Activities in Bethany

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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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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Visit for Two or Four at Oregon Garden in Silverton (Up to 55% Off)

Oregon Garden

Silverton

More than 20 gardens include miniature conifers, a 400-year old oak tree, and the only Frank Lloyd Wright–designed building in Oregon

$22 $10

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$24.95 for a Movie for Two and Concessions at Cinetopia (Up to $50 Value)

Cinetopia

Multiple Locations

A movie experience enhanced by extra-wide leather seats, wine and cocktail menus, and blockbusters on enormous hi-def screens

$50 $24.95

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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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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 Month of Training for Kids or Adults or Two Months of Training for Adults at Budo Dojo (Up to 59% Off)

Budo Dojo

Central Beaverton

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

$50 $22

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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 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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1 or 3 Months of Unlimited Kettlebell Fitness Classes, or Five-Class Pack at Hellz Bellz Fitness (Up to 71% Off)

Hellz Bellz Fitness

Beaverton

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

$109 $43

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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 55% Off)

Gordon House

Silverton

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

$30 $14

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

Crossfit Reflexion

Beaverton

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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One Month of Martial-Arts Classes for One or Two Children at Black Eagle Martial Arts and Fitness (Up to 64% Off)

Black Eagle Martial Arts and Fitness

Beaverton

Kids aged 4–11 develop fitness and discipline through hapkido in a fun environment

$85 $31

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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 Dance Studio

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 (84% Off)

US World Class Taekwondo

Beaverton

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

$170 $28

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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 (79% Off)

Express Fitness and Training

Beaverton

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

$197 $41

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$29 for 10 Fitness Classes at Aspen Grove Wellness Center ($110 Value)

Aspen Grove Wellness Center

Greenway

At this health and wellness center, students choose from fitness classes such as tai chi, Nia, and Egyptian belly dancing; yoga coming soon

$110 $29

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$44 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 $44

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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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Dinner Show for One or Two from The Murder Mystery Company (52% Off)

The Murder Mystery Company

Multiple Locations

Professional improv actors invite diners to participate in an interactive whodunit as they enjoy a three-course meal

$60 $29

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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 87% 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 $19

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$49 for 6 CrossFit Onboarding Classes or 1 Month of Unlimited 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 (51% 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 $39

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Three or Five Softball or Baseball Hitting Lessons at Coach Vic's Batting Cage and Baseball Academy (56% 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 $80

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$27 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 $27

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One or Three Months of Unlimited Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Classes and Training at CTA Hillsboro (Up to 67% Off)

CTA Hillsboro

Hillsboro

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

$135 $48

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1 or 2 Months of CrossFit or Personal Training at Pacific Personal Training & Crossfit Hillsboro (Up to 88% 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 $56

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Private and Group Dance Lessons for Two at Impressions Dance Club (Up to 80% Off). Three Options Available.

Impressions Dance Club

Cedar Mill

Introductory lessons cover dance styles such as waltz, tango, swing, and rumba for couples in private and group sessions

$127 $25

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Improv and Popcorn for Two at Curious Comedy Theater Through June 27 (Up to 39% Off)

Curious Comedy Theater

King

Intimate theater hosts weekend shows filled with sketch, standup, and improv comedy

$28 $17

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Improv or Standup Comedy at Brody Theater (Up to 50% Off)

Improv and Stand-Up Comedy

Brody Theater

Improvised scenes and games inspired by audience suggestions, or standup showcase lauded by “Portland Mercury”

$24 $12

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

MetaBody

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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$60.99 for One 60-Minute or Two 30-Minute Golf Lessons with Golf Pro Michael Charles ($100 Value)

Golf Pro Michael Charles

Eastmoreland

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

$100 $60.99

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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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$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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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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$37 for One Segway Tour for One from Oregon Nation Tours ($69 Value)

Oregon Nation Tours

Downtown Portland

Segways cruise through downtown Portland catching glimpes of historic landmarks or pass along the scenic Willamette River

$69 $37

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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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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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10 or 20 Hot Yoga Classes at ZenSpot (Up to 71% Off)

ZenSpot

Southwest Portland

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

$130 $39

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Three or Six Personal-Training Sessions at Fit Oregon (Up to 72% Off)

Fit Oregon

Portland

Personal-training sessions rely on time-tested fitness techniques, focusing on weights, diet, and cardio

$105 $39

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$49 for One Month of Kids' Tae Kwon Do Classes with Uniform at Way of Life Taekwondo & Fitness Arts (Up to $199 Value)

Way of Life Taekwondo & Fitness Arts

Multnomah

Kids aged 3–16 kick, jab, and duck through one-hour classes geared to teach self-defense and discipline

$199 $49

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Two, Four, or Six Personal-Training Sessions with Initial Assessment at Apex Bodyworks (Up to 73% Off)

Apex Bodyworks

Portland

After an initial consultation, learn how to reach fitness goals during personalized sessions featuring functional training

$120 $36

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Private Pilates, Gyrotonic, or Personal-Training Sessions at Vital Body Studio (Up to 65% Off). Two Options Available.

Vital Body Studio

Portland

Certified trainers use Pilates Reformers and Gyrotonic pulley towers as they tone muscles and improve posture for balanced, healthy bodies

$195 $75

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$43 for $78 Worth of Services at Our House of Portland

Our House

Buckman

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

$78 $43

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$200 for 10 Jump Start CrossFit Classes at Crossfit Portland ($250 Value)

Crossfit Portland

Kerns

The first CrossFit gym in Oregon, open since 2005, trains clients to use functional-fitness movements to help them reach their fitness goals

$250 $200

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$35 for $69 Worth of Ziplining — Sunrise Taekwondo

Sunrise TaeKwonDo

Raleigh Hills

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

$69 $35

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6-Week Endurance Program, 10 CrossFit Classes, or 1 CrossFit On-Ramp Program at VC CrossFit (Up to 77% Off)

VC CrossFit

Portland

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

$79 $26

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10 Women's Boot-Camp Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Bridgeport Fitness (84% Off)

Bridgeport Fitness

Portland

NASM-certified personal trainer Renea pushes women through high-intensity interval-training workouts

$200 $33

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One or Three Months of Capoeira Angola Classes at Vadiação De Oxossi (Up to 63% Off)

Vadiacao de Oxossi

Multiple Locations

This hybrid dance and martial art from Brazil, set to music, teaches people how to express themselves using graceful movements

$60 $26

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Four Weeks of Unlimited Yoga Classes at FreEbert Studio - Ashtanga Yoga and Massage Therapy (72% Off)

Freebert Studio, Llc

Portland

From the merchant: Ashtanga class with personal instructions according to your capabilities by Authorized Ashtanga Teacher Gebhard Ebert

$110 $31

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$25 for a 2.5-Hour East-Side Pedicab Brewery Experience for Two from PDX Pedicab ($50 Value)

PDX Pedicab

Madison's Bar & Grill

Cyclists drive tandem passengers to up to three local breweries—some with discounted pints—on an eco-friendly adventure

$50 $25

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10 or 20 Drop-In CrossFit Classes at CrossFit Immense (Up to 88% Off)

CrossFit Immense

Clackamas

Students learn high-intensity, functional workout and strength-training techniques from skilled professional trainers

$200 $29

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One-Year Maple, Oak, or Fir Membership at Hoyt Arboretum (Up to 57% Off)

Hoyt Arboretum

Portland

Members receive complimentary tours and special-event invites at a ridge-top arboretum with more than 6,000 trees

$35 $15

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5 or 10 Kickboxing Classes at Northwest Fighting Arts (Up to 79% Off)

Northwest Fighting Arts

Buckman

Kickboxing classes cover self-defense and combat techniques while providing an intense workout

$100 $26

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Six-Week Fitness Package with Assessment or Massage with Day Pass at Northwest Women's Fitness Club (Up to 72% Off)

Northwest Women's Fitness Club

Portland

Tackle fitness goals in a spa-like, boutique, women’s-only gym or relax with a custom massage and access to the sauna and light-therapy room

$282.50 $79

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Standup Show for Two, Four, or Six at Harvey's Comedy Club (Up to 52% Off)

Harvey's Comedy Club

Old Town - Chinatown

Cozy club hosts nationally touring standups, including upcoming shows from Rich Vos, Killer Beaz, and Sean Kent

$30 $15

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4, 8, or 12 Kettlebell Fitness Classes at Warrior Room (Up to 59% Off)

Warrior Room

Historic Milwaukie

Classes incorporate kettlebells of different weights to perform squats, lunges, and other lifts to develop lean muscle

$40 $19

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

The Lotus Seed

Eliot

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

$100 $25

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$20 for 30-Class Yoga and Fitness Pass from Yoga & Fitness Passport ($300 Value)

Yoga & Fitness Passport

Multiple Locations

Students can use this 30-class pass at multiple locations to take everything from yoga to Zumba, signing up on an easy online platform

$300 $20

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Four or Eight 30-Minute Violin or Fiddle Lessons at Red Barn Studios (Up to 63% Off)

Red Barn Studios

Multiple Locations

2011 National Oldtime Fiddlers Contest winner teaches students to play fiddle or violin employing the Suzuki method

$120 $52

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Dance Party for Two or Four from 80s Video Dance Attack (60% Off)

80s Video Dance Attack

McMenamins’ Crystal Ballroom & Lola’s Room

A boisterous dance party bounces with nostalgic revelry as 10-foot screens project five hours of original '80s videos

$10 $4

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Four Weeks of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes at Urban Recess (65% Off)

Urban Recess Fitness For Women

Portland

This outdoor boot-camp intersperses a cardio burst with strength training to maximize the fat burning zone

$80 $28

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10 or 20 Drop-In CrossFit Classes at CrossFit Excellence (Up to 88% Off)

CrossFit Excellence

Portland

Veteran coaches lead ever-changing workouts that blend functional movements with CrossFit equipment inside a 60,000-square-foot facility

$200 $29

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$90 for $180 Groupon — Body by Yates

Body By Yates

Foster - Powell

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

$180 $90

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10 or 20 CrossFit X-Press Classes at CrossFit X-Factor (Up to 69% Off)

CrossFit X-Factor

Northwest District

Classes employ constantly changing functional movements to help build muscle mass and shed body fat

$150 $49

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Up to 30% Off Volleyball — Wok's Up Beach Volleyball; Valid Saturday

Wok's Up Beach Volleyball

Rockwood

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

$10 $7

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$60 for $120 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — I Liq Chuan Portland

I Liq Chuan Portland

Foster - Powell

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

$120 $60

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$39 for One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at The Float Shoppe ($99 Value)

The Float Shoppe

Northwest District

Students can sample a variety of classes, including Vinyasa flow, therapeutic, and mom-and-child yoga, in a relaxing community space

$99 $39

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10 or 20 Yoga Classes at Studio Modern Yoga (Up to 63% Off)

Studio Modern Yoga

Downtown Portland

In small, student-centered yoga classes, students stretch their bodies and quiet their minds

$100 $41

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$35 for Four Group Lessons for Guitar, Piano, or Voice at Every Family Needs Music ($130 Value)

Every Family Needs Music

Brooklyn

In group music lessons, teachers emphasize importance of fun over technical skill, fostering a deep-felt love of song

$130 $35

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Haunted-History Walking Tour for Two or Four with Ghost-Hunting Equipment from Spirit Expeditions (50% Off)

Spirit Expeditions

Hawthorne District

A two-hour walking tour covers Portland’s most haunted areas and allows guests to conduct their own paranormal investigation

$50 $25

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16-Day Slim-Down Boot Camp or Six Weeks of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes at Portland Fit Body Bootcamp (Up to 86% Off)

Portland Fit Body Bootcamp

Southeast Portland

45-minute boot-camp sessions focus on cardio, resistance, flexibility, and core training

$167 $29

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10 Adult Ninjutsu Classes or One Month of Unlimited Adult Ninjutsu Classes at Bujinkan Family Dojo (Up to 87% Off)

Bujinkan Family Dojo

Cedar Hills - Cedar Mill

Become more aware of your surroundings and yourself during ninjutsu self-defense classes utilizing methods that are 1,000+ years old

$250 $52

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Adam Ball literally grew up on the water—he can’t remember ever not living next to it, and most of his fondest memories involve being on the water with friends and family in some way. “If I go for three or four weeks without being on the water, I don’t feel right,” he said. Through happenstance, Adam’s passion for the water transformed into a business. After discovering paddle rafting, he started taking out whoever would go with him: friends, coworkers, friends of coworkers who had a cousin who knew this guy who said his mailman mentioned something about wanting go rafting. Then people started calling to book group trips. And thus Adam became a business owner.

Today, he and his team of experienced guides take adventurers out onto North Santiam River, which drops 27 feet per mile as it races along the Cascade Mountains. Guides prepare guests for the Class II and III rapids—sporting nicknames such as Rock & Roll, Upper and Lower Escalator, and Jaws—which provide safe yet challenging obstacles for passengers of all skill levels. The river winds past sights that range from canyon walls to opulent homes. Wildlife sightings abound, such as osprey that swoop to snatch salmon, river otters that lounge on the shore, and duck and geese that ride alongside the boat through the rapids. A local rottweiler also makes regular appearances, lumbering down to the shore to bark and solicit lunch money.

140 North 1st Avenue
Mill City,
OR
US

Having traversed the Santiam River for more than 30 years, Bill Sanderson and his crew know every rock, every twist, and every rapid by heart. With 50 miles of navigable waters, explorers can choose their own adventure?whether it's a half-day jaunt through the rapids or a three-day camping trip?led by the knowledgeable guides of North Santiam River Trips. In warmer months, rafters can fish for steelhead, rainbow trout, and chinook salmon, or simply cruise along the river keeping an eye out for elk, otters, and beavers along the shore.

P.O. Box 35
Mill City,
OR
US

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

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