What You'll Get
Life is like a box of chocolates: it ends quickly when it tumbles into lava. Enjoy the transient experience of sweet pleasure while you can with today's Groupon: for $29, you get admission to the 2.5-hour Chocolate Decadence tour (a $59 value) from Portland Walking Tours. Tour starting locations will be emailed to you upon reservation, and may vary throughout the year.
The Chocolate Decadence tour takes cocoa cravers on a 1.5-mile culinary adventure, showcasing all manner of local chocolate indulgence. You'll taste chocolate in all of its tongue-bud-stimulating forms, which may include decadent truffles, cupcakes, French-style drinking chocolate and hand-crafted cocktails, life-sized chocolate Val Kilmers, creamy gelato, and warm chocolate croissants. As you visit at least six locations, your tour guide will dish out intriguing information on hot trends in cacao, such as adding bacon and Pop Rocks, and you'll learn how to evaluate the aroma, flavor, and appearance of the chocolate in a similar fashion to sensory wine tasting. Show off your vast, superior knowledge of Aztec medicinal cacao during accidental trips back in time, or simply listen and learn why Portland became a refuge to 30+ artisan chocolatiers.
Portland Walking Tours aims to entertain and educate its guests with a steady stream of information, warmth, and consideration. Feel free to pose a thought-provoking query to your knowledgeable tour guide, such as "How do they fill chocolates with caramel?" or "Why won't my wife let me paint the house with melted Snickers bars?"
Valid for Chocolate Decadence tour only. Reservations required. Not available Valentine's and Easter weekends. Please note any allergies.
TripAdvisors named Portland Walking Tours the number-one attraction in Portland. Citysearchers awarded Portland Walking Tours the Best of Citysearch award in 2007 for City Tour. The tours have received press from numerous publications and websites, and Yelpers grant an average of 3.5 stars:
- Portland is a great city to walk about - this was a great way to get your bearings. Tastings were delicious. – Susan721, TripAdvisor
- This was a fun and interesting walking tour of downtown Portland. We learned a lot, and the group had a great time together. Our guide was professional, but very down-to-earth and easy-going. – atrautman, Citysearch
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires May 1, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person. Reservation required. Subject to availability. Valid for Chocolate Decadence Tour only. Not valid for Valentine's or Easter weekends. Tour times and locations vary. Gratuity not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.