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Portland Spirit

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110 SE Caruthers St, Portland, OR 97214
(503) 224-3900
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8:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Description: The Portland Spirit has two luxurious enclosed decks that seat 340 guests...
The Portland Spirit has two luxurious enclosed decks that seat 340 guests plus an outer deck. Your dining experience includes fresh Northwest cuisine, superb service, and beautiful views of Portland's skyline.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
80s night birthday party

I went on one of the Portland Spirit's 80s cruises recently. The experience was a blast. The music was fun. The people who went on the cruise really went all out with their costumes. Lots of dancing. The only complaint I would have is that the staff is really rude! We were hosting my brother's... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 26, 2015
Kristen M
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

I went on one of the Portland Spirit's 80s cruises recently. The experience was a blast. The music was fun. The people who went on the cruise really went all out with their costumes. Lots of dancing. The only complaint I would have is that the staff is really rude! We were hosting my brother's birthday and brought a cake,... More 

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Thank Kristen M
Portland S, Public Relations Manager at Portland Spirit, responded to this review

Hi Kristen, Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback. I've shared your concerns with our Management team. We will most definitely use your comments to help us improve our product and services. Thank you, The Portland Spirit More 

Sharon, Connecticut
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147 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

We enjoyed the tour of Portland bridges. Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable. The captain invited children of all ages to join him to get the best views. Highlight of the trip for me was seeing the huge ships in dock for painting and repair.

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Thank happytravelertoday48
Portland S, Public Relations Manager at Portland Spirit, responded to this review

Hello~ Thank you for sharing your experience! We are glad to hear you enjoyed all the nautical river action. A bridge cruise is a great way to view Portland's famous crossings while also experiencing river life. We hope to have you on board again! Thanks, The Portland Spirit More 

Litchfield Park, Arizona
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We took an afternoon sightseeing cruise & and had a wonderful view on the top deck. There are beverages available for purchase as well as water. The cruise was peaceful as well as educational. I would recommended it to anyone visiting Portland!

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Thank Mary E
Portland S, Public Relations Manager at Portland Spirit, responded to this review

Hello ~ Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the sightseeing cruise and look forward to welcoming you back on board. Thanks, The Portland Spirit More 

Etna, WY
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64 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Three of us went on the Portland Spirit dinner cruise. The evening was perfect weather. Typically these things are great cruises and okay food, but this was a great cruise AND great food, The staff was very attentive. We had a choice of four entrees and we had three of the four. All were very well prepared and delicious. I... More 

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

Hi Steven, Thank you for your review! We appreciate the rave reviews regarding our cuisine. We pride ourselves on sourcing local produce and preparing everything fresh on board. We hope to have you back on board again in the future! Thank you, The Portland Spirit More 

Portland, OR
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

It was with some trepidation that we invited friends for the lunch cruise. Would the food be mediocre? Would the atmosphere be touristic? It turned out the food and atmosphere was great, the staff was friendly and attentive, and the live vocalists did a great job. Later on, upstairs on the open deck there was narration of the passing sites.... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

My husband surprised me with a trip to Portland for our anniversary, which is Valentines Day. His goal was to have an outcome much better than last years trip to Crooked River Cabins. That was my surprise gone horribly wrong. Anyway, it's our second anniversary and it was his turn to plan the surprise. After getting to the nice hotel,... More 

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Thank KimberlyandGreg
Portland S, Public Relations Manager at Portland Spirit, responded to this review

Hi Kimberly and Gregg, Thank you for review. We are thrilled to know your Valentine's Day celebration went well. We hope to have you on board again! Thanks, The Portland Spirit More 

Seattle, Washington
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131 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We attended my husband's holiday party aboard the Portland Spirit and found it to be a very enjoyable experience. The food was very good and the service was friendly.

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Thank JLWells
Portland S, Public Relations Manager at Portland Spirit, responded to this review

Hello ~ Thank you for your review. We greatly appreciate your feedback and wish you and your husband a wonderful holiday season. We hope to have you on board again! Thanks, The Portland Spirit More 

Colorado
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014 via mobile

Took the thanksgiving dinner cruise. The buffet line got a bit congested at times but other than that we had a great time. The food was delicious with a northwestern flair to the traditional feast. A lovely way to see the activity along the Willamette! The service was friendly and prompt!

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Thank PlainsgirlColorado
Portland S, Public Relations Manager at Portland Spirit, responded to this review

Hello~ Thank you for your review. I will pass onto our Executive Chef, your comments regarding the Northwest flair to the traditional holiday feast. We do our best to source locally and put a Northwest style spin on our cuisine. Guests are always surprised by our fresh food, as it's always prepared on board. Hope you had a wonderful holiday... More 

Forest Grove, Oregon
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I count on these cruises for the best way to show Portland by river to out-of-town guests--outside of owning your own boat! The service is the best, the food is good, the view is beautiful and the special music by the crew is upbeat and makes the whole experience top notch.

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Thank ravenwings7
Portland S, Public Relations Manager at Portland Spirit, responded to this review

Hello~ Thank you for the review! A river cruise is a great way to entertain out-of-town guests. Experiencing Portland from the Willamette is such a great gift to those visiting. We look forward to having you and your guests on board again! Thanks, The Portland Spirit More 

San Francisco, California
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46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Took the dinner cruise. Food and service were excellent. Crew singing was corny but fun. Enjoyed the view from the water because it offers a different perspective of the city and the bridges.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 110 SE Caruthers St, Portland, OR 97214
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: (503) 224-3900

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Description

The Portland Spirit has two luxurious enclosed decks that seat 340 guests plus an outer deck. Your dining experience includes fresh Northwest cuisine, superb service, and beautiful views of Portland's skyline.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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