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The PolarExpress on a steam hauled Pullman carriage (Family Fun from NOVEMBER 12-DECEMBER 28)

Polar Express Train Ride on the Mt Hood Railroad

110 Railroad Avenue, Hood River, Oregon 97031

Read along with the story as the train makes its magical round-trip journey to the North Pole. Meet Santa and enjoy caroling, hot cocoa, a treat and a special gift for each child. Kids are encouraged to wear their pajamas!



Christmas Lights Tour    Christmas Lights Tour

The Lights on Peacock Lane The Lights on Peacock Lane

  December 18 -31 at 6:00pm to 11:00pm

SE Peacock Lane and Belmont, Portland, OR

Come see the lights on Peacock Lane and you'll find nothing but good, old-fashioned holiday spirit. Since the 1920s, each house in this quaint southeast neighborhood has been decorating for Christmas. Mostly Tudors, the houses are adorned with not only beautiful sparkling lights, but also nativity scenes, rotating Christmas trees and stunningly life-like replicas of Santa and Frosty.


Breaking Ground

Helping close the gap between Willamette Valley wine country and Portland, Ponzi Vineyards is opening a new, modern tasting room on June 15th. Located just beyond the rural community of Scholls, the tasting room will provide guests with innovative wine tasting experiences through table-side service, private events and tours of the four-level, gravity-flow wine-making facility. Guests are encouraged to sit down for an experiential tasting, or glass of their favorite selection and enjoy the seemingly boundless scenery.



Treat yourself to child-free, brain-building science fun at OMSI After Dark from 6-10 p.m. Sample tasty snacks and sweets along with beer, wine, and craft soda, and talk to regional food and beverage artisans about the science behind them. The OMSI Market Cafe will be open with a special dinner menu and cash bars are available for those who want more than just a taste! It's geeks gone wild! (21 and over only.) Cost: $12 regular admission.

Upcoming/AnnuallyHoliday Ale Festival

Holiday Ale Festival The annual Holiday Ale Festival returns to Portland's Pioneer Courthouse Square. Featuring more than four dozen big, bold ales to fend off the cold chill of a winter night, attendees stay warm and dry under clear-topped tents that cover the venue, while gas heaters create a cozy ambiance beneath the boughs of the region's largest decorated tree. In addition to beer tasting, the festival also features on-site food and event merchandise.


McMenamins historic properties feature Breakfast with Santa mornings chock-full of hot chocolate, muffins and a full buffet, as well as quality time for kids on Santa's lap, so their letters and lists can be discussed with the bearded wonder in full. Tickets are available now for all the December dates.


Lakewood Theatre Company presents Irving Berlin's White Christmas, a delightful new musical based on the 1954 smash hit movie. Two army buddies have a successful song- and-dance act after the war. The two follow beautiful singing sisters to a Christmas gig at a Vermont lodge owned by their former Army commander. The boys are the only guests at the resort because there is no snow! To help the General, they come up with a scheme to bring in a crowd.


Artists Repertory Theatre presents Xmas Unplugged, a holiday debauchery double-bill for mature audiences. Spend an outrageous Christmas Eve with a churlish Santa, a kidnapped elf and a handful of hapless souls in need of some holiday spirit. Amid the shrapnel of yuletide yearning, broken dreams and poignant revelations, can the magic of the season spark hope in their hearts? With these two riotous, irreverent short plays, be prepared for a pair of good old-fashioned, foul-mouthed, feel-good holiday anti-classics … and just a wee dusting of that cherished Christmas feeling.


Portland Center Stage presents The Santaland Diaries. Based on the outlandish and true chronicles of David Sedaris' experience as Crumpet the Elf in Macy's Santaland display, this hilarious cult classic features comic encounters during the height of the holiday crunch. Portland favorite Darius Pierce returns this season as Crumpet! Reserve your tickets early—this show consistently sells out.


The Grotto's Festival of LightsPresenting the sights, sounds and sensations of the season, The Grotto's Festival of Lights is the largest Christmas choral festival in the world. The festival features nearly 160 indoor holiday concerts performed by many of the region's finest school, church and civic choirs. A family-oriented blend of traditional celebration and serene reflection.


The Oregon Symphony is bringing 2013 to a festive crescendo with two special performances of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony! Carlos Kalmar conducts, with soloists Angela Niederloh, Carl Moe and Richard Zeller, along with the Portland State University Chamber Choir, the Pacific Youth Choir and the Portland Gay Men's Chorus.


More than 80 volunteers have filled Portland's treasured Pittock Mansion with creative Christmas displays. In addition to dazzling decorations, local musicians play regularly in the mansion's Music Room and shoppers will find unique holiday decorations, jewelry, books, toys and more in the Museum Store. Free shuttle service and parking will be available Dec. 19 through Jan. 1. Click here for more information.


Celebrate the holiday season amid the sparkling lights and brilliant hues of ZooLights. More than a million LED lights transform the Oregon Zoo into a luminous winter wonderland filled with moving sculptures, forests of lighted trees and animal silhouettes.

Join us for our Halloween Monster Mash Dance Party tomorrow!



Above referenced material ("Events") courtesy of Discover Portland

McMenamins Passport

You're cordially invited to become a Cosmic Tripster with the all-new McMenamins Passport. Start planning your journey across the McMenamins land, with stops at all of your favorite pubs and new favorites. You'll be nourished along the way as you earn free tots, burgers and fries. Collect pint glasses, t-shirts and other exclusive passport merchandise; each stamp gets you closer to the prizes. Prizes earned while on your journey are valued at nearly $200, and the grand prize for completing the passport is valued at over $500! Passports are for ages 21 and over only, cost $20 each, and will be available at all McMenamins pubs. Holiday Special: Purchase a passport and $20 gift card for $35!

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Join us for Valentine's Day Weekend

 Join us every year with your special sweetheart for a PRIVATE 5-6 hour tour, 3 or 5 wineries for wine tasting specials & great Valentine's Day events & a meal specially prepared by one of our favorite wine country caterers. Advanced booked or last-minute ok, subject to availability.  There are many nice romantic events happening on this weekend. Check out the Valentine's Day Weekend events on our Events Page.

 All for $95-$195 ALL-INCLUSIVE per person*

Reserve now at 503-969-4370


Phil Colby, General Manager 

WINE TOUR PORTLAND - My Chauffeur Wine Tours

 * Please call to confirm pricing.  Pricing includes the driver gratuity.  4% cash discount applies. Pricing may change without notice.  $105-$240 price quote applies for a 2-14 person tour, call for quote.  Lunch is included, but wine tasting fees are not included in pricing.




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Confetti SPACE IS AVAILABLE IN OUR Summer Calendar!

We can help you create events for your graduation Party, Class Reunion, Family Reunion,  Quinceanera,  Wedding Reception, Birthday Party, or any other celebration. 

Let our experienced Concierge Staff show you how easy it can be!

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Wine Country Thanksgiving & Memorial Day Weekends

Visit wineries in the Willamette Valley that are rarely open to the public.

The Yamhill County Wineries Association hosts two annual, county-wide events, Thanksgiving and Memorial Day weekends!  This is one of the most fun weekends of the year; the mood is happy and infectious.  The wineries often bring in their favorite bands for all 2-3 days for your listening pleasure.  Dozens of usually closed to the public wineries host open houses, and you’re invited to swing by, taste superb wine and chat with local Willamette Valley winemakers! 

More than 150 wineries are open to the public from 11AM to 5PM during these two special weekends in the wine country.  Many of these wineries are not open at any other time during the year.  Festivities include tasting of new releases and older vintages, barrel tasting, specialty foods and sales of limited quantity wines.  Some wineries have live music and most charge a tasting fee.  Winemakers and owners often personally greet their guests.

City & Country orders solicited and Promply filled.

Make this weekend easy and exciting and call My Chauffeur early to order a tour or go on-line to take you and your group to this great event.  You may check out our Pricing HERE.

In order to provide a more intimate tasting experience, many wineries will also open the weekend before Thanksgiving holiday at a discount!  Dozens of wineries host open houses during these 2 weekends, and you’re invited to swing by, taste superb wine and chat with local Willamette Valley winemakers! Don't stress, allow the My Chauffeur experts to show you around and get you to the right places!  Contact us for additional info or to book a tour!

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Ladies Day Out on NFL Sundays or any other Sunday - NFL Sunday Ticket


Join us for Ladies Day Out (men welcome too!) on Sport Sunday's (any Sunday) with 'Coney dogs & cheesy fries'* and call on 3 - 5 wineries in 5-6 hours for wine tasting specials & great winery events.  We will also transport your husbands/boyfriends to their favorite sports bar along the way, if preferred**.superbowl

 Kick-off is about 11:00am.  $105/person all-inclusive*


* Pricing includes the driverConey Dog gratuity and lunches and is for a 6 person minimum.  For 1-5 ppl., the per person cCheesy Friesost is slightly higher.  6% cash discount applies. Gourmet picnic lunch is included and is prepared from one of our favorite wine country caterers.  Lunch does not come with Coney Dogs or Cheesy fries unless specially ordered.  Wine tasting fees are additional.  Contact us to confirm pricing.


** the sports bar should be, literally, 'along the way'; otherwise time is taken away from your tour!

*** Or any of our other offered tours.

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