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Portland Spirit River Cruises

110 Southeast Caruthers Street, 5530 NE 60 Ave, Portland, OR (800) 224-3901 (Old Town - Chinatown)
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Ranked #32 of 131 Activities in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat Tours
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112 reviews 112 reviews
35 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

It's a good way to see the city without walking but to be honest I don't think you see much of note from a boat. Wouldn't do it again personally, it was 2 hours that I'd have enjoyed more on land.

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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

My husband and I were pleasantly surprised by the entire experience. The cruise liner had 3 levels, great views from the deck, a great dining experience with delicious brunch, outstanding service from the delightful crew, lovely entertainment from two piano players and a singing crew, and interesting narration of the sights as we cruised the river. The boat was clean,... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW via mobile

We took the Friday getaway from 3-5 pm mainly because there was live music and we're musicians. Band's mic wasn't working for about 1/2 the ride & they had no backup. Not enough chairs so about 1/3 had to stand the entire ride. Safety announcements by a woman were so muffled they were useless. Large spill on deck in walk... More

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Portland, Oregon
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44 reviews 44 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

We took the afternoon Happy Hour cruise on the Portland Spirit. The experienced staff and crew work efficiently to check ID, take a group photo and board all the guests in about 30 minutes. It's fun to stand in line next to the water, view the ship and enjoy the anticipation of the adventure. There are 3 ships in this... More

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SF Bay Area CA
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Our travel group went on a dinner cruise on the river. It was fleet week and the weather was perfect. We really enjoyed the boat and the food was very good. I especially liked looking at all of the beautiful homes along the river and traveling under all of the random bridges.

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Portland S, Public Relations Manager at Portland Spirit River Cruises, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you for your review! We are thrilled to hear you travel group enjoyed the cruise, the cuisine and the views. A Portland Spirit cruise is a great way to see all of Portland. We hope to have you and your group on board again! Thanks, The Portland Spirit More

Corvallis, Oregon
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Perfect setting for a nice anniversary dinner. The dining level is very nice, perfect for an intimate setting. It has a full bar and the staff is awesome. Our server Wimberly was great! In light of our anniversary she sang a song for us to the piano accompaniment that was going all night. It was very special and my wife... More

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Vancouver, Washington
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We went on the Friday Night Cruise and Concert Excursion. It was a Hot Muggy evening so every one wanted to be outside on the decks there were not enough chairs to go around for everyone and we ended up standing the whole time. It was very difficult to walk up to the sides of the spirit ship and really... More

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Cave Creek, Arizona
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45 reviews 45 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Lovely triple decker boat with great views from all decks and good selection of tasty food for the brunch buffet. Six family members went on the $50 a ticket two hour brunch cruise including mimosas, orange juice and coffee. A couple of us ordered sodas assuming for the $50 price tag soda was included. The server never told us when... More

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Acton, MA
15 reviews 15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

It was a Groupon that led us to the Portland Spirit Cruise on the Willamette River in Portland, OR. We made our reservation the day before and headed out for our 3 pm cruise. We were already downtown and were walking along the river bank, using the phone to find the pier. Because we were on the water side of... More

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White Salmon, Washington
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141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We had a blast on this vessel. Big and bold, we felt like we were cruising on a yacht. The interior of the ship was cooled with a blast of AC. The band rocked the ship and the crew attended to our every need. They offered food and drinks as well. Everyone was enjoying themselves! This is one adventure I... More

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