Weekend on the Cheap:
– Portlandia’s 25th Birthday Celebration this Friday from 3:00pm – 3:30pm at the Standard Plaza, across the street from the Portland Building, 1120 SW 5th Avenue. Free cupcakes for all.
– Final weekend for the 23rd Annual Apple Tasting Event at Portland Nursery, this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. There will be live music, cooking demonstrations, and of course plenty of apple and pear samples to taste. Free.
– Free Family Event at the Glenn & Viola Walters Cultural Arts Center this Saturday with mobile art-making, music from 11:00am – 2:00pm and then at 2:00pm Do Jump! takes the stage for a free performance.
– “Brew to Bikes: Portlandâ€™s Artisan Economy” book launch party this Saturday from 7:00pm – 10:00pm at Art Department, located in SE Portland at 1315 SE 9th Avenue. Free.
– Submission: Disney on Ice: Let’s Celebrate! comes to the Rose Garden for 7 big performances over Halloween weekend. “Let’s Celebrate!,” features more than 50 favorite Disney characters from 16 different stories in a jam-packed celebration of holidays and festivals from around the world. Special Ticket Discounts for Portland on the Cheap:
Thursday – Sunday October 28th – 31st, 2010
VIP: $62 (reg $81)
Lower 100Level (rows 2-10): $36 (reg $50)
100/200 Level: $16 (reg $28)
300 Level: $12 (reg $23)
*There are no per ticket service fees, only a one-time $5 processing charge for each order
Spotlight: Entertainment Book 2011 Portland Edition
The Entertainment Book is well known for its thick book chock-full of two-for-one coupons for fine dining, casual dining, fast food, entertainment and local attractions. The book also has discount coupons for travel, services and retailers. We’ve had a chance to go through all the coupons and have gleaned a number of freebies that make this book very enticing to buy and use now!
(npn= no purchase necessary)
– A&W free 20oz rootbeer or small ice cream cone (npn)
– Domino’s pizza: order anything online and get one free dessert chocolate lava crunch cake
– El Pollo Loco free chicken taco el carbon (npn)
– Figaro’s Take and Bake Pizza free order of breadsticks (npn)
– Jack in the Box free 2 tacos (npn)
– McDonalds free medium French fries (npn)
– Pizza Hut free single order of breadsticks or cinammon sticks (npn)
– Pizza Schmizza free 16oz fountain soda (npn)
– Samuri Sam’s free grilled egg roll (npn)
– Wetzel’s Pretzels get one free pretzel dip
– Regal Cinemas one free movie admission on your birthday with proof of birth (npn)
– Regal Cinemas free popcorn with purchase of a large soft drink
– Taco Del Mar free order of chips and salsa (npn)
– All American Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt free small size of frozen yogurt (npn)
– Emerald City Smoothie free kid’s smoothie size (npn)
– Club Sport one free day pass for adults 21 and over (npn)
– Gamefly.com one 15-day free trial (npn)
– Priceline.com: get $20 toward your next bid hotel stay, minimum three-night stay
– Bally Total Fitness one free 10-day guest pass (npn)
The Entertainment Book is valid now until November 1st, 2011 so that gives you well over one year to use the money-saving coupons. Register your Entertainment Membership card online to receive other unpublished offers and print-at home coupons.
The book is on sale for $25 locally at banks, retail stores, school fundraisers, libraries and online. The October 10th, 2010 edition of the Sunday Oregonian had a $5 off coupon in the ad insert that you can use to purchase the book at the following retailers: Rite Aid, Borders, Walgreens and Barnes & Noble.
You can also buy the book online here with free shipping and a bonus $25 gift certificate.