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Portland Spirit River Cruises

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Come experience premier dining on one of five luxurious yachts operating year-round on the Willamette River in beautiful downtown Portland as well as the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area in Cascade Locks. Brunch, lunch and dinner are...more
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Portland, OR 97214-4513
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We tried the Sunday Brunch River Cruise in late November, it was a beautiful, sunny day and the River was calm. All in all it was a good experience, just not 5 stars. The food was for the most part pretty good, my biggest complaint...More

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Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My work held their annual Christmas party aboard the Portland Spirit. What a beautiful evening. The food was amazing. The staff was very attentive. As a special bonus the Christmas ships circled around so all could see. It was a perfect evening!

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 9, 2018

Excellent way to have a great river cruise with your children. Light food and beverages are provided along with great entertainment. Cruise includes story time and magic show along with interaction with the many princesses, court jesters, pirates and the queen. My 8 yr old...More

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Date of experience: November 2018
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aarongreeneps, Manager at Portland Spirit River Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded December 10, 2018

Thank you for your review! We are so glad you enjoyed your cruise. Come back anytime! - The Portland Spirit Family

Reviewed December 6, 2018 via mobile

We had such a wonderful time on our dinner cruise on 12/5! Sarah G was our server and the ships singer for the night! She did both jobs seamlessly and even sang a very special birthday song for someone in our group! She goes above...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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aarongreeneps, General Manager at Portland Spirit River Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded December 10, 2018

Thank you for your review! We are so glad you enjoyed your cruise. Come back anytime! - The Portland Spirit Family

Reviewed November 30, 2018

Incredible. So much fun. Lots to keep the children busy from the story telling. The Magician, Captain Taffy and of course The Cinnamon Bear.

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Date of experience: November 2018
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aarongreeneps, Manager at Portland Spirit River Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded December 10, 2018

Thank you for your review! We are so glad you enjoyed your cruise. Come back anytime! - The Portland Spirit Family

Reviewed November 24, 2018

I especially appreciated the friendly servers. We just stayed in our same seats that we ate lunch in and enjoyed hot cocoa and coffee. ( I wasn't sure how to tip though at the end of the event- I hope it was appropriate)

Date of experience: November 2018
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aarongreeneps, Manager at Portland Spirit River Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded December 10, 2018

Thank you for your review! We are so glad you enjoyed our cruise. Come back anytime! - The Portland Spirit Family

Reviewed November 24, 2018

An exceedingly pleasant luncheon adventure on the Willamette River. Lower enclosed semi-formal eating area with delightful and knowledgeable staff. Food choices good and well prepared. Plan on extra money for salads, desserts and drinks. Enjoyed the sights immensely. Missed most of the narration due to...More

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Date of experience: October 2018
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aarongreeneps, Manager at Portland Spirit River Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded December 10, 2018

Thank you for your review! We are so glad you enjoyed our cruise. We do not have the narration in the dining area due to some people not wanting to be disturbed while they are eating. I apologize that was not relayed to you. Come...More

Reviewed November 23, 2018

There were 8 of us in a group taking this trip. Loved every minute of it. The only drawback was the lunch, not so great. Loved the commentary along the way. There were many facts we were unaware of. Loved seeing the sights from a...More

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Date of experience: November 2018
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aarongreeneps, Manager at Portland Spirit River Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded December 10, 2018

Thank you for your review! We are so glad you enjoyed our cruise. I have passed you note about the food quality on to galley staff. Come back anytime! - The Portland Spirit Family

Reviewed November 19, 2018

A beautiful fall day helped set the mood for a 2 hour lunch cruise on the Portland Spirit. Quick, easy boarding, fun safety demonstration, and we were off. Lunch was served immediately. Decent food for this type of attraction. Alcohol and dessert are extra, but...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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aarongreeneps, Manager at Portland Spirit River Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded December 10, 2018

Thank you for your review! We are so glad you enjoyed our cruise. Come back anytime! - The Portland Spirit Family

Reviewed November 16, 2018

The service was really great. The food average. The ride was average, if you live in the area , but nice.

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Date of experience: October 2018
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aarongreeneps, Owner at Portland Spirit River Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded December 10, 2018

Thank you for your review! We are so glad you enjoyed our cruise. I have passed you note about to food on to galley staff. Come back anytime! - The Portland Spirit Family

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Kenny H
December 14, 2018|
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Response from portlandspiritcruise | Property representative |
I am sorry, but we are federally regulated and any drugs that are illegal on a federal level cannot be brought onboard. Thank you for asking.
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Jacquie C
December 14, 2018|
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Response from portlandspiritcruise | Property representative |
Of course! We have no taxes, landing fees are $5 per person. Due to the limited capacity on our boats, the base price does increase as the boat fills up. To get the advertised price I would recommend they book ahead of time.
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Catherine C
August 31, 2018|
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I am glad we could resolve your issue! Thank you for the feedback!
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