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December 23rd, 2009 12:00 am BEN WATERHOUSE | Cheapskate

The Best Cheap And Free Deals In Town


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FAMILY FLICKS: The Oregon Cartoon Institute presents a program of kid-friendly short animated films. There will be cake. But unless you have a kid, you aren’t getting in. The Little Church, 5138 NE 23rd Ave., 282-2101. 7 pm Wednesday, Dec. 23. $10 per family.

DOUBLE YOUR FUN: Head over to downtown pie cart Give Pizza a Chance between 3 and 4 pm Monday-Friday and buy a slice ($2-$4). The good pizzaiolos will give you a second slice on the house. Southwest Stark Street between 4th and 5th avenues, 333-4434, givepizzaachance.com.

CHEAP MEAT: MacTarnahan’s Taproom has a new “Bones and Brew” deal on Saturdays: a half-order of ribs and a pint for $9.95, or a half-order of wings and a pint for $6.50. The bar also offers $2 pints 7-9 pm Thursdays and “Kill the Keg” night Saturdays-Sundays, in which a keg of selected beer is tapped and sold at $2 a pint until it’s gone. The buyer of the last pint wins a prize. 2730 NW 31st Ave., 228-5269, macsbeer.com.

EXTRA SWEET: Pix is giving away a $5 gift certificate to anyone who purchases a gift certificate of $10 or more before Dec. 25. Buy one for a Christmas present and keep a treat for yourself. While you’re there, grab a glass of bubbly: Sparkling wines are $2 off from 4 to 6 pm every Wednesday through Dec. 30. 3901 N Williams Ave., 282-6539, and 3402 SE Division St., 232-4407, pixpatisserie.com.

LESS RISQUÉ THAN IT SOUNDS: Common Ground Wellness Center’s holiday special is a $70 “Massage Sandwich”: a one-hour massage preceded and followed by 30-minute sessions in the soaking pool and sauna. Buy as a gift certificate at cgwc.org by Dec. 31. 5010 NE 33rd Ave., cgwc.org.

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