Thanking those who serve with Veterans Day deals.
To thank our veterans and active military members, many businesses are offering free food, attractions and services on Veterans Day, Friday, November 11, 2022.
If you’re not a military member, you probably know someone who can enjoy these Veterans Day deals. Share the link to this post with your loved ones who serve.
One deal everyone can enjoy is the National Parks Service’s fee-free day and Washington State Parks free entrance on November 11.
Not all deals are on Veterans Day, so be sure to read the details. All of these deals require proof of service.
2022 Veterans Day Deals
Food Freebies and Veteran Day Deals
All veterans and active duty military get a free entrée from a special menu at participating Applebee’s locations on November 11. Dine-in only. Contact your nearby Applebee’s to make sure they are participating in this deal.
Special menu items include:
- Classic bacon cheeseburger
- Chicken tenders platter
- Fiesta lime chicken
- Oriental chicken salad
- 6 oz. top sirloin
- Double crunch shrimp
- Three-cheese chicken penne
BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse
On Friday, current and former military who dine-in at BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse will receive a free entrée (from a select menu) and a Dr. Pepper to drink.
Free options include:
• Bacon cheeseburger
• Bacon-guacamole deluxe burger
• Deep dish ziti
• Grilled chicken alfredo
• Jumbo spaghetti and meatballs
• Soup/salad combo
• Parmesan-crusted chicken
• Mediterranean chicken pita tacos
• Classic crispy chicken sandwich
Nearby BJ’s locations include Janzten Beach and Hillsboro.
California Pizza Kitchen
California Pizza Kitchen is serving a free beverage and choice of entree to all Veterans and active duty military on Veterans Day.
- A full size salad (BBQ chicken chopped salad, Thai crunch, classic caesar, or Italian chopped)
- Or a pizza (BBQ chicken, Hawaiian, mushroom pepperoni and sausage, pepperoni, five cheese and fresh tomato, or traditional cheese)
- Or pasta (Garlic cream fettuccine with chicken, Kung Pao spaghetti with chicken, bolognese spaghetti).
Drink options include iced tea, passion fruit mango iced tea or Coca-Cola fountain beverages.
The closest locations to Portland are at Clackamas Town Center and Bridgeport.
Get a free Grand Slam breakfast for all military personnel on November 11 from 5 a.m. to noon at Denny’s. The meal includes two buttermilk pancakes, two bacon strips, two sausage links and two eggs cooked any way. Dine-in only. Available for all active, non-active or retired personnel.
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit
On Veterans Day, vets and active-military members can stop by Dickey’s Barbecue Pit for a free pulled pork sandwich with promo code VETFREE. The offer can be redeemed in-store for carryout or online for pick-up.
There are two Dickey’s locations in Portland, and one in Beaverton and Hillsboro.
Head to the buffet for Military Appreciation Night from 5 p.m. to close on Monday, November 14. Anyone who has served in the U.S. Military, including retirees, veterans, active duty, National Guard or Reserves, can get a free thank-you meal at Golden Corral. This deal is good for dine-in only.
The closest Golden Corral is in Vancouver.
IHOP is giving veterans and active duty military free Red, White and Blueberry Pancakes at participating locations on November 11 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dine in only. Limit one 1 per guest. Free menu item may vary by location.
There are IHOP locations in Portland, Hillsboro and Vancouver.
Krispy Kreme is giving veterans a free doughnut of choice and small brewed coffee, no purchase necessary. Veterans can get this offer at Krispy Kreme in shop or in the drive thru. All three Portland metro locations are participating. Limit one per guest.
Veterans get a free lunch combo of 4-slice Deep Dish pizza with pepperoni and one 20-oz Pepsi product at Little Caesars. This deal is available from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Veterans Day. In-store only.
McCormick & Schmick’s
U.S. Military, National Guard, Gold Star Parents and Gold Star Spouses get a half price entree on Sunday, November 13 at McCormick & Schmick’s. Reservations are recommended.
Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt
All veterans receive their first 6 ounces of frozen yogurt and toppings for free on Veterans Day at Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt. If you go over 6 ounces, you can just pay the difference.
Mike’s Drive In
On Friday, all active, reserve, and retired service men and women receive 15% off their entire order at Mike’s Drive In. It is also National Sundae Day so everyone can enjoy $1 off any size sundae.
Here are the Mike’s Drive In locations:
- 3045 SE Harrison St., Milwaukie
- 905 7th St., Oregon City
- 11634 SW Pacific Hwy, Tigard
Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom
Cheers! On Veteran’s Day, Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom is offering vets a free appetizer on November 11. The closest location is in Beaverton.
Pilot Flying J
From November 11 – 13, 2022, service members and their families verified through ID.me in the Pilot Flying J app will receive a free meal credit, valued up to $12. Veterans can redeem the offer at any of the 750+ participating Pilot and Flying J Travel Centers in the U.S.
The closest Pilot Flying J locations to Portland are along I-5 in Aurora and Brookings.
At Qdoba, veterans and active duty military get 50% off any entrée in-restaurant on Veterans Day. There are two locations in Portland.
On November 11, veterans, active-duty military and reservists can visit Red Lobster for a free Walt’s Favorite Shrimp, fries and coleslaw. This meal features six hand-breaded, butterflied and lightly fried shrimp, served with cocktail sauce.
The offer is available for dine-in or to-go orders placed at the restaurant from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. There are Red Lobster locations in Vancouver, Gresham and Tigard.
At Red Robin, get a free Red’s Tavern Double burger with bottomless steak fries on November 11. Dine-In Only. No purchase necessary.
On November 11, Starbucks will offer a free tall (12-oz) hot brewed coffee for veterans, military service members and military spouses at participating U.S. Starbucks stores. New this year, the offer includes a free tall iced coffee option.
Veterans and active military get one complimentary entrée and one non-alcoholic beverage on Veterans Day at Thirsty Lion. The offer is valid for dine-in only. Visit the Washington Square or Tanasbourne location. Both locations are open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on November 11.
Vets can start their day with a complimentary meal on Friday at Wendy’s. Get a free breakfast combo during breakfast hours only. Most locations serve breakfast from 6:30-10:30 a.m.
Other Veterans Day Freebies and Discounts
Free Car Wash
Grace For Vets offer veterans and military members free car washes at participating locations throughout the city on November 11.
Goodyear Auto Service
Active or retired U.S. military personnel, police, or fire and paramedic first responders save 10% on tires and services at Goodyear Auto Service. Discount will be applied in store. To get this deal an appointment must be scheduled by November 14 for service by November 17.
Goodyear also offers free car care checks for veterans. The closest location is in Lake Oswego.
At Great Clips, veterans and active military members can get a free haircut on November 11, or pick up a free haircut card to use at a later date.
Humane Society for Southwest Washington
From November 5-14, HSSW is waiving adoption fees for active duty and veteran families.
Also, HSSW offers 25% off adoption fees to active-duty and U.S. veterans every day.
Get free entrance to U.S. National Parks for all visitors on November 11. Also, Gold Star Families and U.S. military veterans receive free access to more than 2,000 federal recreation areas, including national parks, wildlife refuges and forests indefinitely.
Portland Art Museum
Portland Art Museum offers free admission for veterans and active duty military every day. Visit the box office to redeem.
Portland Book Festival
Veterans and active duty military get free admission to the Portland Book Festival on November 5. Get your free tickets in advance or day-of.
Portland Japanese Garden
On Friday, November 11, Portland Japanese Garden is offering free admission for veterans, active duty military, and their families who accompany them. While you’re there, you can also ride around Washington Park on the free shuttle.
Portland Japanese Garden is located at 611 SW Kingston Ave. in Portland.
Portland Veterans Day Parade
The annual Portland Veterans Day Parade is Friday, November 11, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. along MLK Blvd.
The parade has more than 1,000 participants including veterans, marching bands, youth organizations, the 1st Marine Division Association, historic military vehicles, veterans organizations, and veterans motorcycle groups. View the route.
Service members get free open skate admission at Oaks Park on November 11 from 1-5 p.m. and 7-10:30 p.m. Veterans’ families get 25% off admission.
On Veterans Day, military veterans and active military personnel, as well as family members will receive up to six free tickets at the Oregon Zoo. Families of deployed military personnel also will be given free admission. Tickets must be reserved online in advance.
The Oregon Zoo is at located at 4001 SW Canyon Road in Portland.
On November 11, participating Sport Clips locations will provide free haircuts to veterans and active duty service members as well as donate $2 for every haircut service to the VFW’s Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship program.
There are six Sports Clips locations throughout the Portland area.
All U.S. active-duty military personnel, veterans and their families 10% off two separate purchases at Target through November 12. To receive the offer, you must first confirm eligibility by registering here. After verification, the Target Circle offer will be available in your account to use in-store or online.
From November 11-14, veterans, military and their families will receive 20% off regular price eligible store items at any Walgreens locations nationwide. This deal is available in store only. myWalgreens membership is required.
Washington State Parks
All visitors get free entrance to Washington State Parks on November 11.
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Janice Streig says
I heard on the news today that the Portland Veterans’ Day Parade was cancelled because Macy used to sponsor the parade, however there moved out of downtown Portland. Can you check the facts. If this correct you need to chang that on this . This will be a help so no one goes to “the parade “.
Hey Janice! Thanks for your comment. The Portland Veterans Day Parade is at a new location in the Hollywood District. You can find all the information you need on the website, http://www.veteransdaypdx.org, or Facebook page, search 43rd Annual Portland Veterans Day Parade. I hope this helps!
Isaac Dixon says
The parade was canceled due to the pandemic.