Week on the Cheap: Monday, June 7th – Thursday, June 10th

Article of the Week:
10 Ways to Reduce Your Summer Utility Bills,” by Maura Judkis and Kimberly Palmer of US News and World Report. Covers the basement, living room, kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, outside and throughout the house.

For the entire month of June, get three courses for $25 at 46 of Portland’s premiere restaurants. This includes an appetizer, entrée and dessert. For complete listing of restaurants, click here.

Monday, June 7th:

OMSI Science Pub: The Cheese Stands Alone, The Science Behind Oregon’s Acclaimed Artisan Cheeses. 7:00pm at McMenamins Bagdad Theater. $3 suggested donation, open to ages 21+, or minor with adult.

Tuesday, June 8th:
Second Tuesday at the Oregon Zoo: $2 admission for all. Ride the MAX and show proof of fare and get an additional $1.50 off your ticket.

World Oceans Day, a free public event with Bamboo sushi, ocean solutions panel, faffle, Voodoo donuts, ocean movie and more. 6:00pm at the Billy Frank Jr. Conference Center in the Ecotrust Building, 721 N.W. 9th Avenue

– Join Hugh Rowland, star of History Channel’s “Ice Road Truckers,” for his book reading of “On Thin Ice: Breakdowns, Whiteouts, and Survival on the World’s Deadliest Roads,” 7:00pm at Powell’s Books at Cedar Crossing. Free.

Wednesday, June 9th:
– Volunteers of Portland Center for the Performing Arts Noontime Showcase presents: Zimba! 12:00pm at PCPA in downtown Portland. Listen to marimbas and the sounds Southern Africa. Free admission.

Rose Festival Junior Parade, 1:00pm along Sandy Boulevard near 52nd in the Hollywood District. Marching bands, Fred Bear, Nesquik Bunny, bike floats and more, free. Let’s go sunshine!

– “The Boys of Little Mexico” book reading from author Steve Wilson, 7:30pm at Powell’s City of Books. The book chronicles the Woodburn High School soccer team as it chases an elusive state championship. Free.

Thursday, June 10th:
– Country Natural Beef & Partners present “Country Food Fair,” at downtown Portland’s new Director Park, 5:00pm – 9:00pm. The family-focused fair will feature cowboy activities including cowboy poetry, a story-telling circle, roping tricks and lessons, a stick horse rodeo for children, a barn dance and more. For a nominal fee, participants can also buy beef-related dishes from local vendors, all to benefit the Oregon Food Bank.

– Portland’s annual Pedalpalooza kicks off two weeks of bike related fun with a 7:00pm kick off ride at SE Portland’s Laurelhurst Park. Free.

Salmon in the Trees: A photographic journey through Alaska’s Tongass rain forest,” book reading and signing with nature photographer Amy Gulick. 7:00pm at the Billy Frank Jr. Conference Center inside the Ecotrust Building, free event for the public.

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