Article of the Week:
– “The Freeloaderâ€™s Guide To Facebook,” by Matt McKinley of AllFacebook.com.
Submission from Stray Boots Scavenger Hunts:
Weâ€™re a mobile tech company that will soon be launching Portland: The Game an interactive scavenger hunt that shows people the best of the city using their phones as â€œtour guidesâ€. Basically, customers receive challenges by text message, explore the area to find the answers, and learn fun facts about the neighborhood along the way.
We are just launching Portland and would love for your readers to be among the first people to try it out. We’ve already launched â€œThe Gameâ€ in New York, Vegas, LA, San Fran, Seattle, Philly, Boston and Washington DC and have several other cities on the way. We usually get great reviews from customers and we think the same will be true in
Weâ€™re doing a free pre-launch trial/beta program and weâ€™re giving away the tickets here.
While we will be charging for the event after we do our official launch (scheduled for Sept 22), it will be free for people who sign up before then.
Monday, September 12th:
– The first day of Portland Free Night of Theater “Enter-to-Win” entry period begins today and will run through September 23rd. Enter to win up to five free pairs of tickets to arts events in Portland, provided by the Portland Area Theater Alliance.
– Powell’s Books on Hawthorne welcomes author Jim Davidson in a free book reading of The Ledge (Ballantine) which “not only recounts Jim and Mike’s amazing story of tragedy and survival, it guides readers through the lives of the climbers, explaining how and why they wound up on Mt. Rainier in July of ’92.”
– From FelidaKATU.com: “Washington State University Vancouver will screen four movies during its 2011 Diversity Film Festival themed “Diversity and Disabilities: Celebrating the Abilities in Us All.” Films will be shown at 4:00pm Monday – Thursday in the Dengerink Administrative building, room 110. Admission is free and this event is open to the public. Each film highlights different disabilities including those considered physical, cognitive, familiar or extraordinary.”
Tuesday, September 13th:
– Oregon Zoo Second Tuesday offers general admission of just $4; take the MAX and show proof of ridership and receive an additional $1.50 off. Parking is $2 per car.
– Oregon Encyclopedia’s Stumptown Stories series presents â€œRural Revolution: Lesbian Intentional Communities in Southern Oregon,â€ by Heather Burmeister. This free public event begins at 7:30pm at downtown Portland’s Rialto Poolroom and Bar. Must be 21 or over.
Wednesday, September 14th:
– The Volunteers of Portland Center for the Performing Arts presents PCPA Noontime Showcase: Portland Taiko. This free public performance begins at 12:00pm and is located outdoors in SW Main Street between SW Broadway and SW Park Ave at 1111 SW Broadway, downtown Portland.
– Restaurants.com last day to save 80% off gift certificates, use promotion code “SAVE” at checkout (and read all the fine print for redemption instructions).
Thursday, September 15th:
– Third Thursday Northwest Fair Trade Coalition Film Series: “The Price of Sugar,” beginning at 6:00pm at Equal Exchange, 1033 SE Main, Portland, Oregon.
– Free public lecture “Give Your Body What it Really Wants,” begins at 6:30pm at Conjure Works (3352 SE Hawthorne). Space is limited, please call 503-234-7640 to register. , Nutritional Therapy Practitioner Frank P. Courtell will discuss “making sense of the facts and fiction of good nutrition and taking the first steps to loving your body AND your food.”