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He Named Me Malala Screening in Portland

He Named Me Malala

Fox Searchlight Pictures is releasing a new documentary next month. It’s called He Named Me Malala, which is about the youngest Nobel Peace Prize recipient, Malala Yousafzai. The documentary is an inspirational story about an inspiring young women. If you’re interested in seeing this fascinating movie, there’s an early screening at Regal Bridgeport on October 7th (7pm). Head over to the screening page to do get your film pass. He Named Me Malala will open in theaters on October 9th.

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Save $2 on Admission to The Maize at The Pumpkin Patch

It’s been raining since Friday (started right after work), so my plans to build a roof over my roof this weekend has been delayed. Summer doesn’t officially end for another 2+ weeks, but the cool and wet weather sure feels like Fall. In fact, while I’ve been couped up inside, I’ve been thinking about the next holiday: Halloween. In my opinion, it’s the best holiday of the year. I can’t wait for Halloween and I can’t wait to visit The Maize at The Pumpkin Patch. We went last year and had a fun time. BTW, you can save $2 on admission with this online coupon.

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Citybikes – a local source for used bike parts

Citybikes - Portland source for used bike parts

If you’re looking for a bike part, but don’t want to splurge for a new part, then you should check out Citybikes. For the past two summers, I have been having intermittent problems shifting gears. The problem usually happens when I hit a hill and I want to shift to lower gear. Then I’m stuck in high gear and swearing all the way up the hill. I finally took my bike to Bike Gallery to have them take a look at it. The bike tech looked at it and told me both of my shifters need to be replaced. Unfortunately, I have an older bike and they don’t make shifters for my bike anymore. The tech then directed me to eBay and also told me I might be able to find used shifters at Citybikes. I went to Citybikes, but didn’t find any integrated 2×7 shifters for my bike. However, I still think Citybikes is a good place to look for used bike parts.

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Check up on Portland Stations with the Clip Radio Mobile App

Clip Radio Mobile App radio stations list

Hey, Portlanders. I thought I would share a mobile app today. It’s called Clip Radio. According to the press material, it’s the first and only mobile app that allows listeners to see and listen to what is on any radio station and interact by finding song information, entering a contest, accessing local deals offered during radio ads and more. The app currently only supports stations in the Portland and San Diego metro areas.

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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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Regal Summer Movie Express features 20 movies for a dollar

Regal Summer Movie Express 2012

Next week is the start of Regal’s Summer Movie Express 2012. In their special promotion, you can watch select movies for only a dollar. Not only is this a great deal, but Regal Entertainment Group is also donating a portion of proceeds to the Will Rogers Institute. Will Rogers uses the money to fund the institute’s mission in the areas of medical research and health education.

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Free Energy Saver Kits for Oregon and Washington Residents

Energy Saver Kit from Energy Trust of Oregon

The Energy Trust of Oregon is giving away free Energy Saver Kits to Oregon residential customers of Portland General Electric, Pacific Power, NW Natural and Cascade Natural Gas. Washington water heating customers of NW Natural are also eligible for the free kits. Once you complete the short online form, Energy Trust will mail your kit in four to six weeks. I received my kit yesterday (it took about a month).

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