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.