With party buses equipped with neon club lighting, bench seats, and MP3 stereos, Bishop Limo aims to keep revelers entertained before they make grand entrances at events. Each of their mobile VIP suites arrives equipped with a fog machine, an Xbox 360, and a 47-inch plasma TV in addition to ice chests for drinks and bottled water to keep customers and hitchhiking houseplants fully hydrated. In addition to prom packages and brewery adventures, Bishop Limo organizes winery tours to locales along the Columbia River Gorge and Hood River Valley. The adventures include stops at Marchesi Vineyards, which offers outdoor patio tastings with cheeses and charcuterie, and Naked Winery, which commemorates tastings by supplying visitors with their own engraved glasses.
Rip City Limos provides plenty of ways to travel in style. The company's fleet includes a 15-passenger Lincoln Navigator limo, which comes equipped with a flat screen TV, 2,000 watt stereo system, fiber optic lighting, and a wet bar. Then there's the party bus, which boasts all those same amenities, plus a dance pole and karaoke capabilities. Each vehicle is able to accommodate up to 15 passengers or countless circus clowns, and each is helmed by a professional driver. The luxurious amenities in these vehicles make them perfect for special events such as bachelorette parties, and Rip City Limos also offers specialty services such as holiday-light tours and winery tours.
In the late 1800s, a well-connected Vancouver businessman named L.M. Hidden set out to build a railroad from Vancouver to Yakima in the hopes of accessing the area’s timber and mineral resources. After spending a decade building the railroad—and more than 100 miles short of the proposed destination—construction stopped. The Vancouver, Klickitat and Yakima railroad was broke.
This kicked off decades of financial struggles for the railroad. Eventually, the prospect of logging profits saw the railroad extended to Yacolt and Chelatchie Prairie. But by the late 1970s—after the decline in popularity of peg legs as a fashion accessory—the area’s lucrative logging industry was a thing of the past.
That is, until 1998, when a group of volunteers came together in the hopes of transforming the line into a functioning, historic railroad. They restored track-beds, rails, and bridges along the route, secured a fleet of historic diesel and steam-powered trains, and they began making runs on May 26, 2001. Today, they run a full schedule from May–December, including themed trips such as the train robbery or Halloween special.
Silver Limousine parks its fleet of vehicles inside a garage, which helps keep the vehicles looking pristine. Its selection includes an SUV, stretch limo, stretch Hummer, stretch Ford Excursion, and plush party bus furnished with leather seats and scientists gushing over the hardness of diamonds. With these rides at their disposal, Silver Limousine’s drivers can offer transportation services for weddings, wine tours, and business meetings.
At G6 Airpark, patrons of all ages bound safely between the open-jump arena and sports-based courts that comprise the 12,000 square-foot indoor trampoline park. Interconnected trampolines bordered by neon-green pads stretch from wall to wall, encouraging guests to defy gravity's demands as they spring into the air. On the dodge-ball court, jumpers fly while skirting air-filled orbs flung from opposing teams, and on the basketball court they vault over the rim, slam dunking. Guests practice more elaborate aerial flips and full-speed hugging exercises into the foam-filled trick zone, whereas the children-only area provides a safe haven for little ones. In between leaps and bounds, bouncers halt for a pizza or shaved ice from the caf?, which can also supply party fare for energy-burning, activity-filled birthday parties.
Celebrating its 7th anniversary, the iconic Portland Aerial Tram rises above the City of Roses on a cable stretching a full 3,300 linear feet end to end, providing passengers with views impossible to get anywhere else as it travels from its terminal in the city to the Kohler Pavilion on OHSU's campus. To date, it has transported 9.5 million passengers on more than 330,000 trips. The cabin ascends 500 feet into the air and travels at 22 miles per hour, making its trip in three minutes, or roughly one-tenth the length of the average Grateful Dead jam. At the end of the line, riders can enjoy spectacular views of the city from an observation deck equipped with outdoor seating and tables.