• Portland Art Museum
    First Thursday of the month – FREE admission to Museum of Contemporary Craft, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. First Friday of the month – FREE admission to Portland Children’s Museum, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. First weekend of the month – FREE admission June 7-8 to Portland Japanese Garden, Portland Art Museum and Portland Children’s Museum to Bank of America and Merrill Lynch card holders. First Sunday of the month – $2 admission to OMSI. Second Tuesday of the month – $4 admission […]
  • Driving
    Okay, I’ll admit it. I’m one of those people who’ll drive for miles just to find cheap gas. Seems counter-productive, doesn’t it? But I know I’m not alone. For others who are on an endless search for cheap gas, here are some helpful web sites and apps. Most invite participation (i.e., reporting prices) so viewers […]
  • Kids
    Bored? Already? If your kids are complaining that there’s nothing to do this summer, here are some fun and free (or almost free) activities that any kid can get excited about. I’ve revised the list to include $1 summer movies for kids at Regal Cinemas. See the second paragraph under CHEAP Movies. FREE Bowling — […]
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    Arby’s is celebrating its 50th anniversary by shaking things up a bit. On Wednesday, July 23, get a FREE value-size shake (12-ounce.) Choose from any of its shake flavors including the new orange cream (limited availability) or classic Jamocha at participating locations. No purchase necessary. To get the free shake, you’ll need this printable coupon, […]
  • NomadClip
    This week, get 25% off your order of a NomadClip portable USB charging cable. Orders will be shipped in the fall from this Kickstarter tech company, but you can save this week by using the promo code LIVESIMPLE when ordering here. Shipping is free. Choose from a NomadClip (regular price $39), NomadKey or NomadCard (regular price […]
  • Sundown
    A FREE four-week concert series begins this Thursday, July 10, at 5:30 p.m. at Ecotrust, 721 N.W. Ninth Ave. Here’s the Sundown Concerts line-up for each Thursday in July: July 10: Portland Cello Project and All Ages Dance Party July 17: Magic Mouth with Brainstorm July 24: The Builders and the Butchers with Melville July […]
  • Ice Cream
    Here are a few fun facts about ice cream: George Washington was the first American to purchase an ice cream maker. Thomas Jefferson was the first American to write out an actual recipe for ice cream. (He learned it from the French and it was vanilla.) All this is to say that your craving for […]
Portland Art Museum

FREE & Cheap museum days — July

First Thursday of the month – FREE admission to Museum of Contemporary Craft, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. First Friday of the month – FREE admission to Portland Children’s Museum, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. First weekend of the month – FREE admission June 7-8 to Portland Japanese Garden, Portland Art Museum and Portland Children’s Museum to Bank of America and Merrill Lynch card holders. First Sunday of the month – $2 admission to OMSI. Second Tuesday of the month – $4 admission […]

Driving

Cheap gas — where to find it

Okay, I’ll admit it. I’m one of those people who’ll drive for miles just to find cheap gas. Seems counter-productive, doesn’t it? But I know I’m not alone. For others who are on an endless search for cheap gas, here are some helpful web sites and apps. Most invite participation (i.e., reporting prices) so viewers […]

Kids

8 free & cheap kids’ activities for summer — $1movies added

Bored? Already? If your kids are complaining that there’s nothing to do this summer, here are some fun and free (or almost free) activities that any kid can get excited about. I’ve revised the list to include $1 summer movies for kids at Regal Cinemas. See the second paragraph under CHEAP Movies. FREE Bowling — […]

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Celebrate Arby’s 50th with free shake

Arby’s is celebrating its 50th anniversary by shaking things up a bit. On Wednesday, July 23, get a FREE value-size shake (12-ounce.) Choose from any of its shake flavors including the new orange cream (limited availability) or classic Jamocha at participating locations. No purchase necessary. To get the free shake, you’ll need this printable coupon, […]

NomadClip

25% off pre-orders of NomadClip chargers

This week, get 25% off your order of a NomadClip portable USB charging cable. Orders will be shipped in the fall from this Kickstarter tech company, but you can save this week by using the promo code LIVESIMPLE when ordering here. Shipping is free. Choose from a NomadClip (regular price $39), NomadKey or NomadCard (regular price […]

Sundown

FREE concerts @Ecotrust Thursdays in July

A FREE four-week concert series begins this Thursday, July 10, at 5:30 p.m. at Ecotrust, 721 N.W. Ninth Ave. Here’s the Sundown Concerts line-up for each Thursday in July: July 10: Portland Cello Project and All Ages Dance Party July 17: Magic Mouth with Brainstorm July 24: The Builders and the Butchers with Melville July […]

Ice Cream

Best ice cream in Portland

Here are a few fun facts about ice cream: George Washington was the first American to purchase an ice cream maker. Thomas Jefferson was the first American to write out an actual recipe for ice cream. (He learned it from the French and it was vanilla.) All this is to say that your craving for […]

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Kids can bowl free this summer

Kids and teens can bowl FREE this summer at participating lanes around the nation. Two programs require parents to sign up online to receive the printable coupons for free games of bowling, usually by email. While the bowling action is FREE — usually two or three games per youngster per day — shoe rental is […]

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Cheap gas — where to find it

Okay, I'll admit it. I'm one of those people who'll drive for miles just to find cheap gas. Seems counter-productive, doesn't it? But I know I'm not alone. For others who are on an endless search for cheap gas, here are some helpful web sites and apps. Most invite participation (i.e., reporting prices) so viewers can stay up-to-date on the latest … [Read More...]

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Top 10 free things to do in Portland

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