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June 24th, 2009 12:00 am WW Staff | Cheapskate

The Best Cheap And Free Deals In Town


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BONES FOR BEARS: Eagle Portland, “Portland’s rugged bar for masculine men” and the official meeting place of Portland bears, offers free barbecue from 4 to 8 pm Sundays. 835 N Lombard St., 283-9734, eagleportland.com. 21+.

MUSIC OF THE NORTH: Need an excuse to visit St. Johns? The second annual No.Fest is a free, all-day, all-ages music festival that brings some of the best experimental jazz, folk, and hip-hop to seven unconventional venues in the heart of downtown St. Johns. The whole festival, including performances by WW coverboy Illmaculate, Luck-One, Why I Must Be Careful and Mega*Church, will also be broadcast live on KBOO. Be sure to stop by the beautiful Cathedral Park on your way out. 8600 N Lombard St. Full schedule available at nofest.net/index.html. 10 am-11 pm Saturday, June 27.

UPCYCLE: City Repair, the organization behind all those floral murals painted on intersections around Portland, among other things, premieres a monthly “City ReWare” market, where shoppers can buy “thrift goods” (that’s “used stuff” for the uninitiated) and crafts made from salvaged materials, listen to music and drink tea. Parking Lot of Northwest Battery Supply at 3750 SE Belmont St., cityrepair.org. 10 am-6 pm Saturday, June 27. Free.

FREE SAKE: Biwa, the inner-east side’s excellent Japanese noodle and yakitori house, is celebrating its new, longer hours of operation (until midnight, seven nights a week) with a tasting of sakes from Akita, Japan, brewery Shimizunomai, makers of Pure Dusk, Pure Dawn and Pure Night. Biwa, 215 SE 9th Ave., 239-8830. 7-8 pm Thursday, June 25. Free.

TRIM FOR THE FALLEN: Phagans’ School of Hair Design at Lloyd Center offers haircuts by donation ($5 minimum) all day Wednesday, July 1, with free karaoke to keep you entertained while you wait. Proceeds benefit the Wounded Warriors Project, a nonprofit that aids severely wounded servicemen and -women. 1542 NE Weidler St., 239-0838. 7 am-9 pm Wednesday, July 1.

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