• 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 — […]
  • Timbers
    FREE tickets to the Chipotle MLS Homegrown Game, to be played by the Portland Timbers versus players from around the league at Portland’s Providence Park on Monday, Aug. 4, at 7 p.m., are available online. Sign up for FREE tickets here.
  • Concerts in the Parks
    FREE classical concerts contribute to lovely summer evenings in Portland’s parks. The Portland Festival Symphony, founded 34 years ago by Maestro Lajos Balogh, will perform in a series of FREE concerts during the summer at public parks throughout Portland. Bring a picnic, along with the whole family, to enjoy live symphonic music. All concerts begin at […]
  • Kurt Russell
    Have you seen the new Netflix documentary on Portland’s baseball heyday? It’s FREE to anyone who has a streaming account on Netflix. Titled The Battered Bastards of Baseball, it’s about the brief but brilliant history of the Portland Mavericks independent baseball team. The owner of the team was a Hollywood cowboy star, Bing Russell, whose […]
  • JAW
    Since 1999 the JAW Festival has taken over Portland Center Stage at the Armory for two weeks every summer to develop and revise the scripts of select playwrights, and for one weekend those scripts are presented by local theater professionals in FREE staged readings. This year, the JAW (Just Add Water) Festival kicks off Thursday […]
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    For the frugally minded and sweltering, nothing is better than a “cheap” cold drink on a hot summer afternoon. Luckily, Starbucks has brought back its highly popular “Treat Receipt” promo. Through Sunday, August 17, when you make a purchase in the morning and bring the receipt back the same day after 2 p.m., get any […]
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 […]

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 — […]

Timbers

FREE tickets to Portland Timbers game Aug. 4

FREE tickets to the Chipotle MLS Homegrown Game, to be played by the Portland Timbers versus players from around the league at Portland’s Providence Park on Monday, Aug. 4, at 7 p.m., are available online. Sign up for FREE tickets here.

Concerts in the Parks

FREE classical concerts in the parks

FREE classical concerts contribute to lovely summer evenings in Portland’s parks. The Portland Festival Symphony, founded 34 years ago by Maestro Lajos Balogh, will perform in a series of FREE concerts during the summer at public parks throughout Portland. Bring a picnic, along with the whole family, to enjoy live symphonic music. All concerts begin at […]

Kurt Russell

The Battered Bastards & local baseball

Have you seen the new Netflix documentary on Portland’s baseball heyday? It’s FREE to anyone who has a streaming account on Netflix. Titled The Battered Bastards of Baseball, it’s about the brief but brilliant history of the Portland Mavericks independent baseball team. The owner of the team was a Hollywood cowboy star, Bing Russell, whose […]

JAW

FREE staged readings at JAW Festival, July 24-26

Since 1999 the JAW Festival has taken over Portland Center Stage at the Armory for two weeks every summer to develop and revise the scripts of select playwrights, and for one weekend those scripts are presented by local theater professionals in FREE staged readings. This year, the JAW (Just Add Water) Festival kicks off Thursday […]

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Starbucks Treat Receipt = $2 cold drink after 2 p.m.

For the frugally minded and sweltering, nothing is better than a “cheap” cold drink on a hot summer afternoon. Luckily, Starbucks has brought back its highly popular “Treat Receipt” promo. Through Sunday, August 17, when you make a purchase in the morning and bring the receipt back the same day after 2 p.m., get any […]

Regal Cinemas

$6 classic movies at Regal Fox Tower

Seeing some of the classics from the 80s and 90s back on the big screen brings back lots of memories. If you’re looking to wax nostalgic, or share some of your favorites with kids, Regal Cinemas have you in mind. The theater chain is hosting a Classic Series, with tickets just $6 each. AARP members get […]

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FREE & Cheap museum days — July

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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 ice cream is downright presidential. Thanks to a … [Read More...]

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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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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 -- Kids get two FREE games of … [Read More...]

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Top 10 free things to do in Portland

Portland combines natural beauty, lush green parks, a historic old town and a progressive sensibility into a city that both residents and visitors love. You can explore so much of it without spending a lot of money. Learn about ten free things to do, both indoor and out, that will give you a taste of what Portland is all about. Tour.  Secrets … [Read More...]