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Portland Spirit River Cruises

110 Southeast Caruthers Street, 5530 NE 60 Ave, Portland, OR 97214
(503) 224-3900
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Ranked #36 of 189 Activities in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat Tours, Sightseeing Tours
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Type: Boat Tours, Sightseeing Tours
Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Beaverton, Oregon
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210 reviews 210 reviews
75 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

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, Oregon
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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 

Friday Harbor, Washington
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We took our 90 year old mom/grandmother on the lunch cruise November 21st. We had a blast. The weather was perfect for late November in Portland. We enjoyed the food and the staff was fabulous. Mom enjoyed it immensely.

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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 thrilled to hear Virginia enjoyed her 90th birthday lunch aboard the Portland Spirit! We hope to have you all on board again. Thank you, The Portland Spirit More 

Tualatin, Oregon
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

My husband & I celebrated my birthday with a quiet November cruise down the Willamette River. The night was dark with a crisp, chill in the air as we boarded the 150 foot yacht. It was a romantic setting, and the cuisine was exceptional ((we ordered the Columbia River steelhead stuffed with bay shrimp & ricotta cheese). The captain on... More 

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Beaverton, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

My wife and I did the Boo Cruise event on the Portland Spirit 10.31.2014. We had a blast. Everyone was so very friendly and the Band, "Dear Drummer" was perfect for the occasion. The band never stopped and had the crowd dancing all night long. Costumes were all out and service for drinks was quick and affordable. Good job Portland... More 

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Marlton, New Jersey
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140 reviews 140 reviews
59 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We took the scenic tour of the Portland Spirit River Cruises in Oct. We enjoyed this, it is a very relaxing ride. All of the workers I saw on the ship where friendly, and helpful. We sat on the top viewing floor when we started watching the river and city of Portland, but had to go back under due to... 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 happy to hear you enjoyed the sights and sounds of the river even on a wet and rainy Portland afternoon. The city changes during each season and a river cruise is a great way to see it all! We look forward to having you on board again ~ Thanks, The Portland... More 

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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