Personal Development in University Park

$20 for art instruction for adults $40 Groupon — Creative Roots

Creative Roots

Northwest District

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

$40 $20

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$65 for a Two-Hour Couples-Massage Class at The Love Lab ($135 Value)

The Love Lab

Pearl

Partners learn the fundamentals of professional back, neck, and foot massages as they munch on gourmet refreshments

$135 $65

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Four or 12 Hours of Kids' Spanish Immersion Class at Eduplin Spanish Christian School (Up to 59% Off)

Eduplin Spanish Christian School

NW Portland -- Cedar Mill

Social studies, music, dance, exercise, and science for four hours a day in Spanish immersion class that covers language and Latin culture

$200 $89

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$99 for Online Guitar-Teacher Course from American Music Teacher Certification Board ($239 Value)

American Music Teacher Certification Board

Online Deal

Learn valuable teaching & business skills that culminate in certification; one year of marketing service included to help acquire students

$239 $99

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$39 for a Microsoft Office Certification Career Advancement Bundle from IT University Online ($399 Value)

IT University Online

Online Deal

Exercises, multimedia aids, and exam simulators aid in Microsoft Office certification, strengthening resumés and enhancing marketability

$399 $39

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$39 for an On-Demand Voiceover Acting for Beginners Course ($219 Value)

Gravy For The Brain

Online Deal

Prolific UK voiceover artist Peter Dickson helped craft this comprehensive beginners course in professional-grade voiceover skills

$219 $39

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$69 for CompTIA A+, Network+ and Security+ IT Certification Training Bundle from Career Academy ($1,485 Value)

Career Academy

Online Deal

Online courses with video instructions help IT professionals attain certifications in networking and corporate security

$1,485 $69

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$79 for Online Child Psychology, Daycare, or Teaching Assistant Course from Online Academies (81% Off)

Online Academies

Online Deal

Convenient online courses grant certification in fields of child psychology, daycare, or teaching assistance

$415.99 $79

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$15 for $30 Worth of Music Lessons — Portland Drum Lessons.com

Portland Drum Lessons

Redeem from Home

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

$30 $15

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$99 for an IT Database Admin Online Training Bundle from Database Training Academy ($3,595 Value)

Database Training Academy

Online Deal

More than 150 hours of training in all areas of database technology ranging from SQL to Oracle

$3,595 $99

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$19 for One Year of Online Guitar Lessons from Center Stage Guitar Academy ($108 Value)

Center Stage Guitar Academy

Online Deal

Bryan Billhimer leads lessons organized by skill level, covering technique and song learning in high-quality videos shot from many angles

$108 $19

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One or Four Private Drum Classes or a Two-Hour African Drum Circle at Sound & Rhythm Drumming Studio (Up to 71% Off)

Sound & Rhythm Drumming Studio

Alberta Arts

Internationally accomplished instructor teaches students to play the drums in private lessons or leads groups in a fun African drum circle

$25 $12

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Seven-Day Voice Course at Blueprint Ensemble Arts (60% Off)

Blueprint Ensemble Arts

Cedar Hills - Cedar Mill North

Seven weeks of singing with one of Blueprint Ensemble's choirs; includes one day per week

$80 $32

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African-Drumming Classes for Adults and Children at African World Music (Up to 55% Off). Four Options Available.

African World Music

Portland

International performer and founder of the African World Music Project shares his taste of Ghanain music and culture with students

$50 $25

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Four or Eight 30-Minute Guitar Lessons at Hum Strum Drum (Up to 53% Off)

Hum Strum Drum

Portland

Students aged 9 and older take part in classes available on Sunday, Monday, and Thursday

$80 $40

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Seven-Day Film Course at Ayin Sparks (45% Off)

Ayin Sparks

Portland

DIY personal-narrative-documentary film workshop; explore your creativity, free your voice, and discover yourself anew

$400 $220

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$65 for a Skills Assessment, Two Hours of Tutoring, and a Report-Card Evaluation at Sylvan Learning (Up to $350 Value)

Sylvan Learning

Multiple Locations

Diagnostic assessment starts a personalized approach designed for kids in grades K–12 in subjects including, math, reading, and writing

$350 $65

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A Private Music Lesson from North Tabor Guitar Studio (55% Off)

North Tabor Guitar Studio

North Tabor

Students learn how to play a guitar during four 30-minute guitar lessons with a professional music coach

$110 $49

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$175 for $350 Worth of Academic-Tutor Services — Smile at the Rain Tutoring

Smile At The Rain Tutoring

Portland

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

$350 $175

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$49 for One Month of Weekly Piano Lessons at American Music Academies ($129.95 Value)

American Music Academies

Cooper Mountain - Aloha North

Students meet with instructors once each week to learn piano theory and techniques; complimentary e-book included

$129.95 $49

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Four or Six Math or English Tutoring Sessions for One Child at Best in Class Education Center (Up to 71% Off)

Best in Class Education Center

Lake Oswego

During 60-minute sessions, tutors help students strengthen critical thinking or creative writing skills

$170 $49

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$99 for Diagnostic Skills Assessment and Four Tutoring Sessions at Sylvan Learning Center ($370 Value)

Sylvan Learning Center

Cascade Park

After thorough skills assessment, expertly trained tutors customize tutoring sessions to each student's learning needs

$370 $99

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$32 for $55 Worth of Music Lessons — Kit Taylor School Of Music

Kit Taylor

Jennings Lodge

Furthering skills on the piano for any age and any skill level. One-on-one lessons. Fun, no pressure environment.

$55 $32

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$36 for $60 Worth of CPR and First-Aid Certification Classes — FAST

Fast

Wilsonville

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

$60 $36

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$40 for $90 Worth of Music Lessons — Park Place Music Academy

Park Place Music Academy

Park Place

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

$90 $40

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5 or 10 Private Piano Lessons at Perhaps Piano the Laura McMillan Studio (Up to 65% Off)

Perhaps Piano the Laura McMillan Studio

Oregon City

Students hone their technique and musicality in private piano lessons

$100 $40

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$45 for $100 Worth of Music Lessons — Your Music Tutor

Your Music Tutor

Gresham

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

$100 $45

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Four Guitar, Drum, Ukulele or Bass Lessons for One or Two Students at Canby Music (Up to 61% Off)

Canby Music

Canby

Lessons in playing the guitar, bass, drum, or ukulele meet once per week over the course of a month

$99 $40

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Discover Scuba or Open-Water Diver-Certification Course for One or Two at HydroSports Dive and Travel (Up to 60% Off)

HydroSports Dive and Travel

Keizer

Staff teaches basic diving and safety skills in controlled pool; pupils train for open-water dives with class that can beget certification

$50 $25

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One, Two, or Three Years of Online Guitar or Bass Lessons from Dangerous Guitar (Up to 91% Off)

Dangerous Guitar

Online Deal

More than 650 high-definition videos give professional instruction in a wide range of playing styles

$134.55 $18

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$99 for Two-Year Car-Care Package at Trinity's Quality Auto Care ($320 Value)

Trinity's Quality Auto Care

Morningside

GM Master– and ASE Master–certified tech keeps cars rolling worry free with a maintenance package that looks after autos for two full years

$320 $99

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$79 for a Tutoring Package at Sylvan Learning Center ($350 Value)

Sylvan Learning Center

Salem

Diagnostic assessment starts a personalized approach designed for kids in grades K–12 in subjects such as math, reading, and writing

$350 $79

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Select Local Merchants

The two-time NCAA Division I champion Portland Pilots women's soccer team has kicked off its 2010 season on a high note, winning the first two matches. The female Pilots are ranked fifth in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America poll, and they once again have their eyes on the soccer-ball-shaped prize after dribbling their way to the quarterfinals in 2009. On the docket for this season is a crop of hard-kicking teams, including bouts with two Pac-10 rivals in early October.

5000 N Willamette Blvd
Portland,
OR
US

Fresh off a hit debut album?which saw airplay in the US and 11 other countries?and a recent sophomore album, Ryan Meagher (pronounced ?Marr?) is making serious waves in the jazz community. Lauded by publications such as JazzTimes and Cadence Magazine, Meagher fills his compositions with traditionally jazzy melodies and contemporary rock influences. He honed his chops with a music scholarship to San Diego State University, as well as by playing with legendary jazz musicians such as Wynton Marsalis. He proceeded to earn a Master of Music from the University of Nevada?Reno, and now splits his time between the East and West Coasts where he teaches and focuses on creating what he describes as ?jazz music for the indie rocker.?

1334 NW 25th AveSte 201
Portland,
OR
US

The Instructors

Instructors are certified by the NRA and the Utah Bureau of Criminal Identification. As further evidence of their skills, they wrote a companion book for their concealed-handgun-license students and are both "Refuse to be a victim" and hunter's safety instructors.

At a Glance

Oregon Concealed's instructors prepare their students to pass concealed-firearm-permit exams in Utah and Oregon with both in-person and online classes. Taking care to address every aspect of the process, they take photos and fingerprints of students and give out certifications for concealed-carry-license applications. To round out their course offerings, they also teach handgun safety classes.

2060 N. Marine Dr.
Portland,
Oregon
US

Breaking with the no-nonsense vibe of the shop?s warehouse exterior, Aquila Glass School?s brightly painted loading-dock door hints at the vibrant creativity that waits inside. The full-time working studio simmers with nine kilns as students create their glass into plates, beads, boxes, or Christmas tree ornaments. Students cut their teeth on introductory classes that teach fusing and studio safety, then graduate to more advanced skills such as torch work and marble making. The expansive facility also offers 68 hours of open studio time each week, where graduates of introductory classes return to further their education with more classes or create independent projects with free use of the facilities, tools, and instruction books made entirely of stained glass. For a full schedule of available classes, please click here.

1628 North Columbia Blvd
Portland,
OR
US

Established in 1969, Floral Design Institute now prepares more than 1,000 students per year to achieve their career-minded floral goals or broaden their knowledge of their hobby. School director Leanne Kesler and her staff of florists oversee the diverse curriculum, which ranges from such business-oriented topics as floral-shop marketing and finance to floral design lessons for anybody. Though most lessons take place on-location, distance-learning classes allow students to participate even while bound inside venus fly traps.

1500 NW 18th Ave
Portland,
OR
US

The Portland Mercury featured the Museum of Contemporary Craft and Frommer's very highly recommends it. More than 2,800 Facebookers are fans of the museum and Yelpers award it a perfect five-star average:

1241 NW Johnson St
Portland,
OR
US