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Special events and offers to celebrate Veterans Day


Looking for a way to honor our veterans on veterans day? Here are a list of some of the events going on in the Portland area:

The Portland Veterans Day Parade begins at 9:45 a.m. Nov. 11. The parade starts on NE Tillamook Street and 40th Avenue, and ends on NE Sandy Boulevard and 48th Avenue. 

The Oregon Zoo is offering free admission to veterans, active military personnel, and their families, and 10% off purchases at the zoo gift shop and all food and beverage locations. Must show military ID.

The National Veterans Day Run at Mount Tabor Park on November 15 is a 5K race and one mile walk/run. A portion of proceeds will go to military charities.

Some local restaurants and national chains are offering up specials to honor our veterans and active duty members on November 11:

*Note: Make sure to check with local outlets to verify if they are participating in any national offers.*

Applebee's: A list of entree's from a special menu are free to veterans and active-duty military with military ID at participating locations.

California Pizza Kitchen: A list of items from a special menu is free for veterans and active-duty military personnel with military ID at participating locations. 

IHOP is offering red, white and blue pancakes from 7a.m.- 7 p.m., to all veterans and active-duty military at participating locations.

Krispy Kreme is offering a free doughnut and small coffee to veterans or active duty personnel at participating locations.

Olive Garden is inviting veterans and active duty military to enjoy a free entree from a special menu with military ID at participating locations. Family members also 10% off of their meals.

Starbucks is offering a free tall coffee to all veterans, active duty service members, and military spouses at participating locations.

The Mighty Bowl food truck in Vancouver is offering a free meal to all veterans with military ID.

McGrath's Fish House is offering a free meal to veterans with military ID or other proof of service.

Jiffy Lube locations in the greater Portland area are offering a free Signature Service oil change to veterans and active military.

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