Week on the Cheap: Monday, January 23rd – Thursday, January 26th

Article of the Week:
6 things that will be less expensive in 2012,” from CNNMoney.com.

Monday, January 23rd:
– The first 100 customers at the Gateway Jamba Juice location will receive one free can of Jamba Energy Drink.
2012 National Pie Day with special pricing and offers at area pie hot spots.
– Panda Express is giving away a free single serving of firecracker chicken breast with this coupon, while supplies last.
– Back Fence PDX “I Didn’t Think This Through” 8:00pm storytelling show at the Gerding Theater at The Armory; free tickets are sold out, but try this suggestion from the Oregonian: “sometimes people reserve free tickets and don’t come, so if you feel lucky, you can show up and give it a shot.”

Tuesday, January 24th:
– Log on to PF Chang’s Facebook to score a virtual red envelope to celebrate the year of the Dragon, good for a mystery discount when you dine at PF Chang’s from now until February 6th.
Celebrate the Lunar New Year customs of China and Vietnam with a puppet show, food and crafts at the Midland Library from 5:30pm – 7:00pm, free.
– Dr. Cris Hein is the featured guest for Stumptown Stories at the Jack London Bar with his free 7:30pm presentation “The Biology, Behavior & Benefits of Bats.”
– Book event at Powell’s City of Books on Burnisde, 7:30pm with the author of “Honey Badger Don’t Care,” free. Come learn about “a dozen crazy, badass animals of the wild kingdom.”

Wednesday, January 25th:
– Ground Kontrol’s Last Wednesday Free Play Party, 5:00pm – late night, just $5 cover to play all the classic arcade and pinball games you want!
Celebrate the Lunar New Year customs of China and Vietnam with lion dance, a puppet show, singing, food and crafts at the Holgate Library from 6:00pm – 7:30pm, free.
– Ever wanted to hike the Pacific Crest National Trail? Get your questions answered with this free presentation by thru-hiker Erin ‘Wired’ Saver, 7:30pm at the Mazama Mountaineering Center off of 43rd and SE Stark Street. Open to the general public.
– The Helium Comedy Club presents an evening of free Trivia and Comedy beginning at 8:00pm. No cost for admission, but each person is required to purchase a minimum of two items from the menu (food and/or drink).

Thursday, January 26th:
– Celebrate Community Outreach of Our United Villages with a public open house from 4:00pm – 7:00pm. From web site: “Enjoy warm refreshments, bump elbows with others in the community and start the New Year with a little positive inspiration. Children are welcome.”
Portland International Auto Show opens at 10:00am, general adult admission is $12 but you can find a $3 off coupon in the Portland Tribune that is good all day on Thursday.

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