Birthday Perks


* Updated September 2017*
Thanks everyone for your submissions of additions, modifications and deletions of the birthday programs!!

The following offers are available by one of two ways:
1) sign up for the online birthday club and get a perk via email; or
2) show up at the restaurant and get a freebie on your birthday (please call the restaurant ahead to ensure free birthday treat is still valid)
AND don’t forget to bring your ID, just in case!
A&W All American Food Sign up for the Mug Club and receive a free Root beer Float for your birthday.
Applebee’s Free birthday dessert with purchase of an entree (kid’s meals excluded from offer).  Must sign up for their email club.  On your birthday, you’ll receive a coupon that is good for 30 days.  Choose from dessert shooter, brownie bite or equivalent as available.
Abby’s Legendary Pizza User submission 07/2017:  “Sign up online for EClub and get a free mini pizza on your bday. I just went in on my bday, showed them my ID and I got a free mini pizza (1 topping). No purchase needed.”

Update 01/2018:  Verified — even better, you get two toppings.  Bring in the printed voucher for the freebie.

Arby’s Sign up for the Arby’s Extras club and a week before your birthday, they’ll send you a coupon for a free 12oz. shake with any purchase (excluding value menu items).  Expires seven days from send date.
Auntie Anne’s Pretzels Sign up for Pretzel Perks program and a week before your birthday they’ll send you a ‘Buy one pretzel item, Get any pretzel item Free’ coupon.  Expires 14 days from date sent.
Aveda Become a member of and get an exclusive offer on your birthday every year. Simply provide your email address and birthday when you register.

There is a separate paid program “Aveda Pure Privilege,” which requires a $10 sign up.  In return, you’ll receive a birthday gift valued at $20 plus the opportunity to earn points and special offers.

BJ’s Restaurant Brewhouse One free mini Pizzokie.  Sign up for the BJ’s email list here and you’ll receive the birthday offer via email.
Baja Fresh Free classic burrito…with the purchase of a large drink.  Valid on any chicken, carnitas or veggie Baja, Mexicano or Ultimo Burrito.  Must join the Club Baja program.  Must present coupon at redemption time along with ID.  Coupon is valid one week before and one week after your birthday.
bareMinerals Submission from Stephanie (07/2015):  “BareMinerals gives a free makeup item every year during your birthday month. This year I got a free tube of lip gloss retailing at $14. The gift changes each year, and last year I got a free eyeshadow from BareMinerals.”  There is a bareMinerals boutique located at Washington Square Mall.

Sign up online for the bareMinerals Club.

Barre3 User submission from Melissa (05/27/15):  “Free class on your birthday at Barre3. You must already be a member.”

Admin note:  POTC unverified

Baskin Robbins Free 2.5 ounce scoop of ice cream (or 3oz. swirl of soft serve at locations that have it).  Join the birthday club and they’ll send you a coupon a week before your birthday.  You’ll have about 10 days to use if from the time it was sent.
Ben & Jerry’s User submission from Karin ( 09/24/09):
“Ben and Jerry’s has a mailing list (the ChunkSpelunker) you can sign up for, and you get a free scoop.  They send you a coupon before your birthday that you print and use within two weeks following your birthday.”Admin note:  verified, a totally free single scoop and another coupon for $3 off an ice cream cake!  Valid one week before and one week after your birthday.
Benihana Sign up for the “Chef’s Table” and you’ll also get a complimentary Benihana Birthday Dinner certificate, maximum value of $30 (excludes alcoholic beverages, gratuity and tax) that will be emailed to you for use during the month of your birthday.  Dinner also includes a big bowl of ice cream with cherry and candle!

Update 12/21/13:  “Beginning on January 2, 2014, the $30 Birthday Certificate can only be redeemed after the initial purchase of any adult entrée* during dinner hours, Monday through Thursday.

So how does this change impact you? If you are celebrating your birthday with other guests in your party, the adult entrée* they purchase will allow you to redeem your certificate towards any menu item YOU, the certificate recipient, order. You may choose any entrée, sushi item, side order, dessert or non-alcoholic beverage up to $30.

If you are dining on your own at dinner, we do not require that another guest is with you. You will need to purchase an adult entrée* at menu price which will not be discounted. You may add a second entrée to your order or if you prefer, you may add any of our delicious sushi items, side orders, dessert or non-alcoholic beverages to your order and these items will be discounted up to $30 with your Birthday Certificate.

For additional questions or concerns about the program or how to redeem your Birthday Certificate, please visit our FAQ page.”

Big Al’s Bowling User submission from Daniel (05/23/2011):  “Big Al’s Beaverton will give you one of their sugar shack desserts if you tell them it is your birthday. You can either get it in the restaurant or at the snack bar.”

You can also sign up for 105.1 the Buzz Freeloaders and they’ll email you a coupon for a free dessert.  The free dessert offer is valid for 30 days after your birthday.

Biscuits Cafe $5.00 reward.  Sign up for the Biscuits Cafe Rewards program and during your birthday month you’ll have $5 loaded onto your account.  When paying your bill, just give the cashier the phone number you used to sign up and the reward will be taken off the bill.
Bishops Barbershops User submission from Emily (07/17/12):  “You get $5 off your cut on the day of your birthday, just show ID — they do female hair too!”

Update from Melissa (08/12/12):  “I went to Bishops Barbershop in Sellwood on my birthday and not only do you get $5 off of a cut but $10 off of color as well.”

Black Angus Steakhouse Free steak dinner?  Join the BA Prime Club and they’ll send you a free dessert just for joining and then you’ll receive a coupon good for a free steak dinner on your birthday.

Update from reader Frank (04/24/13):  “Now it’s only a coupon for a giant “cowboy cookie” on your birthday. No more free steak dinner.”

Update from reader Christine (08/21/13):  “Black Angus – I just received my email for my birthday steak dinner (must still purchase a second one to get it). I have been signed up for several years, so I don’t know if maybe the new email members only get the cookie.”

Black Bear Diner Free entree for breakfast, lunch or dinner.  Must join the ‘Bear Lovers eClub.’  You will receive an email voucher that expires one week after your birthday.

Update from reader (12/15/14):  “I just got my “Happy Bearthday” perk from Black Bear Diner.  Unfortunately, it’s not for ANY free entree… it’s a free breakfast combo consisting of two eggs, bacon or sausage, and pancakes or waffle.  A choice-limited version of their “Bear’s Choice” breakfast, I guess.”

Black Rock Coffee Bar User submission from Nicole (08/14/13):  “Birthday freebie alert: black rock cafe will hook you up with a free coffee on your special day.

Admin note:  Verified, just let em’ know (and have your ID, just in case they ask)Update from reader Levi 08/2014:  “Upon visiting the new Gladstone Black Rock Coffee I learned that they no longer off a free drink on your birthday.”
Buffalo Wild Wings Free dessert.  Sign up for the Buffalo Circle and they’ll send you the coupon via email.  Choose rich and creamy Chocolate Fudge cake or a scoop of ice cream with chocolate or caramel topping.  Coupon good one week before and one week after your birthday.

Update from reader Diedre 05/2014 and admin verified:  “I got my birthday coupon from Buffalo Wild Wings this month and they seem to now be giving a free snack size wings (boneless or traditional) rather than the dessert.”Update 01/2018:  Forget the fudge cake, forget the free snack size wings… now you get a coupon that takes $5 off a $25 total purchase.
Burgerville User submission from Serena:

“During your birthday month you get a credit of $5 if you pick up a Burgerville Rewards Card and register it online.
Details on their website:

My boyfriend signed up a few days before his birthday. They told him he will get the $5 credit next month because they only credit the cards once a month and that day had already passed.”Admin note:  As of January 7th, the restaurant eliminated the Burgerville Rewards Card program.
Chang’s Mongolian Grill Free meal on your birthday (as long as you bring another dining patron).  Bring your ID.  No email newsletter or online sign up required, just show up on the day of your birthday for lunch or dinner and get it free.

Update from reader Laurie 03/01/2018: 

“My birthday is coming up and I’ve almost always taken advantage of the free birthday meal offered by Chang’s Mongolian Grill….For several years now I’ve gone to Chang’s on my birthday — sometimes alone, and I still received a free meal.  I just phoned the location I patronize (Milwaukie) to ask if their birthday offer has changed.  The supervisor on duty confirmed that it’s NOT necessary to be accompanied by a paying diner to get a free meal.  Apparently some years ago that was the case, but not currently.  Whether their different locations’ policies differ, though, I don’t know.”

Charming Charlie Submission from reader Suzanne (08/2014):  “Charming Charlie’s at Streets of Tanasbourne emailed me a $5 gift certificate for my birthday from their Charm Club rewards.”

From web site:  Sign up for the Charmclub Rewards program online and receive a “Birthday Bonus.”  The certificate will be emailed to you approximately one week before your birth month. Birthday Bonuses will vary – it is fun to receive a surprise for your special day! To redeem, simply print the Birthday Bonus Certificate directly from the email and present to the sales associate prior to making your purchase.

Cheesecake Factory Free sundae treat on your birthday.  Just inform the server.  Please note that this sundae is *tiny* — just a mini-scoop of ice cream with some chocolate fudge and whip cream in a very small cup!
Chehalem Glenn Golf Course(Newberg) Free round of golf for the birthday guest — as long as you bring three other paying golfers.  Call ahead to book a tee time, must have four total in your group to get your free birthday round of golf!
Chen’s Dynasty
Permanently closed; there is a location on NE Broadway that does NOT provide any birthday offers
Free birthday meal — buy one, get one free of equal or lesser value.  Dine in only.  Valid with photo ID.  Not valid with other offers.  Located in Bethany Village Center.

Update from reader 12/11:  “We went to Chen’s Dynasty for the one-for-one (equal or lesser than value) recently and the only requirement was the ID, no emails, no coupons. But do make a call to the restaurant just to be sure. The food was in good serving size too! Nice!”
Chevys Free birthday entree.  Sign up for the Compadres Club and they’ll send you a coupon good for a free entree with no other strings attached!  Maximum value of $12.  Voucher is valid approximately 2 weeks before and 2 weeks after your birthday.

Newest update from Stephanie (06/30/2015):  I went to chevy’s last year for my birthday, and they don’t even have a birthday program anymore. They have a program called “real rewards”, and you have to spend money, and eventually they give you $5 off after $55 is spent. They don’t even give a free incentive for birthdays, so if you haven’t spent $55 before your birthday to get $5 off, they won’t give you anything for your birthday. Last year I had a coupon for a free entree, and after two weeks it completely disappeared from my inbox, and I couldn’t find the coupon, so when I went in to ask about it, they said they don’t even accept those coupons anymore, and it’s now a loyalty program. I didn’t get my free entree, and I still don’t know how that coupon disappeared from my inbox.

Another Chevy’s change — they are back to their original program of offering a free birthday meal for the month, but you have to sign up!  Admin verified 01/2018

Cinemark Free small popcorn, valid six days before and six days after your birthday.  Must sign up for the weekly email program.  Six days before your birthday, Cinemark will send the free coupon to your email on file.
Claim Jumper $25 birthday reward.  The catch?  You must pay a one-time $25 enrollment fee into the ‘Landry’s Select Club.’  Once you sign up, you’ll immediately receive $25 back as a welcome reward to use on your next visit, and then you’ll enjoy all the other perks of membership.  This includes priority seating, a $25 reward for every $250 you spend, special offers, AND the card is good at over 300 locations (including the Chart House, McCormick & Schmick’s, Landry’s Seafood restaurants and more).  So sign up once for $25 and get $25 every year for your birthday month!
Cloud City Ice Cream User submission from Autumn (04/2015):  “Cloud city ice cream will also give you a free ice cream on your birthday.”

POTC verified — get a free scoop of ice cream, or if you are extra extra nice, they’ll even make you a sundae.  Just bring your ID and go on the day of your birthday for this generous sweet treat.

Coldstone Ice Creamery Sign up for the birthday club and receive a coupon via email that gets you one free Creation — buy any Creation, get a second Creation of equal or lesser value for free.  They’ll send it a week before your birthday and you’ll have a total of 14 days to use it.
Comedy Sportz Two free tickets for a regular show.  Join the birthday club online and they’ll email you an during your birthday month that will allow you and a guest in for free.  Limit one coupon per party, may not be combined with any other offer.
Common Ground Wellness Cooperative Submission from reader Marrla (06/2014):  “On your birthday, you receive a free one-hour soak in the hot tubs at Common Grounds on Killingsworth and 33rd.”
Corner Bakery Cafe Free sweet treat, must sign up for their eCafe club .  One week before your birthday they will email the coupon, which will expire seven days from your birth date.  Choose one cookie, brownie bar, hand pie, baby bundt or rugalach.  No other purchase required.
Cost Plus World Market Sign up for the free World Market Explorer Rewards Program and receive “a birthday surprise”…which ends up being a coupon good for 15% off furniture & decor and a coupon good for 10% off food and non-alcoholic beverages.  As a member, you’ll receive exclusive savings and earn Coffee and Gourmet Rewards.

Update from reader Erica 06/2014:  ” I received a coupon good for $10 to World Market this month for my birthday, and no minimum purchase required! I received this after signing up for the World Market Explorer Rewards Program.”

Cruise In Country Diner User submission from Tyler:
“The Cruise In Country Diner at the corner of River and Farmington in Hillsboro offers a free hot fudge sundae to anyone on their birthday!”
Dave & Buster’s User submission from Joe 04/16:  “Dave & Busters, located @ 11860 SE 82nd Ave, Ste 4020 (right next to Clackamas Town Center) have free desserts for birthdays.”

User submission from Christopher 05/16:  “Dave and busters does a free brownie birthday Sunday :p and if you pte plan a kids birthday party your birthday kid gets free tickets :)”

Dairy Queen Sign up for the Blizzard Fan Club and you will receive a coupon via email for a free mini, small or medium Blizzard treat when you buy a medium size Blizzard treat.  Expires two weeks after your birthday.
Daphne’s Greek Cafe $5 on your card.  Join the Pita Points Reward Program and on your birthday receive $5 added directly into your Pita Points account to use as you wish.

* As of late December 2009 all Portland-area Daphne’s restaurants have been shut down.

Del Taco Sign up for their Raving Fan eClub and you’ll get a coupon good for 2 free chicken soft tacos.  Then, when your birthday nears you’ll get a coupon good for a free premium shake, in which you’ll have about 2 weeks to redeem it from the time you receive the coupon.
Denny’s It’s back!  The Original Grand Slam breakfast is free on your birthday, just show proof of ID.
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Free classic sandwich (pulled pork, beef brisket or chicken).  You must sign up for the Big Yellow Cup Club.  Coupon is valid for 14 after email coupon is sent.
Dutch Brothers Coffee Free drink on your birthday, just let em’ know and show your ID.  Valid for all locations, verified by three POTC submissions.
Electric Castle’s Wunderland Cinema & Nickel Games Sign up for Club Wunderland and you’ll receive a special offer during your birthday month.  This offer is only for those ages 15 and under.
Elmer’s Restaurants The locally owned chain has finally offered up a birthday perk, courtesy of their Facebook post on 02/26/2015:

“Have you signed up for our Elmer’s eClub yet? Keep up to date with our seasonal entrées and receive a complimentary Classic German Pan”cake” on your birthday! smile emoticon Join today!
Signing up is simple:

Everett House Community Healing Center Submission from Mady 02/2018:

“Everett House healing center gives you a free hour in the spas hot tub, steam room or sauna”

Find them at
2927 NE Everett Street
Portland, Oregon 97232

Famous Dave’s Buy one entree, get one for 1/2 off.  Join the P.I.G. email club and they’ll send you this special birthday offer via email.  Get 50% off an entree  when an entree of equal of greater value is purchased; lesser value entree will be discounted.  Voucher is valid one week before and one week after your birthday.
Firehouse Subs From web site:  “Starting Feb. 15, 2016, you must sign up for Firehouse Rewards before your birthday to receive a free medium sub reward, valid once on your birthday or within the following 6 days. No ID required to redeem. Learn more:

Admin note:  verified!  

Five Spice Seafood & Wine Bar User submission from Pam (09/03/13):  Five Spice restaurant in Lake Oswego offers a free entrée (on the date of your birthday only). Sign up for the email newsletter and they’ll send you a coupon for a free birthday entrée. Most entrees are between $25 and $30. Excellent seafood.  Enjoy!

Update from reader Kirsti (08/2014):  “Just wanted to let you know that 5 spices restaurant no longer offer birthday deals.”

Float On If you’ve never floated before, this is your time to try it out!  Schedule a float a week before, during, or a week after your birthday and receive 50% off a float session (90 minutes).  Regular pricing is $77 per session.  Call 503-384-2620 for more information.

Update from reader Julie (12/28/12):   “When I called Float On last year about the half price birthday float, they told me it was only for people who had floated there before. Wouldn’t hurt to double check in case it’s changed or that person was confused, but that was my experience.”

Update from reader Christine (08/21/13): 
 “Float On – My husband signed me up for their email list when he tried them out recently and they just emailed me 50% off for my birthday. Might still qualify as having visited before, even though it was just my husband, but thought I would let you know.”

Update from reader Tom (04/2014):  “I work at Float On and I want to confirm that we absolutely offer 50% off on a birthday float whether or not you’ve floated before.  Must be booked within 1 week of your birthday, either before or after.”

Fogo De Chao $25 toward brunch, lunch or dinner, valid for the month of your birthday.  Must sign up for the Fogo® eClub, and then a few days before your birthday month, you’ll receive an email with the offer.
Fuddruckers Free 1/3 pound burger with purchase of another Fuddruckers entree of equal or higher value; essentially this is a ‘buy one / get one’ free type of offer.  You must sign up for the Fudds Club online and a few days before your birthday you’ll receive the email coupon.  Offer expires 30 days from date sent.
Garden Bar Submission update 6/2018:  “There is no way to sign up for the Garden Bar’s “Loyalty Program” online.  You have to go into one of their restaurants, make a purchase, and ask the cashier to sign you up.  You can not get $10. toward a Birthday meal, until you have made a purchase and signed up with them.”

Submission from Annie (05/2016):  “I created an account with Garden Bar to order some food for my office.  I received an email on my birthday stating that they added $10 credit to my “loyalty account” and that I could use that on my next visit.  This is great!”.
Glowing Greens Mini Golf From web site:  “One free 18 hole round of golf on your Birthday – just bring in a valid ID on the day of your birthday and enjoy a great game of black light miniature golf.”
Godiva Submission from reader Suzanne (08/2014):  “Godiva Chocolatier at Washington Square – if you sign up with their rewards program you get a free truffle every month and then last year they loaded $10 credit on my card during my birthday month.”

Register for the Rewards Club program online or in the store; members who have completed their profile by filling out their name, address, phone, email and birth day information online or in stores will be offered a special birthday offer. The birthday offer will be communicated via email. Birthday offers can vary month to month as is at the discretion of Godiva. One per member/customer in a calendar year. See terms and conditions for further details.

Green Dragon Bistro and Brewpub/
Rogue Eastside
Update submission 06/2017:
“Green Dragon has been renamed to Rogue Eastside. It’s been owned by Rogue for a while but they officially changed the name a few months ago.  The birthday beer still applies  (at least it did last summer when I got one) if you’re a member of Rogue Nation which just means signing up for that membership. No more t-shirts though.”Update from user Minty (12/11/13):  
“Just FYI, I went to Green Dragon for my birthday, and was informed by the server you need to sign up for a Rogue card in order to get the free t-shirt. You can also get a jumbo sized beverage.” 

User submission from Debbie (08/02/11):
“Green Dragon on SE 9th (& Hawthorn) gives you a free t-shirt and beer on your birthday.”Admin note:  Green Dragon is owned by Rogue Brewery, which has other locations around the state that may offer this same birthday perk; please call ahead to verify.
Guild Lakes Inn User submission from Alan (07/14/11):

“Free meal on your birthday.  Just show ID.  Has to be on your birthday though, and they’re only open from 6 to 6.”Update from Tom (01/15):  “I went to Guild Lakes in on my birthday today and they said they are no longer giving away anything free on a person’s birthday.”
Gustav’s Guests that come in to celebrate their birthday (or anniversary) receive a complimentary piece of homemade apple strudel, just let the server know beforehand.  Three locations in the Portland / Vancouver metro area.
Helium Comedy Club Four free tickets during the month of your birthday.  Phone reservations required, and the tickets are valid for Wednesday or Thursday “non special event” shows.

From web site:  “Do you do anything special for birthdays?
Complimentary birthday tickets can be redeemed for any Helium Presents shows on Wednesdays and Thursdays. If you want to complete the festivities with a cake, please call in your request 24 hours in advance, as we don’t allow outside food. Large parties can contact our Director of Group & Special Events to make the perfect accommodations.”

Helvetia Tavern Submission from Ivy 12/16:  “Free burger on your birthday!”

Admin note:  Must be on the date of your actual birthday, valid for one regular burger.

Home Town / Old Country Buffet Sign up for their eClub and you’ll get a coupon to buy one adult buffet meal, get one meal free.  Good for a week before and three weeks after your birthday.
Hollywood Video Free movie!  Must be a member, just select any movie (yes, even the new releases), take it to the check-out and the Hollywood system should automatically identify your free rental based upon the date of birth in the system.
All locations are closed.
IKEA Join the IKEA Family loyalty program and receive both of these…
(1) one free birthday meal from the restaurant — your choice of a meatball entree with either Almond cake or DAIM cake.
(2) one voucher for $15 off your total purchase (no required minimum, so if your total comes to $15, use the voucher and get it paid for!)As a member of IKEA Family, you’ll also get a free cup of coffee or tea.You’ll receive your birthday offer a few days before your birthday and it will be valid for the entire month of your birthday (not sure how this works if your birthday is at the end of the month).
Incredible John’s Pizza One free birthday buffet any day during the month of your birthday, with a catch:  you must be a member of the Incredible John’s VIP Club, which costs $5 for an annual membership.  You must sign up in person for the VIP club and sorry, the free birthday buffet cannot be redeemed on the date of VIP card purchase.
International House of Pancakes (IHOP) Free Rooty Tooty Fresh ‘N Fruity entree from regular menu or menu item of equal or less value.  Sign up online for the Pancake Revolution eClub and receive your coupon via email.  Free menu item expires 14 days from date the email is sent.  Certificate is only valid and available for redemption at the restaurant you specify when you first sign up (the location address will be printed on the certificate).

Admin note:  we used the voucher for a sandwich during dinner, so don’t feel like you have to use it for breakfast only.  If you select an entree that exceeds the value of the Rooty Tooty Fresh ‘N Fruity, you’ll only pay the difference.
Izzy’s Pizza Subscribe to the Izzy’s E-Grill Rewards Club and receive one free buffet when someone in your party buys one of equal or greater value.  Expires two weeks after your birthday.
Jack in the Box Use this coupon to receive a free birthday dessert of mini churros, New York Cheesecake or Chocolate Overload Cake.

Update 05/27/15:  the birthday offer is now for two tacos with any purchase; you must be a member of the free ‘Get Connected‘ club.  You’ll receive an email coupon for the tacos.

Jamba Juice Receive any 16 ounce size smoothie for $2 with the email coupon.  Sign up online to join the Jamba Juice email list and they’ll send you the coupon on your birthday.  Coupon is valid for one week after the email is sent. 

Update from reader Erica (06/2014):  “Jamba Juice offers a free smoothie on your birthday.”  Must sign up for the Jamba Insider Rewards.

Jersey Mike’s Subs Sign up for the Jersey Mike’s Subs Email Club and you will be rewarded with a free sub & drink coupon valid for your birthday, sent out to your email a week beforehand.  The nice part is that it is valid for 364 days!
Joe’s Crab Shack Sign up for the Connect club and receive an email coupon good for a free appetizer (value up to $11.00) with the purchase of an adult entree.  Offer only valid 14 days from date sent.  Located in Vancouver, WA along the Columbia River by the Interstate Bridge.
Krispy Kreme Free doughnut!  Sign up for the ‘Friends of Krispy Kreme’ club and they’ll send you an email containing your coupon good for a free doughnut and a small coffee or fountain drink.  Coupon is valid one week before and one week after your birthday.
Le Bistro Montage User submission from Chelsea (02/06/2013):  “Montage in Portland will give you a free baked Alaska dessert on your birthday.  Nearly scared me half to death when it showed up in front of me.

Admin note:  not yet verified.

Macaroni Grill Free dessert.  Sign up for “Get the Dish” email club and a week before your birthday you’ll receive a coupon for free dessert.

Note:  All Romano’s Macaroni Grill locations have closed in Oregon; the closest location is in Lynnwood, WA.

Makoto Japanese Buffet User submission from Evalyn (04/02/13):  Really good and clean sushi buffet restaurant.  You get a free meal on your b-day with one two paying adults.  No need to sign up for anything, just present ID.”

Update from reader Schola 02/16:  “You do have to be accompanied by two paying adults, website says they still offer the free birthday meal.”

Mama Mia Trattoria Free cheesecake.  Just show your ID and inform your server.
Marie Callender’s Free slice of pie and $5 off entree coupon.  Join the online E-Club and they’ll send you an email containing your birthday voucher.  The nice part is that the coupon is good for about 4 weeks.

Admin note:  All Marie Callender’s locations in the Portland, OR metro area are now closed.

McGrath’s Fish House Receive a voucher good for $10 $5.00 to spend towards a meal, plus receive a free birthday sundae.  Must print and bring entire email with bar code; present to server before ordering.  Offer is valid 1 week prior through 2 weeks after your birthday.  Sign up for the McGrath’s e-Club to get started.

Update from reader Alex (11/11):  “Just a heads up.  I recently got the McGrath’s birthday offer and it’s only good for $5 off a meal.”

Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt Submission from reader Erica (06/14):

Sign up for the ‘My Smileage Club‘ program and a coupon worth the equivalent of $5 in Menchie’s Money will be added to your mySmileage account and will be available from two weeks before your birthday until two weeks after. To redeem your coupon you must present the cashier your loyalty card or provide your account number before the transaction is completed. Your coupon can be used towards the purchase of any item sold at Menchie’s. This Item is a special limited time offer and will not appear as a credit when checking your card balance as it is a coupon and not earned Menchie’s Money. You must be a registered member for two weeks prior to your birthday in order to receive a birthday reward.

Mizumi Buffet Free birthday meal offered on the day of your birthday.  With valid photo ID, must be accompanied by at least TWO paying adults.  This is a new buffet that will open in Tigard during the month of February 2015.  They feature sushi, seafood and a hibachi grill.
Moe’s Southwest Grill
Free entree.  Sign up for Moe’s E-World and they’ll send you a coupon on your birthday.  This is not a buy-one, get-one free, this is truly a birthday freebie for one complimentary entree, excluding fajitas.  The only Oregon location is in Wilsonville.  Once you open up the email to view the birthday voucher and print it, you will only have one week to use it before expiration.
Native Foods Cafe Submission from Jonathon 10/2016:  Receive a $10 birthday reward every year around your birthday.  Must join the loyalty club.  Upon registering, you will receive a Buy-one, Get one free menu item that expires in about four weeks.  Location is at Bridgeport Village in Tualatin.

Admin update 01/2018:  you’ll still get your $10 birthday reward, but you’ll have to use their app to redeem it.
Noodles & Company Free bowl entree.  Join the Noodlegram and they’ll send you a free bowl voucher good for your birthday.  This is not a buy-one, get-one free, this is truly a birthday freebie.  Our coupon expired at the end of the month, but double-check the expiration date when you get the email.  Maximum discount is $9.00.

Submission note from Christine (12/15):  “I signed up for the email list for Noodles & Co hoping to get a free meal on my birthday (today!), but then I read their support page and it says you have to be a member for 60 days to get your free birthday meal coupon (and you have to print it out). Just wanted to pass the info along.”

Admin note:  Noodles is no longer offering a free noodle bowl (awww).  Instead, you get a Rice Krispy Treat.  Valid for two weeks after date sent.

North Portland Yoga Submission from Alicia (11/04/14)

Forwarded email:

“Dear Alicia,

Happy birthday! As a gift from us, you get a free class within a 7 day period of your birthday.
Let us know at the front desk that you’re taking your birthday class. Celebrate!

North Portland Yoga”

Admin note:  not verified.  As this was an email offer, customers will probably first need to be part of their email marketing list.  Please call to sign up.

Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom Submission from Lexi (04/28/13):  If you sign up for the World Beer Tour card (must be at least 21) they credit your account with a free medium pizza on your birthday.”

Admin note:  The program fine print states:

“If you have registered your World Beer Tour card, provided us with your birthdate during that registration, and made one visit to one of our locations in the 12 month period prior to your birthday, we will automatically upload a Birthday Value to your card. The Birthday Value will be subject to the terms and conditions set forth below governing redemption of rewards. Our current Birthday Value is worth $15 towards the purchase of food!”

Update from Adam 12/16:  “Update: Old Chicago does still have a birthday deal, and here are the particulars: If you join Old Chicago’s rewards program — which is related to but not exactly the same as the “World Beer Tour” — you get a free appetizer (up to $10 value) upon signing up, and a free pizza (up to $17) on your birthday.  The reward is valid for about a week on either side of your birthday.  (As already noted, you must have visited an Old Chicago location at least once in the previous 12 months to get the perks.)”

Old Spaghetti Factory The restaurant has a Kid’s Club for 10 years and younger to get a free kid’s meal on their birthday.  Join club online.
On The Border
(closed 10/2014)
Join their Cantina Club online and get a coupon just for joining.  Then, a week before your birthday, they’ll send you a coupon good for a free bowl of original queso or a Brownie Sundae with the purchase of one or more entrees.  Coupon is valid for 14 days from the date sent.
Orange Julius Sign up for their Julius League club and get a “Buy One, Get One Free” coupon good for a 20 oz. Julius Fruit Drink or Premium Fruit Smoothie.
Original Roadhouse Grill Located in Gresham (also Salem and Springfield).  Sign up online for the E-Club and receive a $10 certificate just for joining.  They will also send you an offer during your birthday month.
Outback Steakhouse Free dessert.  Just show your ID and inform your server.
Panera Bread Free pastry — like a cookie, scone, cinnamon roll, etc.  The free birthday pastry is loaded onto your rewards profile via the My Panera Rewards club.
Papa Murphy’s Free cookie dough.  Must sign up for their eClub.  During your birthday month, you’ll receive an email for the free cookie dough with the purchase of any pizza.
Papa’s Pizza Parlour Join the Papa’s birthday club here and they will mail you a postcard for your birthday good for $10 off your next visit to Papa’s Pizza Parlor.  The birthday card is valid during the month of your birthday and can be used for lunch or dinner. There are five Oregon locations, with the lone Portland area location in Beaverton.
Pastini Pastaria Update 07/2018:  “I just wanted to update you on the Pastini’s birthday deal.  They have changed their policy and it no longer needs to be day before/day of/day after.  You can now use your voucher within 7 days before or after your birthday”

Submission from Serena:

“Get an emailed coupon for a free entree on the day of your birthday with ID (with sign up for email newsletter).  If you don’t sign up for newsletter you can still go in on your birthday and they give you a free birthday Tiramisu.”

Admin note:  POTC-verified.  Free entrée voucher is sent 7 days before your birthday.  You can use the voucher the day before, the day of, or the day after your birthday.  No other purchase is necessary.  Be sure to sign up on the web site.

Petite Provence Submission from Alicia (11/04/14)

“On 10/19/14 A Yelp user posted that they give you a free tart on your birthday.

Petite Provence – Free Birthday Tart
1824 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211″

Admin note:  You have to eat at the restaurant to get the free tart after it with your meal (user submission 7/18/17)
Also, there are five locations around the Portland area that might or might not participate.

PF Chang’s Free slice of cake.  Just show your ID and inform your server.

Update from Becca 07/04/2015:  “I just celebrated my birthday at the P.F. Chang’s in Bridgeport village mall and I just wanted to pass along that I was not offered a piece of cake, but rather banana wontons. I was not given an option of any other dessert. The banana wontons were good but they would not have been my first choice.”

Pip’s Original Donuts User submission from Autumn (04/2015):  “Pips donuts gives you a dozen donuts during your birthday week.”

From Pip’s Facebook page 04/30/15:  “Your birthday is very special and we want to help you celebrate with a dozen free doughnuts. Just come in at any time during your birthday week and show us your ID to redeem.”

Update from Monica 03/2018:  “Correction for the free dozen at Pip’s verified today: can get a free dozen ON your birthday or 7 business days AFTER, not anytime before or outside this.”

Pip’s Frozen Yogurt & Gelato
(closed 2016)
Submission from Tom 07/06/2015:  “Sign up for the free Pip’s Birthday Club and get $5 worth of free yogurt on any one day in your birthday month.”  Wow!
Pizza Schmizza Get a free slice of pizza with purchase of another slice, or get a free pizza pie with purchase of another pizza pie.  To redeem this BOGO free perk, you must sign up for their email club here.  Two days before your birthday Pizza Schmizza will send an email coupon for the offer and you will have one week from the date sent to use it.

Update from Edgar 11/2016:  “One other change Pizza Schmizza send out a 25% off entire order coupon instead of a BOGO.”

Potbelly Sandwich Shop Free cookie – oatmeal chocolate chip, sugar or chocolate brownie.  Must join the Potbelly Perks loyalty program.  You’ll get an email a few days before your birthday informing you that the cookie has been added to your account.  You’ll have to use the app to redeem your reward at the cash register.  Expires 30 days from the email date.
Pretzel Maker / Pretzel Time Free small size of pretzel bites.  Sign up for their Fan club and about a week before your birthday you’ll get the coupon via email.  Update 10/28/11 from reader Gary:  no more locations in the Portland area!
Qdoba Mexican Grill Free entree with one entree purchase.  Join the Qdoba Rewards club and they’ll send you a buy one/get one free coupon cookie on your birthday.  Good for one week before and one week after your birthday.

Update 10/2017 from user Edgar:  “My coupon this year was for a cookie not a free entrée.”

Quiznos Free cookie.  Sign up for their mailing list and they’ll send you a coupon for a free cookie on your birthday.
Ram Restaurant & Brewery Get a free Mile High Mud Pie on your birthday with the purchase of one adult lunch or dinner entree.  Expires 14 days from the date the email is sent. You must first be a member of the MVP club.  Sign up here and you’ll also receive a Buy One/Get One free burger certificate that is valid for up to two weeks after you sign up.
Red Coach Restaurant User submission from Jamie (03/08/2011):
“Free Meal. If you sign up for the birthday club at The Red Coach Restaurant, a few weeks before you birthday they send you a coupon for a free Karl’s Special: 1/3lb Burger, fries and a drink.”
Sign up for the birthday club on their web site.* Permanently closed 03/2014
Red Lobster Join the Fresh Catch Club and they’ll send you an email coupon good for $5 off two adult entrees.  Expires 30 days from the date the email is sent.
Red Robin Free burger off their menu (must be a regular Gourmet burger, not one of their fancy ‘Finest’ versions), valid for the entire month of your birthday.  You must be a member of their Red Royalty Club program.  Just go into any Rod Robin restaurant and ask for the free card.  You’ll then have to go online and register the card number to your name and input your birthday date.  When it is the month of your birthday, order your burger and give the server your card — the freebie will automatically be loaded on it.

Update (07/12):  Reader Carol emailed the following – “Red Robin’s loyalty card will credit the burger for the whole month of your birthday, but if you don’t use it, it will expire at the end of your birth month.”

Regal Cinemas Free small popcorn loaded onto your rewards card, valid for 30 days from your birthday.  Must be a member of the Regal Crown Club.
User submission from Hannah (02/01/2011)
“Guests that come in to celebrate their birthday (or anniversary) receive a complimentary piece of homemade apple strudel.”
Rock Bottom Brewery Special offer.  Must join the Rock Rewards loyalty program by visiting the restaurant and picking up a card.  You’ll have to register the card online to receive benefits.
Rogue Distillery & Public House User submission from Carmen (08/22/2011)
Join the Rogue Nation and receive a 32oz. beer and a t-shirt on your birthday for free! No gimmicks!”Update from reader Steve (01/2014):  Rogue does not offer a free t shirt on your birthday as of January 2014. You still get a free birthday beer.Admin note:  Rogue Brewery has other locations around the state that may offer this same birthday perk; please call ahead to verify.
Ruby Tuesday
All locations in Oregon are now closed as of 08/2016
Join the ‘So Connected’ club and they’ll send you coupon good for a free handcrafted birthday burger!  Valid approximately one week before and one week after your birthday.

Update 01/2013:  So much for the free burger; now what they’ll send you is a coupon good for a free dessert Blondie For One or two Gourmet Cupcakes with the purchase of an adult entree.

Update from reader Marie (09/2014
):  The birthday burger is back!  Value up to $9 (if it is a little more, just pay the difference)
The Salt Grotto Birthday Special:  Free session on your birthday (ID required as proof).  Located in the Pearl, see page under “Specials.”  Call for reservation. 

Update from reader Beth (05/30/13):  The Salt Grotto is now closed.

Salvador Molly’s User submission from Ryan (02/24/15):  “Salvador Molly’s offers a free birthday entree to members of the Molly’s Mob club, and they told me over the phone it would be good during the birthday month.”

Click here to join Molly’s Mob club and receive $5 off your next visit.

Sanchez Cantina
Submission from the restaurant (05/31/16):  “Sanchez Cantina and Restaurant offers a free dessert item or beverage on your birthday. Some exclusions apply for the drink. Have your ID ready.  Thanks so much!”
Sephora Get a free birthday gift like Philosophy’s shampoo, shower gel or bubble bath.  Must sign up for the free ‘Beauty Insider’ rewards program online.  Retail locations at Washington Square, Clackamas Town Center, Vancouver Mall and downtown Portland.
Shari’s Restaurant and Pies User submission from Jacobie (06/22/11):  “Shari’s will give you a free slice of pie on your birthday. May have to show ID.”

Admin update (05/14/12):  Shari’s now has their own email club, sign up online and get these perks:  “Join now and receive a FREE slice of pie!  Pie Club Members are the first to learn about new and featured dishes, tasty promotions and special events happening at their favorite Shari’s Restaurant. Members also receive PIE on their birthday to celebrate that special day!”  Free slice of pie coupon expires approximately 4 weeks after birthday.

SyKart Indoor Racing Center Submission from reader Jeff (09/10/13):   “VIP members who pay the $30 starting and $10 yearly renewal and with a valid license or of passed the driving classes are able to retain this deal…for one free birthday race session on or up to a week after your birthday.”
Sonic Drive-In Sign up for the ‘Sonic Cruisers Club’ and during your birthday month you’ll receive a free small shake added to your account.  You’ll have approximately 30 days to use it from the date it was sent.
South Pacific Rum Bar & Grill Located in downtown Vancouver and another location in Battleground.  Show your ID and birthday celebrant gets a free dessert — a slice of cheesecake or a peanut butter pie.  Better yet, call ahead and see if you can substitute for their super delicious Bananas Foster instead (or just order it anyway and give the free dessert to someone else — that Bananas Foster dessert is to die for!).
Spirit Mountain Casino User submission (05/18/10):
“Spirit Mountain Casino gives you a free gift during the month of your birthday.  Must be a registered member of their Coyote Club, and the free gift will be based on your level of play.Also, either 107.5 or 105 radio station gives you a free buffet to Spirit Mountain Buffet.”
Starbucks Free birthday drink or food item.  From web site:

“How do I redeem my Birthday Reward? Where can I redeem my Birthday Reward?
Published 04/05/2016 02:55 PM | Updated 01/26/2018 12:00 PM

As long as you make a purchase in a Starbucks store in the last 12 months of your anniversary date with your registered Starbucks Card, your Birthday Reward will be automatically added to your account approximately two [2] days before your birthday. It expires the day after your birthday. Just present your registered Starbucks Card or Starbucks Mobile app to the barista at a participating store to redeem your Reward.

If you have provided Starbucks with your email address, you will receive a reminder email that your Birthday Reward is available. If you use the Starbucks Mobile app, you will also be reminded that way. You can check your account online or look in the app to see your Birthday Reward.

When you have a Birthday Reward – you are eligible for almost anything on the menu* – including one [1] complimentary handcrafted beverage [standard Starbucks® menu sizes only], or one [1] food item or one [1] ready-to-drink bottled beverage such as an Evolution Fresh™ juice.

*Reward item excludes alcoholic beverages, multi-serve trays or whole bakery loaves and multi-serve coffee presses. Participating stores only.”

Super King Buffet Submission from Alana 04/2016:  “Kings buffet on 82nd Avenue gives half off of buffet for your birthday with ID.”

POTC admin note:  Not verified

No web site, unofficial Facebook page is online.
5015 SE 82nd Avenue
Portland, OR 97266
(503) 774-7775

Sweet Tomatoes Free meal with no other strings attached.  They will also provide a 20% off coupon that is valid for people accompanying you.  You must join the Club Veg online and Sweet Tomatoes will send you the coupon, which is valid one week before and one week after your birthday.  No minimum beverage purchase required!
Taco Del Mar For kids:  join the Club Carlos Kids Club and receive a free Kids Meal for your birthday.
The Kids Club appears to have disappeared from their web site.
Tacho’s Mexican restaurant located in Oregon City.  Go to the website, fill out the form and show up on your birthday with your picture ID with your birth date on it and show it to your server. They will treat you to any meal on the menu.
Taste of Asia User submission from Sirenna (02/26/2011)
“In Vancouver on Fourth Plain, ONLY ON YOUR BIRTHDAY you can get a free Chinese buffet (they check I.D.) with at least one other customer paying full price.”

Update from Jesse:  “As of June 3,2016, buffet option is no longer available.”
TGI Fridays Free dessert.  Just show your ID and inform your server.
* Please note that all TGI Fridays locations in the Portland area have closed.
The Melting Pot Free chocolate fondue for two.  Join the Club Fondue and they’ll send you a coupon on your birthday–but note that the coupon is only valid if you order entrees for both adults.

Update 07/11/2012:
  Reader Carol emailed the following – “The Melting Pot: this year they sent a coupon good for the dipped strawberries.”
Todai Update from multiple users 04/11:  Todai is now closed!  🙁

Free meal certificate for your next visit.  The catch is that you must visit on your birthday, pay full price, then they’ll give you a voucher for a free meal on your next visit.  Todai’s website also has an eClub, but we are not certain as to the perks or benefits you’ll receive.

UPDATE 08/17/09 from a Todai customer:
“Just thought you should know that Todai has reverted their birthday special to what it used to be, so you are getting it ON your birthday with at least one paid other person. Just show your ID  I just left there and am stuffed to my eyeballs with sushi!   It’s one of the best free birthday deals around!”

Treasure Island Buffet Free buffet on your birthday….BUT, only valid if you bring 3 guests that pay full price.  Bring your ID and three good friends that don’t mind that they are paying!

Now closed as of the end of 2012.

Tropical Smoothie Submission from reader Erica (06/14):

Tropical Smoothie offers a free birthday smoothie when you sign-up to receive their e-mails.  Sign up for their Club Tropical program online.  Downtown Portland location is now closed; only one left is in far east Vancouver, WA.

ULTA Beauty User submission from Emily (07/17/12):  “Sign up for free reward program and you can get a free eye brow wax at the Benefit Makeup bar ($20 value) during the week of your birthday.”  The program now says that you will receive a gift on your birthday, but does not specify what that might be.

Update from reader Reanna (05/22/13):  “Ulta no longer offers the free brow wax 🙁 ”

Update from reader Acenight 06/2014:  “Ulta does still offer a free birthday gift they just change the gift every year.  I received an email January 1st that  for the year 2014 it was a full size CK one mascara.  The freebie is always valid for the whole month of your birthday and they also give you double rewards points in your birthday month.

Value Village Get 20% off your entire purchase on your birthday!*  Must be a member of the Super Savers Club, valid on the day of or the day after your birthday.

*Super Savers Club Card and valid ID required to receive discount. Offer not valid on new merchandise (red tags) or with any other coupon or discount. If store is closed on birthday or day after birthday, offer will be extended thru next business day.

Vege Thai Free dinner on your birthday… picture ID plus one friend required for one free entree.  Located near 33rd & Hawthorne, this is 100% vegetarian with some vegan options as well.

CLOSED as of 04/2015

Veggie Grill Update 01/2018:  $5 off towards your purchase.  Must sign up for the Veggie Grill Rewards program.

Free entree of your choice with purchase of another (equal or lesser value).  Sign up for the Grill Club and a week before your birthday, you’ll receive the coupon.  Expires 14 days from the date it is sent. 

  Additional information from reader Schola:  “You have to go in with someone who pays for an entree. The voucher says “Does not include side upgrades or beverages.”

Venetian Theater
CLOSED as of June 2017
Free entree on the day of your birthday when someone else also purchases an entree of equal or lesser value.  Free entree up to $15.99.
Village Inn Sign up for their e-Club and receive a special offer on your birthday; we signed up too late to find out what it is, but we’ve heard that it is a buy one / get one free offer with the purchase of two beverages.  After you first sign up, they’ll send you a coupon for a free slice of pie with the purchase of an adult entree.
Waffle Window Submission from Shaylyn (09/15):  “Join the Waffle Window’s club for a free waffle on your birthday.”
CLOSED as of 10/2015
Submission from user Lynn:  “If you sign up for Weinerschnitzel’s “Weiner Lovers Club” they will e-mail you a coupon for a free chili dog, then a week before your birthday they email you a coupon for a free corn dog. Coupon is good for two weeks.”

Wienerschnitzel is located at:
8605 NE Andresen Road
Vancouver, WA
(360) 892-6223
Wendy’s Sign up for ‘WendyMail’ and within the week you’ll receive a $1 coupon in your inbox as well as another coupon on your birthday.
West Linn Adult Community Center Free lunch on the first Wednesday of your birthday month — just show your ID.  Located at 1180 Rosemont Road in West Linn.  Keep in mind that if you are 50 years and younger, you might feel a little “under-aged.”  Here’s a link to the Portland Tribune article.
Wingstop Ten free wings.  Join the Wingstop e-club online and they’ll send you a coupon on your birthday.  The restaurant is located on SE 82nd between Powell and Holgate.

Update from user Nicole (08/12):  “Hello! Just registered with Wingstop for my September birthday and wanted to let you know they no longer do 10 free wings, but have replaced it with free seasoned fries.”

Yo Zone Frozen Yogurt Enjoy 8 ounces of yogurt for free any day during your birthday month.  Must sign up for their YoZone mailing list beforehand; you’ll get an email offer during the beginning week of your birthday month.
Yoga Bhoga Submission from Schola:  “Yoga Bhoga – offers a free yoga class good until 7 days after your birthday. I think you have to sign up for the email newsletter because you get an email about it a week before your birthday.”