March 2015 on the Cheap Highlights

Here are just a few highlights for things to do this month, on the cheap. For a complete list of things to do, please visit our Google calendar.

Article of the Month:
“The Best and Worst Things to Buy in March,” by

Multiple Days:
– Free: Tax preparation assistance, listings by county courtesy of CASH Oregon.
– Free: 2015 Cascade Festival of African Films, most films play at PCC Cascade, please see web site for complete schedule, continues through March 8th.
– Free: Bank of America’s Museums on Us program offers free admission to the Portland Art Museum, the Portland Children’s Museum and the Japanese Garden. To qualify for Museums on Us, customers must present their Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit or debit card along with a photo ID to gain free general admission.
– Free: Pass It On Children’s Consignment Spring sale, March 5th – 8th at the old Haggen grocery store in Tanasbourne.
– $9 adult admission: Portland Metro Dealers RV Show, March 11th – 15th at the Portland Expo Center. 2 for 1 admission tickets are available here.
– Various costs: Portland Parks and Recreation Spring Break classes and activities, March 23rd – 27th.

Sunday, March 1st:
– $2: OMSI first Sunday event offers general admission to all for only $2.
– Free: SE Portland Area Art Walk, 10:00am – 5:00pm.

Monday, March 2nd:
– Free: Oregon History 101 “Economic Change: Ships to Silicon Chips“, 7:00pm at McMenamins Kennedy School.
– $5 suggested donation: OMSI Science Pub at the Hollywood Theatre, 7:00pm.

Tuesday, March 3rd:
– Free: IHOP National Pancake Day, get a free short stack of pancakes.
– Free: Hillsboro First Tuesday opening exhibits, 5:00pm – 6:30pm in downtown Hillsboro. Check it out at the Glenn & Viola Walters Cultural Arts Center and the Sequoia Gallery + Studios.

Saturday, March 7th:
– $2 – $5 suggested donation: 25th annual Buckman Art Show & Sell, 10:00am – 6:00pm at Buckman Arts Focus Elementary School.
– Free: 12th annual Portland Tribune/Comcast Regional Spelling Bee, 10:00am at the Hollywood Theatre.
– Free: 2015 Annual Owl Fest, 10:00am – 7:00pm at Tryon Creek State Park.
– Free: Lebowski Bash 2015 at Grand Central Bowl, 9:00pm and movie screening at 9:30pm.

Sunday, March 8th:
– $2 – $5 suggested donation: 25th annual Buckman Art Show & Sell, 10:00am – 6:00pm at Buckman Arts Focus Elementary School.

Monday, March 9th:
– Free: PCPA Noontime Showcase presents Micah and Me, 12:00pm at Antoinette Hatfield Hall.

Tuesday, March 10th:
– $4: Oregon Zoo second Tuesday offers $4 admission for all. Ride public transit, show proof of fare and receive an additional $1.50 off.

Saturday, March 14th:
– Free: Washington County Museum Free Family Day, 10:00am – 1:00pm.

Monday, March 16th:
– Free: Estate Planning Workshop, 6:30pm – 8:00pm at the St. Johns Library.

Tuesday, March 17th:
– Free: NW Youth Careers Expo, 9:00am – 2:00pm at the Oregon Convention Center.
– Free: Beaverton Wind Ensemble concert, 7:00pm at Beaverton City Library Auditorium.

Friday, March 20th:
– Free: Mazamas Used Equipment Sale, 6:00pm – 8:00pm.

Friday, March 27th:
– Free: Portland Art Museum Free Fourth Friday, admission is free for everyone from 5:00pm – 8:00pm.

Saturday, March 28th:
– Free: Better Living Show, 10:00am – 6:00pm at the Portland Expo Center.

Sunday, March 29th:
– Free: Better Living Show, 11:00am – 6:00pm at the Portland Expo Center.

For more ideas on what to do, please check out Willamette Week’s ‘Head Out‘ section, Portland Mercury’s ‘My, What A Busy Week!‘ and PDX Pipeline.

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