Twelve Things About Cirque Du Soleil TOTEM

My daughter with some cast members of Cirque Du Soleil TOTEM

My youngest daughter and I were invited to see Cirque Du Soleil TOTEM last week. We’ve never been to a Cirque Du Soleil show before, so the experience was very exciting for us. We both thought the show was spectacular and the performers were amazing. The set was stunning and the music was fantastic. The 2.5-hour show (including intermission) consisted of about a dozen acts loosely related to the evolution of man from amphibians to what we are today. I say loosely related because some of the acts didn’t seem related to the other acts at all. Most of the acts were acrobatic (bars, rings, hoops, juggling, unicycles, trapeze, roller skates, etc), but a few were just humorous skits to change things up. As I said earlier, we loved the show and recommend seeing TOTEM. The Cirque Du Soleil show will continue it’s run under the big tops over at the Portland Expo Center until May 4th. Their next stop will be Vancouver, BC in Canada. Then they head overseas to Auckland, New Zealand. Continue reading for interesting facts and photos of the show.

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Save $50 on iD Tech Camp – use promo code OREGONTECH2014

iD Tech Camp

If you’ve signed your children up for summer camps before, then you know the earlier you sign up the better off you will be. If you wait too long, the popular camps will be full and you’ll have to scramble to find other options. That’s the case for iD Tech Camps too. According to the press material, iD Tech Camps is the leader in summer technology education for students ages 7-17. They help build STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) skills while gaining a competitive edge in a fun, summer camp environment. Use the following promo code to save $50: OREGONTECH2014 (you have to register and pay in full by March 31st).

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Orkin Sweepstake – win two Pillowsafe protectors

Orkin Bed Bug

Bed bugs creep me out. I’ve never actually seen them in person, but the thought of them gives me the hebbie jebbies. If bed bugs gross you out too, I have a giveaway you might be interested in. Thanks to Orkin, I’m giving away an Orkin Bed Bug Home Prevention Prize Pack that consists of two mattress safe Pillowsafe protectors ($30 value). To enter, tell me if you have ever had bed bugs problems.

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Who wants to win a shopping spree? I know I do. Unfortunately, I can’t enter my own giveaway. But you can. Thanks to (formerly, a reader of my Portland Blog can win $50 in SuperPoints (5000 RSP). You can use the Rakuten Super Points to purchase anything on their website. To enter, tell me what is the item you want most on

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Take a tour of Pittock Mansion for free

Pittock Mansion

Pittock Mansion is kicking off their Centennial Year celebration this Saturday (February 1) at 10:45 am. Come see the unfurling of the official Pittock Mansion Centennial banner from the third floor terrace. And check out the great views of the city and mountain. As part of the celebration, they are offering free admission every day from February 1 – 10. I’ve never been inside Pittock Mansion, but the outside is gorgeous. We had our wedding photos taken there!

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Cirque du Soleil TOTEM Tour Extended – save up to 29%

Cirque du Soleil TOTEM

I have a couple of announcements about Cirque du Soleil’s upcoming Portland tour. First, LivingSocial is running a special for Cirque du Soleil’s TOTEM shows. You can save up to 29% on their show package. Each package includes souvenir gift, soft drink, popcorn, and a candy selection. Package prices range from $75 to $95.

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The Globetrotters are coming to Portland – get up to 40% off

The Globetrotters

The Globetrotters are coming to Portland. They will play two games on Saturday, February 22nd at the Moda Center (why couldn’t they call it the Moda Rose Garden?). If you’re planning on going, you’ll want to take advantage of Groupon’s special offer. You can get up to 40% off the regular ticket price. The discounted tickets range from $35 to $71. You can get up to eight tickets at the discounted price. You better act soon. The Groupon promotion expires in about three days.

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