Frugal Weekender: Episode Two

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Stanley would very much like to go on eleventy walks this weekend, but if you’re not a dog like Stanley, maybe you’ll be interested in the following:

Every Weekend

$5 Fridays at the Portland Art Museum. Every Friday after 5pm, admission to the Portland Art Museum is just $5.

It’s a lovely weekend for the Portland Farmers Market and the Portland Saturday Market

Play Outside

view of Portland from the Tram

view of Portland from the Tram

Have you been to the OHSU Tram? It’s neat. If it’s clear this weekend (and it looks like it might be!) head up.

Make it an Adventure if You Go Sunday

Family Ride to the Tram: Bike, Walk, and Fly on Sunday, May 17 at 12:15pm
Splendid Cycles, 407 SE Ivon St.(corner of 4th Ave, near OMSI)
Bike, walk and fly on this kid-friendly route to the Gibbs Pedestrian Bridge and Portland Aerial Tram. Free ride on the Tram included! More info: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/44298#mayride

Day Trip to See UFOs

Because why not. The UFO festival began as a way to honor the famous 1950 Trent sighting in which two local McMinnville citizens witnessed and photographed a UFO, said to be some of the most credible images of UFOs to date. Which sounds legit. More info: http://ufofest.com/

Exercise Only Counts if Everyone Can See You

And what better way to be seen than by running in a white shirt that gets progressively rainbowed at every turn? The cost is a bit high, but I’d say the people watching here will be outstanding. More info: http://cd5k.com/

Art for the People

Mt Tabor Art Walk is going on all weekend long. It’s a neighborhood art walk where artists open their homes and studios. What fun! More info: http://www.mttaborartwalk.com/Pages/default.aspx 

Weekend Eats, Groupon Style

Brunch at Equinox

Brunch at Equinox, $7.50

Equinox is in the neighborhood adjacent to mine, and it’s been on my list for a while. I haven’t tried it yet, but this Groupon really sweetens the deal for me. Have you been? What did you think?

Weekend Eats with Living Social

Lunch+martini sampler for two at Gracies

Lunch+martini sampler for two at Gracies, $40

This looks pretty swanky! Gracies is inside the Hotel DeLuxe, which is wonderfully glamorous. Dine (and drink, apparently!) in style, then work off your lunch by wandering around downtown.