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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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Great evening dinner cruise

We celebrated our daughters engagement in July on an evening dinner cruise. Food was delicious and the scenery of the Portland area was beautiful . Would recommend this for a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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wilcox
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We celebrated our daughters engagement in July on an evening dinner cruise. Food was delicious and the scenery of the Portland area was beautiful . Would recommend this for a special celebration .

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Great sightseeing, great lunch, great staff and entertainment...It is not handicap friendly is the problem.. But the boat is 3 decks with 2 inside for parties and bad weather and one outside for a good view, fresh air and visiting. Well worth the money. The scenery is beautiful and runs the gambit.

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

Hi Jacque, Thank you for your review. The Portland Spirit is wheelchair accessible on the first level with boarding, restrooms, etc. Please let your reservationist know of your specific needs so we can work to accommodate you and your guests. **Portland Spirit, Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler, Willamette Star and Crystal Dolphin are wheelchair accessible on the Willamette (lower) decks with certain... More 

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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Lots to see is an understatement. The Decor and staff are excellent the menu goes right along with the scenery allows you time to easily dine and enjoy the views the spirit boat is large and move slow so it allows you time to get up on the upper decks and enjoy the trip

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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 and your guest enjoyed the smooth cruise with all the sights and sounds the Willamette has to offer. We hope to welcome you on board again in the future! Thanks, The Portland Spirit More 

Ningbo, China
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75 reviews 75 reviews
28 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We skipped the brunch and just did the site seeing tour, I wish we paid the 18 dollars more, most restaurants around there you are going to spend 10-15 dollars for lunch anyway, plus drinks and tip you are already at that 18 dollars for the brunch. Besides missing out on the food, it was a nice cruise. The commentary... More 

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

Hello ~ We appreciate you taking the time to write a review. Guests always have the option of upgrading when on board from sightseeing to a meal cruise. We appreciate your ideas regarding entertaining the kids. I've shared your review with our staff in to help improve future events. We look forward to having you on board again in the... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Wow, what a great experience! We had a super romantic evening aboard the Portland Spirit. Four course meal, candlelit private table by the window, live entertainment, dancing, a chance to go outside and view the stars, and more. Definitely a memorable Valentine's date. Would highly recommend.

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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 so glad you enjoyed the Valentine's Day cruise. We hope to have you on board in the future! Thank you, The Portland Spirit More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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 

Nevada
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66 reviews 66 reviews
9 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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 

Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

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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13 reviews 13 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 

Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
37 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 

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