Things To Do In Portland


Ian Harvie at FunHouse Lounge on Sunday, March 8, at 8:30 p.m. (Up to 35% Off)

Ian Harvie

FunHouse Lounge

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Premier transgender standup comic from the Golden Globe–winning series Transparent muses about the lighter side of transitioning

$17 $11

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Portland Youth Philharmonic Winter Concert at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall on Saturday, March 7 (Up to 47% Off)

Portland Youth Philharmonic Winter Concert

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

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Youth celebrate the season with works by Brahms, Stravinsky, and Walton

$20.95 $11

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Exclusive Presale: NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship at Moda Center in Portland on March 19 or 21

NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship 2nd/3rd Rounds, Sessions 1-3

Moda Center - Portland, OR

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NCAA March Madness continues at Moda Center in Portland with a thrilling weekend of college basketball

$50

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Half-Hour Private Lesson for Up to Five or One-Hour Introductory Group Class at Archers Afield (Up to 53% Off)

Archers Afield

Tigard

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

$65 $32

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

Ryder Records

Portland

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

$120 $60

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Gym Membership to Anytime Fitness (Up to 72% Off). Four Options Available.

Anytime Fitness

Portland

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

$78 $29

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Up to 30% Off Volleyball — Wok's Up Beach Volleyball; Valid Saturday

Wok's Up Beach Volleyball

Rockwood

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

$10 $7

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$54 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 $54

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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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Admission to KidFest and SportFest for a Family of Five on Saturday or Sunday, January 24–25 (Up to 50% Off)

KidFest and SportFest

Expo Center

Weekend festival showcases fun and healthy kid activities alongside events such as educational workshops, games, and prizes

$20 $10

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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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$6 for a 2014 Three-Visit Indoor Playground Pass at Munchkin Playland ($15 Value)

Munchkin Playland

Tanasbourne North / Hillsboro

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

$15 $6

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$14 for a Portland Winterhawks Hockey Game at Veterans Memorial Coliseum on February 13 or 25 ($26 Value)

Portland Winterhawks

Veterans Memorial Coliseum

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The Winterhawks continue their pursuit of a league-record fifth consecutive Western Conference Championship

$26 $14

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"Cinderella," Presented by the Oregon Ballet Theatre at Keller Auditorium on February 28–March 7 (Up to 41% Off)

"Cinderella" Presented by the Oregon Ballet Theatre

Keller Auditorium

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Cinderella finds, loses, and finds her prince all over again in Prokofiev’s 1944 masterpiece, set to a live orchestral score

$60 $36

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$34 for a Basic Pistol Safety and Concealed-Carry Class at Arms To Bear ($85 Value). 12 Available Dates.

Arms To Bear

Oxford Suites

NRA & law enforcement certified instructors uphold the highest standards in firearms training and concealed carry certification

$85 $34

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One-Month Endurance Program, Five CrossFit Classes, or CrossFit On-Ramp Program at VC CrossFit (Up to 80% Off)

VC CrossFit

Portland

High-intensity CrossFit classes meet six days a week; endurance program helps triathletes and others build long-lasting strength

$79 $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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$49 for One Month of Kids' Tae Kwon Do Classes with Uniform at Way of Life Taekwondo & Fitness Arts (Up to $199 Value)

Way of Life Taekwondo & Fitness Arts

Multnomah

Kids aged 3–16 kick, jab, and duck through one-hour classes geared to teach self-defense and discipline

$199 $49

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$35 for $69 Worth of Ziplining — Sunrise Taekwondo

Sunrise TaeKwonDo

Raleigh Hills

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$69 $35

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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
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The entire Earth spins inside of the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. It's as if visitors have launched into outer space, where they can see everything—clouds forming over North America, hurricanes churning in the tropics, and millions of animals in migration. Night falls, and the major cities light up Earth's continents like misshapen Christmas trees. Just then, the planet disappears, and in its place rises a spinning orb of fire and violent solar storms: the sun. The display, appropriately titled Science On a Sphere, is actually a 6-foot animated globe powered by a series of video projectors. It serves as the perfect centerpiece for OMSI's Earth Hall, which explores geology, tectonics, and everything else that makes Earth a living planet. The hall's exhibits let visitors control wind turbines and launch satellites into space.

Earth Hall is only one section of the museum, however. More hands-on activities wait within Turbine Hall, where kids design bridges and boats. Visitors can tour the USS Blueback, a U.S. Navy attack submarine that guarded the Pacific for 31 years, or gaze towards the heavens inside of Kendall Planetarium, which uses real-time 3D graphics to transport audiences into the very heart of black holes. Even Theory, the onsite eatery, has an educational focus. The restaurant's displays explore food sciences while Chef Ryan Morgan and his team use local ingredients to cook meals in full view.

Although every corner of OMSI sparks scientific curiosity, the museum's educational programs take things one step further. The faculty hosts astronomy camps and teaches 50-minute interactive labs in which kids might make soap or dissect a squid—a requisite skill for any future biologist or sushi chef.

1945 SE Water Ave
Portland,
OR
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Bouldering differs from other forms of rock climbing in a variety of ways, such as its heightened social element. When top roping, for example, climbers are more isolated, relying on a partner below to maintain rope tension. But because bouldering is done on lower courses that don't require a rope or harness, climbers are free to scale walls at will, often resulting in people sharing walls and striking up conversations in between surmounting terrain such as verticals, slabs, and roof climbs?overhangs that put climbers' bodies parallel to the floor.

That's how The Circuit Bouldering Gym got started. Some bouldering enthusiasts crossed paths at a local gym and found they all wanted to expand Portland's bouldering options. Today, they welcome guests to surmount courses?including a hanging boulder?ranging from 8- to 17-feet high and surrounded by crash-pad flooring. Boasting three of the largest bouldering-only gyms in the world, they also designed many of their simulated climbing stations as top-out boulders, letting guests experience what it's like to stand atop a boulder in the Rockies or on the moon. Additionally, they instruct guests with programs such as 90-minute intro courses, advanced clinics with professional climber athletes, and programs tailored for kids including birthday parties,summer and winter-break camps.

Between climbs, a lounge area lets visitors relax and swap tales of defying gravity's relentless bullying. The third and newest location in Tigard offers more than 19,000 square feet of brand new boulders. To further build the bouldering community, the gym's team organizes an annual fundraiser benefiting local charities. All locations also have a full weights area, allowing for workouts and CrossFit training between climbs. .

6050 SW Macadam Ave
Portland,
OR
US

Known as the City of Roses, Portland has been annually celebrating its moniker for more than 100 years. Local publisher's wife Mrs. Henry Pittock and her friends held the first Portland Rose Festival in 1889, in the Pittock home's own garden. Fast-forward 120 years and this small gathering dedicated to the city's signature perennial has expanded into an annual month-long event, its centerpiece the massive rose garden that fills the entire Lloyd Center Ice Rink. Gardeners whisper sweet nothings to displays featuring more than 4,000 varieties of blooms, with a focus on that year's Official Rose and its fellow honorees.

The rose show isn't the Festival's only draw. Throughout its run, various public events take place downtown on both sides of?and in?the Willamette River. During the Dragon Boat Race, more than 80 local and international rowing teams pilot festive boats against each other in a heated dash down the river. About halfway through the festival, crowds gather in Veterans Memorial Coliseum for the start of the Grand Floral Parade. Following a different theme each year, this event gathers vibrant floats bedecked in floral displays and accompanied by dance ensembles, live a capella groups, and traditional marching bands. During the parade's launch, organizers crown that year's queen and unite her with the Festival's fun-loving mascot, the Clown Prince. The Grand Floral Walk gathers volunteer revelers to follow the same route as the downtown parade, and benefits the Knight Cancer Challenge.

300 N Winning Way
Portland,
OR
US

In 1976, Joan Barnes—a California mom frustrated with the lack of spaces where she could take her kids for safe and age-appropriate play time—took matters into her own hands and founded Gymboree Play and Music. In the decades since Gymboree’s founding, Joan’s vision of a safe place where youngsters could build confidence and creativity has come to fruition and spread to 30 countries around the globe. Staffed by attentive and expertly trained instructors, each Gymboree outpost adheres to a curriculum of activities designed by experts to foster the development of children's cognitive, physical, and social skills through structured play and close readings of Goodnight Moon. The staffers also conduct entertaining classes for parents, newborns, and children under 1 year that cover subjects ranging from music to sports, imparting valuable lessons of imagination and physical activity to developing minds. To further set apart her business, Barnes employed nationally renowned playground designer Jay Beckwith to design the proprietary play equipment at her centers.

17400 SW Upper Boones Ferry Rd
Tigard,
OR
US

After a decade spent honing his personal yoga practice, certified instructor Paul Terrell opened his donation-based studio to give anyone interested in practicing the ancient art access to a studio in which to participate. The storefront space that Terrell opened fosters a nonintimidating approach to yoga, substituting cozy exposed brick for mirrors and inviting yogis of all abilities to practice together during all-levels classes. Terrell teaches many of the classes in the flowing Vinyasa tradition, in which conscious breaths link together a continuous sequence of postures, and also presents students with the robust schedule's other styles, which benefit the body in various ways. During the Night Owl class, instructors give hands-on assistance to encourage proper alignment as students sweat in a 90-degree setting, and slower-paced Yin classes teach yogis to sit still in postures that last for three to seven minutes, allowing them to fully stretch the connective tissues and hide in plain sight of movement-detecting, visually impaired T. rexes

124 SW Yamhill St
Portland,
OR
US