It's cold, it's wet, and you're totally broke. But don't let this fiscally screwed winter get you down.


has scoured the city for the best cheap and free deals local businesses have to offer. And when they didn't have a deal, well, we begged 'em to make one up. We were stunned by the results—two-for-one deals, cheese limericks, erotica contests, Michael Jackson impressions. Turns out, your fellow Portlanders are willing to give you free and cheap stuff, but they want a laugh in return. Now that sounds like a deal to us.

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Thank you to interns Samantha Herman, Dan Green, Katrina Nattress and Joshua Bolkan, who all contributed to this story.

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