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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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Enjoyable Lunchtime River Cruise

A group of our family had lunch and a leisurely cruise. The day was beautiful and the lunch was delicious. Our server was first class and the serve staff even sang several songs... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
mrlabelman
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Portland, OR
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Morristown, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Recently we attended a submarine veteran’s reunion in Portland and one of the tours was a dinner cruise along the Willamette River aboard the Portland Spirit. We had our first reunion in 1994 when OMSI first opened the USS Blueback exhibit and took a similar river dinner cruise back then. This time our group of sub sailors was much larger... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015 via mobile

I have been on the Portland Spirit twice. Once for the 80's Prom Night and last Sunday for Mothers Day. Both times were phenomenal in their own respects. 80's Prom was super wild and loud and hilarious! The Mother's Day dinner was mellow, beautiful and elegant. I surprised my mother with the dinner cruise and she was thrilled. Being someone... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We really enjoyed the food, service and scenic views aboard the Portland Spirit. It's definitely styled in a way that would appeal to older groups and families, but who doesn't love delicious food and gorgeous views along the river? All the better if you can get a window seat.

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Susanville, California
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We took the 2 hour Portland Spirit Willamette River Cruise on a Sunday for the Champagne Brunch Buffet. My 85 year old father was with us and it was the perfect way for five of us to spend time together and enjoy the river. He was born in Portland and had never been on the Willamette River. It is often... More 

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We cruised on a Saturday with chance of rain, but it was still an enjoyable experience. Our server was Anne, who was also the cruise director. She provided excellent service. I especially liked that it was not a buffet lunch, but a sit-down meal. The cruise is scenic and relaxing with a pianist providing enjoyable music.

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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 you enjoyed the lunch cruise despite the chance of rain. Our dinner and lunch cruises are always plated. Brunch and some of our specialty cruises are buffet service. I will forward your comments to Anne. She will appreciate the accolade. We hope to have you on board again! Thanks, The... More 

Portland, OR
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

A group of our family had lunch and a leisurely cruise. The day was beautiful and the lunch was delicious. Our server was first class and the serve staff even sang several songs to serenade us all. An enjoyable afternoon.

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Milwaukie, Oregon
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Treat yourself with the Portland Spirit traveling the Willamette river while having a lunch or dinner. It is truly a chance to relax and enjoy the river. The service was excellent today. The food is good, but recommend hitting the buffet line early as it can be picked over quickly. If you have not taken the trip then plan to... More 

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

Hello! Thank you so much for your review. We are glad you enjoyed the cruise and hope to have you aboard again in the future! Thanks, The Portland Spirit More 

wilcox
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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

Hi Jean, We are thrilled you enjoyed the cruise in celebration of your daughter's engagement. Congratulations! We wish you and your family the best ~ Thanks, The Portland Spirit More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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 

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