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SCREAM: Baskin Robbins offers 2.5-ounce scoops for 31 cents apiece from 5 to 10 pm Wednesday, April 29. If they weren't limiting purchases to 3 scoops per person, you could try all 31 flavors for $9.61. See for locations.

BEEF UP: RingSide Steakhouse offers a $25 prix fixe menu to diners ordering before 5:45 pm or after 9 pm. That's less than the restaurant usually charges for its cheapest steak. 2165 W Burnside St., 223-1513; 14021 NE Glisan St., 255-0750;

ROCK RENEWAL: After a nearly eight-month hiatus, Congratulations (the band formerly known as Eskimo Sons) returns to play a free show with its buddies the Old Believers for WW's Portland Makes Music series. Someday Lounge, 125 NW 5th Ave., 248-1030, 9 pm Sunday, May 3. Free. 21+.

READ: Title Wave, Multnomah County Library's volunteer-run used bookstore, will sell you all the books you can cram into a bag for $10. The catch? You have to use their bag. A ramp will be available for those carrying out books by the wagonload. 216 NE Knott St., 988-5021. 10 am-4 pm Thursday-Friday, April 30-May 1.

DRINK: Down $2.25 well drinks and $2 select beers from 4 to 8 pm every day at Fox Hounds, the friendliest little gay bar in Portland. You might run into Radioactive Barbie. 217 NW 2nd Ave., 243-5530. 21+.

READ AND DRINK: Spend $30 at any Powell's Books location between 4 and 6 pm Monday through Friday and they'll give you a Powell's-branded pint glass and a coupon for a $1.25 beer from Bridgeport Brewing. Offer ends May 29. See for locations.