Things To Do In Portland

Up to 50% Off Improv at Curious Comedy Theater

Curious Comedy Theater

Curious Comedy Theater

$38 $19

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

50% Off Beer Sampler and Growler at Uptown Market

Uptown Market

Raleigh Hills

$38 $19

Samples of Uptown Market brewery beers and a take-home 64-ounce growler filled with the brewery beer of your choice

Munchkin Playland – Up to 60% Off Indoor Playtime

Munchkin Playland

Tanasbourne North

$24 $12

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Children explore an indoor playground with slides and climbing structures, while adults relax in an adjoining cafe

Half Off Recording-Studio Rental

Ryder Records

Portland

$120 $60

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

45% Off Services

Our House

Buckman

$78 $43

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

Up to 59% Off Capoeira Angola Classes

Vadiacao de Oxossi

Multiple Locations

$60 $29

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

Up to 56% Off from Miss Fit Adventures

Miss Fit Adventures

Eastside

$20 $10

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

45% Off Recording-Studio Rental

Infinitesound Studios

Montavilla

$150 $83

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

Half Off an '80s Video Dance Party

80s Video Dance Attack

McMenamins’ Crystal Ballroom & Lola’s Room

$10 $5

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

Up to 58% Entry to the Portland Metro Reptile Expo

Northwest Reptile Expos

Portland

$18 $9

Selection of captive bred reptiles and other pets will be for sale; educational exhibits, pet products, supply vendors, and veterinarians

Up to 56% Off Children's Art Lessons

Young Art Lessons

Tigard Neighborhood Area 4

$45 $20

Kids learn to paint and draw in classes that offer an engaging introduction to the world of art

50% Off BabyFest

BabyFest: Northwest's Biggest Baby Shower

Leftbank Annex

$20 $10

Weekend festival showcases top-of-the-line baby products and services alongside events such as educational workshops, games, and prizes

Up to 57% Off Portland Historic Races

Portland International Raceway

Portland Historic Races

$35 $15

More than 250 vintage racecars, including vintage Datsuns, zoom into the spotlight along a 1.95-mile track; hundreds more sit on display

Up to 52% Off Archery at Archers Afield

Archers Afield

Tigard

$71 $34

Indoor lanes enable archers to pierce targets with rented equipment, and private lessons helmed by expert instructors cover essentials

Portland Rose Festival—50% Off Parade

Portland Rose Festival

Portland Memorial Coliseum

$25 $12.50

From a bleacher seat, watch the live-broadcast parade's 14 floral floats, as well as marching bands, dancers, and horses

50% Off Rugged Maniac 5K Obstacle Race

Rugged Maniac 5K Obstacle Race

Portland International Raceway

$58 $29

This obstacle-filled 5K has runners climbing walls and crawling through mud to reach a beer- and music-filled party at the finish line

55% Off at Mandala Yoga Studio

Mandala Yoga

Mt. Tabor

$110 $49

The studio complements classes in Kundalini, Therapeutic, Vinyasa yoga, and alignment-oriented Hatha

Up to Half Off at Hiking Yoga

Hiking Yoga

Washington Park

$20 $9.99

Outdoor hiking and yoga combine for 90 minutes of cardio and strength work in a natural setting, and groups can take private hikes

51% Off Choice of Glass-Making Classes

Bullseye Glass Co

Bullseye Resource Center

$100 $49

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

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From her days in the Navy to a love for yoga, Terri Chadney has always been into fitness. In 1994, she and her husband, Jay, opened West Coast Fitness to share that passion with her old neighborhood, which until then did not have a gym. "She wanted to reinvest in the neighborhood," Jay says. Here, the duo leads a staff of experienced trainers, who do everything from one-on-one training to group fitness classes such as yoga and spinning. As the yoga director, Terri requires that each yoga instructor have at least five years of teaching experience, thorough training, and a perfect letter B imitation. The rest of the staff boasts similar credentials, such as the Zumba instructor who has been dancing professionally for most of her life. And because they're not contractors, the trainers care about every aspect of the gym, not just making a sale. "They really invest themselves with the members," says Jay, "Our [trainers] come in, hang out, take classes, bring their dog."

For Jay and Terri, the most rewarding part of owning West Coast Fitness has been "seeing changes in the members," says Jay. He sees members who are in better shape than when they first joined 15 years ago—and Terri loves to see the seniors in her yoga classes up on their feet and doing strength-training exercises after coming in with crutches or walkers.

The St. John's location's spinning studio includes a 6-foot screen, sending riders on virtual trips via instructive DVDs even when a class isn't in session. Members can also log in to ActivTrax online or at the clubs' kiosks for custom workouts based on their goals and experience, as well as meal planning and progress tracking. The staff members engage parents' little ones with baby-sitting services in a colorful playroom. They have also stocked the gyms with tanning booths, and massage therapists help soothe stress and exercise-induced aches; the saunas and HydroMassage beds also help members unwind.

7522 N Lombard St
Portland,
OR
US

Many traditional artists paint linen or sculpt stone. For an agri-artist such as Craig Easterly, though, a cornfield makes a perfectly good canvas. For more than a decade, Craig has been chiseling through the 12-foot stalks of his 5-acre field to create what is from the ground a maze of rustling green tunnels and from above a stunning tableau of Portland themes and images. "I like to create designs that resonate with Portlanders and our friends in the greater Portland area," he said in a 2011 press release. One year, his work cut the city's bridges and rivers into the corn; in another he incorporated the Portland Timbers insignia into his maze.

Many traditional artists paint linen or sculpt stone. For an agri-artist such as Craig Easterly, though, a cornfield makes a perfectly good canvas. For more than a decade, Craig has been chiseling through the 12-foot stalks of his 5-acre field to create what is from the ground a maze of rustling green tunnels and from above a stunning tableau of Portland themes and images. "I like to create designs that resonate with Portlanders and our friends in the greater Portland area," he said in a 2011 press release. One year, his work cut the city's bridges and rivers into the corn; in another he incorporated the Portland Timbers insignia into his maze.

Each fall, these Sauvie Island fields birth both Craig's famous corn maze and its evil twin, the Haunted Maize, which spooks its visitors at night with costumed actors and eerie animatronics. Along with its mazes, The Maize at The Pumpkin Patch also sprouts fall-centric family-friendly activities. Overall-clad patrons bounce along on free hayrides, get crowned king of the hay mountain, or mimic the beastly accents of farm animals in the big red barn.

16511 Northwest Gillihan Road
Portland,
OR
US

Running between towering buildings and vibrant gardens, Gray Line of Portland's trolley sightseeing tours connect visitors with more than 11 of the Rose City's storied landscapes and buildings. As guides regale them with historic facts, anecdotes, and Herbert Hoover's credit card number, passengers look out onto Pioneer Courthouse Square, Washington Park, Powell's Books, and the Lan Su Chinese Garden. Participants can disembark and re-board at any point along their tour, allowing them to explore each site up-close or grab a bite to eat. Guides also lead combination tours via bus outside city limits to Multnomah Falls and Columbia River Gorge or jet boat along the Columbia River, with both routes tracing the original journey of Lewis and Clark. Operating as a member of Gray Line Worldwide––which leads tours in more than 700 destinations on six continents––Gray Line of Portland donates a portion of all ticket proceeds to the Breast Cancer Research Foundations' efforts in supporting awareness and research.

780 Southwest Broadway
Portland,
OR
US

Snap Fitness's around-the-clock gyms enable members to work on their physical well-being with a cornucopia of fitness equipment. With 24-hour access, members don't have to let The Man tell them when to help themselves to Snap's strength and cardio equipment, which features built-in TVs and other media diversions. 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 and address their fitness goals. Clients reap the benefit of individual attention as a personal trainer helps them tackle weight loss, prepare for an arm-wrestling competition, or unveil the mysteries of arcane cable-weight machines.

18335 NW West Union Rd
Portland,
OR
US

The three Oregon Athletic Clubs welcome members into an oasis of healthy living, each developed to encourage those aspiring to wellness to reach their fitness goals. In addition to cardio and weight equipment for solo workouts, personal trainers tailor workouts to meet individual goals and lead group yoga and Pilates sessions to strengthen and flex physiques. As parents pedal into shape in the cycling studio or unwind at the onsite spa, kids can caper about or discuss their investment portfolios in the childcare center.

At each location, patrons can practice not drowning in the indoor pools and then retire to relaxation at the locker-room saunas. The Hawthorn Farm Athletic Club invites members to splash into the outdoor pool and lounge on the lawn and patio. To refuel for the day’s cartwheel quota, the clubs’ restaurants dish up light fare including salads and paninis.

15670 NW Central Dr
Portland,
OR
US

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.

5506 Northeast Hoyt Street
Portland,
OR
US