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Portland Spirit River Cruises

110 Southeast Caruthers Street, 5530 NE 60 Ave, Portland, OR 97214 (Old Town - Chinatown)
(503) 224-3900
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Ranked #34 of 134 Activities in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat Tours
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Portland, Oregon
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I enjoyed this short cruise so much that I took it twice this summer, and lucked out with perfect weather both times, which is a feat if you know much about Portland. The host gave us interesting information about each bridge as we passed under, and then didn't talk on the return trip, allowing for quiet-ish (the small boat is... 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 and our son enjoyed the Bridges Tour. The Explorer is a bit more adventurous than our other vessels, allowing guests to see most of the Portland's crossings in a short amount of time. We hope to have you cruise with us again in the future! Thanks, The Portland Spirit More

Kalama
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

My cousin and his wife were visiting from California so scheduled this cruise. The day could not have been a more wonderful day. We sat outside on the upper deck. Had a table and chairs along the side where we had an unobstructed view. Yes, the wait getting on and off was a little long in the hot sun as... More

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Crestline, California
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65 reviews 65 reviews
32 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This dinner cruise is a lovely and relaxing experience. The food was very good... not exceptional. But the food is only a part of the experience. There's a piano player tinkling in the background while you eat and the service was friendly and good. You have an excellent view of the passing shoreline from the large dining room windows and... 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 so glad you enjoyed the dinner cruise and felt it was a break from the usual. We hope to have you on board again in the future! Thanks, The Portland Spirit More

Oregon
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We just took the Portland to Astoria day cruise and bus back. The river of course was beautiful and we loved going under the city bridges. If the trip was just that and no other considerations I would give it an excellent rating. However, there were a few things that made it less than stellar. Loading the boat was so... More

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Portland, Oregon, United States
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Six of us took this cruise together on a foggy, cloudy day in September. Loved it! The white mist on the mountains made the scenery even more spectacular. The continental breakfast and the lunch were delicious; the staff was friendly and informative; the captain's narrative was fun to listen to. Traveling through the Bonneville Lock was particularly fascinating. Many interesting... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

My husband booked the dinner cruise on our last day of our anniversary week in Portland. The presentation of entrees was very nice and the food was good not spectacular. The seating was good as almost every table lines the windows. The service was very good and the waiter & waitresses sing. Our waitresses Anne sang "What a Wonderful World... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

My young girls and I loved the brunch cruise. The meal was wonderful, the entertainment fine, and couldn't beat the view out our window. It was their first taste of luxury cruising.

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Anchorage, Alaska, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We were lucky enough to have a beautiful day (the ship does offer you protection from Portland rain). The narrative was great. As a native who grew up in the area, I learned so much - I wish I had taken this years ago. Wonderful afternoon in the city of bridges.

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Vancouver, Washington
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81 reviews 81 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

After a day of meetings, its always nice to have a relaxing enjoyable event. We had a group of 8 and although the dinner cruise down the Willamette river was pricey, the quality of the food and the atmosphere was definitely worth the money. Luis was our server and he took great care of us. Everyone had a great time... 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 to hear you found the cruise to be a relaxing escape after a long day of meetings. I will share your request for more information regarding Portland to be made available on board. We look forward to having you and your group on board again! Thanks, The Portland Spirit More

Portland, Oregon
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This is the 2nd year in a row that we've used a Groupon special to take the two-hour afternoon cruise down the Willamette River. We go in September when it's less crowded, reserve a spot a couple of days ahead of time so we're confident of good weather, sit outside up on the top deck, and sit back and revel... 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 to hear you both enjoyed the leisurely cruise along our beloved river. September is a great time to avoid the rush while enjoying the final summer breezes with fall awaiting its arrival. We have a wonderful holiday line-up as we cruise all year round. We hope to have you on... More

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