Ski for Cheap

The snow gods might be withholding, but that hasn’t stopped the Guv from dubbing January national Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month. What that means for you: deals like Mt Hood Meadows 3-Day Passport, which includes three days of lessons, lift tickets, and rentals for $139. Find more deals here.

California’s Restaurant Month

January is our southern neighbor’s Restaurant Month. To celebrate, restaurants across the state are offering three course prix fixe for $20.12. Find out who’s serving what (and about special wine pairing meals) at visitcalifornia.com. If you weren’t already planning a Cali escape in the works, well, now you’ve got a reason.

Locals Love at RiverPlace Hotel

Snuggled up on the Willamette’s shore, RiverPlace Hotel rewards you just for being you: from now through February, locals can snag a 30 percent discount at this high-end hotel any Sunday (from $139). 1510 SW Harbor Way; 503-228-3233 (Photo courtesy RiverPlace Hotel)

Get Into National Parks Free

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr., all 397 national parks will be free to visitors January 14–16. Visit nps.gov for a complete list of national parks and historic sites in Oregon.