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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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Portland Spirit River Cruise

We took the dinner cruise specifically to see the Christmas Ship Parade on the Williamette River. Unfortunately the parade was canceled due to weather. We still enjoyed our cruise... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 21, 2015
David B

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Lincoln City, Oregon
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a cruise for New Years Eve. There was a lot of great appetizers and the drinks well made too! It was a beautiful night a bit cold but seeing Portland's new bridge and ringing in the New Year's Eve on this cruise was an amazing time. We would definitely do another cruise with them again

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your review of your cruise. So glad to hear how you enjoyed the New Year's Eve cruise. We will see that this information is shared with our managers. We always appreciate reviews like this as they help us to improve upon our service, and enable us to continue to create great memories... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

We took the dinner cruise specifically to see the Christmas Ship Parade on the Williamette River. Unfortunately the parade was canceled due to weather. We still enjoyed our cruise in the rain, food was good and the Portland City lights were beautiful! Collin, our server took great care of us. We will do it again!

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

Thank you for cruising with us. We appreciate you sharing your review. While the holidays are a magical time of year, the weather can be unpredictable. It was nice to hear that you were still able to enjoy the cruise and our lovely city. Colin is fantastic. We will see that your review is shared with our management staff. Thank... More 

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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

Some Co workers and I came into town and met my parents for lunch on the Portland spirit. It was actually a nice day for December. The 2 hour tour was very relaxing and the food was great as well. There was a man playing the piano and the servers we're very friendly.

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

Thank you for cruising with us, and thank you for sharing your review. We are so pleased to hear that your family & co workers enjoyed lunch with us. We will see that your review is shared with the rest of our management staff. Thank you once more and we look forward to having you cruise with us again. Thank... More 

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22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

Very relaxing brunch cruise on the river with the ladies. Food was good! Eggs Benedict, potatoes, fruit, orange juice and champagne and more. We mixed our orange juice and champagne making our own mimosas. We had a large group and they put tables together so we could all be at one. Hostesses took group photos for us. Views are awesome.... More 

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

Thank you so much for sharing about your experience. We are happy to hear that the food was good and that you enjoyed the mimosas. We hope everyone in your group enjoyed the cruise as well. We look forward to having you cruise with us again. Thank you, The Portland Spirit More 

Portland, Oregon
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304 reviews
242 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

I went on a lunch cruise on the Willamette Start as part of a work team experience. We had a nice time, but I'm not sure that it was all that much better than a restaurant would have been. The food was of good quality and enjoyable. It was a rainy/cloudy day, so although we could see the shore it... More 

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

Thank you for sharing your review. We will be certain to share this with our management and staff as we always strive to make our cruises memorable and enjoyable. Thank You -The Portland Spirit More 

Roseburg, Oregon, United States
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015 via mobile

We visited on the wettest day Portland has had in years! But I have to say you would of never known it by the way the crew handled everything! We were worried it would be canceled because of the flooding and logs floating down river! I was very impressed by the crew we watched people with spot lights on top... More 

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

Thank you so much for sharing about your experience. Your thoughts on the food and service and entertainment are very appreciated. We sincerely thank you for recognizing the hard work our ops crew does to ensure the safety of our passengers. While they may not be in the spotlight as the servers and singers, they are a vital part of... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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60 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

I've been on lots of River Cruises in different cities. This one was just so-so. Its an expensive ticket, so there needs to be one of two things for the money: Amazing Food, or Amazing Views. I'd say neither was amazing. Parking was a real pain. Cab it if you can. The food was just all right. We went in... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015 via mobile

I booked the reservation on line, which was very convenient and hassle free. After you book, you get a coupon in your email for 10% off, so if you will be booking for more than 1 or 2, you could make the 1st reservation, get the email, then book everyone else. The crew and staff were very friendly and helpful.... More 

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

Thank you for sharing your review of your cruise. We are so pleased to hear that our booking process was hassle free and the food was delicious. Portland has some wonderful sights and we are so glad you chose our cruise to see them. Thank You The Portland Spirit More 

Portland, Oregon
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55 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I was thrown a surprise birthday party on the Portland Spirit and it was honestly the best night of my life. Yes, a big part of that is all of my amazing friends and family but the staff on board the boat was incredibly. They were all funny, friendly, and very helpful even with the really large group we brought... More 

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Indiana
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28 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Went on sightseeing 1 hr cruise on the sternwheeler which leaves from Cascade Locks. Went on the first cruise that day, I think it was around 11 a.m. It wasn't very busy, so had plenty of room to walk around and sit where we wanted. Stayed on the upper deck for most of the trip, was a little windy, but... More 

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

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to review the Sternwheeler Sightseeing cruise. There are plenty of landmarks on the Columbia River to enjoy via boat. We are glad you enjoyed the trip. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future! Thank you, The Portland Spirit More 

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