Activities in Aloha


One or Two Months of Classes and a Uniform at U.S. World Class Taekwondo Association (Up to 94% Off)

U.S. World Class Taekwondo

Multiple Locations

Trained instructors teach kids and adults the basics of martial arts, improving their confidence, discipline, and agility in the process

$225 $17

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$49 for Four Private Guitar Lessons with Free Lesson e-Book at American Guitar Academy ($129.95 Value)

American Guitar Academy

Multiple Locations

Under the tutelage of skilled instructors, prospective rock icons learn scales, chords, and soloing techniques during 30-minute lessons

$130 $49

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Painting for Two or Four at Rose City Ceramics (Up to 52% Off). Two Options Available.

Rose City Ceramics

Rose City Ceramics

Guests paint their own ceramics using provided glazes and tools, then leave it in the hands of the staff who will glaze and fire it

$30 $15

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Five or Ten Stroller Strides Classes at Fit4Mom (Up to 51% Off)

Fit4Mom

Lloyd Center Mall

Results-oriented Stroller Strides classes empower moms with workouts that blend power-walking or running & toning with fun songs for babies

$101 $49

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Bootcamp Classes at The Xtreme Edge (Up to 72% Off)

The Xtreme Edge

Twin Oaks

One or Two months of unlimited bootcamp and fitness classes such as TRX Suspension Training, Zumba, kettle-bell courses, and spinning

$99 $29

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One or Two Months of Tae Kwon Do Classes with a Uniform at World Champion Tae Kwon Do (94% Off)

World Champion Tae Kwon Do

Multiple Locations

All ages and abilities can study the various styles of this martial art as a form of exercise or self-defense in a family-friendly studio

$299 $19

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One Month of Training for Kids or Adults or Two Months of Training for Adults at Budo Dojo (Up to 54% Off)

Budo Dojo

Central Beaverton

Students learn aikido and self-defense moves, including throws, locks, and pinning techniques; they also work with weapons

$50 $25

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Annual Membership for One, Two, or Five at the Interactive Museum of Gaming and Puzzlery (Up to 51% Off)

Interactive Museum of Gaming and Puzzlery

Beaverton

Museum explores the historical significance and clever design of more than 1,500 board games; collectible card games, 3D puzzles, and more

$50 $25

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Five Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Xtend Barre Beaverton (Up to 55% Off)

Xtend Barre Beaverton

Beaverton

Ballet and Pilates blend into 55-minute classes designed to build long, lean muscle

$110 $50

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Five Visits with Gear or One Month of Unlimited Wall Access with Gear at Stoneworks Climbing Gym (50% Off)

Stoneworks Climbing Gym

Vose

Climbers of all skill levels top-rope climb and boulder inside a large indoor gym with routes at varying difficulty levels

$52 $26

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Bowling and Shoe Rentals for Two or Four or Cosmic Bowling for Up to Five at Silver Creek Lanes (Up to 50% Off)

Silver Creek Lanes

Silverton

Bowl amid leather couches and wall-to-wall screens playing music videos or amid the flashing lights of late-night cosmic bowling

$25 $13

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1 or 3 Months of Unlimited Kettlebell Fitness Classes, or Five-Class Pack at Hellz Bellz Fitness (Up to 67% Off)

Hellz Bellz Fitness

Beaverton

Kettlebell is a cannonball with a handle. Exercises combine cardio, strength, endurance and flexibility training.

$109 $50

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Golf Performance and Technique Training for Up to Three Juniors or Adults at Matt's Fit. Fore Golf (56% Off)

Matt's Fit. Fore Golf

Beaverton

Golf-specific physical-training program aims to help players improve their balance, flexibility, coordination, and strength

$60 $27

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$17 for a 60-Minute Private Horseback-Riding Lesson at Whitewind Farm ($35 Value)

Whitewind Farm

Silverton

Instructor helps riders bond with their horses, which makes it easier to learn horseback-riding techniques that suit each student’s ability

$35 $17

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Frank Lloyd Wright – Gordon House Tour for Two or Four (Up to 50% Off)

Gordon House

Silverton

Guests amble through 45-minute guided tours of the only Frank Lloyd Wright–designed home in Oregon

$30 $15

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10 or 20 CrossFit Foundation Classes at CrossFit Reflexion (Up to 85% Off)

Crossfit Reflexion

Crossfit Reflexion

Using functional fitness principles and workouts that change each day, coach Shawn helps clients get into great shape and reach goals

$200 $43

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Two Hours of Billiards for Two or $20 for $50 Worth of Billiards at Hot Shots Westside Family Billiards

Hot Shots Westside Family Billiards

Raleigh West

Sink unlimited balls for hours on high-quality billiard tables in a smoke-free, family-friendly pool hall

$20 $10

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$39 for Dance-Lesson Package at Arthur Murray Franchised Dance Studios ($150 Value)

Arthur Murray Franchised Dance Studios

Multiple Locations

Highly trained and certified dance instructors guide students through fancy footwork in private and group lessons

$150 $39

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10 Martial Arts Classes or One Month of Unlimited Martial Arts Classes at US World Class Taekwondo (85% Off)

US World Class Taekwondo

US World Class Taekwondo

Martial arts students build physical and mental strength, discipline, and self-defense skills

$170 $26

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$73 for $290 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Lim's Taekwondo Academy

Lim's Taekwondo Academy

Beaverton

From the merchant: two month Taekwondo (two classes a week) & TKD uniform.

$290 $73

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21 Days of Unlimited Boot Camp or a 21-Day Transformation Package at Express Fitness and Training (76% Off)

Express Fitness and Training

Express Fitness and Training

Trainers blend cardio, strength, and circuit training during sessions; Transformation package includes semiprivate personal training

$197 $47

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$49 for One Month of Weekly Piano Lessons at American Music Academies ($129.95 Value)

American Music Academies

Cooper Mountain - Aloha North

Students meet with instructors once each week to learn piano theory and techniques; complimentary e-book included

$129.95 $43

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One- or Two-Day Visit for Two or Four to Pacific Northwest Reptile & Exotic Animal Show (50% Off)

Pacific Northwest Reptile and Exotic Animal Show

Washington County Fairgrounds

Get up close and personal with lizards, snakes, exotic animals, and the accouterments needed to house them

$16 $8

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Two Games of Bowling with Shoe Rentals for Two or Up to Four at Four Seasons Bowling Center (Up to 53% Off)

Four Seasons Bowling Center

Central Hillsboro

Automatic scoring and a smoke-free atmosphere make this alley a perfect hangout for groups of all ages

$25.50 $12

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21 Days or 6 Weeks of Unlimited Boot-Camp Sessions at Fit Body Boot Camp (Up to 85% Off)

Fit Body Boot Camp

Northeast Hillsboro

Trainers lead groups through cardio and strength-training exercises designed to boost caloric burn during and after workouts

$185 $39

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Four Weeks of Classes with One or Two Classes Per Week at US World Class Taekwondo Association (Up to 88% Off)

US World Class Taekwondo Association

Multiple Locations

Instructors teach students ages 4 and older martial arts skills, as well as self-confidence and discipline

$115 $17

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$49 for 6 CrossFit Onboarding Classes or Month of CrossFit Classes at Crossfit T9000 ($175 Value)

Crossfit T9000

Hillsboro

Students of all fitness levels whip into shape during ever-changing, high-intensity CrossFit classes

$175 $49

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10 or 20 Karate Classes at Japan Karate Federation of Hillsboro (56% Off)

Japan Karate Federation of Hillsboro

Hillsboro

Karate instructors help students achieve physical fitness and personal improvement; studio located near MAX light rail and bus station

$80 $35

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Three or Five Softball or Baseball Hitting Lessons at Coach Vic's Batting Cage and Baseball Academy (50% Off)

Coach Vic's Batting Cage and Baseball Academy

Central Hillsboro

Pitching machine throws up to 90 mph and delivers fastballs, curveballs, and sliders; Atec fast-pitch softball machine also available

$180 $90

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$29 for Two Hours of Bowling for Up to Six at Park Lanes Family Entertainment Center (Up to $79 Value)

Park Lanes Family Entertainment Center

Hillsboro

Two hours of bowling supplemented by arcade games and a few light bites from the onsite snack bar or restaurant

$79 $29

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One or Three Months of Unlimited Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Classes and Training at CTA Hillsboro (Up to 64% Off)

CTA Hillsboro

Hillsboro

Classes cover a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu curriculum designed by an eight-time world champion

$135 $52

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four at Abbey Creek Vineyard (Up to 53% Off)

Abbey Creek Vineyard

North Plains

Visitors can sip samples of wines such as Best of Both chardonnay, Date Night pinot noir, and Sunshine white blend

$30 $16

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1 or 2 Months of CrossFit or Personal Training at Pacific Personal Training & Crossfit Hillsboro (Up to 87% Off)

Pacific Personal Training & Crossfit Hillsboro

Hillsboro

CrossFit packages include paleo and nutrition guidance; personal training comes with a thorough body audit to assess fat percentage

$466 $61

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Trampolining or Private Group Trampolining at Sky High Sports (Up to 45% Off). Five Options Available.

Sky High Sports Tigard

Southwest Portland

Wall-to-wall trampolines, bouncy dodge-ball court, and foam pits host adults and kids under the watchful eyes of staff

$20 $11

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Nine-Hole Round of Golf for Two or Four with Snack Credit at Summerfield Golf Course (Up to 43% Off)

Summerfield Golf Course

Tigard Neighborhood Area 8

Ancient trees tower over the fairways at this nine-hole, par-33 executive course, complete with three par 3s and six par 4s

$34 $20

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$10 for a One-Month Tae Kwon Do Package with Uniform at World Champion Taekwondo ($295 Value)

World Champion Taekwondo

Multiple Locations

Classes teach the Korean art of tae kwon do, plus discipline and respect; uniform and registration included

$295 $10

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5 or 10 Boot Camp Fitness Classes at ProLete Fitness (Up to 56% Off)

ProLete Fitness

Tigard

Led by a certified trainer, Saturday morning boot camps torch fat with a blend strength and cardio training

$100 $49

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Movie Tickets and Large Drinks for Two or Four at Joy Cinema and Pub (50% Off)

Joy Cinema and Pub

Joy Cinema and Pub

Retro-styled cinema showcases current Hollywood hits as viewers sip large sodas or pint glasses of microbrew

$20 $10

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$14 for $55 Worth of Dance Lessons — CORE Dance

Core Dance

Tualatin

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$55 $14

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$23 for $50 Worth of Services at Taekwondo World

Taekwondo World LLC.

Sherwood - Tualatin South

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$50 $23

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All-Day Paintball Package for 4, 6, or 12 from Paintball International (Up to 82% Off)

Paintball International

Multiple Locations

Equipped with rental paintball guns and masks, groups vie for supremacy over outdoor fields

$100 $19

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Four Weeks of Unlimited CrossFit Classes at Fusion D1 Athletics / CrossFit (72% Off)

Fusion D1 Crossfit

Tualatin

From the merchant: We are your one stop shop for everything health and fitness. Isn’t it time to do something for yourself!?

$150 $42

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Stand-Up Paddleboarding Class for One or Two with Dog Star Adventure Tours (Up to 51% Off)

Dog Star Adventure Tours

Tualatin

Students of all ages and skill levels learn how to balance on a board while standing up and gliding peacefully across water.

$75 $37

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$55 for $109 Groupon — School of Traditional Tae Kwon DO

School Of Traditional Taekwondo

Sherwood - Tualatin South

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$109 $55

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$27 for One Month of Acrobatics and Tumbling Classes at Tilton's Acrobatics and Tumbling ($63 Value)

Tilton's Acrobatics and Tumbling, LLC

Tualatin

Teachers lead students through floor classes and tumbling exercises in a noncompetitive atmosphere

$63 $27

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All-Day Paintball Package for Up to 4, 6, or 12 & Equipment Rental from Paintball International (Up to 82% Off)

Paintball International

Multiple Locations

Equipped with rental paintball markers and masks, groups vie for supremacy over outdoor fields

$100 $19

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10 or 20 Boot-Camp Classes at Adrenaline Fitness (85% Off)

Adrenaline Fitness

Sherwood - Tualatin South

Nationally certified trainers lead intense 30-minute classes intended to sculpt sinews and kick-start the metabolism

$99 $15

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6 or 10 Kick-Fit Workout Sessions at U.S. World Class Taekwondo Tualatin (Up to 77% Off)

U.S. World Class Taekwondo Tualatin

U.S. World Class Taekwondo Tualatin

Burn calories and tone muscle while picking up self-defense skills during exercises scaled to all fitness levels

$75 $17

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One Month of Mommy Fit Pass (Featuring MYMA Mama) or POR Boot Camp Pass (53% Off)

Pil-oga-robic

Inner NE Portland - Eliot, Irvington

One-hour fitness classes include Pilates, yoga, and combination workouts to build strength and balance in students of all fitness levels

$169 $79

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Portland Youth Philharmonic Winter Concert at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall on Saturday, March 7 (Up to 47% Off)

Portland Youth Philharmonic Winter Concert

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

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Youth celebrate the season with works by Brahms, Stravinsky, and Walton

$20.95 $11

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"Cinderella," Presented by the Oregon Ballet Theatre at Keller Auditorium on March 5–March 7 (Up to 56% Off)

"Cinderella" Presented by the Oregon Ballet Theatre

Keller Auditorium

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Cinderella finds, loses, and finds her prince all over again in Prokofiev’s 1944 masterpiece, set to a live orchestral score

$80.05 $35

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$35 for Survivor Mud Run with T-Shirt, Race Bib, and Postrace Refreshments on May 2 (Up to $75.96 Value)

Survivor Mud Run

Active Life Events

20 obstacles built by licensed contractors test the stamina, physical fitness, and mental determination of runners and athletes

$75.96 $35

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Frank Olivier's Twisted Cabaret at Alberta Rose Theatre on February 26–28 (Up to 58% Off)

Twisted Cabaret

Alberta Rose Theatre

A demented entertainer’s one-man show makes for an evening of vaudeville hilarity, with everything from music to juggling to knife-throwing

$56.50 $24

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$54 for One 60-Minute or Two 30-Minute Golf Lessons with Golf Pro Michael Charles ($100 Value)

Golf Pro Michael Charles

Eastmoreland Golf Course

Professional instructor breaks down swing mechanics and provides corrective advice on how to develop consistency

$100 $54

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Half-Hour Private Lesson for Up to Five or One-Hour Introductory Group Class at Archers Afield (Up to 53% Off)

Archers Afield

Tigard

Indoor lanes enable archers to pierce targets with rented equipment, and private lessons helmed by expert instructors cover essentials

$65 $32

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Temper an Edible Chocolate Wine Glass with a Confectioner

Chocolate Wine Glass-Making Class

Boise

Assemble an edible wine glass from tempered chocolate during a BYOB workshop hosted by confectioner Peggy Alter

$56

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The Great Love Debate at Imago Theatre on Wednesday, March 18, at 7:30 p.m. (Up to 40% Off)

The Great Love Debate

Imago Theatre

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Town Hall-style dating event pairs love experts with 200 singles for an evening of advice, fun, and flirting

$41.99 $25

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$75 for One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at CorePower Yoga ($190 Value)

CorePower Yoga

Multiple Locations

Dynamic flow of Vinyasa-style poses combined with breathing exercises, uplifting music and heat energize the body and mind.

$190 $75

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Two Hours of Bowling and Shoe Rental for Two, Four, or Six at AMF Bowling Co. (Up to 57% Off)

AMF Bowling Co.

Multiple Locations

More than 200 locations across the country offer two-hour bowling packages for groups of two, four, or six

$32.38 $17

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One, Two, or Four Early-Bird Tickets to NW's LARGEST Garage Sale and Vintage Sale (Up to 69% Off)

NW's LARGEST Garage Sale with Antiques

Portland

True-to-its-name community garage sale unpacks over 600 booths inside the EXPO Center; early-bird tickets grant entrance at 7 a.m.

$20 $9

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$35 for a Two-Hour Segway Tour from Portland by Segway ($65 Value)

Portland By Segway

Portland By Segway

Auto-balancing personal transporters glide riders through tours of Portland to explore the downtown’s architecture, the waterfront, and more

$65 $35

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$119 for an Eight-Hour Salmon-Fishing Adventure from Steve Roberts Guide Service ($200 Value)

Steve Roberts Guide Service

Multiple Locations

25 years experience and a licensed fishing guide for 6 Steve Roberts shares his techniques during a full day of tracking down salmon

$200 $119

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One or Three Animation Workshops for One Youth at Hollywood Theatre (Up to 41% Off)

Hollywood Theatre

Hollywood Theater

Workshops teach youths ages 7–13 animation skills using the latest technology

$65 $39

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Ferrari or Lamborghini Driving Experience from The Motorsport Lab (Up to 82% Off)

The Motorsport Lab

Portland International Raceway

Experience the raw power of a Ferrari 360 Modena, Lamborghini Gallardo, or Ferrari F430 from behind the wheel

$549 $99

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$75 for a 10-Class Punch Card at Alive MMA ($150 Value)

Alive MMA

Woodstock

Fully equipped gym hosts boxing, jiu jitsu, and CrossFit classes for men and women

$150 $75

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One-Month Endurance Program, Five CrossFit Classes, or CrossFit On-Ramp Program at VC CrossFit (Up to 80% Off)

VC CrossFit

Portland

High-intensity CrossFit classes meet six days a week; endurance program helps triathletes and others build long-lasting strength

$79 $25

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Wine and Chocolate Pairing for 2 or 4 or Evening with the Winemaker at ENSO Winery (Up to 67% Off)

ENSO Winery

503-683-3676

Named one of the Top 10 Urban Wineries by Food Republic, the winery crafts small artisanal batches from regionally sourced grapes

$32 $17

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Four Weeks of Unlimited Boxing or Kickboxing Classes at G.I.R.L.S. Gym (54% Off)

G.i.r.l.s. Gym

Portland

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$100 $46

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Four Private Music Lessons from Acoustic Way Studios (50% Off)

Acoustic Way Studios

Portland

From the merchant: Private lessons are designed for each student. We will set goals and create lessons to achieve them.

$120 $60

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Film-Event Admission for Two or Four at Sistah Sinema (50% Off)

Sistah Sinema

Portland

Monthly event showcases films by queer women of color and leads into a safe group discussion of the film and subject

$10 $5

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$114 for $325 Worth of Personal Training — Define Fitness by Dustin

Define Fitness By Dustin

Portland

From the merchant: One-on-one personal training includes nutritional counseling and customized monthly plan! Four one-hour sessions.

$325 $114

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Two, Four, or Six 45-Minute Personal-Training Sessions at Portland Outdoor Fitness (Up to 82% Off)

Portland Outdoor Fitness

Urban City Park

Outdoor fitness programs help clients reach goals; use cardio, strength, and core exercises to increase overall fitness

$110 $30

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Standard Tune-Up for One or Two Bikes at Pedal Bike Tours (Up to 51% Off)

Pedal Bike Tours

Old Town - Chinatown

Bike experts adjust brakes, hubs, brackets, headsets, and derailleurs; true wheels; and fully clean and lubricate the drivetrain

$70 $35

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10 Kids' or Adults' Yoga Classes at The Lotus Seed (Up to 75% Off)

The Lotus Seed

Multiple Locations

Yoga classes aimed at kids or adults help build flexibility, core strength, and a sense of calm

$100 $25

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$24.95 for Two Cocktails, Appetizers, and Bull Rides at Duke’s Country Bar & Grill ($54.90 Value)

Duke’s Country Bar & Grill

Duke’s Country Bar & Grill

Fight to stay on a mechanical bull, sip craft cocktails, and dine on barbecue and Western snacks

$54.90 $24.95

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One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes or 10 Yoga Classes at Yoga Union (Up to 75% Off)

Yoga Union

Mt. Tabor

Instructors build strength of community through several yoga styles—including Hot Flow, Vinyasa & Restorative—in bamboo-floored studio

$120 $30

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One 30-Class Yoga & Fitness Pass or Six Months of Unlimited Classes from MetaBody (Up to 94% Off)

MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

$350 $20

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Five Open-Play Passes at Pied Piper Play Café (47% Off)

Pied Piper Play Cafe

Pied Piper Play Cafe

From the merchant: Your children (recommended 5 and under) will play happily in our play area while you enjoy some much needed downtime.

$15 $8

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10 or 20 Hot Yoga Classes at ZenSpot (Up to 74% Off)

ZenSpot

Southwest Portland

Instructors lead fluid sequences of Vinyasa-style postures and breathing exercises amid the colorful walls of a heated studio

$130 $35

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As they enter the training circle at Curves, female guests come face-to-face with the smiles of other women. And just as points on a circle share a common distance from the circle's center, workout participants share the experiences of those nearby by trading stations throughout the 30-minute training session. One minute is spent on a piece of strength-training equipment built for feminine frames and designed to work two opposing muscle groups with a single movement. Exercisers then move on to a recovery station, where they run, jog, or dance to maintain heart rates and keep platforms in place during momentary losses of gravity.
20229 SW Tualatin Valley Hwy
Beaverton,
OR
US
The Reserve Vineyards and Golf Club is serving up American favorites with a tasty tweak. Health-crazed eaters may have to stick with water, though, as The Reserve Vineyards and Golf Club offers delicious grub that s far as can be from low-fat fare. With The Reserve Vineyards and Golf Club's wide selection of refreshments available, you can tap into the drink menu early in the evening. Enjoy the beautiful weather while you chow down — with outdoor seating, The Reserve Vineyards and Golf Club is a great summer destination. Enjoy the vibe here with a business casual dress code. Catering from The Reserve Vineyards and Golf Club will take your party to the next level. Drivers will embrace the parking lot located next door to The Reserve Vineyards and Golf Club. Typical diners should plan to spend about $30 per person on The Reserve Vineyards and Golf Club's moderately priced fare. You can stop by at practically any time, since The Reserve Vineyards and Golf Club serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
4805 Southwest 229th Avenue
Aloha,
OR
US
A star offensive lineman for Stanford University, 315-pound Brian Cassidy?his team up by five touchdowns against Washington State?set up for a routine extra point. Suddenly, a player leaped across the line of scrimmage and landed on Brian?s knee, tearing both his ACL and MCL in one life-changing second. His hopes for an NFL career nearly dashed, Brian moved on to his rehabilitation, but instead he suffered one more debilitation: a herniated disc. Nearly paralyzed, Brian had a breakthrough: as a muscular-training specialist pointed out, his body wasn?t aligned properly, making his recovery nearly impossible. Brian started training with a new focus, emerging months later faster and stronger than ever before?and dedicated to a new multilevel training philosophy that he continues to develop at ADAPT Training. There, trainers help clients recover from their injuries or simply enhance their personal fitness level by ensuring that four key structural joints?the shoulders, hips, knees, and ankles?work in balance with one another and maintain their proper alignment, thereby strengthening the durability and gas mileage of the entire body. Clients participate in everything from classes focused on physical therapy to strength-training regimens to boot camps, all personalized to meet the individual needs of each student.
9923 SW Arctic Dr.
Beaverton,
OR
US
While teaching jazz dance in the 1960s, Judi Sheppard Missett decided to step away from tradition by offering an experimental class that allowed her students to simply dance without the judgment of mirrors or the constraints of rigid technique. In these sessions, she began infusing popular dance moves with specific fitness workouts to forge a distinctive blend of cardio exercise, strength training, and dance instruction. Little did she know that this “just for fun” class was the prototype for what would become the national fitness sensation known as Jazzercise. Today, Jazzercise takes its aerobic techniques from a variety of sources that include jazz dance, hip-hop, resistance training, Pilates, yoga, and kickboxing. The class formats, which vary according to different toning goals, are just as diverse as the program's move set. Two-time Dancing with the Stars champion Cheryl Burke is a big fan of the improvisational routines, although her advanced skills aren't needed to get the most out of classes. Instructors cultivate a noncompetitive atmosphere where all exercisers—with the exception of those marked as cursed by jazz-hand palm readers—are welcome regardless of age, build, or fitness background.
10089 SW Nimbus Ave
Beaverton,
OR
US
Certified regular and guest instructors at Bikram Yoga Greater Portland guides groups through yoga poses and breathing exercises inside rooms heated to a temperature of 105 degrees or higher. Flow through up to 26 postures of varying difficulty in each 90-minute session, taking slow breaths through the nose and focusing on stillness so as not to disturb temperamental motion sensors. By encouraging perspiration, the practice of Bikram yoga may help to facilitate weight loss, lower high blood pressure and stress, and reduce pain from physical injuries. Bikram Yoga Greater Portland threw open the doors of their newest location, in Tigard, in May 2013; the spacious studio floods with natural light from a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows on one side of the space. The Portland studio's 2,500-square-foot space is guarded by a lobby decorated with subtle colors and natural light from large windows. Both locations are equipped with showers for men and women, each stocked with robes to keep post-workout skin from huddling up under the hair upon encountering cooler temps.
3665 SW Hall Blvd.
Beaverton,
OR
US
Arthur Murray Dance Studio has been a leading name in franchise dance since 1912, when the entrepreneur began selling mail-order dance lessons. Expanding his reach, he enlisted teachers to spread his signature dance lessons on first-class steamships and skyrocketed to fame in the '30s after introducing the public to such dances as the Lambeth Walk and the Big Apple. By the 1950s, Arthur and his wife, Kathryn, were hosting their own highly popular TV show on ABC, the Arthur Murray Dance Party, which ran for 12 years. Today, Arthur Murray's team prepares students for rug cutting at special events and weekend nightclub jaunts. Clients who arrive to lessons partnerless will be paired up with other classmates as the instructors assess their current skill level and make recommendations on the most appropriate program. Throughout lessons, instructors teach the foundations of two to four dances from a long list of styles that range from Latin to country-western, helping students to learn basic step patterns, timing, and the ability to lead or follow.
4500 SW Watson Ave
Beaverton,
OR
US