Week on the Cheap: Monday, January 31st – Thursday, February 3rd

Article of the Week:
(Portland) Date Night on the Cheap,” from the Oregonian’s A&E guide from last Friday, now posted online at Oregonlive. “From scenic walks to movies and a burger, there are lots of ways in and around Portland to be romantic and frugal.

Monday, January 31st:
Free Cooking Matters™ nutrition education classes for low-income families at the Beaverton Oregon Food Bank, Series 1 from 1:30pm – 3:30pm. “Learn to make healthy, low-cost recipes, improve nutrition and stretch your food budget in a fun, hands-on environment. Oregon Food Bank’s Nutrition Education program is offering two six-week series of classes at OFB West in Beaverton, one for adults and one for families with children ages eight to 14. The classes are led by volunteers using Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters™ curriculum and are open to households at or below 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. Participants will receive a free bag of groceries at the end of each class.” Call to register.
Last Monday History Pub at McMenamins Kennedy School, 7:00pm, free for all ages. Tonight’s talk is “The Albina Mural Project: Filling a Void in Portland’s Public Art and History,” and will also feature a film about this subject.

Tuesday, February 1st:
Dave’s Killer Bread! Hear about this local success story from Dave Dahl, co-founder of the brand at the EcoTrust Building, 7:00pm. $5.00 suggested donation. All attendees will be entered into a raffle to win a prize.
– Hillsboro First Tuesday downtown Art Walk beginning at 6:00pm; a few blocks east the Glenn & Viola Walters Cultural Arts Center will have an opening reception of “Art Fusion,” at 6:00pm with a free house concert and refreshments.

Wednesday, February 2nd:

Independent Lens Community Cinema free screening of “Me Facing Life: Cyntoia’s Story,” 6:00pm at the Turbull Center in Portland’s Old Town district.

Thursday, February 3rd:
– Multnomah County Library and PCC bring you the Brown Bag Lunch and Learn series, 12:00pm – 1:00pm at the Central Library. Today’s free presentation is “Mediating Conflicts in Your Life.”
Portland First Thursday monthly art gallery receptions and openings in downtown Portland, Old Town / Chinatown, Northwest and the Pearl. Click here for a printable walking map. The Basil Hallward Gallery inside Powell’s City of Books presents “The Presidential Ham,” portraits of every US president holding a ham! Attendees of this 6:30pm reception are encouraged to wear presidential costumes; hams and a photo booth will be provided at the event. That alone is reason enough to take a stroll for February’s First Thursday!
Free Cooking Matters™ nutrition education classes for low-income families at the Beaverton Oregon Food Bank, Series 2 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm. “Learn to make healthy, low-cost recipes, improve nutrition and stretch your food budget in a fun, hands-on environment. Oregon Food Bank’s Nutrition Education program is offering two six-week series of classes at OFB West in Beaverton, one for adults and one for families with children ages eight to 14. The classes are led by volunteers using Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters™ curriculum and are open to households at or below 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. Participants will receive a free bag of groceries at the end of each class.” Call to register.


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