The Equalizer Movie Screening – get your free passes now

The Equalizer - Denzel Washington - Columbia Pictures - Sony Pictures

Columbia Pictures is taking The Equalizer to the big screen. Their new movie is based on the 80′s TV series about a former covert operations officer who helps people in need. The big screen version stars Denzel Washington as the main character (Robert McCall). The Equalizer opens in theaters on September 26th. You can see an early screening of the film on Wednesday, September 24th at Regal Bridgeport at 7pm by downloading tickets on the Sony Screenings site. Note: the tickets are first come, first serve. Let me know if the tickets are all gone and I’ll see if I can get the studio to add more tickets. I’m not guaranteeing they will add more tickets, so you should sign up as soon as possible.

The Equalizer Synopsis

In The Equalizer, Denzel Washington plays McCall, a man who believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when McCall meets Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz), a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can’t stand idly by — he has to help her. Armed with hidden skills that allow him to serve vengeance against anyone who would brutalize the helpless, McCall comes out of his self-imposed retirement and finds his desire for justice reawakened. If someone has a problem, if the odds are stacked against them, if they have nowhere else to turn, McCall will help. He is The Equalizer.

Super Circus Heroes Giveaway – win 4 tickets to see the circus

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Super Circus Heroes

Hello Portlanders! I have a quick giveaway tonight. Thanks to Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, I’m giving away a family four pack of tickets to see the Super Circus Heroes show on opening night, September 4th at 7 pm. Because opening night is this Thursday, I will have to select a winner by tomorrow night (Wednesday), and then forward my winner’s name to my contact. The winner can then pick up their tickets in the Will Call area at the Moda Center. They might check ID, so be sure to use your real name when you enter. Continue reading to find out how to enter my contest.

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Win VIP Passes to The Drop Movie Screening in Portland, Oregon

The Drop - Fox Searchlight

Fox Searchlight has a new crime drama coming out soon. The movie is called The Drop and it stars Tom Hardy and the late James Ganolfini. Wasn’t Ganolfini wonderful in Enough Said? The Drop doesn’t open until September 12th, but there is an early film screening on Wednesday, September 10th at Regal Lloyd Center Theater at 7pm. Ten lucky readers of my Portland blog can win VIP passes to see the screening with a loved one, friend or nemesis. To enter my contest, leave a comment about your favorite James Ganolfini movie or TV show. The deadline to enter is September 4th. The winners will be randomly selected. Note: if you win, the name you use here is the name I will submit to the studio for checking in at the screening.

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Sunset at the Zoo – lions, tigers, and bears

Sunset at the Zoo - owl and zoo keeper

The family and I went to the Sunset at the Zoo event last week. For those of you who don’t know, Sunset at the Zoo is a series of events that feature musicians and extra activities. On those days, the Oregon Zoo also stays open an extra couple of hours. The kids and I had a fun time. There was music by the Pete Krebs Trio, Copper and Coal, and Trashcan Joe. And my kids enjoyed the children activities. My kids were also well-behaved for a change. They didn’t even complained when we made them eat cotton candy and ice cream. Anyways, Sunset at the Zoo is a fun event for both kids and parents. Unfornuately, Sunset at the Zoo is over and you’ll have to wait until next summer to attend one.

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Get Free Tickets to See Super Circus Heroes at Southeast Portland Sunday Parkways

Southeast Portland Sunday Parkways - 2013

This Sunday is the SE tour for Sunday Parkways. The ride/walk is about seven miles. During the tour, you can explore Laurelhurst, Colonel Summers and Ivon Parks to grab a bite to eat, listen to tunes, and join some activities. In addition, you can get free tickets to see the upcoming Super Circus Heroes shows at the Moda Center. The hours for Southeast Portland Sunday Parkways is 11am to 4pm. Continue reading to find how to get your free Super Circus Heroes tickets and to see a map of the route.

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The November Man – download your screening pass for the movie

The November Man | Relativity Media

Hey Portlanders! Pierce Brosnan has a new movie coming out. The film is called The November Man (Relativity Media). It looks a little bit like one of his James Bond films, but he’s an ex-CIA agent this time. The November Man will open in theaters August 27th, but there is an early screening of the movie on Tuesday, August 26th at Regal Lloyd Center at 7pm. Each person can download up to two tickets and they are first come, first serve. You can get your free screening passes here.

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2014 Street of Dreams Ending Soon

View of Mount Hood from Street of Dreams in Happy Valley, Oregon
View of Mt Hood from the Street of Dreams in Happy Valley

The 2014 Street of Dreams will end its run next weekend (August 24th) in Happy Valley, Oregon. This year’s Street of Dreams features five homes. Home prices range from $850,000 to $1.5 million. Each home is unique, from traditional, to craftsman, to Mediterranean and Asian inspired. Continue reading to see the five homes in this year’s Street of Dreams.

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Zoo After 2 – free admission for a guest

lion cubs at the Oregon Zoo

I have good news for those of you who have been thinking about going to the Oregon Zoo. From now until the end of September, the Oregon Zoo is running a buy-one-get-one ticket free promotion. The BOGO admission is only valid on weekdays after 2 pm when zoo visitors ask for the “Zoo After 2″ summer discount at the gate. This promotion is in addition to their monthly $4 second Tuesday promotion.

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Super Circus Heroes is coming to Portland

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Super Circus Heroes

The circus is coming back to Portland. Thanks to Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, the greatest show on earth will return to the Moda Center (I still prefer to call it the Rose Garden) for four days (September 4 – 7). The all-new show, Super Circus Heroes, features amazing human athletic abilities and animals with unbelievable talent. The show will inspire and thrill children of all ages.

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15 Things About the Mount Hood Railroad Dinosaur Train

Mount Hood Railroad - Jim Henson's Dinosaur Train

The kids and I recently went on a ride on Mount Hood Railroad’s dino train over in Hood River. The dinosaur train is enjoyable for the entire family, but the younger kids will love the event the most. The special event features a train ride, singing, adventure park activities, magic show, snacks and goodies. The dino train is based on the hit PBS Kids Television series, Jim Henson’s Dinosaur Train. If your kids are fans of the show, now is a good time to take them on the special train ride. The dinosaur train will only be in Hood River for a short time: July 25-27 and August 1-3, and August 8-10.

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