More Information on Portland
Hop aboard the Portland Spirit for a memorable river experience, departing from Downtown Portland. See the city in a whole new light as you travel upriver from the city center to the historic Milwaukie Waterfront. Top-selling tours from “Portland Spirit” are as follows:
Heart of Portland Sightseeing Cruise
Board the Portland Spirit and embark on a tour of Portland and the Willamette River from an entirely new perspective. Learn about the area, people, and bridges from the historical narration played on all three levels. You may sit indoors in climate-controlled areas or outside in the open air. Take in the views of the Portland and Milwaukie waterfronts with a full-service bar and bistro menu available for purchase. The cruise will head south on the Willamette River to Milwaukie and then back to the dock.
2 Hour Lunch Cruise Through Downtown
Hop onboard the vessel and be escorted to your private table. Start off with some freshly baked bread, followed by your choice of entrée (poultry, beef, seafood, or vegetarian). Salad and dessert options are available for additional purchase on board. After lunch, head out onto the observation deck to admire the city’s impressive skyline. Cruise along the scenic Willamette River to Milwaukie and back through Downtown Portland under several bridges. Along the way, learn about the landmarks from the historical narration on the outer decks.
2.5 Hour Dinner Cruise Through Downtown
Try out the best way to dine in Portland on the Willamette River enhanced by dazzling city sights and lights. You’ll enjoy an evening featuring a 2.5-hour cruise, Northwest cuisine (locally sourced and prepared fresh on board), live piano music, and narration of the sights on the outer decks. Partake in freshly baked bread, house salad, your choice of entrée (poultry, beef, seafood, or vegetarian), and New York cheesecake dessert. After dinner, head out onto the observation deck to admire the city’s skyline lit up at night. Cruise along the scenic Willamette River, then pass by the impressive Steel Bridge. Along the way, learn about the landmarks from the onboard narration.
Columbia Gorge and Bigfoot Jetboat Adventure
Discover the landmarks for which the Northwest is famous while listening to live and recorded narration about the history of the Columbia Gorge and Bigfoot’s presence in the Northwest. Depending on what type of passenger you are on this sightseeing tour, the sights themselves aren’t necessarily the main attraction. Sure, the Bigfoot Explorer buzzes you past the Gorge’s greatest hits, like Multnomah Falls, and Beacon Rock, but the objective isn’t just to admire the landscape. It’s to hunt for the elusive man-ape along a corridor that’s historically been rife with sightings. This fun and informative, fully-narrated cruise will have you at the edge of your seat as you learn about Portland, the Columbia Gorge, and most importantly, Bigfoot.
2 Hour Champagne Brunch Cruise Through Downtown
Hop onboard the Portland Spirit vessel and be escorted to your private table. Start off with a refreshing glass of champagne, sparkling cider, or orange juice. Then enjoy a delicious plated brunch made up of breakfast and lunch favorites, accompanied by a dessert buffet. After brunch, head out onto the observation deck to admire the city’s impressive skyline. Cruise along the scenic Willamette River, then pass by the Steel Bridge. Along the way, learn about the landmarks from the onboard narration while sipping on more champagne.
- Heart of Portland Sightseeing Cruise
- 2 Hour Lunch Cruise Through Downtown
- 2.5 Hour Dinner Cruise Through Downtown
- Columbia Gorge and Bigfoot Jetboat Adventure
- 2 Hour Champagne Brunch Cruise Through Downtown
What To Bring
Know Before You Go
- This tour will take place rain or shine
- Tours are Wheelchair accessible
- Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details.
Host or Greeter
- All the instructions and guidance from Portland Spirit would be given in the English Language