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EAT CHEAP: All Portland-area Pastini Pastaria locations—except, for whatever reason, the one downtown at Southwest 9th Avenue and Taylor Street—now offer six lunch specials for $5 and six for $6 before 3 pm weekdays. Meatball sub and soup for five bucks? Count us in. 1506 NW 23rd Ave., 595-1205; 1426 NE Broadway, 288-4300; 2027 SE Division St., 595-6400; 3487 SW Cedar Hills Blvd., 619-2241; 7307 SW Bridgeport Road, Suite B-105, 718-2300;

EQUIP: All North Face gear is 20 percent off at U.S. Outdoor through July 19. Sure, you don't need a $63.95 fleece jacket now, but you sure will come November. 219 SW Broadway, 223-5937,

TRIM: Bring up to five nonperishable food items to any Bishops Barbershop location through the end of July and get $1 off your cut/color/shave/whatever per item. Cans of pork and beans are about 40 cents apiece at Fred Meyer. Profit! All collected food goes to Raphael House of Portland, an agency that offers emergency shelter to victims of domestic violence. Various locations, see Ends July 31.

EAT CHEAPER: Broadway Cigar Company hosts a meet-and-greet with Nick Perdomo Jr., owner of cigar manufacturer Tabacalera Perdomo, this Saturday. Why do you care? Well, in addition to discounts on cigars, Broadway will offer free barbecue and Thomas Kemper soda to attendees. But you'll have to put up with some smoke. 3615 NE Broadway, 473-8000, 11 am-7 pm Saturday, July 19. RSVP at 473-8000 required. 18+. Free.

HOT ON YOUR HEELS: Tired of all the pop stars' lame over-reliance on Auto-Tune? New Zealand expats the Mint Chicks do hyper, zany rock the right way. And that vocal distortion you hear? It's called a vocoder, child. Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi Ave., 9 pm Saturday, July 18. Free. 21+.