The olive has long been regarded as the most rebellious of fruits, thanks to its salty disposition, penchant for hanging out in bars all night, and known vandalism of rival grape orchards. Put the squeeze on this tasty outlaw with today's Groupon: for $50, you get an olive-oil tasting and hors d'oeuvres pairing for four (a $100 value) at Oregon Olive Mill in Dayton.
Housed at the picturesque Red Ridge Farms, Oregon Olive Mill cultivates more than 13,000 arbequina, arbosana, and koroneiki olive trees spread across 17 rolling acres. Each olive-oil tasting commences with an edifying history lesson on olive oil and olive cultivation in Oregon, followed by a jaunty tour through the family-owned orchard and mill. Guests are then treated to a sensory olive-oil tasting, featuring oils crafted from olives that were milled on site. Tasters will have the chance to compare oils side-by-side to determine which they'd like to ask on a second date. The one-hour lesson, tour, and tasting concludes by harmoniously pairing select oils with delectable edibles for you and your fellow samplers. Guests will also get a chance to nab special discounts on the day of their tasting, as well as take home literature to help cram for future crust-soaking sessions. Tours are available Thursday through Sunday. Reservations are required.
5510 NE Breyman Orchards Rd.
Dayton, Oregon 97114Get Directions