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Portland Spirit River Cruises

110 Southeast Caruthers Street, 5530 NE 60 Ave, Portland, OR 97214 (Old Town - Chinatown)
+1 800-224-3091
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Ranked #31 of 133 Activities in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat Tours
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Anchorage, Alaska, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

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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73 reviews 73 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

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

Ocean Shores, Washington
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The 381st bomb group held the 38th annual reunion, in Portland this year. The cruise on the Willamette, was part of the package. The crew was very welcoming, the lunch was excellent, the piano music and the beautiful voices of our servers was a special treat. The ship is so quiet, the windows are large, so, sitting in the dining... More

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Northwest
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I took a lunch cruise with his family. The weather was perfect for the cruise (90 degree in September!), and we totally enjoy a beautiful scenery. The food was pretty good too. I wish it came with salad or soup tough since it costs a quite bit for lunch. Anyway, it was a great experience, and I... 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 that you and your family enjoyed the lunch cruise. I will share your ideas with our staff. We are always working to improve our product and services. We hope to have you on board again! Thank you, Portland Spirit More

Forest Grove, Oregon
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Me and my friends went on Portland Spirits Friday Early Escape cruise and found when we got on that there were not enough seating available and ended up having to stand juggling our drinks for the whole two hours. We were hoping for a relaxed cruise to enjoy each other, some drinks and the view but instead we had to... More

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Houston, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed the cruise but Beth Willis was the star of the cruise. We really enjoyed her voice and entertaining spirit! They should offer more cruises with live music.

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Galway
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136 reviews 136 reviews
55 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

It's a good way to see the city without walking but to be honest I don't think you see much of note from a boat. Wouldn't do it again personally, it was 2 hours that I'd have enjoyed more on land.

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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 Friday Early Escape Concert Cruise with Beth Willis. She was a huge hit! Our concert cruise series is a huge hit during the summer. We offer a variety of one off concert cruises during the year. So, please be sure to check out our website for upcoming... More

Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

My husband and I were pleasantly surprised by the entire experience. The cruise liner had 3 levels, great views from the deck, a great dining experience with delicious brunch, outstanding service from the delightful crew, lovely entertainment from two piano players and a singing crew, and interesting narration of the sights as we cruised the river. The boat was clean,... More

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TX
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
7 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

We took the Friday getaway from 3-5 pm mainly because there was live music and we're musicians. Band's mic wasn't working for about 1/2 the ride & they had no backup. Not enough chairs so about 1/3 had to stand the entire ride. Safety announcements by a woman were so muffled they were useless. Large spill on deck in walk... More

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