Uncork Your Quirks in the Pacific Northwest, Portland

Bidding Supports: St. Mary High School (Rutherford, NJ)

Item Number
10157
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$2,300 USD
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Sep 18, 2019 11:00 AM EDT

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Raise Your Glass to Adventure in Portland, Oregon for Four Days & Three Nights at the Benson Hotel for Two, Including a Wine Tour of Willamette Valley and a Downtown Portland Food Tour (Land Only)

Portland is so many things to so many people: vibrant, mellow, quirky, cultural, a haven for foodies, a place for eco-activists, close to the ocean, also near the mountains - but most of all it's got a friendly charm that keeps everyone coming back! Explore all that Portland has to offer from one of the city's most treasured historic landmarks, The Benson Hotel, and explore the bustling downtown on a guided food tour! Then spend a full day in the lush Willamette Valley on a personalized wine tour, where you'll raise your glass to adventure in the Pacific Northwest!

Founded in 1913, The Benson features elegant European design with a host of modern amenities. See why U.S. Presidents and CEOs have made The Benson their home away from home for a hundred years—. The Benson's superb location puts you within walking distance to all of the shopping, dining, and entertainment of the Pearl District, Pioneer Square, and downtown. Famous boutiques, bookstores, breweries, and performing arts are just steps away. The accommodations feature flat-screen TVs, windows that open, plush organic bamboo bathrobes and slippers, mini-bars, in-room safes and in-room complimentary coffee and tea - essentially anything that will bring the comforts of home to your travels.

Sip, swirl and savor wines on your Willamette Valley Wine Tour, and get a taste of the most decadent wines the lush Willamette Valley has to offer! The guides are expertly trained in the ways of the Willamette Valley and its many picturesque vineyards. You will have the opportunity to taste the famous pinots, chardonnays, rieslings, and other varieties that are well-known throughout the region. As you taste these incredibly flavorful, locally-grown wines, learn about the growth of wine grapes from leading industry experts. This tour is perfect for an all-around wine lover, someone new to the wine scene, or anyone in between. No matter how much exposure you've had to the world of wine, there's always another glass to enjoy!

Your food walking tour of downtown Portland takes you to some of the most popular restaurants and food trucks in the neighborhood. Exact itineraries vary slightly each day, but you can expect an array of food and drinks enjoyed at locations that show you the wide range of Portland's culinary scene, from upscale eateries to casual classics to sweet shops. You may try smoked fish paired with local cider, Cuban sandwiches, seasonal soups, a Mexican dish that only uses ingredients from local farmers markets, handmade dumplings, the best falafel in town, single-origin chocolate, a glass of Oregon wine or a whoopie pie. In between stops, pass by local attractions and hear from your guide about the area's history, perhaps about how the Pearl District evolved from a warehouse quarter to one of the city's trendiest neighborhoods, or how Portland got its name. Your small group tour ends at a local dessert spot - the perfect way to end a delicious tour!

Your getaway for two includes:
• 4 days/3 nights accommodations at the Benson Hotel
• All room-related taxes
• Wine Tour of Willamette Valley, including hotel pickup and drop-off
• Downtown Portland food tour
• Free concierge reservation service


Terms and Conditions
Travel package is non-refundable and subject to availability. Certificates/gift cards cannot be replaced. Blackout dates: Mar 27-31, May 1-6, 28-31, Jul 22-24, Aug 3-7, Dec 31. Tour runs on specific days of the week and at specific times. If tour is not available, it may be substituted with equal or similar experience. A minimum 30 day advance reservation is required. Travel is valid for 12 months from date of issue.