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2019 National Parks Free Entry Days | Crater Lake, Olympic National Park, Lewis & Clark National Historic Park

September 28

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Portland, OR United States

America’s Best Idea — our national parks — is even better when admission is free! Mark your calendar now for entrance fee-free dates for the coming year. On these dates, FREE entrance is available to National Parks across the country that normally charge a fee. During the fee-free days, the parks waive entrance fees, commercial tour fees and transportation entrance fees. Other fees such as reservations, camping, tours, concessions and fees collected by third parties are not included in this promotion.

2019 National Parks entrance fee-free dates

January 21: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
April 20: First day of National Park Week
August 25: National Park Service Birthday
September 28: National Public Lands Day
November 11: Veterans Day

Closest national parks to Portland

Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, Vancouver, WA
See the evolution of this riverside fort come to life. From fur trading post to military base to airfield, Fort Vancouver spans the history of the region.

Lewis and Clark National Historic Park, Astoria
Walk in the footsteps of America’s most famous explorers as you tour a replica of their winter encampment, Fort Clatsop.

John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, Kimberly (always free)
Take a prehistoric trip back in time at the paleontology hotspot of Oregon. From painted hills to towering cliffs, this fossil-rich landscape holds evidence of ecosystems that span 40 million years.

Crater Lake National Park
Nothing is quite as breathtaking as the aftermath of this erupted volcano. See Crater Lake in all its glory as spring arrives in the mountains.

Oregon Caves National Monument and Preserve, Cave Junction (always free)
Go down under to admire the Marble Halls of Oregon.

Mount Rainier National Park, WA
Take a short drive up North to visit an active volcano. Take a hike around its many trails of visit one of the five rivers in the area. This mountain also boasts the most glaciated peak in the contiguous U.S.

Olympic National Park, WA
Encompassing nearly a million acres, this park is a sight to see. Explore glacier-capped mountains, old-growth temperate rain forests, and more than 70 miles of wild coastline.

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Discover Portland’s Hidden Mysteries w/ Urban Adventure Quest’s Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure! | Give the Gift of Adventure! + Discount / Promo Code

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Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure
Hours of Operation – Play anytime, Sunrise to Sunset
$39.20 for a team of 2-5 people w/ code PDXPIPELINE at urbanadventurequest.com

Looking for a way to turn Portland into a giant game board? Give the gift of adventure with a city-wide scavenger hunt!

Urban Adventure Quest has created an interactive scavenger hunt that combines the fun of the Amazing Race with a three-hour sightseeing tour of Portland. Guided from any smart phone, groups make their way among well-known and overlooked gems of the city, solving clues and completing challenges while learning local history. (more…)

2019 Portland Old Time Music Gathering | Dances, Workshops, Concerts & More! All Ages

January 19
Cost: Wristband: $35 ADV, $40 Doors || Single $17.50 ADV, $20 Doors

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OR United States

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Portland Old Time Music Gathering
All Ages
More info: bubbaguitar.com/gathering

The city of Portland has certainly seen lots of change over the last two decades. But while the skyline has shifted, rents have risen and e-scooters have invaded, at least one thing has been constant: the Portland Old Time Music Gathering, which has attracted musicians, square dance enthusiasts and other lovers of acoustic roots music to PDX each January since the year 1999. (more…)

5-year Anniversary Weekend @ Pure Green | 25% Storewide Discount, Vendor Pop-ups

January 19
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Pure Green
3738 NE Sandy Blvd.
Portland, OR United States
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Phone:
971.302.2357

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Pure Green 5-year Anniversary
21+
More info: puregreenpdx.com

We can hardly believe that we are about to celebrate our 5 Year Anniversary!! Thank you all so much for the love you have shown us throughout the years! We have some of the best vendors and customers in Portland and we hope to continue to grow together! We look forward to celebrating with you!!

  • $20 quarters of Siren Cannabis
  • 25% off the entire store all weekend long
  • Vendor Pop-Ups on the 21st from Eco Firma Farms, Phantom Farms, & CBD Apothecary

Get Spooked at Portland’s Only Haunted Escape Room @ Escapism | Malice Manor, NE Portland, Coupon / Promo Code

January 19
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cost: $25-$30

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Malice Manor
10340 NE Weidler
Portland, OR 97220 United States
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Escapism Portland
Bookings last one hour | All Ages
Save 20% with code HAUNTED20 at escapismportland.com

Escapism Portland is proud to introduce our seventh escape room experience: Malice Manor, Portland’s only haunted escape room!

Secrets can be hidden, but never destroyed. This was the harsh lesson learned by the members of the Randle family, whose cursed bloodline came to a tragic and mysterious end nearly a hundred years ago. Since then, tales of ghostly voices, doors that open themselves, and visions of a little girl have haunted the home. The locals call it Malice Manor and avoid it at all costs, though certain brave souls have ventured inside and lived to regret it. Now it’s up to you to unravel the mysteries of the Randle family, and of the child whose soul remains trapped there. (more…)

2019 Wassail Cider Fest @ Cornelius Pass Roadhouse | Featuring 10 Local Cider Houses, Live Music, Toast of Apple Trees

January 19 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost: $28 at the door | $25 advance, Ticket includes 10 tokens
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Cornelius Pass Roadhouse
4045 N.W. Cornelius Pass Rd.
Hillsboro, OR 97124 United States
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Wassail Cider Fest
21+
More info: mcmenamins.com

Join us as we celebrate Cider with the British tradition of the blessing of the apple trees and Wassail Festival. 

Cider tasting with more than 10 local Cider houses, live music and parade to “toast” the apple trees.

Edgefield Cider and many more! (more…)

Limelight (35mm) @ 5th Avenue Cinema | Free Popcorn, See One of Charlie Chaplin’s Last Films, Free Admission for Portland State University Students

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Limelight

More info: 5thavecinema.com

Limelight (35mm)
Dir. Charles Chaplin (1952); USA, 137m
Starring: Charles Chaplin, Claire Bloom, Nigel Bruce

Limelight, one of Charlie Chaplin’s last films, can be considered autobiographical in its nature. The film follows a washed-up stage actor who performs as a clown named Calvero. As times change Calvero is forgotten and his act is seen as obsolete. Around the time of the film’s release in 1952, Chaplin’s other films received poor reviews. Limelight is a poetic farewell to his most beloved character, the tramp, and to slapstick. We see Chaplin come to terms with his life through Calvero and the results are a strong mixture of melodrama and hilarity. Perhaps the most touching moment is when Chaplin is joined by fellow silent film comedian Buster Keaton, where the two perform a sentimental ode to the slapstick routines they once popularized.

About 5th Avenue Cinema
Oregon’s only student run cinema has been operating non-profit since 1989. Our goals are to provide further education for PSU students interested in film, as well as a fun place for people to see something they wouldn’t ordinarily get to see on the big screen. The general public is always invited to attend and there is FREE POPCORN at every show. Our feature films are presented on 35mm film, with the occasional screening on our rare Norelco 16mm projector.

Free Admission for Portland State Students