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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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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Relaxing Afternoon Cruse

My wife and I had a great afternoon lunch on the Portland Spirit. The cruse was refreshing, relaxing and the food was surprisingly excellent. Crew members were friendly, helpful... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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Beaverton, Oregon

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

My friends and I went on the 80s cruise on the 27. Had fun but stuff was kinda rude. While exiting the boat staff were running their mouths about about how these cruises were unsafe...thwy shouldnt be doing this in front of customers.. i've been on this cruise twice I felt that this time was the worst because of the... More 

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Beaverton, Oregon
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

My wife and I had a great afternoon lunch on the Portland Spirit. The cruse was refreshing, relaxing and the food was surprisingly excellent. Crew members were friendly, helpful and knowledgeable of the sites We are looking forward to one of the evening cruses

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Best time ever!..where else can you see a river with so much history and beauty....well worth the price.....read a review about the cost....really surprised..In this crazy world of $5 cups of coffee you should be ashamed !...captain was gracious host..staff were very helpful....people were walking around each level with big smiles...kids will really be impressed with the captain...my older inlaws... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

We took our big family on the Sternwheeler cruise that departed Cascade Locks. A great perspective for sure and a nice breezy ride in the summer heat. For the 1 hour ride, $54 seemed expensive for my wife and I (young children free). I'm glad we did it, but honestly feel that $17-$20/person would have been much more appropriate. The... More 

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Aptos, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

The captain provided lots of information about the terrain, river and locks. We had a strong breeze the day of our cruise and it was delightful. The staff was friendly and helpful, brunch was tasty. The Sternwheeler isn't a fancy boat but seating is comfortable and it was a lot of fun to watch kayakers ride the Sternwheeler's wake both... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

This five hour tour was a very pleasant way to see the beautiful Columbia River Gorge. We booked on the website, which has since been updated, and did not understand that the tour includes both a continental breakfast and buffet lunch. Dress in layers as it was cold and windy out on the deck where the best views were. The... More 

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Layton, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

We booked a dinner cruise on a whim. So glad we did that! The views as you travel up the river are beautiful. Everything you see makes you want to live along there. The food was quite delicious, service was excellent, and the entertainment fun. I would highly recommend this for travelers wanting to see more of the Portland area.

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Houston, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

There is a one-hour or two-hour tour options at Cascade Locks. It is easy to find with plenty of parking, an hour northeast of Portland. It is basically sitting anywhere on the boat, inside or out, with some narrative by the captain. The two-hour tour was $28 (plus a $4 "landing fee") but due to the time to dock and... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The staff was great, the boat was lovely and the river just fantastic!!!! From boat houses to osprey and heron to kayakers and jetboats. It was a fun two hours spanning the full climes of the river. My only critique - I sure wish Portland could see their way to embrace more open smoking banning laws. It is a city... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Our tour group had dinner here while cruising along the Willamett River. My salmon dinner was very good. We were entertained by a woman playing the piano and by staff members singing occasionally. The scenery was very interesting and beautiful. They were very helpful when I needed help getting down and up the gangplank.

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Address: Address: 110 Southeast Caruthers Street, 5530 NE 60 Ave, Portland, OR 97214
Phone Number: (503) 224-3900
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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