Running a marathon at an iambic pace doesn't count as a dose of Shakespeare. Today's Groupon gives five chances to catch a theatrical double dose of the bard with Bag and Baggage's dual production of Taming of the Shrew and The Woman's Prize at the Venetian Theatre in Hillsboro for $11 (an $23 value on Sunday and $20 value on Thursday). Prove your mastery of the English language through live entertainment presented in subtitle-free English.
Established in 2009, the Best of Oregon Food & Wine Festival supports the Beaver State’s thriving culinary industry every year with a lineup of local restaurateurs and vintners. The festival emphasizes the artisanal side of local cuisine, and every year proceeds benefit local charities that have included the Children’s Cancer Association, Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, and the Oregon Food Bank. Between bites and beverages, guests can catch live sets by local musicians, or bid on an exquisitely invisible mime box at the festival’s silent auction.
Of the 60 acres that belong to Gary Davies, 15 are covered in grapes: 3 for Chardonnays, and 12 for Pinot Noirs. Gary doesn't let the fruit go to waste. An avid wine-maker, he's the driving force behind Meier Farms Vineyards, and has been fermenting wines and hosting private tastings since 2001.
At Natural High Rafting, they lead guided rafting and fishing trips on more than 12 of Oregon’s scenic and coastal rivers, including the Deschutes and Clackamas. The fishing trips also seek out fish by species, often encountering monsters such as steelhead, trout, and coho and chinook salmon.
Each of the guitar coaches at American Guitar Academy are certified in the school’s signature teaching method. Developed over 25 years, this house-honed instruction technique incorporates scientific research to help fingers learn to shred frets up to eight times faster than alternative methods. During private half-hour lessons, instructors guide budding rock stars aged 4 years and up through the basics of strumming chords and seamlessly stitching together riffs. These comprehensive lessons on classical, electric, or acoustic guitars are offered once a week with a live instructor or online and guarantee that students will be playing their favorite music within six months of training. Students may begin lessons without owning a guitar, but are encouraged to gain access to one quickly for mastering scales and the ability to solo with their teeth.
The sleek, wooden rink that houses Gresham Skate World has buzzed with the whir of wheels since 1974, when the facility first swung open its doors to a community that now encompasses multiple generations of skaters. The rink provides safe, family-friendly entertainment seven days a week, offsetting standard open skates with a lineup of special events, ranging from all-night sessions to cosmic skating on weekends. To help celebrate special events or dodge bounty hunters, reserve one of Gresham Skate World's private rooms. The center's onsite skate shop stocks an assortment of accessories, and the snack bar fuels full days of axels and dips with hot dogs, nachos, and pizza.
Since 1981, all 10,000 square feet of Hillsboro Skate World’s rink has been filled with the whoosh of roller skates, which can be heard during public-skate sessions and private birthday parties, when skaters of all ages glide and spin underneath colorful lights and the hum of popular music. Late-night and all-night skate events transform the rink into a themed arena with decorations and activities for occasions such as a Spooky Friday the 13th. Between skates, legs can rest at tables or benches, while hands grab hot dogs, nachos, and other noshables from the snack bar.