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Operation Don’t Go Broke: Going out on a budget

Operation Don’t Go Broke is devoted to bringing readers helpful tips on ways to save in college.
Getting out is a great way to recharge and get your mind off school, but having a night life can get expensive.
These tips are for going out without breaking the bank:

  • Hit “Happy Hour.”
  • Split an appetizer.
  • Order what’s on special.
  • Share a pitcher.
  • Split the tip.
  • Take advantage of student discounts.
  • Load up on free chips and salsa.
  • Make it a lunch date.
  • Stick to well or “house” drinks and beers on tap.
  • Share a dessert.

ODGB’s Central Oregon Dining Guide


  • Hola ‘s “Happy Hour”

Share a plate of braised pork nachos and a pitcher of margaritas.

  • Baldy’s Barbeque

Split a rack of baby back ribs and wash it down with a draft root beer.

  • Cascade Lakes Taco Tuesday

A taco and a microbrew is the perfect end to any Tuesday.

  • Broken Top Bottle Shop and Ale cafe

Sample microbrews and receive 10 percent off with your ASCOCC student discount card during their student happy hour.


  • Pizza Mondo: Head downtown for a slice of maybe the best pizza in Central Oregon.
  • Chan’s: Try “Mother’s Chicken.” They serve huge portions and lunch specials for only $5.95.


  • Underdogs

Split a plate of “Dirty Fries” and enjoy “well drinks” for $3 during Happy Hour.

  • Jody’s

Satisfy your burger and fries craving for under $10.

Second year COCC nursing student Anna Quesenberry is a wife and mother of two who is passionate about saving money.

–Anna Quesenberry

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