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By David Waite | Broker in Beaverton, OR
  • Happy Veterans Day! Have a doughnut on us

    Posted Under: General Area in Portland, Entertainment & Nightlife in Portland, Shopping & Local Amenities in Portland  |  November 8, 2012 10:31 AM  |  541 views  |  No comments
    Happy Veterans Day! Have a doughnut on us  


    For veterans, this is the three-day weekend to stop counting calories and start devouring free grub.

    With patriotism at the top of their menus, many major names in casual and family dining will be offering free food — from doughnuts to pancakes to pizza to entire meals — this Sun-day on Veterans Day, or the day before or after.

    “It’s good food meets goodwill,” says Derek Farley, president of restaurant PR chain DFPR. “There are 24 million veterans and troops and they all remember who feeds them
    for free on their day of respect.”

    For the restaurant chains, it’s a PR bonanza. With some celebrating Veterans Day on Monday, it fills up seats on what is traditionally the industry’s slowest day of the week. If a vet shows up with a party of four — or more — it’s a slam-dunk winner for the restaurant, even if the vet doesn’t pay for anything he eats, says consultant Linda Lipsky.

    But there are twists. At some restaurants, customers can get unnerved waiting to be served — even when the meal’s free. And some of the freebies have requirements, such as drink purchases. Most are available to active, inactive and retired military.

    Here’s some of the free food on
    tap: (Dates, hours and restrictions differ for each chain. Check websites or Facebook pages for details.)

    Doughnuts. Krispy Kreme will hand out free doughnuts (and free small coffee) to vets on Sunday.

    Pizza. California Pizza Kitchen offers free pizza and non-alcoholic beverages on Sunday or Monday. “Our headline for this promotion: ‘Your Service Deserves Ours,’ ” says CEO G.J. Hart.

    Pancakes. Denny’s doles out all-you-can-eat pancakes to vets on Monday “to highlight our loyalty to such a key demographic,” says marketing chief Frances Allen.

    Wings. Hooters offers vets 10 free boneless wings on Sunday, but only if you purchase a drink, too.

    Bagels. Einstein Bros Bagels gives out free Signature or Classic bagels to vets on Sunday.

    Appetizers. Red Lobster on Sunday gives out free appetizers — even Lobster Pizza. Outback has free Bloomin’ Onion appetizers and soft drinks on Sunday and Monday.

    Meals. T.G.I. Friday’s lets vets pick any lunch item for free on Monday. Free meals for vets are available Sunday at Olive Garden, Applebee’s, McCormick & Schmick’s and Chili’s; and Monday at Golden Corral.

    Why haven’t most fast-food joints caught on? “It doesn’t resonate well below casual dining,” says Farley. “The meaning of the gesture gets lost at the drive-thru window or in the pick-up-your-order-here line.”

    Shared from the USA Today @BruceHorovitz USA TODAY

    David Waite-VA Home Specialist
  • Oregon State Fair - Free to all Veterans & Current Military w/ID

    Posted Under: Entertainment & Nightlife in Portland, Parks & Recreation in Portland, In My Neighborhood in Portland  |  August 26, 2012 6:48 AM  |  690 views  |  No comments

    Tuesday, August 28, 2012 - Celebrate Freedom Day OSF Logo

    Free admission for all veterans and current military personnel with military ID.

  • Hillsboro Oregon - St. Patricks Day Parade Coming soon

    Posted Under: General Area in Hillsboro, Entertainment & Nightlife in Hillsboro, In My Neighborhood in Hillsboro  |  March 8, 2012 6:36 AM  |  782 views  |  No comments

    The Saint Patrick's Day Parade being held on Saturday, March 17, 2012 benefiting the Boys and Girls Club of Hillsboro.   This is an anual event that my family and everyone in the Hillsboro Area enjoy every year.  Attached is more info....See ya there!

    Local organizations already signed up to participate include St. Paul Rodeo Royal Court, Riverview Community Bank Clark County Fair Court, Ronald McDonald, and Last years Trophy Winner - Tom & Eric's Tournament of Thrills, a local motorcycle drill team.

    Dancers from the New Vision Dance Studio are slated to perform during the Sports Look Corned Beef and Cabbage Feed (after the parade) at the Hillsboro Civic Center. NVDC instructs all ages in the study of Jazz, Tap, Hip-Hop, Ballet and Tumbling at their Studio located Southeast of Cornell and 206th off Amberwood Drive. With 15 years of experience, the New Vision staff educates students in dance technique and choreography. Learn more at www.newvisiondance.com

    There will also be an Honored Citizens Tent (canopy courtesy of our local Edward Jones) at the corner of Main & 2nd, reserved for senior citizens and special need spectators wishing to view the Parade in style. These special canopied seats will be staffed by Glencoe High Schools Key Club. Seat RSVP's can be made by emailing info@murphysfurniture.net or call (503) 640-1124.

    There is still time to get in the parade. Get together family and friends and put together your own spectacle. Entry forms are available at Hillsboro and Forest Grove Chamber offices or at Murphy's Furniture in Cornelius, and online at murphysfurniture.net/events. Groups can sign up for the parade on the day of the event, but Murphy's prefers potential entries to submit their forms by March 15.

    David Waite
    JLSMC #1 Top Producing Agent for 2011
    503-887-5323 or waite-david@msn.com

  • Memorial Day Weekend Free Events for Vets plus more in Portland Metro Area

    Posted Under: General Area in Portland, Quality of Life in Portland, Entertainment & Nightlife in Portland  |  May 24, 2011 2:17 PM  |  1,330 views  |  No comments

          Memorial Day Weekend Free Events for Vets

       Reservist, Active and legal dependents with ID

    Free Admission Rose Festival City Fair

      FREE admission May 27 - 30 for Veterans, Reservist, and Active Military and their legal dependents with Valid Military ID

    FREE admission June 9 - 12 for Active Military and one guest with valid Military ID

    See more info at :  http://www.rosefestival.org/events/cityfair/ 


           Memorial Day Weekend Events


    May 27 - May 30
    1:30 p.m. – The 3rd Annual Portland Rose Festival Memorial Day Weekend is growing into one of Oregon’s largest celebrations honoring veterans and those who still serve.  The Rose Festival’s City Fair admission is free to all veterans, reservists, active military and their legal dependents with valid Military ID.   Visit the Danner Tribute Wall to post pictures and notes to honor all veterans, living or fallen, and all service personnel currently serving. 
    May 30 - 1:30 p.m. – Danner Memorial Day March on Naito Parkway from the Burnside Bridge south to Salmon Springs Fountain.
    2:15 p.m. – Commemoration Ceremony on the Main Stage in the RoZone, located in Tom McCall Waterfront Park next to Salmon Springs Fountain, includes tributes to all branches of service.
    3 p.m. – Recognized by the White House as an official National Moment of Remembrance, a moment of silence is followed by an F-15 jet flyover and 21-cannon salute.

    Contact:  Laura Mears, 503-227-2681,LauraM@RoseFestival.org, web: www.rosefestival.org/events/memorialday 

    May 30 - 10 a.m. – A 52-piece Northwest American Legion Band playing military music.
    11 a.m. – Main Memorial Program Honor Guard Flag Presentation, POW/MIA ceremony, Southridge High School Choir, V.I.P. speakers.  An F-15 flyover has been requested.  
    12:15 p.m. – The SubVets hold special tolling of the lost submarines event at our
    USS Albacore Monument located in Beaverton’s Veterans Memorial Park, located at 7th & Watson St.

    Contact:  Marv Doty, 503-644-0350, marvdoty@comcast.net

    Oregon City

    May 30 - 10 a.m. –  The annual celebration is at Mountain View Cemetery, 500 Hilda St.  There will be special guest speakers, military honors, a 21-gun salute, floral tributes, music from the Gardiner Middle School band, free coffee and donuts before the ceremony and a free BBQ afterwards, guided tours of the historic pioneer cemetery, children's activities and more.  In honor of the Civil War’s Sesquicentennial, a special tribute will honor all Civil War soldiers, especially those at rest in the cemetery.   

    Contact:  Jamie Davie at 503-657-8299 


    See more info at:  http://www.oregon.gov/ODVA/Memorial_Day_events_2011.shtml 


        More Memorial Day Activities

    MULTNOMAH COUNTY FAIR - Free Admission for Everyone, Everyday May 28-30th 12-7PM

    See more info at:  http://multnomahcountyfair.org/Activities/tabid/179/Default.aspx


    Wine Country

    Memorial Day is a popular time to visit the wineries, which means you might hit traffic--another reason why having a driver will make you happy. The best way to see wine country is to either beg one of your friends to be a designated driver, or go on a guided wine tour. That way, you can still enjoy your day, drink the wine, and not have to worry about a thing.

    See more info at:  http://www.oregonwinecountry.org/whats/ or

    There is a Memorial Weekend Open House at Eola Hills Winery May 24 - 26 from 10 am till 5 pm. They will have available over 25 wines and the entry cost is only $10.00 which includes a free commemorative wine glass. There are no reservations required for this even.

    See more info at:  http://www.eolahillswinery.com/events.php#memorial-weekend 

    For every veteran and every active duty soldier and individual in military uniform — thank you. Thank you for the sacrifice you continue to make every day on our behalf. And for every family who’s lost a soldier due to service to their country — thank you. Thank you for your family member who’s made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. No words can ever express the debt we owe these brave men and women.

    David Waite

    VA Specialist - Realtor

    John L. Scott Market Center

    503-887-5323 or waite-david@msn.com
  • Portland Metro 4th of July Celebrations

    Posted Under: Entertainment & Nightlife in Portland  |  July 2, 2010 7:05 AM  |  623 views  |  1 comment

    Happy 4th of July!  I just put together this list of super ideas for this wonderful long 4th of July weekend.  I hope everyone has a safe, happy and enjoyable  holiday weekend with friends and families.  Please do not forget our Veterans!!!  Thank you!

    Waterfront Blues Festival
    Where: Tom McCall Waterfront Park: 10:00 p.m.

    Oaks Park,
    Where: SE Spokane Street
    When: 9:55 p.m. show
    What: The park is open all day for rides and entertainment.
    How Much: Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for anyone under 15.

    Blue Lake Park
    Where: NE 223rd Ave and Marine Drive
    What: The park is open all day and the fireworks begin at dusk. There's also live music this year. (The Stingrays from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.; Aguamiel from 6 to 7:30 p.m.; Linda Hornbuckle from 8 to 10 p.m.)
    How Much: $10 per vehicle or $15 for large vans.

    Vancouver National Historic Reserve.
    Where: The Fort Vancouver National Historic Site is located at 612 E. Reserve St in Vancouver, WA). What: The fireworks display at Fort Vancouver is BACK! This year's celebration is bigger than ever. The park opens at 8 a.m. and there will be four stages of entertainment. The fireworks begin at 10:05 p.m.
    How Much: General Admission is $7 at the gate and $5 if you buy in advance.
    Get advance tickets online. There is also Prime Viewing Area Seating available for $50.00 if you're over 21, $25 if you're under 21. Buy tickets here.

    83rd Annual Molalla Buckeroo Rodeo Molalla Buckeroo Grounds 815 Shirley Street Molalla, OR 97038 Starting on June 30, the Molalla Buckeroo is a large rodeo event in the small town of Molalla. There are many events throughout the rodeo including dances, a carnival, a golf tournament, parade, barbeque contest and more. The rodeo is capped off by a fireworks display not only on the 4th of July but also on July 2nd and 3rd as well.

    St. Paul Rodeo Celebrates its 75th Anniversary-Each evening is topped off with a spectacular fireworks display following the rodeo performance. This festive display is indicative of the energy and pride exhibited within the community as it celebrates this most patriotic of holidays. Fireworks are set off on the West side of town and can be seen from just about anywhere in town  www.stpaulrodeo.com/

    General Canby Days Wait Park Canby, OR
    Starting at 7:30 AM with a pancake breakfast, the festival includes an art show, car show, food booths, entertainment, book sale, parade, and demonstrations. The fireworks display starts at 10:00 PM.

    Family Festival Happy Valley City Park,13770 SE Ridgecrest Rd Happy Valley, OR
    This family festival includes a parade, food, entertainment and a fireworks display in the evening. There is also a children's area with a petting zoo, mini golf and more. One other feature of this year's festival is "Happy Valley Idol". Season 2 finalist Kimberly Caldwell will be a guest judge.

    Oregon City and Gladstone 4th of July Celebration Clackamette Park 1955 Clackamette Dr
    Oregon City, OR  Two cities combine forces for this 4th of July fireworks display. Also featured are food booths and live entertainment. The park has access to the Willamette and Clackamas rivers for water fun during the day Fireworks can be viewed from Clackamette Park as well as Meldrum Bar Park in Gladstone.

    Hillsboro Fourth of July Parade: 10 a.m. The parade, which has been presented every year since 1926, travels through downtown Hillsboro beginning at Grant Street and Third Avenue; it ends at Grant Street and Delsey Road. For more information, call 503-844-9778 or visit www.hillsbororotary.org

    Seaside-July 4th Fireworks Display On The Beach  After Dark Boasting One of The Finest Fireworks Shows Anywhere On The West Coast. The Display is Sure To Cap Off A Memorable Day For All The Family    http://www.seasidechamber.com/events/4thofjuly/ 

    Way too may to list...but I thought this maybe helpful.  Please enjoy your time and remember our Troops!
    David Waite, P.C.
    Real Estate Broker
    John L. Scott Market Center
    855 NE 25th Ave
    Hillsboro,  OR  97124
    Direct 503-628-4558 Cell 503-887-5323
    Web www.propertyinportland.com

    I will be around all weekend if you have any real estate needs that I can assist you with. 


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