A new method for the regio- and stereoselective functionalization of two distal methylene groups of p-tert-butylcalixarene (1a) is described. Reaction of the meso bis(spirodienone) calixarene derivative 2a with bromine afforded the tetrabrominated product 3a derived from exo 1,4-additions of bromine to the diene subunits. A phase-transfer-catalyzed reaction of 3a with aqueous NaOH/CH2Cl2 yielded the exo bis(epoxide) calixarene derivative 4. Heating 3a in a vacuum eliminated two molecules of HBr and afforded a product (5b) that retained the Ci symmetry of the starting material. X-ray analysis indicated that the calixarene derivative 5b possesses two exocyclic double bonds of E configuration. Calixarene 5b undergoes reaction with nucleophiles at the exocyclic double bonds, with concomitant bond shifts and expulsion of the bromine atoms. Selective trans monodeuteration of two methylene groups of 1 was achieved by reaction of 5b with NaBD4 followed by aromatization of the labeled spirodienol derivative. Reaction of 5b with RONa/ROH (R = Me, Et) afforded the methylene-substituted bis(spirodienone) derivatives 9a and 9b possessing two trans alkoxy groups. X-ray crystallography of 9b indicated that the two trans substituents are located at pseudoequatorial positions of the methylene groups. LiAlH4 reduction of the substituted bis(spirodienone) derivatives afforded calixarenes incorporating trans alkoxy groups at two distal methylene positions.