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May 27th, 2009 BEN WATERHOUSE | Cheapskate
 

The Best Cheap And Free Deals In Town

     
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FREE FROYO: Well, almost free. Active Culture Frozen Yogurt is holding a food drive to benefit the Oregon Food Bank and celebrate National Frozen Yogurt Month (that’s right­—there’s a whole month for frozen yogurt). Bring two cans of food to the Southeast Portland yogurt parlor between June 1 and 4 and get a free cone. 820 SE 8th Ave., 608-7742, activeculturepdx.com.

THE POINT OF THE MATTER: The Herb Shoppe offers free acupuncture from 1 to 5 pm Sunday, May 31. The Hawthorne neighborhood apothecary and naturopathy clinic also hosts free lectures every Wednesday at 6:15 pm. 3327 SE Hawthorne Blvd., 234-7801, theherbshoppe.net.

GET A GRILL: Franz Family Bakeries, the massive, local bakery responsible for making Buckman smell delicious day and night, are giving away 50 wood pellet-fueled Traeger grills—specifically the “Lil’ Tex” model—to celebrate “grilling season.” Winners won’t be announced until Patriot Day (that’s Sept. 11), when grilling season in Oregon is effectively over, but it would still be nice to have one for next year. Enter at usbakery.com by Sept. 6.

OPEN SECRET: Secret Society’s new happy hour offers $3-to-$6 food specials, $1 off all drinks, and $5 cocktails (including a Kentucky Mule— bourbon, muddled lime and ginger beer served over crushed ice in a copper cup) from 5 to 7 pm every day. 116 NE Russell St., 493-3600.

SHAVE SWAP: From Friday, May 29, through Sunday, June 7, Kiehl’s will trade a 5-ounce tube of Ultimate Brushless Shave Cream to any man who brings in his current shaving cream (in a package four ounces or larger). Kiehl’s, 712 NW 23rd Ave., 223-7676, kiehlsusa.com.

RAWK: A night of artful metal and hardcore at Berbati’s Pan with the Better to See You With, Author Punisher, Silentist and ...Worms. What better way to be schooled in the ways of doom, death, grind and plain old rock than with this fine lineup? 213 SW Ankeny St., 248-4579. 9 pm Thursday, May 28. Free. 21+.

 
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