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Freebies in Portland

May 8th, 2009

Is the economic slump getting you down? Are you watching your wallet, but want to have some fun too? Well Citysearch has listed 10 Freebies in Portland that will get you out of the house and and keep your money in your pockets:

  • Watch the funny things that animals do – The Zoo has free entrance days, usually on national holidays.
  • Remember the Library – That plastic library card grants you free access to all branches, a gazillion books and movies to keep you entertained.
  • Kids need something to do – Take them to Jameson Park to splash around in the fountains and run in the green grasses.
  • Taste what’s in season – We all love the Farmer’s Markets for fresh produce and vegetables. However if funds are a little low, know that you could make a free meal out of the samples.
  • A new look for the summer – Blush Beauty Bar offers a low cost Make Me Up! makeover on the 1st Friday of the month.
  • Love the arts – the Museum of Contemporary Craft offers free rotating exhibits of contemporary arts and crafts and a even low-cost seminars.

There are also free days at the Portland Art Museum, backstage tours and last minute ticket deals at Portland Center Stage, free author readings and book signings at Powell’s; and all of us locals know Pioneer Courthouse Square offers free cultural festivals and choir concerts throughout the year and Flicks on the Bricks Outdoor Movie series and concerts throughout the summer.

Thanks Citysearch. Having little to no money no longer means a night at home or in your hotel room.