Shop local in Portland (with a coupon)

There is so much good food in Portland not to mention awesome bike shops, museums, etc.  I’m the type of person who likes to dive right in and see everything but that can be a drain on the wallet.

Whether you are moving to Portland or just visit often you should get the Chinook Book.  We were given the Chinook book as a housewarming gift by one of my husband’s co-workers.  I’m now obsessed and have both the app and the paper book. Unlike the big coupon books I’m used to with gross fast food chains and box stores the Chinook Book is so Portland. It’s largely local businesses and all businesses have to meet their sustainability criteria.  I’ve become a huge fan of the app because I’m still getting to know Portland and you can search what’s “near me”.  Sometimes I do it just to see what local businesses are around for a quick snapshot of a neighborhood I’m less familiar with.  Sometimes it shows a 2-for-1 coffee coupon and I have to debate whether to save it for when I’m with a friend or slam two right then.  This is Portland after all.