Things To Do In Five Corners

$19.95 for a Movie Night for Two with Concession Credit at Cinetopia (Up to $50 Value)

Cinetopia

Multiple Locations

An enhanced movie experience with extra-wide leather seats, wine and cocktail menus, and holiday blockbusters on enormous high-def screens

$50 $19.95

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Open Skating or 9 Weeks of Lessons, at Mountain View Ice Arena (Up to 52% Off)

Mountain View Ice Arena

Cascade Park

Ice rink that plays home to Vancouver Vipers hosts 35 hours of public-skate a week; lessons taught using USFSA Basic Skills Program

$25 $12

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$28 for $80 Worth of Boxing Lessons — JRT Boxing & MMA Gym

Jrt Boxing & Mma Gym

Vancouver

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

$80 $28

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One or Two Months of Gym Access with CrossFit & Group Fitness Classes–inferno Fitness & Sports (Up to 52% Off)

inferno Fitness & Sports

Vancouver

25,000-sq.-ft. gym with exercise equipment, full-size basketball court, and dedicated instructors

$39.99 $21

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Upscale Food and Drinks at Main Event Sports Grill (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Main Event Sports Grill

Multiple Locations

Grab some quick buffalo chicken sliders during a business lunch or settle in during dinner with a beer and peanut-butter burger with bacon

$30 $15

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$240 for $437 Worth of Recording-Studio Rental — KPM Recording Studios

Kpm Records

Vancouver

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

$437 $240

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10 Fitness Classes or One Month of Unlimited Fitness Classes at Melt Body Studio (Up to 73% Off)

Melt Body Studio

Vancouver

Yoga classes increase circulation and mindfulness through breath work, stretches, and basic poses

$60 $16

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$25 for Three Games of Bowling with Shoe Rental for Five at Husted's Hazel Dell Lanes ($55 Value)

Husted's Hazel Dell Lanes

Northeast Hazel Dell

Bowling alley with 24 lanes and automatic scoring where families have played for three generations

$55 $25

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10 or 20 Bikram Yoga Classes, or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Bikram Yoga Hazel Dell (Up to 88% Off) 

Bikram Hot Yoga Hazel Dell

Hazel Dell

Gain strength and flexibility in intense classical Bikram yoga classes led by certified instructors

$140 $19.99

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10 CrossFit Classes at Crossfit Mill Town North (65% Off)

Crossfit Mill Town

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$120 $42

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Multi-state Concealed-Handgun-License Course for One or Two at Southwest Washington Surplus (Up to 55% Off)

Southwest Washington Surplus

Vancouver

Students satisfy the requirements to apply for Oregon and Utah concealed-carry licenses, the latter of which has reciprocity in 35 states

$120 $65

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$30 for $60 Worth of Martial Arts — Hormann Family Kajukenbo

Hormann Family Kajukenbo

North Image

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$60 $30

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$18 for $40 Worth of Martial Arts — World class Martial Arts

World Class Martial Arts

Vancouver

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$40 $18

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5 or 10 Yoga Classes at Stellar Yoga (Up to 75% Off)

Stellar Yoga

Orchards Area

Yogis certified by Yoga Alliance lead pupils through flowing Vinyasa movements that encourage inner calm and a healthy sweat

$50 $15

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Painting Class for One or Two at Wine and Canvas (Up to 50% Off)

Wine and Canvas

Multiple Locations

Classes open to all levels feature painting in various styles accompanied by expert instruction & drink specials at one of several locations

$35 $19

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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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$18 for $60 Worth of Dance Lessons — Meiya Arts Education

Meiya Arts Education

Vancouver

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$60 $18

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One Month of Unlimited CrossFit Classes for One, Two, or a Family of Three at CrossFit Attollo (Up to 53% Off)

CrossFit Attollo

Vancouver

Certified trainers lead varying routines of functional exercises to foster endurance, stamina & strength at family-friendly fitness center

$95 $45

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Trampoline Passes at G6 Airpark (Up to 60% Off)

G6 Airpark

Multiple Locations

Jump around trampoline courts in a 12,000 sq. ft. arena

$20 $8

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Two-Hour Painting Lesson at Genuwine Artist (44% Off)

Genuwine Artist

Vancouver

Learn how to paint your own masterpiece while enjoying a selection of locally produced wine and craft brews.

$32 $18

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One or Two Months of Classes and a Uniform at U.S. World Class Taekwondo Association (Up to 93% 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 $19

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One or Two-Month Gym Membership at Victor Fitness Systems (Up to 52% Off)

Victor Fitness Systems

Northcrest

Members get fit with full access to gym, equipment, agility courses, and classes in Zumba, TRX, Bootcamp, and Circuit Training

$20 $10

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$25 for 20 Classes at Bikram Hot Yoga Vancouver ($240 Value)

Bikram Hot Yoga Vancouver

Multiple Locations

Bikram-certified instructors lead students of all fitness levels through 26 postures in a 105-degree studio

$240 $25

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Two or Four 60-Minute Private or Couples Riding Lessons at The Cameron Ranch (Up to 67% Off)

The Cameron Ranch

Woodland

Lessons within the ranch’s covered arena focus on grooming, saddling, and bridling the horse as well as proper riding posture

$120 $48

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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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Parent-Tot or Youth Swim Lessons for One or Two Kids or Family Day Pass at LaCamas Swim & Sport (Up to 52% Off)

LaCamas Swim & Sport

Camas

Parents and toddlers or big kids alone learn basic water safety and swimming skills in a comfortable, fun setting

$65 $35

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CrossFit Classes at Iron Valley CrossFit (Up to 70% Off). Three Options Available.

Iron Valley CrossFit

Clackamas

Foundation classes help newcomers learn the functional-fitness workouts central to CrossFit before they transition to the everyday exercises

$120 $40

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General Admission for Two or VIP Admission for One to Great American Distillers Festival (50% Off)

Great American Distillers Festival

Lloyd District

Celebrate the festival’s 10th anniversary by engaging with distillers and sampling their spirits

$50 $25

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Interactive Haunted House Admission for One, Two, or Four from America Is Haunted (Up to 51% Off)

America Is Haunted

Cully

Come face to face with creatures ranging from eerie to gruesome

$35 $18

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Haunted House Admission for Two, Four, or Six at Jabbersons Fun Center (Up to 46% Off)

Jabbersons Fun Center

Portland

This fun center invited brave souls to walk the halls of the House of Atrocities haunted house; not recommended for kids under 6

$18 $12

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Women of Faith: From Survival to Revival at Moda Center on December 5 and 6 (Up to 30% Off)

Women of Faith: From Survival to Revival

Moda Center

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A Bible-focused weekend of inspiration and entertainment, including music, speakers from churches around the world, and comedy

$99 $69

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Outing for One or Two to Urban Unveiled (Up to 60% Off)

Urban Unveiled

The Leftbank Annex

Sip cocktails and nibble on food while mingling with local wedding vendors and watching a bridal fashion show

$25 $12.50

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"Men Are from Mars Women Are from Venus LIVE!" at Helium Comedy Club on October 23 at 8 p.m. (Up to 51% Off)

"Men Are from Mars, Women are from Venus Live!"

Helium Comedy Club

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Based on the hit book by John Gray, Peter Story’s live performance elicits knowing laughter from both sexes

$48.99 $24

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Admission for Two to Haunted Corn Maze or Regular Corn Maze at Portland Pumpkin Farm (50% Off)

Bella Organic Pumpkin Patch

Sauvie Island

Pairs wander the winding corn maze in the light of day or dead of night, then stroll the colorful pumpkin patch for their perfect gourd

$24 $12

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$26 for a Fall Farm Visit for Two with a Corn Maze, Hayride, and Pumpkins at Kruger's Farm ($52 Value)

Kruger's Farm

Portland

Spend hours at this 150-acre working farm exploring a corn maze, picking pumpkins, and snacking on caramel apples and roasted corn

$52 $26

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$10 for One Day at Holiday Food & Gift Festival for Two on November 7, 8, or 9 at 10 a.m. ($20 Value)

Holiday Food & Gift Festival

Oregon Convention Center

More than 300 exhibitors and holiday-food vendors join Santa for three days of gift grabbing

$20 $10

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Dining in the Dark Event for One or Two at The Blind Cafe on November 13, 14, or 15 (Up to 37% Off)

The Blind Cafe

Alberta Abbey

This special traveling pop-up event produces a several-course vegetarian meal served in the dark as an experiment in positive social change

$125 $79

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Admission for Two or Four to the Haunted Houses at FrightTown

FrightTown

Rose Quarter

Haunted houses include a Lovecraftian menagerie of monsters, an abandoned warehouse full of cultists, and a madhouse mixing humor and horror

$44 $35

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Presale: Harlem Globetrotters Game at Moda Center on Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 2 p.m. or 7 p.m. (Up to 40% Off)

Harlem Globetrotters

Moda Center

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Ball-spinning antics abound as this world-famous exhibition basketball team dazzles in a comic and athletic performance

$56.25 $34

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General Admission for Two to Comedy Night at the Oregon Zoo, or Direct $10 or $25 Donations to Its Beneficiaries

Oregon Zoo

Oregon Zoo

Anchored by two local standups, the evening of comedy, snacks, and auctions benefits wildlife-conservation programs in Portland and abroad

$95.49 $85

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One, Two, or Four Early-Bird Tickets to Portland's LARGEST Garage Sale with Antiques (Up to 69% Off)

Portland's LARGEST Garage Sale with Antiques

Portland EXPO Center

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

$20 $9

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$20 for 30 Classes from MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass ($350 Value)

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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Improv Comedy with Soft Drinks and Popcorn for Two at Curious Comedy Theater (Up to 41% Off)

Curious Comedy Theater

King

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

$32 $19

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Erin Foley: Lady with Pockets Comedy Tour at FunHouse Lounge on Saturday, December 6 (Up to 35% Off)

Erin Foley: Lady with Pockets Comedy Tour

FunHouse Lounge

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Erin Foley brings TV- and club-sharpened skills to the stage, demonstrating an acerbic wit shown on Comedy Central and Conan

$23 $15

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$35 for an Onsite or Online Concealed-Weapons Class for One from Oregon Concealed ($70 Value)

Oregon Concealed

Multiple Locations

Instructors use onsite or online classroom time to prepare students for concealed-weapons-license exams in Oregon during four-hour session

$70 $35

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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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$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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$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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Five- or Ten-Class Pack or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Results Driven Fitness (Up to 85% Off)

Results Driven Fitness

Raleigh West

Blending the core-training elements of boot camp with suspension training, ropes and more, programs mimic the full range of body movements

$99 $19

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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

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$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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Movie or "Rocky Horror" Experience for Two with Popcorn and Drinks at Clinton Street Theater (Up to 51% Off)

Clinton Street Theater

Hosford - Abernethy

Enjoy classic and independent movies while munching popcorn or dress up as your favorite Rocky Horror character for a midnight screening

$26.50 $13

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10 Fitness Classes from JohnnyFit Bootcamp & Yoga (65% Off)

Johnnyfit Bootcamp & Yoga

Portland

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

$150 $53

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Three Personal-Training Sessions and a Dietary Consultation from Lifestyle Evolved Personal Training (65% Off)

Lifestyle Evolved

Buckman

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$150 $53

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One Month of Tae Kwon Do Classes at One Taekwondo Academy (Up to 93% Off)

One Taekwondo Academy

Multiple Locations

Students learn self-defense techniques, such as blocks, strikes,and kicks, while building discipline and confidence

$220 $19

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10 or 20 Small-Group Fitness Classes at Apex Bodyworks (Half Off)

Apex Bodyworks

Portland

Instructors lead small groups of exercisers through small group fitness classes

$90 $45

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African-Drumming Classes for Adults and Children at African World Music (Up to 55% Off). Four Options Available.

African World Music

Portland

International performer and founder of the African World Music Project shares his taste of Ghanain music and culture with students

$50 $25

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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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$60 for $120 Worth of Recording-Studio Rental at Ryder Records

Ryder Records

Portland

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$120 $60

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5 or 10 Kettlebell Classes at Skogg Gym (Up to 72% Off)

Skogg Gym

Portland

Kettlebells weighing anywhere from 9 to 106 pounds are incorporated into exercises with low-impact, full-body functional movements

$100 $29.99

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One-Year Family or Individual Membership to Audubon Society of Portland (51% Off)

Audubon Society of Portland

Northwest District

Membership includes a newsletter subscription, members-only discounts, and the knowledge that you're helping to protect Oregon's birds

$45 $22

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One Month of Rhythmic Gymnastics Classes at Rose City Rhythmic (Up to 58% Off)

Rose City Rhythmic

Portland

Students in rhythmic gymnastics classes mix tumbling and dance while playing with hoops, balls, ribbons, and ropes

$65 $29

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Four House Infused Cocktails, Valid Weekdays or Weekends at The Waypost (Up to 40% Off)

The Waypost

Williams District

Live music and weekly events accompany house infused drinks at eatery that specializes in tacos

$25 $15

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One or Three Months of Gym Membership and One Personal-Training Session at Anytime Fitness (Up to 67% Off)

Anytime Fitness

Portland

Strength training and aerobic equipment help clients fortify their physiques in a gym that's open 24/7

$75 $29

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Two-Hour BYOB Painting Class and Drinks for One or Two at The Loaded Brush (Up to 40% Off)

The Loaded Brush

Sellwood - Moreland

Prolific artist guides students step-by-step through paintings as they sip libations

$40 $24

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Wine Flights and Appetizers for Two or Four at WineUp on Williams (Up to 51% Off)

WineUp On Williams

Eliot

Five-pour flights paired with a meat-and-cheese plate inside the building that once housed the famed Cleo-Lillian Social Club

$40 $20

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Punch Card for Four or Eight Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Nia Technique, Inc. (Up to 61% Off)

Nia Technique, Inc.

Downtown Portland

Nia fitness classes combine martial arts, dancing, and healing during sessions set to music and designed to encourage healthy living

$44 $19

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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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$16 for $35 Worth of Drum Lessons — The Rhythm Lab

The Rhythm Lab

Portland

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

$35 $16

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

Our House

Buckman

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$78 $43

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Five or Eight 60-Minute Personal Training Sessions at Get Brit Fit (Up to 66% Off)

Get Brit Fit

Portland

ISSA-certified trainer and nutrition specialist guides you through effective workouts while offering support and sharing knowledge

$325 $119

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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 $29

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Whiskey and Brandy Tasting for Two, Four, or Group of 8 at Stone Barn Brandyworks (50% Off)

Stone Barn Brandy Works

Brooklyn

Sample whisky, brandy, and liqueur made on-site at facility that's home to inventive liquor-making

$26 $13

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One or Three Months of Capoeira Angola Classes at Vadiação De Oxossi (Up to 59% 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 $29

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Day-Hike for Two, 10 Boot-Camp Classes, or Personal-Training Package from Miss Fit Adventures (Up to 56% Off)

Miss Fit Adventures

Eastside

Experienced trainers lead day-hikes, boot-camp classes, and personal training sessions

$20 $10

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One or Four Private Drum Classes or a Two-Hour African Drum Circle at Sound & Rhythm Drumming Studio (Up to 71% Off)

Sound & Rhythm Drumming Studio

Alberta Arts

Internationally accomplished instructor teaches students to play the drums in private lessons or leads groups in a fun African drum circle

$25 $12

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$62.50 for a 10-Class Punch Card at Alive MMA ($125 Value)

Alive MMA - CrossFit Woodstock

Woodstock

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

$125 $62.50

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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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Select Local Merchants

Hershey Theatre

The Hershey Theatre, conceived in 1933 by noted philanthropist and chocolatier Milton S. Hershey, stands as an opulent tribute to the performing arts. Taking architectural cues from Saint Mark’s Basilica in Venice, the foyer’s towering arches gleam with golden paint and crystal chandeliers. The blue-and-gold mosaic that leads to the main seating area is the masterwork of two German artists who spent two years on its construction. Once inside the theater, audiences might think they’ve stepped onto the streets of Venice thanks to the atmospheric ceiling, stonework facades, and gondoliers paddling them to their seats. ####Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Music has permeated the 800 manicured acres where the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts has stood since 1969, when farmer Max Yasgur agreed to let love, peace, and harmony grow wild at the very first Woodstock festival. These days, the renowned outdoor venue and cultural center continues to attract the biggest acts in music to its pavilion stage. The open-air design ensures ample ventilation on the natural sloping lawn, and a roof protects up to 15,000 fans from inclement weather and the prying eyes of Cessna pilots.

17200 Northeast Delfel Road
Ridgefield,
WA
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Philip Foster was one of the few Americans who could say they helped establish one of the United States. As one of Oregon's earliest pioneers, Foster was instrumental in settling travelers during the mid- to late-19th Century. He helped build and operate Barlow Road, and even directed travelers into Willamette Valley by guiding covered wagons and waving a candle for landing airplanes on foggy nights. Foster's farm and home in Eagle Creek also played a major role in the area's history. Today, visitors can explore the property's house, store, barn, and outbuildings, all while soaking up historical facts from guides in period clothing. Guests can also stop by the farm for annual events, including a Dutch oven cook-off, garden parties, and other seasonal festivities.

29912 SE Highway 211
Eagle Creek,
OR
US

Moxie Runners encourages a fun, active lifestyle for others, regardless of their speed or fitness level. During the program’s annual race, participants wind their way through Ridgefield and Vancouver toward the strains of music emanating from the finish line. A portion of race proceeds further encourages fitness by benefiting programs for preteen girls that boost self-confidence through running and walking rather than forcing them to write one another fan mail.

17200 Northeast Delfel Road
Ridgefield,
WA
US

From the outside, the nonprofit, 100% volunteer-run Kids Cooking Corner has the whimsical appearance of a fairy-tale cottage, its white siding accented by baby-blue paint and surrounded by fresh flowers and topiaries. The interior of the century-old house is equally exciting to youngsters, though not because of a prince or fairy godmother willing to do all of the heavy lifting. Children work hard at The Kids Cooking Corner, but the work is disguised in fun and rewarded with tasty snacks. Instructors warmly welcome foster children and children with special needs into their classrooms.

Helmed by chef, health enthusiast, and mother of three Heidi O'Connor, the volunteers at The Kids Cooking Corner strive to educate whippersnappers on nutrition, food safety, and food prep, often helping picky eaters try new foods along the way. Instructors incorporate math, science, and reading into curricula, teaching real-world applications for kids' school-sourced skills. Children definitely get their hands dirty, however: in spring and summer, they spend time in The Kids Cooking Corner garden, getting firsthand experience working with ingredients from seed to plate. Brightly painted walls, a playful party room, and a fully stocked kitchen provide a safe, exciting environment for kids to get crafty with edibles during each class, as well as during summer camps, parties, and peaceful games of food baseball.

5206 NE 78th St.
Vancouver,
WA
US

In his 25-year coaching career, PGA professional Jack Young has taught more than 30,000 golfers, ranging from 5-year-olds to 90-year-olds, from scratch players to first timers. In 2007, he left a post as a golf club's head golf pro to dedicate all of his time to coaching, putting to use the encyclopedic knowledge of golf-swing mechanics and the clear communication skills that have made him successful from the start. Operating out of Vanco Golf Range, Jack often uses video swing analysis in lessons, providing his pupils with visual aids and material for their acting reel. His familiarity with multiple swing models lets him mold his advice to pupils' natural tendencies. "I believe in physics," Jack says. "There are a lot of ways to hit a golf ball; everyone has their own unique signature to their swing." Jack's skills extend to club fitting, which he has been doing for 20 years and offers free of charge. His expertise extends beyond simple swing mechanics: Jack also advises golfers on the mental approach, short-game skills, and unique kind of physical fitness needed to fortify swings and get away with late-night cart tipping.

703 N Devine Rd
Vancouver,
WA
US

Smoke and fierce heat rise from a battalion of Weber gas grills and Big Green Egg smokers as barbecue docents line up in front of them, ready to wrangle rafts of raw meat into expertly grilled, smoked, and sauced feasts. In classes that range from three to seven hours, Phoenix BBQ and Grilling School's instructors impart their knowledge of sauces and marinades. They also teach students how to brine, smoke, and grill ingredients such as ribs, turkeys, chickens, peppers, pork, and veggies, all of which are provided. The three dudes in charge have been leading classes since 1998. Head honcho Stu McMullen draws upon myriad cooking classes and international travels to develop exciting recipes, while "sauce king" Eric Viken introduces sauces that can enchant palates and save accidentally overcooked meats. The barbecue experts hold classes onsite or in private backyards, enabling the family cat to finally learn to do something productive with its hunting gifts.

3815 H Street
Vancouver,
WA
US