Thousands of years before there were movies, there was popcorn. Today the average American eats nearly 70 quarts of the fluffy food a year. Mmmnnn, popcorn: salty, buttery, sorta healthy, and fun to cram into your mouth. That's why it seems appropriate that food expert Misti Miller searches Portland high and low for it.

For those of us who wish to extend our popcorn experiences beyond our microwaves, our hero/food expert has painstakingly selected her choice locations for finding the delightful and 100% American snack for FREE!

Marathon Taverna, 1735 W Burnside: Honkin' huge breakfasts served until 2 pm, plus free corn.

Etctera Tavern, 3276 NE Killingsworth: 3 tacos for a buck on Tuesday, and food served in frisbies, and you guessed it, free buttery popcorn.

Cal-sport, 1033 NW 16th: Dollar Pabst, free pool on Wednesdays, not to mention penniless popcorn.

Embers, 110 NW Broadway: Gays and popcorn--what more can you ask for?