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Portland Spirit River Cruises

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Address: 110 Southeast Caruthers Street, 5530 NE 60 Ave, Portland, OR 97214
Phone Number: (503) 224-3900
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Nice for special occasion

I took a group of students on the Portland Spirit. Although we enjoyed ourselves, for the cost, the food was quite slow and inconsistent. Delicious, but they ran out of items to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 24, 2015
Brenda S
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6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I took a group of students on the Portland Spirit. Although we enjoyed ourselves, for the cost, the food was quite slow and inconsistent. Delicious, but they ran out of items to get our meals finished up, and because of the inconsistent timing and the nature of high school kids, a good deal of food was wasted. That said, our... More 

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

Hello ~ We appreciate your review. We take each review with great concern and will look into this event to help improve on cruises to come. We are glad to hear your High School group enjoyed the cruise and staff. Thank, The Portland Spirit More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 via mobile

I took this cruise 2 different times. The first was with my husband on a dinner cruise and the next I took my entire team of 22 employees from Capital One Bank and both experiences were terrible. The food and service was absolutely awful and rather embarrassing as many of those who attended were from out of state traveling on... More 

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

Hello~ We appreciate your feedback. Can you please tell us the date of your event? We contact all of our group contacts directly after each cruise and were not made aware of the issues you encountered. We take each of our reviews very seriously as it helps us improve upon our products and services. Thank you, Portland Spirit More 

Nevada
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66 reviews 66 reviews
9 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

A good cruise good crew, but lots of add ons $5. For a window per person, $5. If you want desert, $5. If you want a shrimp cocktail, $4. Landing fee that turns a $40. Lunch to $54. If you want "soup to nuts" and 4 bucks to land?

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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 will share your concerns with our Management Staff. We take all of our reviews very serious as we are always looking for ways to improve. Thank you, The Portland Spirit More 

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97 reviews 97 reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I was part of a group that went on Christmas Lights cruise for dinner. I was actually surprised how well it went. Usually dinners like these are not really all that good. But, not this one. Food was good, staff was actually attentive and fun to be around. I would do this again for sure.

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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 glad you were pleasantly surprised by the food, service and the cruise as a whole. We are looking forward to surprising you again in the future! Thanks, The Portland Spirit More 

Washougal, Washington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Our children kept asking what we were doing for Christmas. We have been blessed all year and really needed nothing. They all have their own families as well, so we didn't have any real plans for the day. They went together to make reservations on the spirit cruise as a surprise for us. The food was fresh, everything prepared could... More 

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

Hello~ Thank you for your review! What a great surprise from your family. Happy to hear you all had a wonderful time. We love to impress our guests with our NW cuisine, friendly staff and amazing views. We look forward to having you on board again! Thanks, The Portland Spirit More 

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42 reviews 42 reviews
38 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

We have gone several times for Mother's Day. Good food and music and when I was little o remember going up and steering the boat and getting a certificate

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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 happy that you enjoyed the Mother's Day cruise. We look forward to having you on board again! Thanks, The Portland Spirit More 

Beaverton, Oregon
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213 reviews 213 reviews
75 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We went on a company-paid dinner cruise just before Christmas. The Christmas lights, particularly of the lit-up boats on the river, was nice, but aside from that, there's little to see when it's dark out. The food is average, but the service is attentive. There is an automatic gratuity of 20% added to all the checks. This would be much... More 

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

Hello Philip, Thank you for your review. We look forward to having on board in the summer of 2015. Thank you, The Portland Spirit More 

Portland, Oregon
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I really liked it, but it was a little bit too short! The price is not cheap for sure, but they are all very kind . Something to try anyway...

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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 glad you enjoyed the cruise. We hope to have you on board again! Thanks, The Portland Spirit More 

Portland, Oregon
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We totally enjoyed two different journeys on ships run by this company. These trips are fall trips in Oct and Nov only and done for 2014. Watch for and reserve a spot in 2015. One left Portland and ended in Astoria, second was on a stern wheel paddle driven boat from Cascade Locks to Portland. Both all day adventures with... More 

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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 glad you enjoyed the Astoria one way cruise with a bus return and are set to sail in 2015 for yet another cruise. The day trips make it very easy to see such amazing areas of Oregon that are more difficult by foot or car. A river cruise is a more relaxing... More 

Portland, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

This is a fun cruise to take if you are looking for something different to experience. The views are are very pretty, and kids will get a real thrill out if this, especially if they have never been on a boat. I was a little disappointed to find that it was only a buffet dinner because for the price we... More 

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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 take the feedback from our guests very serious as we are always looking for ways to improve upon our products and services. We are glad that you enjoyed the cruise and NW cuisine. We typically have a double sided buffet, we adjust and have now gone back to double sided. I will... More 

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