LA Rail's Portland Vino Train

This is a unique trip. Imagine a wine tasting trip to the Willamette Valley aboard private railcars. That's just what you'll have if you join us on this trip. We will be travelling in two private sleeping cars (the Pacific Sands and the Salisbury Beach) and have our own private lounge car as well (the Overland Trail). Wine tastings will be performed en route celebrating the different wine regions we'll be passing through on our way up to Portland Oregon - the City of Roses. We leave Los Angeles on a Wednesday morning and arrive in Portland at 3:40pm the following day. The cars will be taken off at Portland's Union Station where they'll be parked for our stay. Your sleeping car is you hotel room in Portland. On

Friday we will be shuttled into the Willamette Valley to go wine tasting in towns like Newberg, Dundee and McMinnville. Saturday will be a free day of your choosing. The Rose Festival will be in full swing while we are there. Portland offer many fine dining establishments along with numerous micro breweries and micro distilleries. The light rail and street car systems make it easy to get around town.

Sunday we re-board the train for a 2:25pm departure time towards home. Again, we will have local wine tastings onboard and some fantastic meals. We arrive back in Los Angeles on Monday at 9:00pm.

Spaces are limited on this trip so be sure to sign up soon.

Private rooms are $1295 per person

Open sections are $995 per person

The price includes your sleeping accommodations for the entire trip, all meals onboard, a continental breakfast each morning, onboard wine tasting and the motorcoach tour of the Willamette Valley.

For more information go to or check out to get some information on the trip and cars we'll be using.

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  • Andy

    This looks like a lot of fun! Wish I could go.

    June 3, 2013

  • Linda

    This sounds like a lot of fun!
    I am a tentative 'yes'. I will check out the details & my calendar.

    May 30, 2013

  • Tom

    Thanks for posting that! With the change I've been running around like a chicken with its head cut off trying to rearrange everything. I forgot the meetup page!

    May 30, 2013

  • Glee W.

    I have booked this trip but just want to let everyone know that it now departs a day early from L.A's Union Station -- Tuesday, June 4th, not Wednesday, June 5th. Track maintenance issues at the Portland end have necessitated this date shift.

    May 30, 2013

  • Rick Van I.

    my conservator would never approve.

    February 27, 2013

  • Linda

    This sounds like a lot of fun!
    I am a tentative 'yes'. I will check out the details & my calendar.

    January 13, 2013

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  • Tom
    Vino Train Guide, Assistant Organizer
    Event Host
  • Steve +1
    Amtrak Traveler, Organizer

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