Classes in Oregon

Three-Hour Introductory Glass-Fusing Class or Two-Hour Glass-Box-Making Class (Up to 55% Off)

Aquila Glass School

Aquila Glass School

$109 $49

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Instructors discuss glass-fusing techniques that produce pendants, bowls, and trays, or demonstrate how to cast a fetching glass box

Intro or Advanced Beer-Brewing Class or Winemaking Class at FH Steinbart Company (Up to 50% Off)

FH Steinbart Company

Buckman

$30 $16

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Experienced brew masters teach students how to brew their own beers and make their own wines at home

$5 for One Admission to Encore Poker Club ($10 Value)

Encore Poker Club

Northwest District

$10 $5

Poker club pays entire prize pool out to players; features full bar, big-screen TVs, and free WiFi

$49 for an Introductory Glass-Making Class at Bullseye Glass Co. ($100 Value)

Bullseye Glass Co

Bullseye Resource Center

$100 $49

World-renowned glassmaker hosts beginning kilnforming classes where pupils craft plates, coasters, sculptures, or jewelry

$30 for a Two-Hour Painting Workshop with Complimentary Beverage at Live Laugh Love Glass ($60 Value)

Live Laugh Love Glass

Tigard

$60 $30

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Instructors provide painting materials, instruction, and complimentary beverages to students who create works of art on 16"x20" canvases

Fused-Glass or Fine-Silver Craft Private Lessons for Two with Lunch at Fused Glass Gifts (50% Off). Four Options Available.

Fused Glass Gifts

Woodland

$150 $75

In a private lesson, students learn about fused glass or fine silver from an experience instructor before making a unique piece of art

Open-Studio Art Time for One, Two, or Three Children at Art ala Carte (Up to 50% Off)

Art ala Carte

Portland

$11 $5.50

Kids make trips to a repurposed salad bar filled with paints, beads, and other art supplies to create any art project they can imagine

Ceramics Painting for Two or Four at Rose City Ceramics (Up to 56% Off)

Rose City Ceramics

Sommerset West - Elmonica North

$40 $20

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

Glass-Blowing or Glass-Sculpting Workshop at Live Laugh Love Glass (Up to 50% Off). Four Options Available.

Live Laugh Love Glass

Tigard

$50 $25

Experience the art of glassblowing while creating your own masterpiece out of hot molten glass

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

Johnnyfit Bootcamp & Yoga

Portland

$150 $53

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

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

Apex Bodyworks

Portland

$90 $45

Instructors lead small groups of exercisers through small group fitness classes

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

Anytime Fitness

Portland

$75 $29

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

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

Vital Body Studio

Portland

$195 $75

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

One Month of Unlimited Fitness Classes or 20 Fitness Classes at The Art of Movement (Up to 77% Off)

The Art of Movement

Hosford - Abernethy

$175 $40

Chisel muscles in Core and Sculpt Pilates and barre classes, boost flexibility in five types of yoga classes, and slim waists in boot camps

10 or 20 Barre Fitness Classes at Xtend Barre Portland (Up to 66% Off)

Xtend Barre Portland

Richmond

$170 $59

Instructors lead blend of ballet and Pilates exercises that aim to strengthen cores, slim waistlines and firm muscles

$25 for $50 Worth of Dance Lessons — Xcape Dance Academy

Xcape Dance Academy

Jefferson Westside

$50 $25

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

Ceramics Painting for Two or Four at Color Me Mine (Up to 52% Off)

Color Me Mine

Hillsboro

$30 $15

Choose from a bounty of dishes, figurines, and other ceramic creations to paint in vibrant colors, then hand them to staff to glaze and fire

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

Core Dance

Tualatin

$55 $14

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

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

ZenSpot

Southwest Portland

$130 $39

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

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Ghanaian cuisine leans heavily on a sauce combining peppers, onions, ginger, oil, tomatoes, and shrimp. The pepper and ginger slice through the gentle acidity of tomatoes and the sweetness of shrimp, complementing both meat and vegetable dishes. The cooks behind Delight of Africa started out making batches as a favor to friends and family. Today, they still follow a recipe for the sauce handed down from their grandparents, using only fresh ingredients and never adding preservatives or food coloring. They also hold cooking lessons, teaching groups to re-create traditional West African recipes and broaden their horizons without the dangers of touching a spinning globe.

2929 Southeast Powell Boulevard
Portland,
OR
US

A sprawling salad bar stands center stage within Art ala Carte's studio. But you won't find lettuce and dressing inside. Instead, the bar dispenses ingredients for creativity: water colors, beads, and other art supplies. Each visit grants kids, teenagers, and parents unlimited access to these supplies, enough to create countless necklaces, collages, and portraits. And much like the craft days at regular salad bars, things often get messy. Luckily, the studio's staff takes care of all cleanup. In fact, an absence of parental involvement in the creative process is one of the staff's few stipulations. While adults are welcome to create alongside kids, Art ala Carte believes little artists should make their own creative choices. In this way, art can help them gain the confidence Mick Jagger developed after his mother stopped holding the mic for him on tour.

Because of their belief in empowering young ones, Art ala Carte brings its studio to as many kids as possible. They give away memberships to families in need, and the team takes a mobile version of their art bar to schools and community areas.

8235 SE 13th Ave
Portland,
OR
US

Since its inception more than 10 years ago, The Portland Ballet has already sent students off to successful careers at prestigious ballet companies, including American Ballet Theatre, Houston Ballet, and Miami City Ballet. Artistic director Nancy Davis helms an expert staff that follows a specialized curriculum designed to guide students with classes and additional programs with guest instructors that have included Evelyn Cisneros (the former principal ballerina with the San Francisco Ballet) and Marianna Tcherkassky (the former principal ballerina with American Ballet Theatre).

The Portland Ballet accepts students as young as 3 and nurtures their talents through a program that includes creative ballet, curriculum ballet, and a men’s ballet program taught by all-male instructors. Teachers also lead classes for adults and teach alternate dance styles such as jazz and modern. Students get the chance to perform twice a year and can audition for The Portland Ballet’s youth company, which performs repertory pieces and workshops with guest instructors.

6250 SW Capitol Hwy
Portland,
OR
US

ZenSpot’s hot yoga classes are the opposite of cutting edge—instead, they use techniques of enhancing one’s flexibility with heat that draw on a 5,000-year-old art. In a studio heated to slightly above the human body’s typical 98.6 degrees, certified hot yoga teachers lead Vinyasa-style classes, transitioning seamlessly between poses rather than pausing between each one to yell “Yoga!” The yoga classes facilitate holistic wellness.

Outside the yoga studio, the center offers lessons in Feng Shui and human empowerment—a broad title for services that include life coaching, nutrition, and stress management. With the philosophy that all living and non living matter are connected, Feng Shui sessions strive to create a more balanced home by decluttering and organizing living and work areas. Life-coaching sessions aim for balance as well; the studio's coaches encourage clients to take time to examine who they are and what is important to them without the influence of external pressures.

8525 SW Barbur Blvd
Portland,
OR
US

Snap Fitness's around-the-clock gyms enable members of all ages and lifestyles to work on their physical well-being with a cornucopia of fitness equipment. With convenient 24-hour access, members don't have to let The Man tell them when to help themselves to Snap's strength and cardio equipment. For those who exercise during conventional hours, Snap's friendly, unintimidating atmosphere welcomes patrons of all ability levels, unlike schoolyard dodge-ball squads. Members also enjoy nationwide access to all Snap Fitness locations, ideal for working out while traveling.

For a dose of custom advice, patrons can seek out a personal-training session with a certified coach, who helps them assess, address, and accomplish their fitness goals. Clients reap the benefit of individual attention as a results-oriented personal trainer helps them tackle weight loss, prepare for an arm-wrestling competition, or unveil the mysteries of arcane cable-weight machines.

7110 SE Milwaukie Ave
Portland,
OR
US

In the evenings, heels click on the hardwood during social- and partner-dance classes. Pupils learn basic and advanced moves in swing, latin, and ballroom, to name a few, switching partners along the way. Before and after both yoga and dance sessions, they can take advantage of an onsite dressing room for changing, showers, and storing their street clothes.

Hardwood floors, full-length mirrors, and high ceilings serve as the border of SwingYogi Studio's spacious facility, whose hanging chandeliers illuminate two distinct forms of exercise, both of which provide more than just physical benefits. Firstly, the staff oversees students setting up their mats for hatha and vinyasa yoga classes. During these sessions, the instructors lead classes through poses that are scalable to accommodate everybody and every body, no matter the age or experience level.

2505 SE 11th Ave.
Portland,
OR
US