Sports in Oregon

Up to 40% Off 5K Race Entry

8 Track Relay

Portland International Raceway

$55 $33

Come for the races on the 19th and stay for the music, beer, camping, and games through the 20th

Mt. Hood Skibowl – 50% Off Summer Alpine Fun

Mt. Hood Skibowl

Mount Hood

$68 $34

Summer fun awaits in the form of aqua rollers, bungee trampolines, a 32-foot rock wall & the half-mile dual Alpine Slide at Mt. Hood Skibowl

Up to 58% Off Rhythmic Gymnastics Classes

Rose City Rhythmic

Portland

$65 $29

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

Up to 75% Off Kickboxing Classes

Northwest Fighting Arts

Buckman

$100 $29.99

(100)

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

50% Off Martial-Arts Lessons

I Liq Chuan Portland

Foster - Powell

$120 $60

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

Up to 85% Off Karate Classes

Portland Shotokan Karate

Multiple Locations

$200 $39

Students get fit, build mental focus, and master traditional self-defense techniques under 4th degree black belt Sensei Bettina Ishimaru

Up to 85% Off Karate Classes

Portland Shotokan Karate

Multiple Locations

$200 $39

Students get fit, build mental focus, and master traditional self-defense techniques under 4th degree black belt Sensei Bettina Ishimaru

50% Off MMA and CrossFit Classes

Alive MMA - CrossFit Woodstock

Woodstock

$125 $62.50

(6)

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

Up to Half Off The Colorful 5K – Graffiti Run

The Graffiti Run

Portland International Speedway

$50 $25

Runners dash along a 5K course while splattering one another with nontoxic color powder

Up to 45% Off at the 5K Foam Fest

5K Foam Fest

Portland International Raceway

$90 $55

Racers tackle 15–30 obstacles, such as mud pits and foam-covered Slip 'n Slides, then move on to other muddy games at an after-party

The Neon Run – Up to 54% Off 5K Entry

The Neon Run

Portland International Raceway

$54.88 $25

At glow stations along a 5K course lit by black lights, a water-based formula that radiates light rains down on runners

50% an Intro Kayak Trip from Next Adventure 

Next Adventure

Sellwood Waterfront Park

$40 $20

(14)

Explore the Willamette River during a 2.5-hour trip that combines beginning instruction with a visit to an island wildlife refuge

Up to 66% Off Kayaking or Paddleboarding Tour

Northwest River Guides

eNRG Kayaking

$138 $49

Kayakers and paddleboarders skim under scenic bridges and past rock walls before reaching the base of the Willamette River's 40 ft. falls

Up to 50% Off 5K Dog Run at Bella Organic Farm

Bella Organic Farm

Sauvie Island

$35 $17.50

(7)

Pups and their humans run side by side through the farm's trails, concluding in a pancake breakfast and a day at the farm

39% Off Golf Lessons with Golf Pro Michael Charles

Golf Pro Michael Charles

Eastmoreland

$100 $60.99

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

54% Off Unlimited Boxing or Kickboxing Classes

G.i.r.l.s. Gym

Portland

$100 $46

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

Up to 72% Off Kettlebell Classes at Skogg Gym

Skogg Gym

Portland

$100 $29.99

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

55% Off Tai Chi Classes

Eliot Sitt at A’la Carte Fitness

Beaumont - Wilshire - Alameda

$55 $25

Instructor leads students through slow, controlled movements designed to increase flexibility and build strength

Up to 53% Off 18-Hole Round of Golf

Watson Ranch Golf

Eastside

$90 $45

Golfers warm up with buckets of range balls before tackling a front nine built in 1923 and a back nine constructed 75 years later

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After spending time in Quaking Grass's furnished loft studio, you learn why some of the yoga, Zumba, and holistic-dance instructors refer to the space as their "big living room." Once inside the studio, you find yourself in a sprawling, high-ceilinged loft. Natural light spills in from tall windows and onto green walls, where African art and decorative Asian fans hang. Scanning the room, you see plush furniture, a kitchenette, and a massive Native American dream catcher, painted white and hanging 6 feet to the floor.

Quaking Grass is home to the Healing Arts Collective; many of its members left positions as businesspeople, teachers, and lawyers in favor of a more relaxed lifestyle. According to director Heather Straube, they each felt called to help others through techniques such as massage, yoga, and dance. Instructors lead students through progressive poses in Vinyasa yoga, dances set to Latin and Caribbean beats in Zumba, and blends of meditative martial arts and freeform movement in Earthquake Ecstatic and Nia dance. Though they guide some classes step-by-step, instructors emphasize free exploration over adhering to a strict routine—reminding students that they can meditate silently, pair off with partners, or dance alone to practice leading and following at the same time.

Once each month, Quaking Grass's members also host an open community clinic, experimental salon, and potluck. Practitioners stationed throughout the space introduce curious guests to basics of tarot-card reading, massage, hypnosis, quantum touch, and a host of other holistic methods—with the hope that visitors, like babies balancing their first checkbooks, experience something new. Individual members, artists, or community practitioners may also lead workshops or lectures explaining their craft.

3942 Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard
Portland,
OR
US

Nowadays, the term “martial arts” conjures up images of flashy Hollywood kicks, championship trophies, and prismatic collections of ranked belts. Many often forget, however, that the martial arts are tools for self-defense. The instructors at McKenzie Martial Arts eschew the glamour and instead focus on teaching students how to protect themselves, encouraging participation from the entire family. They lead kids, teens, and adults through a range of disciplines, including Bruce Lee’s street-level jeet kune do, Gracie jujitsu, and weapon-centric Filipino kali and escrima. During each lesson, they’ll equip students with gloves and padded weapons and let them put their newfound skills to use in a ring or mat-covered training room. Family members, meanwhile, can watch their kin square off by meditating to the point of omnipresence or simply nabbing a spot in the comfortable viewing area.

3666 W 11th Ave
Eugene,
OR
US

During the challenge, teams of two or more individuals will run helter-skelter around the city in a frantic race for cash prizes and personal pride, with a first-place award of $200. Not only will participants have to solve strands of interconnected clues that would test the deductive powers of even the most seasoned consulting detective, they'll need to plot spatiotemporal stratagems while exploring undiscovered corners of the city. Although being physically fit is a plus, quick wits and wise planning will ultimately determine the winners. Participation in the challenge gets contestants a clue packet, race-number bib, and T-shirt, and fees also help toward contributions to partner charities and the prize pool. The website offers a regular FAQ and Groupon FAQ page with further details on the intricacies of the race, what to wear the day of, why it's not okay to bring a boa constrictor, and more.

910 Northwest 14th Avenue
Portland,
OR
US

• For $25, you get one month of unlimited children's classes (age 4–12) (a $95 value). • For $49, you get one month of unlimited adult classes (age 12+) (up to a $150 value).

18206 SE Stark St
Portland,
OR
US

Since 2003, the U.S. West Coast Taekwondo Association has been providing instruction in Taekwondo and the martial arts in the Gresham area.

16200 SW Pacific Hwy
Portland,
OR
US

Rose City Rowing Club rents 4,400 square feet of the Portland Boathouse for equipment storage and showers, but that’s not where the heart of its business takes place. On the Willamette River, middle- and high-school rowers soak in the sights and move in synchronicity, timing each catch and drive as their narrow boats glide across the water.

Team manager Lynn Walton emphasizes that the focus is on the team, not just an array of star players. “If you sign up to row with us, you row as many days as you want, and you race in every event you go to. We don’t have cuts.” Throughout the season, athletes’ participation in the low-impact, high-intensity aerobic sport helps to boost strength, endurance, balance, and coordination. Oarsmen and oarswomen broaden their social networks by befriending their teammates, who may be from different schools, districts, or positions on the paper v. plastic debate.

Walton says rowing is a great way to boost admission potential in high school; college teams are growing and continuing to expand their athletic rosters, scouting and offering scholarships that can especially benefit female candidates who show interest and potential. One of the best parts of rowing is it can build healthy habits to last a lifetime. “When we go to regattas, there are people who are 85 years old who are rowing and racing still, and they started rowing in college, back in the 1940s,” she says.

1327 SE Tacoma Street #224
Portland,
Oregon
US