Portland Short Bus

Portland Short Bus

Hop aboard our short yellow school bus and let us safely whisk you, your friends and/or strangers about to be friends into Portland’s hard-drinking expanse.

Our flagship PDX Urban Wine tour takes you on a wine tasting foray into Portland’s industrial warehouses, trendy tasting rooms, and residential garages where local winemakers ply their trade.

If daytime wine sipping ain’t your thing, we also offer many thematic night time bar crawls through Portland’s diviest dives, coolest scenester joints, and nakedest nudie bars. Our ever popular FestiBUS is an intoxicating holiday season romp about town.

Seats on our public tours can only be purchased online via our website.

Our buses are also available for private party rentals for a variety of tours, including:

  • Distillery Tours
  • Brewery Tours
  • Wine Country Tours
  • Bar Crawls



Please call (971) 209-2859 or email bus@portlandshortbus.com for more information.
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Open to the Public Short Bus Tours

Saturday Dec 20th 2014 @ 7:00pm
Ticket Price: $45 Each
1 of 12 seats are still available.
How many do you want:
Sunday Dec 21st 2014 @ 7:00pm
Ticket Price: $45 Each
5 of 12 seats are still available.
How many do you want:
We now offer end of night drop off at your home/hotel for $20 per address.
Please view this map before you select drop off service
# of drop off addresses:
Monday Dec 22nd 2014 @ 7:00pm

Sorry, this tour has sold out and/or passed you right on by.

Tuesday Dec 23rd 2014 @ 7:00pm
Ticket Price: $45 Each
12 of 12 seats are still available.
How many do you want:
We now offer end of night drop off at your home/hotel for $20 per address.
Please view this map before you select drop off service
# of drop off addresses:
Friday Dec 26th 2014 @ 7:00pm
Ticket Price: $45 Each
6 of 12 seats are still available.
How many do you want:
We now offer end of night drop off at your home/hotel for $20 per address.
Please view this map before you select drop off service
# of drop off addresses:
Saturday Dec 27th 2014 @ 7:00pm
Ticket Price: $45 Each
12 of 12 seats are still available.
How many do you want:
We now offer end of night drop off at your home/hotel for $20 per address.
Please view this map before you select drop off service
# of drop off addresses:
Wednesday Dec 31st 2014 @ 7:00pm

Sorry, this tour has sold out and/or passed you right on by. Luckily, we have added a 2nd bus tour for this date. Get Seats on Bus #2

Tonight we're gonna to party like it was 16 years ago, or 15, depending on how you interpret the year indicated in a specific Prince song. On that subject, and since we are feeling numeric, we have turned our New Year Eve 2014 skills up to 11. 

“Eleven? You mean even better than last year’s perfect ten? How are you pulling off this miraculous feat?!”, you might excitedly question to the night sky with fists raised overhead in triumphant glory.

And as so didst thou ask, so didst we answereth: at the end of the tour, Portland Short Bus will drop you safely off at your doorstep (within Portland, see highlighted map, below). Note: there will be one close-in Southeast meetup location, we do not offer pick-up service on this tour.

That's right, no waiting for an hour on hold with taxi dispatch, and once you connect, no waiting another hour for the cab that may or may not arrive, shivering in the cold during this entire two hour time period. There is also no risking life, limb, and DUI arrests. Your night on the Portland Short Bus is truly a magical thing.

Even if you live outside of our drop off areas, you are still welcome to buy a ticket to ride. The final bar will be within two miles of the starting bar, which are near both MAX and Trimet lines, both of which run late on New Years.

So how does it work?
First of all we are going to avoid Old/Chinatown & Downtown bars entirely. We are also avoiding any place that is totally packed with people and/or sporting hefty cover charge. We are going to visit 5 bars. Many of these bars are off the beaten path. A few of them are dives. A couple of them are dead sexy, so dress to impress, especially if you are planning on a midnight bus seat makeout (Please, keep the bodily fluids inside your body).

We are not legally allowed to sell or serve alcohol on the bus ourselves, but you are certainly allowed to consume your own, and/or that belonging to your fellow bus riders, with their permission, of course.

We have it on good authority that one of your fellow riders will bring champagne to share with their new friends for the ball dropping toast, which will happen at midnight on the bus as it cruises Portland's vast expanses.

Please note that ticket price does not cover drink prices at the bar.

Who is this tour fit for?
Fun, responsible people with good attitudes who like to imbibe get into adventures, solve mysteries, go places they may have never been, and make out with good looking faces. There are countless more qualifiers, the above are just some common examples.

Who is this tour not fit for?
Amateurs and loutish morons. People whose entire playlist consists of that “Party Rock Anthem” song. People whose entire working vocabulary is composed of “fuck you!”, “fuck yeah!”, “woohoo!”, “red bull gives me wings!”, “faded bro”, and select racial epithets. You get the picture.

More on the personal drop off.
We will need to get your drop off address in the days before the tour so we can properly plan the logistics of carting people all over town. We are confining drop offs to Portland proper, and even then, drawing the line a few miles east of I-205. We are not legally allowed to cross state lines into Washington (US DOT interstate regulations, not because we are sporting ankle monitors). The orangish, vaguely hand-pointing-finger shaped blob on the map below indicates the area in which we will be doing personal drop offs.

Portland Short Bus NYE Drop Off Map

Wednesday Dec 31st 2014 @ 7:00pm

Sorry, this tour has sold out and/or passed you right on by.

NYE was so popular, that we added a 2nd bus!

Tonight we're gonna to party like it was 16 years ago, or 15, depending on how you interpret the year indicated in a specific Prince song. On that subject, and since we are feeling numeric, we have turned our New Year Eve 2014 skills up to 11. 

“Eleven? You mean even better than last year’s perfect ten? How are you pulling off this miraculous feat?!”, you might excitedly question to the night sky with fists raised overhead in triumphant glory.

And as so didst thou ask, so didst we answereth: at the end of the tour, Portland Short Bus will drop you safely off at your doorstep (within Portland, see highlighted map, below). Note: there will be one close-in Southeast meetup location, we do not offer pick-up service on this tour.

That's right, no waiting for an hour on hold with taxi dispatch, and once you connect, no waiting another hour for the cab that may or may not arrive, shivering in the cold during this entire two hour time period. There is also no risking life, limb, and DUI arrests. Your night on the Portland Short Bus is truly a magical thing.

Even if you live outside of our drop off areas, you are still welcome to buy a ticket to ride. The final bar will be within two miles of the starting bar, which are near both MAX and Trimet lines, both of which run late on New Years.

So how does it work?
First of all we are going to avoid Old/Chinatown & Downtown bars entirely. We are also avoiding any place that is totally packed with people and/or sporting hefty cover charge. We are going to visit 5 bars. Many of these bars are off the beaten path. A few of them are dives. A couple of them are dead sexy, so dress to impress, especially if you are planning on a midnight bus seat makeout (Please, keep the bodily fluids inside your body).

We are not legally allowed to sell or serve alcohol on the bus ourselves, but you are certainly allowed to consume your own, and/or that belonging to your fellow bus riders, with their permission, of course.

We have it on good authority that one of your fellow riders will bring champagne to share with their new friends for the ball dropping toast, which will happen at midnight on the bus as it cruises Portland's vast expanses.

Please note that ticket price does not cover drink prices at the bar.

Who is this tour fit for?
Fun, responsible people with good attitudes who like to imbibe get into adventures, solve mysteries, go places they may have never been, and make out with good looking faces. There are countless more qualifiers, the above are just some common examples.

Who is this tour not fit for?
Amateurs and loutish morons. People whose entire playlist consists of that “Party Rock Anthem” song. People whose entire working vocabulary is composed of “fuck you!”, “fuck yeah!”, “woohoo!”, “red bull gives me wings!”, “faded bro”, and select racial epithets. You get the picture.

More on the personal drop off.
We will need to get your drop off address in the days before the tour so we can properly plan the logistics of carting people all over town. We are confining drop offs to Portland proper, and even then, drawing the line a few miles east of I-205. We are not legally allowed to cross state lines into Washington (US DOT interstate regulations, not because we are sporting ankle monitors). The orangish, vaguely hand-pointing-finger shaped blob on the map below indicates the area in which we will be doing personal drop offs.

Portland Short Bus NYE Drop Off Map

Saturday Jan 3rd 2015 @ 11:00am
Ticket Price: $35 Each
13 of 13 seats are still available.
How many do you want:

Wine tasting isn't just a scenic cruise through tranquil countryside surrounding Portland - nay, you can enjoy it right here this fall in our own fair city - Portland has a thing for vintage. There are no fewer than 9 wineries right here in the urban heart of Portland. Just like our distilleries, breweries, and restaurants these places are aces. Hop on the Short Bus with up to 12 other revelers and let us provide you with a ride around town to these fantastic wineries. Plenty of sipping, you leave the driving to us. The tour goes from 11am-4pm and will hit four urban wineries.  

 

 Guided Tour Includes:

-Guide/driver

-Picnic basket filled with plastic wine glasses,  beer/wine openers, cooler (no ice).

-Playlist that covers all genres for fun listening music while sipping wine on bus

-Drinking/eating privileges on the bus (you may bring your own snacks and beverages on bus (no hard alcohol permitted on wine tours)

-Pre-selected wineries chosen by your guide

-Special Deals for Portland Short Bus Riders from wineries!

 

 Pick up/drop off at the EastBurn @11:00pm-3:45/4:00pm

The EastBurn

1800 E Burnside St Portland, OR 97214

http://www.theeastburn.com/

 

Tastings fees are not included in cost of ticket.  Tastings vary from $5-10, and you can enjoy extra deals for riding Portland Short Bus!  

Bring your confirmation e-mail at EastBurn and receive 10% off your meal either before or after the tour.

 

PDX Urban Wine Info:http://pdxurbanwineries.com/

 

*Tickets are non-refundable

*Must have minimum of (4) people purchase tickets the day before Wine Tour for bus to go out.