored lanterns are hung in front of those participating to help guide you. Flyers can be picked up at any participating business during the artwalk.  Complimentary beverages and hors d'ouvres are served by most merchants. Come join us for a fun evening! 

- Secret Society Sale, an annual artist-run holiday sale.  Sunday 11/30 from 10:00am - 6:00pm. 
Click here for more info.

- Concert Co-Op has a special section on their web site listing all the cheap (and mostly FREE) performances, concerts, comedy, etc. for tonight, tomorrow, next week and beyond!  Fantastic way to get in some last-minute Portland entertainment so check it out!

- FREE after Thanksgiving weekend events, including tree lighting ceremonies and concerts, now posted at Aroundthesunblog, check it out!

- Oregon Wine Country open houses, this Thanksgiving weekend Friday, Saturday and Sunday 11/28-11/30.  Dundee, McMinnville, Newberg, Dayton and more--check out special tastings, hors d'oeuvres and entertainment.  Click here for a listing of events for each winery, and for even more wineries in the Willamette Valley, click on http://willamettewines.com/thanksgiving.shtml.

- Willamette Week's weekly Deal Box is now posted with free beer, shopping sales, revelry and more.

- "A Christmas Story" classic movie showing at the Bagdad as a fundraiser; $5 donation adults, $1 kids under 11.  1:00pm Saturday, November 29th.

- CIVIL WAR OSU vs. UO, 4:00pm Saturday.  If you don't already know about this big event talk-of-the-town, then you need to stop by either of the college fan stores in downtown to get the scoop on who will win.  Go to your local bar to catch the action or try these big parties:  Grand Central Bowl, McMenamins Mission or St. John's Theater, or On Deck Sports Bar in the Pearl.

- Macy's Holiday Parade, Friday 8:45am downtown Portland.  Lloyd Center promo people will be there passing out special coupons with the chance to win movie passes, gift cards, etc.

- Sports Authority 25% off entire purchase coupon, valid only on Thanksgiving Day Thursday.  Shop 9:00am-3:00pm.  The coupon can be found in the main headlines section of the Wednesday 11/26 edition of the Oregonian newspaper.

- Thanksgiving sales and great shopping buys--check out our new shopping section highlighting these Black Friday bargains and store hours

- FREE turkey dinner at the Cheerful Tortoise, Thanksgiving Day from 11:00am-5:00pm.  Beverages not included.  21 and over only.  See website for info.

- Thanksgiving FREE admission to the Oregon Zoo, as a thanks for passage of the recent bond measure.  Thursday, November 27th only.

- Now through next Wednesday, November 26th:  Bi-Mart's Open House, no membership required.  During the open house, if you do sign up for a $5 lifetime family membership, then you'll also get a Welcome Package that includes 12 oz. Blue Diamond Almonds, 9 oz. Liberty Orchards Fruit Delights and a 2-liter bottle of Pepsi.  There are 19 Portland area stores so if you haven't been to one yet, check em' out during their Open House.

- JCPenney's Bra Fit Events offers ladies a complimentary personal fitting with one of their Bra Fit Specialist.  Runs now through next Monday, November 24th.  Call your local JCPenney store for more information.

- Last Monday History Pub Lecture, 7:00pm Monday, November 24th at McMenamin's Kennedy School.  Lecture “90 Seconds Over Toulon” by Wilton Jackson, WWII Bombardier.

- Explode La Mode fashion show, benefitting p:ear, also features DJs, bands and live art.  21 and over only, donation at the door.  Saturday 11/22 at 338 NW Sixth Avenue.  Click here for more info.

- Christopher & Banks $10 free coupon off any purchase, valid now until Sunday 11/23.  No minimum purchase required.  Find the coupon in the "How We Live" section of Thursday's edition of the Oregonian newspaper.  Locations at Pioneer Place, Lloyd Center, Clackamas Town Center, Streets of Tanasbourne and Westfield Vancouver Mall.  If you can't get a hold of the newspaper coupon, shop online and on checkout use promo code 81164 to get the $10 off.  Please note that standard shipping runs about $5.95.

- FREE events for this weekend...Aroundthesunblog now updated!

- Willamette Week's "Deal Box" for this week:  Free release show, turkey tasting, cheap beers, and Fix-It-Fair!  Click here for more info.

- Saturday 11/22 12:00pm-4:00pm, check out the Backyard Bang Rail Jam in the Pearl.  Win free lift passes, enjoy good music and watch some cool snowboarding tricks in front of the Art Institute of Portland.  This event is free, click here for more info.

- Ends Saturday November 22nd:  Appliance sale at North Pacific Supply Company, including overstocks, last year's models, one-of-a-kinds and showroom samples.  Located at 16250 SE Evelyn Street in Clackamas.  Hours are 7:30-4:30.  Call (503) 656-2940 for more information.

- Wild Arts Festival this Saturday 11/22 and Sunday 11/23.  A celebration of nature in art and books benefiting the Audubon Society of Portland.  The Wild Arts Festival will feature over 70 artists and 25 authors, as well as a silent auction.  Click here for more info and a 2 for 1 admission coupon.

- FREE Dr. Pepper coupon, register online on Sunday 11/23 only

- Portland Community College presents their 6th annual International Education Week Monday 11/17 - Friday 11/21.  Highlights include the International Showcase which features performances, food and displays of PCC’s international students’ cultures.  Click here for pdf schedule of events and locations.

- This Tuesday 11/18 and Wednesday 11/19, Macy's offers up additional savings off sale priced items.  Get $10 off one sale or clearance purchase of $25 or more before 1pm.  Look for the savings pass coupon in Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday editions of the Oregonian newspaper.

- Widmer presents the "Big Chill" this Wednesday night, 11/19 at the Grand Central Bowl.  This FREE event offers up a fashion show, prize drawings, DJ-spun music, the Portland premier of Rage Films' extreme skiing movie "Such is Life", and of course, Widmer's new seasonal Brrr.  Things start at 9:00pm, click here for more info.

- Beaverton's Southridge High School holds their fifth annual "Girls Night Out" fundraiser this Thursday, November 20th from 4:30pm - 9:00pm.  Features over 40 vendors, silent auction, raffle and a fashion show of gently used prom dresses which will sell for $20.  Free admission to the marketplace, $5 for dessert and coffee.

- Nordstrom's Half-Yearly sale for women and kids going on now, save 40% or more on select merchandise. 

- Lighting Warehouse sale on hundreds of lighting fixtures like entry lights, wall sconces, chandeliers and more.  Sale is this Saturday 11/15 and Sunday 11/16 10:00am - 4:00pm at 1624 NW Johnson and organized by Room by Room.

- Free admission for everyone this Saturday 11/15 at the Oregon Historical Society.  Check out their current exhibit "Stereoviews of the Columbia River Gorge" and "Raymond Loewy: Designs for a Consumer Culture."

- Free flu shots this Thursday, 11/13 from 10:00am - 1:00pm at the Snow-Cap Food Bank.  First 100 adults and 30 children three years and older.  Click here for more info.

- Free flu shots and sprays available this Wednesday, 11/12 from 2:00pm - 7:00pm at the Washington County Fair Complex.  Take the MAX to the Hillsboro Airport/Fairgrounds stop, or drive on NW Cornell to the Main Exhibit Building.  There are 1,200 doses, first-come, first served.

- Free admission for everyone at the Portland Japanese Garden this Tuesday, November 11th from 10:00am - 4:00pm.  Bring a can of food to benefit the Oregon Food Bank.

- $2 Tuesday at the Oregon Zoo.  Yep, after the Japanese Garden (or before), take the short drive up Kingston Drive to the Oregon Zoo.  Admission is just $2 for everyone all day, from 9:00am - 4:00pm.  The zoo will add $2 for parking for your party, or go public transportation and show your pass or ticket and the zoo will knock off $1 the admission, so you could actually go for just $1!  Go see the baby new elephant!

- Veteran's Day sales going on at multiple retailers around the area, just check the Oregonian for their inserts

- Newberg's First Friday Art Walk, artist receptions and wine tasting 5pm-9pm.  Click here for more info.

- Free flu shots at Clackamas County Fairgrounds on Friday, November 7th from 3:00pm - 7:00pm.  Free, regardless of insurance status.  First come, first served.  For more info, click here.

- Keep Portland Weird!  A community festival on Saturday, November 8th from 11:00am - 4:00pm at the downtown Portland Multnomah County central library.  Featuring a performance by Klezmocracy and activities from the Portland Sacred Harp, Portland Uke Association, Circus Cascadia, Oregon Paranormal Association and much more.  Check all the weird stuff out!  Click here for more info.

- Portland Metro Dealers 50th RV Show, runs Thursday November 6th - Sunday November 9th at the Portland Expo Center.  Click here for a 2 for 1 coupon, adult admission only.

- Friends of the Hillsboro Library biannual booksale starts this Friday, October 31st and runs until Sunday, November 9th.  Open during regular library hours, get a 50-cent off coupon near the library main check-out desk for even more savings!  Paperback books, hardbound, VHS tapes and much more.

- Look for deep discounts at Fred Meyer, Target, Walmart and other area department stores as they clear out their Halloween merchandise, candy and costumes.  We recently purchases candy at 75% off at Bi-mart.  Even the specialty Halloween-only stores say that they will offer discounts (though not every item will be on sale).  If you got left out this Halloween on candy, now is the time to treat yourself! 

- Siren Nation kick off party.  Siren Nation is a unique arts organization that showcases and creates performance and exhibition opportunities for women throughout the year. We are the only women’s collective that produces an annual festival showcasing the original work of women working in music, film, performance and visual art.  Check out the party at Backspace this Thursday, 11/06 beginning at 6pm with an art reception and going til midnight with performances and a DJ.

- Wordstock and Stumptown Comics present a Graphic Novel First Thursday with doors opening at 6pm and readings starting at 6:45.  Admission is free, go to Fuzzy Glamour Gallery, 625 NW Everett St. #111.  Click here for more info.

- First Thursday for downtown Portland and the Pearl area.  On the first Thursday evening of every month many Portland galleries extend their hours to host receptions for that month's new exhibitions. Often the featured artist is at the gallery during the opening. Times and dates are usually in the neighborhood of 5:30pm - 9:00pm, but please check the web site for specific hours.  In addition to the galleries belonging to the Portland Art Dealers Association, the Downtown Art Gallery Association also promotes other galleries hosting receptions during  First Thursday, so be sure to check out both web sites or just walk around the downtown area and make your own discoveries.

- Tuesday, November 4th-- VOTE!  What a great deal to exercise your right!

- Free Election Day food and parties!  Check out Aroundthesunblog for the latest

- The Oregonian's Career Expo takes place this Monday, November 3rd at the Oregon Convention Center from 10:00am-3:00pm.  Go to check out a new career, and of course for all the vendor freebies--pens, penlights, post-its, candy and other cool trick-or-treat surprises. 

- It's that time of year again for the Amazing Catlin Gabel School Rummage Sale!!  October 30-November 2nd at the Portland Expo Center.  Go on Saturday and get 25% off; go on the last day on Sunday and get 50% off.  Click here for hours and more info.

- Bob Lanphere's Beaverton Honda*Yamaha*Suzuki is having their 11th annual Vendor sale this Saturday, November 1st from 9:00am-5:00pm.  Over 45 vendors will be on hand with savings of 10-60% off MSRP.  Cash only, click here for more info.

- 2 for 1 tickets to see "La Carpa del Maestro" - the Day of the dead show at the Miracle Theater.  Good for this Friday, October 31st, 2008, 8:00pm performance.  Purchase online one regular adult and get the second regular adult free; use coupon code CALAVERA.  (regular adult tickets are $22, so this deal makes the tickets $11 each, plus nominal ticketing service fees).  More details and tickets online from http://www.boxofficetickets.com/milagro

- This Sunday November 2nd is the first Sunday of the month, which means that general admission into OMSI is just $2 per person

- TONIGHT:  Thursday 8:00pm at the McMenamins Bagdad Theater, $5 gets you into the Portland world premiere of the horror flick "100 Feet" starring Famke Janssen and Michael Pare.  The Mercury newspaper gave it a pretty good, if short, review.

- Thursday October 30th--Last Thursday at the Alberta Arts District.  Galleries will be open from 5:30 to about 9:00pm, and be sure to check out the "Day of the Dead Procession" beginning at 7:00pm.  For more info, click here.

- TONIGHT:  Wednesday @ Ground Kontrol.  $5 for all you-can-play video arcade games, 5:00pm - til late late late!  There's an electronic music DJ, scary movies, and all the video and pinball games you can muster.  Click here for more info.

- This Tuesday, October 28th, Taco Bell is giving out FREE crunchy beef tacos from 2pm-6pm for their "Steal a base, steal a taco" World Series promotion.  Limit one per person.

- Job fair this Tuesday, October 28th from 10am-3pm at the Portland Hilton.  Go for a new career or just go around to each booth and get your freebie pens, post-it's, candy, squishy balls and more.  For a list of companies, click here.

- Macy's is celebrating 150 years with a great birthday sale this weekend.  On Saturday, October 25th, arrive early and be one of the first 150 customers in the store and receive a FREE $15 Macy's gift card (must be used that day).  Most stores are open 9am-9pm, but the fine print says that hours may vary by store so be sure to visit macys.com for exact hours.  In addition, Friday editions of the Oregonian have a clip-out Bonus savings pass that saves you an extra 20% or 15% on regular, sale and clearance purchases through Sunday, October 26th. 

- PCC Rock Creek has their annual Harvest Festival going on this weekend.  It will go from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25, Rock Creek Campus, 17705 N.W. Springville Road. The suggested donation is $5 per family, which includes, as long as the supply lasts, a free pumpkin from the Rock Creek Campus pumpkin patch. In addition, visitors gain free admission to the Washington County Historical Society Museum.  There's music, petting zoo, raffles, and much more for the entire family.  For more info click here.

- Get your hands on a Thursday edition of the Oregonian and turn to page A12 for a $10 off coupon at Office Depot.  Minimum purchase of $25 is required, expires this Saturday 10/25.  Technology items are excluded.

- Fly between Portland and Boston for just $169 each way on Alaska Airlines.  To take advantage of these rates, you must buy before November 20, 2008, for travel completed by December 17, 2008. Prices are subject to availability and blackout dates apply.  Click here for more.

- Thursday, October 23rd at 5pm...sample Bridgeport Brewery's newest, Raven Mad Imperial Porter.  Be there for the Hitchcock look-alike costume contest for cash prizes!

Five Guys Burgers & Fries finally opens this Monday 10/20 at 11am.  Located on the corner of Walker Road and Cedar Hills Blvd, this East Coast chain serves up burgers, fries, hot dogs and nothing much else.  Regularly voted 'Best Burger' in Washington DC, we've tried em' before and thought they were pretty good for what you get, so try it out!

- Mr. Formal's Warehouse Tuxedo sale.  Starts Wednesday, October 22  and runs til Saturday, October 25th at their location at 1103 SE 7th Avenue.  Tuxedo coats from $9.95, shirts from $1.00, formal vests from $10, formal shoes from $10 plus $1 bargain bins.  (503) 239-6121.

- Received an email from Noah's bagels and posted the coupon below...buy a Pumpkin schmear and get three free bagels.  Print the coupon and bring it in.  Expires Tuesday, October 28th.





noahs bagels coupon


Archive
- OMSI Teen Night
- Clackamas area community health fair
- Boys & Girls Club community health fair
- Portland Nursery Apple Tasting
- Other free weekend events

** Next Adventure's Winter Kingdom Grand Opening, Saturday October 11th at 10:00am.  Free gear raffle @11am, refreshments & more -

** Friends of the Multnomah County Library 35th Annual Fall Used Book Sale -- Oregon’s Largest Used Book Sale, 10/11-10/13.  50% off discount Monday! -

** TJ Maxx & Marshalls extra 25% off ALL clearance items this Friday, Saturday & Sunday 10/10 - 10/12 Posted in full page ad in Oregonian newspaper -

** Portland Nursery 21st annual apple tasting event. Friday, Saturday & Sunday 10/10 - 10/12 10am-5pm -

** IKEA Seize the Days sale.  Incredible offers valid only Saturday, Sunday & Monday 10/11 - 10/13 likefree breakfast, 17-piece food saver set for $1.99 & more! -

**Oregon's First Day of Culture, Wednesday October  8th in Portland & Gresham, free performances -

** $2 admission for OMSI this Sunday.  They also charge $2 for parking so don't forget that too! -

** Portland Free Night of Theater; NEW shows added!  Click here to reserve free tickets now! -

** First Friday Art Walk, Central Eastside Arts District.  6pm-9pm October 3rd -

** OPB presents...Oregon Field Guide 20th Anniversay Special.  Free, Thursday 8pm at the Mission Theater.

** V.P. Debate!  Thurs, 6pm, free.  Go to your local  watering  hole or check out the Bagdad Theater. KOIN 6 will be there to record your comments!

** First Thursday receptions, 10/02.  Various galleries in
and around downtown.  A little rain can't stop ya! -


** OMSI After Dark.  Wednesday, October 1st from 7pm-9:30pm.  21 and over, $10 admission.  Why is this a bargain?  Cause no kids allowed and beer, wine and other snacks will be available. -

** Next Adventure's Annual Warehouse Clearance Sale Saturday & Sunday only, 9/27 & 9/28, oudoor bargains galore! -

** Large Pepperoni Pizza, Papa Murphy's, $4.99 (Customer Appreciation Days valid only 9/23 & 9/24) -

** Regal Cinemas Cans Film Festival, FREE movie Valid only on Thursday, September 25th -

** FREE ice cream at Cold Stone Creamery, 5pm-8pm on Thursday, September 25th only

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