Rachel Dresbeck, a writer and editor, has observed and written about Portland for a variety of publications. She was educated at Whitman College and the University of Oregon, has taught writing and literature at Portland Community College, University of Oregon, and Oregon Health and Science University. She lives with her husband and daughters in the Richmond neighborhood of Portland, where she studies ways in which citizens sustain their civility and community spirit against all odds.
The Cheap Bastard's Guide to Portland, Oregon: Secrets of Living the Good Life--For Less!by Rachel Dresbeck
Live Large for Less!Think you have to earn big bucks to live big in the City of Roses? Think again.Portland is full of free and ridiculously inexpensive stuffyou just need to know where to look. Leave it to "The Cheap Bastard" to uncover all the ins and outs and exclusive bargains to be had, and to tell you the real deal with wit and humor. The Cheap Bastard's Guide to Portland, Oregon, shows you how to find free or low-cost:• Entrance to plays, films, concerts, open mics, and museums, as well as the zoo, pools, and other great places for family fun• Recreational activities of all sorts, including skiing, snowboarding, golfing, and yoga• Foodfrom burgers, banh mi, small plates, and tacos to gourmet food carts and breakfast favorites.• Haircuts, manicures, and massagesWith The Cheap Bastard's Guide to Portland, Oregon, anyone can enjoy the good life
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