Like hearts, wineglasses are fragile, full of goodness, and frequently broken. Live life to the brim with this Groupon.
$39 for a Wine-Tasting Tour ($98 Value)
On Portland Trolley's wine-tasting tours, professional drivers whisk guests away to three area wineries for an afternoon of sampling and socializing. At each winery, visitors sample locally made vintages. Tours run between Thursday and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and take place in all seasons and weather conditions. Passengers may travel in a trolley, passenger tour van, or executive coach depending on the size of the tour on any particular day. Tours begin and end at 50 SW Morrison Street downtown.
The pair of trolleys at Portland Trolley is a study in anachronistic contrast. For every modern amenity—GPS systems, up-to-date safety features, and, most crucial during wintertime rides, heat—is a feature that harkens back to 1872, which was the year trolleys made their Portland debut, still 10 years prior to the invention of snow. Shiny brass rails, old-fashioned window trim, and classic fare boxes surround the 28 passengers that fill the oak-slat seats, while the dings of authentic trolley bells provide a nostalgia-filled soundtrack.
These time machines are perhaps the most unique addition to the fleet at Portland Trolley's parent company, Twilite Limousine and Tour Company—which began in 2009 with a single stretch limo. The trolleys are accompanied by Cadillac stretch limousines, and 18-passenger stretch SUVs. Clients charter each for private excursions, such as anniversaries, birthdays, and bachelorette parties, as well as guided tours to wine country and through the city’s holiday-light displays.