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November 29, 2009 / Andrea Capp

Pinching Pennies in PDX | Resources for fun & savings all in one!

For a few years now I’ve been mentally been compiling a list of sources for free or cheap fun as well as ways to save monies so that I can have more cheap fun…or splurge on an immaculate Victory Bar venison burger and creamy cider hot toddy every now and then. Without further adieu, here is round one of resources for those of us who keep an eye on every cent being dropped into TriMet fair collection devices. I almost forgot, if you have any other websites you regularly check add them in the comment box. I know there are a bajillion more out there.

Savings, Coupons, etc.

Groupon (Group Buying = Cheaper prices on fun stuff + Christmas Present Potentials!!)
Frugal Living NW
Portland on the Cheap

Free Events

Around the Sun Blog
Silicon Florist
Pioneer Courthouse Square
Free Concerts
First Thursday (art & free alcoholic beverages). Pearl District and surrounding area. Every first Thursday of the month

Free or Cheap Events

Leigh Feldman 21+ usually. You can also get updates by emailing
Ignite Portland
PDX Pipeline
Unthirsty Happy Hour Locator – any day any time!
Dirt Cheap Guide to Portland, Or


Double the satisfaction! Helping people sometimes comes with more than feeling good about helping others

Hands on Greater Portland
Hollywood Theatre & Film Action Oregon
All for Good



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  1. Andrea Arbuckle / Dec 3 2009 12:05 pm

    I found another link: Free Booooze
    First Thurstday, The Ultimate Guide to Free Booze in Portland

  2. Steve Carroll / Dec 16 2009 6:02 pm

    Great list, Andrea. Also check out for coupons from local businesses.


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