Things To Do In University Park

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

51% Off Membership to Audubon Society of Portland

Audubon Society of Portland

Northwest District

$45 $22

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Membership includes a newsletter subscription, members-only discounts, and the knowledge that you're helping to protect Oregon's birds

Up to 55% Off Introductory Glass-Art Class

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

Up to 69% Off Classes at CrossFit X-Factor

CrossFit X-Factor

Northwest District

$150 $49

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Classes employ constantly changing functional movements to help build muscle mass and shed body fat

61% Off Yoga Classes at The Float Shoppe

The Float Shoppe

Northwest District

$99 $39

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Students can sample a variety of classes, including Vinyasa flow, therapeutic, and mom-and-child yoga, in a relaxing community space

Portland Film Festival – Up to 53% Off

Portland Film Festival Presents: "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure" or "Labyrinth"

Cinema 21

$20 $12

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Film festival presents a sci-fi comedy celebrating its 25th anniversary and a David Bowie musical fantasy; a costume contest offers prizes

Up to 73% Off Private Training Sessions at PR Training

PR Training

Energy Fitness Concepts

$350 $99

Certified personal trainer Paul Rosoff motivates clients towards their fitness goals and crafts enjoyable exercise and nutrition programs

Up to 66% Off Personal Training

Get Brit Fit

Portland

$325 $119

ISSA-certified trainer and nutrition specialist guides you through effective workouts while offering support and sharing knowledge

Up to 50% Off Membership to Hoyt Arboretum

Hoyt Arboretum

Portland

$35 $17.50

Members receive complimentary tours and special-event invites at a ridge-top arboretum with more than 6,000 trees

Up to 61% Off Urban Scavenger Hunt

CityScape Adventures

On Deck Sports Bar

$100 $40

Five-hour scavenger hunt takes participants through 12 challenges that encourage them to explore the city while testing their mettle

50% Off at Film Event at Sistah Sinema

Sistah Sinema

Portland

$10 $5

Monthly event showcases films by queer women of color and leads into a safe group discussion of the film and subject

50% Off Poker-Club Entry at Encore Poker Club

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

65% Off Fitness Classes

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

Portland Thorns FC—46% Off Women's Soccer Game

Portland Thorns FC

Providence Park

$26 $14

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The reigning champions of professional women's soccer take on the Houston Dash in a late-season showdown at home

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

50% Off Urban Beer Scavenger Hunt

Team Player Productions - Goose Island Events

The Cheerful Bullpen

$50 $25

Goose Island Beer Company sponsors a beer-drinking scavenger hunt, in which teams of two race through Portland in search of five golden eggs

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

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 51% Off Wine Flights at WineUp on Williams

WineUp On Williams

Eliot

$40 $20

Five-pour flights paired with a meat-and-cheese plate inside the building that once housed the famed Cleo-Lillian Social Club

Up to 61% Off at CrossFit SW Portland

CrossFit SW Portland

Portland

$75 $40

Certified instructors lead high-intensity workouts filled with functional movements that build strength, endurance, and agility

Up to 50% Off Kayak or SUP Rental, Class, or Tour

Alder Creek Kayak & Canoe

Multiple Locations

$40 $20

Founded by local paddle-sports enthusiasts, this independent outfitter sells and rents watersports gear and leads tours and classes

75% Off Boot Camp and Personal Training

Fulcrum Fitness

King

$274 $69

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Boot camps mix interval and strength training with stretching to avoid plateaus; PT sessions focus on toning, performance, or weight loss

Up to 52% Off at Harvey's Comedy Club

Harvey's Comedy Club

Old Town - Chinatown

$30 $15

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Cozy club hosts nationally touring standups, including upcoming shows from Rich Vos, Killer Beaz, and Sean Kent

Up to 56% Off at Studio Modern Yoga

Studio Modern Yoga

Downtown Portland

$100 $49

In small, student-centered yoga classes, students stretch their bodies and quiet their minds

Up to 75% Off Kids' or Adults' Yoga Classes

The Lotus Seed

Eliot

$100 $25

Yoga classes aimed at kids or adults help build flexibility, core strength, and a sense of calm

94% Off MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

Up to 61% Off Nia Fitness Classes

Nia Technique, Inc.

Downtown Portland

$44 $19

Nia fitness classes combine martial arts, dancing, and healing during sessions set to music and designed to encourage healthy living

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

59% Off Online Guitar-Teacher Certification

American Music Teacher Certification Board

Online Deal

$239 $99

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

45% Off Moonwalk Rental

Party Masters

Redeem from Home

$273 $150

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

Up to 54% Off from Zariart

Zariart

On Location

$200 $99

Artist, who has been featured in many press outlets and galleries, creates custom airbrushed designs on T-shirts, bodies, shoes, and hats

Up to 65% Off a Nature Hike and Tour from Volcano Lands

Volcano Lands

Redeem from Home

$139 $59

Tours curated by zoologists pick scenic and ecologically diverse paths for tours that cover wildlife and offer breathtaking views

Up to 70% Off Fishing Trips from Oregon Fishing Club

Oregon Fishing Club

On Location

$150 $59

Anglers meet at private locations for a tour and short introductory talk, then take to the lake or pond for catch-and-release fishing

45% Off Full Day Guided Salmon Fishing Trip

Matt's "more Chrome" Guide Service

Redeem from Home

$350 $193

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

Up to 31% Off Fishing Trip

Coastal Pro Guide Service

On Location

$290 $199

Guided, full-day fishing trip for steelhead in the Alsea or Siletz River, aboard heated 17-foot drift boat

50% Off Senior Outings from Urban Excursions

Urban Excursions

On Location

$300 $149

Knowledgeable directors lead homebound seniors on fun excursions such as culinary trips, history tours, and movies; transportation included

50% Off Personal Fitness Program

Horizon Sports & Fitness

On Location

$299 $150

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

50% Off Music Lessons

Portland Drum Lessons

Redeem from Home

$30 $15

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

69% Off Boot Camp

Healthy Muhm Boot Camp

Redeem from Home

$75 $23

Unlimited stroller fitness classes created by certified prenatal and postpartum fitness experts. All levels of fitness welcomed.

82% Off One Year of Online Guitar Lessons

Center Stage Guitar Academy

Online Deal

$108 $19

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

Up to Half Off Urban Dare Adventure Race for Two

Urban Dare

Kells Irish Pub

$90 $45

Fast-paced competition challenges teams of two with trivia, photo hunts, and mental and physical challenges

46% Off Segway Tour of Portland

Oregon Nation Tours

Downtown Portland

$69 $37

Segways cruise through downtown Portland catching glimpes of historic landmarks or pass along the scenic Willamette River

81% Off Outdoor Boot Camp from Waterfront Fitness

Waterfront Fitness

Multiple Locations

$200 $39

Exercisers shed sweat and calories in one-hour boot camps held by qualified fitness instructors

45% Off Movie Tickets and Popcorn

Kiggins Theatre

Esther Short

$16.50 $9

Catch a classic flick with a friend at a landmark community theater that's been around since 1936

Up to 89% Off Classes at Yoga on Yamhill

Yoga on Yamhill

Yoga On Yamhill

$250 $27.50

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Daily classes such as Vinyasa, yin, and power yoga accommodate yogis of all abilities and are held in studio with exposed brick

50% Off Weekend Visit to The Bite of Oregon

The Bite of Oregon

Tom McCall Waterfront Park

$15 $7.50

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Annual festival celebrates Oregon’s food and culture with restaurant vendors, competitions, and live entertainment

Up to 71% Off Drum Classes 

Sound & Rhythm Drumming Studio

Alberta Arts

$25 $12

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

79% Off Yoga Classes

Crave Yoga

Esther Short

$120 $25

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

Up to 67% Off Fitness Classes at Melt Body Studio

Melt Body Studio

Vancouver

$60 $20

Yoga classes increase circulation and mindfulness through breath work, stretches, and basic poses

50% Off Ice Skating & Skate Rental

Lloyd Center Ice Rink

Lloyd District

$28 $14

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Rented skates lace snugly around ankles as duos glide across the indoor rink

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

Up to 94% Off Tae Kwon Do Package with Uniform

World Champion Taekwondo

Multiple Locations

$300 $19

Classes teach the Korean art of tae kwon do, plus discipline and respect; uniform and student manual included

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 93% Off Martial-Arts Classes

U.S. World Class Taekwondo

Multiple Locations

$225 $19

Trained instructors teach kids and adults the basics of martial arts, improving their confidence, discipline, and agility in the process

52% Off Murder-Mystery Dinner Show

The Murder Mystery Company

Multiple Locations

$60 $29

Professional improv actors invite diners to participate in an interactive whodunit as they enjoy a three-course meal

52% Off Bowling

Grand Central Bowling Lounge

Grand Central Restaurant & Bowling Lounge

$62 $30

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Rack up strikes during bowling, then hit the video arcade with $10 worth of game tokens

Up to 50% Off Beer and Winemaking Classes

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

43% Off at Bella Organic Farm and Winery

Bella Organic Farm and Winery

Sauvie Island

$44 $25

Enjoy live music as you explore a 100-acre farm and sip on wine or beer; valid for Saturday admission from July 19 to August 30

65% Off Personal Training

Lifestyle Evolved

Buckman

$150 $53

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

Up to 75% Off Kickboxing Classes

Northwest Fighting Arts

Buckman

$100 $29.99

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

Trey Parker's "Cannibal! The Musical" – Up to 54% Off

"Cannibal! the Musical"

Alberta Rose Theatre

$52.50 $24

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Trey Parker and Matt Stone's darkly funny musical based on the true story of a gold prospector accused of cannibalism

Up to 72% Off Fitness Classes

The Art of Movement

Hosford - Abernethy

$175 $49

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

Half Off Pedicab Brewery Experience from PDX Pedicab

PDX Pedicab

Madison's Bar & Grill

$50 $25

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Cyclists drive tandem passengers to up to three local breweries—some with discounted pints—on an eco-friendly adventure

50% Off Small Plates and Drinks at Lightbar

Lightbar

Portland

$26 $13

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Lounge with nightly DJs, top-shelf cocktails, and small plates such as crostini topped with artichoke dip and pork rillette

Up to 85% Off Bootcamp Classes at Results Driven Fitness

Results Driven Fitness

Raleigh West

$99 $19

Blending the core-training elements of boot camp with suspension training, ropes and more, programs mimic the full range of body movements

Up to 55% Off African-Drumming Classes

African World Music

Portland

$50 $25

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

Arthur Murray Franchised Dance Studios – Up to 74% Off

Arthur Murray Franchised Dance Studios

Multiple Locations

$150 $39

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Highly trained and certified dance instructors guide students through fancy footwork in private and group lessons

Up to 72% Off Fitness or Massage Package

Northwest Women's Fitness Club

Portland

$282.50 $79

Tackle fitness goals in a spa-like, boutique, women’s-only gym or relax with a custom massage and access to the sauna and light-therapy room

Up to 66% Off Classes at Warrior Fit Women's Only Bootcamp

Warrior Fit Women's Only Bootcamp

Portland

$63 $25

Personalized high-intensity training that's scalable for beginners; blend of functional fitness and martial arts designed to burn fat

54% Off Volleyball

The Apex

Hudson's Bay

$50 $23

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

$11 for Ice Skating for Two

Winterhawks Skating Center

Raleigh West

$22 $11

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Beneath iconic wood-beam ceiling, skaters don rental blades & glide across Portland Winterhawks's practice ice at public skating sessions

Up to 55% Off Guitar Classes

R & B Music

Cedar Hills - Cedar Mill

$200 $99

Professional music teachers instruct students in guitar with lessons specifically designed for pupil's age and skill level

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 60% Off Billiards

Hot Shots Westside Family Billiards

Raleigh West

$20 $10

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Sink unlimited balls for hours on high-quality billiard tables in a smoke-free, family-friendly pool hall

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 67% Off Kettlebell Fitness Classes

Hellz Bellz Fitness

Beaverton

$109 $50

Kettlebell is a cannonball with a handle. Exercises combine cardio, strength, endurance and flexibility training.

45% Off Recording-Studio Rental

Kpm Records

Vancouver

$437 $240

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

Up to 76% Off Personal or Recovery Training

Smith Haus Training and Wellness

Beaverton

$100 $39

Recovery training combines muscle activation, myofascial release, stretching, and low-impact movement to help bodies heal themselves

50% Off Whiskey and Brandy Tasting

Stone Barn Brandyworks

Portland

$26 $15

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Sample whisky, brandy, and liqueur made on-site at facility that's home to inventive liquor-making

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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,
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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
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For rookie puffers, the hookah is a glass water pipe originally from India that is popular for smoking syrup-soaked tobacco. Filtering the smoke through cool water results in a smooth, mellow experience that is on par with the Sultan Hookah Lounge's relaxed atmosphere. While sipping the house Turkish coffee with friends, enjoy more than 100 different flavors of tobacco, including double apple, orange crush, mango, strawberry daiquiri, vanilla, honeydew melon, lemon, mint, rose, apricot, and cappuccino. Tobaccos can be mixed to create custom candy-flavored goodness, such as orange crush daiquiri, vanilla cappuccino, or immortality-bestowing ambrosial nectar. Sultan's also offers outdoor seating for mixing the flavors of hookah with the scent of the open air.

8221 N Lombard St
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

As they enter the training circle at Curves, female guests come face-to-face with the smiles of other women. And just as points on a circle share a common distance from the circle's center, workout participants share the experiences of those nearby by trading stations throughout the 30-minute training session. One minute is spent on a piece of strength-training equipment built for feminine frames and designed to work two opposing muscle groups with a single movement. Exercisers then move on to a recovery station, where they run, jog, or dance to maintain heart rates and keep platforms in place during momentary losses of gravity.

3113 N Lombard St
Portland,
OR
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Signature service: Custom Airbrushing
Established: 2005
Reservations/Appointments: Required
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 2–4 hours

2829 North Lombard Street
Portland,
OR
US