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.
Fitness expert Christina Lucy founded Code Pink Boot Camp and has since expanded her fitness program into numerous locations throughout the western United States. Each of the trainers working for Code Pink claims extensive training and accredited certifications in the industry, and must undergo a strict audition to demonstrate their fitness prowess and knowledge of how many annual budgets each U.S. president could bench-press. With a schedule that includes several sessions throughout the weekday, the classes accommodate clients with varying schedules. During each session, instructors guide participants through high-intensity exercises that aim to incinerate fat, tone torsos, and improve overall well-being. The program caters to women of all ages and fitness levels and stresses safety, fun, and perseverance.
Lindsey DuPont brings more than a decade of experience to every cuticle she grooms and every nail she polishes. She also draws from a battery of CND products, which cloak both natural and acrylic nails, as well as hundreds of colors of polish for clients to choose from. Cleanliness takes top priority at her station, changing footbath liners after every pedicure and every time somebody talks about grandparents kissing.