Spotlight: Portland Tax Help

Weekend on the Cheap:

Washington County Museum Free Family Saturday from 10:00am – 2:00pm, located adjacent to PCC Rock Creek. The museum showcases Spring Kites and a Celebration of Hispanic Culture.

Nike Hoop Summit this Saturday night at the Rose Garden, see Portland’s own 5A Player of the Year and Parade All-American Terrance Jones play against a World Select Team, comprised of top players 19-years-old or younger from around the world. Tickets are just $7.

Bike Gallery’s annual spring sale, now through this weekend. Everything is on sale at all six area locations!

2010 Beaverton Neighborhood Summit: Living Greener this Saturday from 9:00am – 12:30pm. Over forty exhibitors, seminars, free refreshments, prize drawings and activities for children. Free.

Trillium Festival and Native & Hardy Plant Sale at Tryon Creek State Park this Saturday and Sunday. The community event includes a native plant sale, guided nature hikes, children’s crafts and activities, local craft and edibles vendors, live music performances and more.

– Multnomah County Library Friends of the Library Spring Used Book Sale, this Saturday and Sunday at Gresham Town Fair Shopping Center inside the old Hollywood Video store.

Pedal Nation Event – The Bicycle Show this Saturday and Sunday at the Oregon Convention Center. Admission is $7 for adults, those under 12 are free. There will be races, speakers, kids’ activities, stunt shows and over one hundred exhibitors.

Hearing Voices 2010 Storytelling Festival kicks off this Sunday at 2:00pm at the Beaverton City Library with Oregon Shadow Theatre presenting ‘Thumbelina Shadow Puppet Show.’ Free admission to all events all week.

– Willamette Week’s new Cheap Skate Deal Box features a free class on pie crusts, an automotive swap meet, a free rap concert and more.

– For a list of other totally free events and happenings, please visit Aroundthesunblog, updated every Thursday evening.

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It’s just one week to go for our annual day of paying taxes—April 15th. Here are a collection of resources for last-minute tax filers (like us!):


CASH Oregon, partnering with AARP Tax-Aide, offers free tax preparation service with no qualifications. See the web site for a list of locations, which includes senior centers, community centers, churches and more.

Portland Taxpayer Assistance Center, open this Saturday from 9:00am – 2:00pm and Monday – Friday 8:30am- 5:30pm. No appointment is necessary – just walk in. If a same-day appointment is not available, a future appointment will be made within 5 business days. Multilingual assistance is available in every office.

– Five Washington County libraries are pairing with AARP volunteers to offer free tax assistance; these are very popular so go early to get a same-day appointment.

– Multnomah County Libraries offer tax help now until Thursday, April 15th. From the Events page, click on ‘Event Finder’ and use dates April 7 – April 15 with key word ‘tax’ for hit ‘SEARCH’ for a return listing of tax help.

– Call 2-1-1 on your telephone for additional information and referrals, or visit their web site here.

ONLINE RESOURCES: Major web site with a slew of tips and help with state and federal income taxes. Comprehensive articles, videos and links to help with your tax questions.

Yahoo Personal Finance page with how-to tax guide, articles, tools, stories and more.

– Article: “Still Haven’t Done Your Taxes? Here’s Some Advice for Last-Minute Filers
Expert Answers 5 Viewers’ Tax Filing Questions.” From ABC News (includes a video).

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3 Responses to Spotlight: Portland Tax Help

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  3. Thanks for spreading the word about 2-1-1!

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