Portland Summer Events Guide 2015

Happy Summer 2015! Since we don’t want to duplicate the already great information out there, we figured we’d at least point you out to all the great events and things you can do in Portland that other web sites and publications have already compiled, so please check these out!

Willamette Week’s Summer Guide

Portland Tribune Summer Fun Guide

Portland Mercury’s Summer Guide, Part One: Outdoor Adventure
Portland Mercury’s Summertime Guide, Part Two: Food and Boozin’

Frugal Living NW’s free or cheap summer movies in the Portland Metro area

MeetUp Portland – We added this great web site here because there are hundreds of groups around the Portland area putting on events or taking in events that look for people just like you to join up with.

Events12.com produces this awesome event calendar every month — if you haven’t seen this before, you are missing out, bookmark it for sure!

PDXPipeline – yep, one of our top three resources in Portland for finding things to do!

Blogging Portland on the Cheap will return in the fall, in the meantime we’ll provide updates on our main web site at Portlandonthecheap.com with new birthday deal perks, resources and more. We’ll also update our Community Calendar as we receive submissions. Thanks for reading and enjoy the summer!


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National Doughnut Day: Portland Offers

Tomorrow, Friday June 5th is National Donut Day and we contacted Portland area doughnut shops to find out what they were doing. Here’s our list to help you score some free or discounted doughnuts!

Pioneer Courthouse Square: free doughnuts from Coco Donuts beginning at 8am for the first 200 customers. Then at noon, more doughnuts from Krispy Kreme will be given away. More details at PDX Pipeline.

Sesame Donuts: one free mini doughnut per customer; offer is valid at all locations
Multiple locations

Donut Palace: Doughnuts for 80 cents, or get a dozen for $7.99
3164 NW 185th Avenue, Portland

Krispy Kreme: one free doughnut of your choice
3 Portland area locations

Helen Bernhard Bakery: one free doughnut while supplies last
1717 NE Broadway Street, Portland

Donut Queen: $7.99 for a dozen doughnuts
5842 E Burnside Street, Portland

Blue Star Doughnuts: no offers, but a percentage of all sales will benefit The Dougy Center in Portland
Multiple locations

Annie’s Donut Shop: no offers, but a portion of the sales will be donated to the Salvation Army
3449 NE 72nd Avenue, Portland

Delicious Donuts: nothing official, but they said they might give out some doughnut holes
12 SE Grand Avenue, Portland

Voodoo Doughnut: no official offers
Multiple locations

Heavenly Donuts: no official offers (each store we called said “maybe”, but no further details were provided)
3 area locations

Doughnut Land: no official offers
19350 SW Boones Ferry Road, Tualatin

Donut Day: no official offers (employee deferred to owner, who was not present at the time)
18295 SW Tualatin Valley Highway, Beaverton

Coco donuts: no offers from the stores, but they will hand out free doughnuts at Pioneer Courthouse Square beginning at 8am
3 Portland area locations

Donut Plus: no official offers
14740 NW Cornell Rd # 100, Portland

Pip’s Original: unknown, phones went unanswered
4759 NE Fremont Street, Portland

Donut World: no official offers
720 NE Burnside Road, Gresham

Tonalli’s Donuts & Cream: no official offers
2805 NE Alberta Street, Portland

Tigard Donut: no official offers, but the nice lady did say that their prices are overall cheaper and a dozen doughnuts are only $9
13815 SW Pacific Highway, Tigard

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Portland on the Cheap June 2015 Highlights

Here are just a few highlights for things to do this month, on the cheap. For a complete list of things to do, please visit our Google calendar. Over on our sister home page, we’ve included new birthday freebies so please take a look.

Article of the Month:
The Best and Worst Things to Buy in June,” by Dealnews.com.
Mercury’s Summer Guide, Part One: Outdoor Adventure!” from the Portland Mercury May 13th, 2015 edition.
Mercury’s Summertime Guide, Part Two: Food and Boozin’!” from the Portland Mercury May 20th, 2015 edition.

Multiple Days:
– Free – various admission costs: Portland Rose Festival events throughout June include dragon boat races, concerts, parades, art show, milk carton boat races, Fleet Week, Rose Cup car races and much more. Use this 2-for-1 admission coupon for City Fair for June 3rd – 7th.
– Free: 2015 Pedalpalooza, June 4th – 27th at various locations around town!
– Free: Bank of America’s Museums on Us program offers free admission to the Portland Art Museum, the Portland Children’s Museum and the Japanese Garden on Saturday June 6th and Sunday June 7th. To qualify for Museums on Us, customers must present their Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit or debit card along with a photo ID to gain free general admission.
– Free: Admission to the Oregon Historical Society is free from Friday, June 5th – Sunday, June 7th for the special viewing of the 2014 Heisman Trophy. Please see website for viewing hours.
– Free: Free Fishing Weekend, Saturday June 6th and Sunday June 7th.
– $2-$3 admission: Rose City Book & Paper Fair, Friday June 12th and Saturday June 13th at the Doubletree Lloyd Center.
– Free: 45th Annual City of Roses Delta Park Powwow, Friday June 19th – Sunday June 21st at Delta Park.
– Free: Tigard Festival of Balloons, Friday June 26th – Sunday June 28th at Tigard’s Cook Park.
– Free: Good in the Hood Festival, Friday June 26th – Sunday June 28th at Lillis Albina Park.
– Free: 52nd annual Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts, Friday June 26th – Sunday June 28th.
– Free: 30th annual Eastmoreland Garage Sale, Saturday June 27th and Sunday June 28th.
– Free: 10th annual Recycled Arts Festival, Saturday June 27th and Sunday June 28th at Vancouver’s Esther Short Park.

Tuesday, June 2nd:
– Free: Hillsboro First Tuesday opening exhibits, 5:00pm – 6:30pm in downtown Hillsboro. Check it out at the Glenn & Viola Walters Cultural Arts Center and the Sequoia Gallery + Studios. The Washington County Museum will also have free admission from 5:00pm – 8:00pm.

Wednesday, June 3rd:
– Free: Rose Festival Junior Parade, 1:00pm – 2:00pm in the Hollywood district.

Thursday, June 4th:
– $3: World Forestry Center $3 First Thursdays.
– Free: First Thursday Urban Adventure Run, 6:00pm – 7:00pm in downtown’s Pearl district area.
– Free: “Hurry Up and Wait” interactive forum theatre presented by Theatre for Real Life participants, 4:00pm – 6:00pm at Bud Clark Commons.
– Free: Portland First Thursday downtown, plus the Pearl district.

Friday, June 5th:
– Free: National Doughnut Day, get a free doughnut from Krispy Kreme.
– Free: Target First Fridays offers free admission to the Portland Children’s Museum from 4:00pm – 8:00pm.
– Free: Montavilla First Friday, 6:00pm – 8:00pm in SE Portland for art, food, music and shopping.

Saturday, June 6th:
– Free: camping and day use at Oregon State Parks for State Parks Day.
– Free: Beaverton Wind Ensemble Free Concert, 1:00pm at Beaverton City Library auditorium.

Sunday, June 7th:
– $2: OMSI first Sunday event offers general admission to all for only $2.
– Free: Woodstock Farmers Market’s Opening Day, 10:00am – 2:00pm.
– Free: Portland Opera Preview: The Rake’s Progress, 2:00pm at Multnomah County Central Library.
– Free: Portland Wind Symphony Concert, 3:00pm at PSU’s Lincoln Hall.

Tuesday, June 9th:
– $4: Oregon Zoo second Tuesday offers $4 admission for all. Ride public transit, show proof of fare and receive an additional $1.50 off.

Saturday, June 13th:
– Free: 25th annual Cruisin’ Sherwood Classic & Custom Car Show, 11:00am – 4:00pm. Block party until 10:00pm.
– Free: 12th Annual Buddhist Festival in the Park, 11:00am – 4:30pm at Colonel Summers Park.
– Free: Portland Scandinavian Midsummer Festival at Oaks Park, 11:00am – 6:00pm.

Sunday, June 14th:
– $5: Portland Parks 5k series, 9:00am at Lents Park.

Friday, June 19th:
– Free: Vancouver USA Marathon Active Expo, 9:00am – 6:00pm at Esther Short Park, open to the public.

Saturday, June 20th:
– Free: Vancouver USA Marathon Active Expo, 2:00pm – 7:00pm at Esther Short Park, open to the public.

Sunday, June 21st:
– Free: North Portland Sunday Parkways, 11:00am – 4:00pm.

Tuesday, June 23rd:
– $1: Regal Cinemas $1 Summer Movie Express begins, 10am on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings until August 19th.
– Various admission fees: Opening Night Hillsboro Hops baseball, 7:00pm with magnet giveaway and post-game fireworks.

Thursday, June 25th:
– Free: Last Thursday on Alberta, streets will be closed from 6:00pm – 9:30pm.

Friday, June 26th:
– Free: Portland Art Museum Free Fourth Friday, admission is free for everyone from 5:00pm – 8:00pm.

Saturday, June 27th:
Free: Portland Naked Bike Ride, time and place TBA, please see web site.

For more ideas on what to do, please check out Willamette Week’s ‘Head Out’ section, Portland Mercury’s ‘My, What A Busy Week!’ and PDX Pipeline.

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