Week on the Cheap: Monday, May 31st – Thursday, June 3rd

8 Phony Bargains and Better Alternatives,” by Caroline E. Mayer and provided by CBSMarketWatch.com. Highlights eight would-be deals to steer clear of and their suggestions for better options.


Monday, May 31st:
– The Multnomah County Fair ends its weekend run with one more day of thrill rides, music, food, animals and more. 12:00pm – 7:00pm today with free admission and free parking.

Tuesday, June 1st:
– Hillsboro’s First Tuesday runs 5:00pm – 8:00pm at downtown area galleries and businesses, including a 6:00pm opening reception for all artists at the Walters Cultural Arts Center.

Compromising Positions: Race and Sex in Advertising, A Mad World Intergenerational Community Forum, hosted by Bitch magazine at Portland State University’s Smith Memorial Ballroom. 6:30pm, free.

Wednesday, June 2nd:
– The production play “The Garden,” is slated for 7:30pm at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Parish. Free admission. This workshop production in the style of Japanese Noh drama tells a Christian instead of a traditional Buddhist story. The play is written and directed by the Rev. Ken Arnold. Discussion and reception will follow.

– “Voz Alta,” (Loud Voice) an evening of music, poetry and song runs from 6:00pm – 9:00pm at Miracle Theater and is the kick off for Portland Latino Gay Pride Week. $5 donation suggested.

– Book reading “To the Woods: Sinking Roots, Living Lightly, and Finding True Home” with author Evelyn Searle Hess at Broadway Books, 7:00pm. Free.

Thursday, June 3rd:
Portland First Thursday, plenty to do all around downtown, Old Town, Chinatown, the Pearl District and NW 21st Avenue. For a comprehensive walking map, please click here.

Rose Festival Fleet Week ship tours: public tours will be on a first-come basis, usually during the hours of 9:00am – 4:30pm. Admission is free.

McMenamins Edgefield 99th Birthday Bash, all day with music begining at 3:00pm. There will be food and drink specials, kid’s activities, history tours and more. Free, all ages welcome.

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