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 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 for a complete list of national parks and historic sites in Oregon.