Seven Ingredients For The Perfect Portland Summer

Summer has finally come to the Northwest. Time to get the iced tea and the ac units out. Looks like we are in for at least two months of sunshine and good vibes. Portland Spirit cruises are the perfect ingredient to get the most out of your summer. Water, food, drinks, and music, what else could you ask for?

  1. Rock and Roll on the River – (July-September)
    Every Thursday,  July through September rock out to some of the Northwests best tribute bands. Two hours of rock and roll on Portland’s only moving venue. Custom bistro menu and full-service bars with specialty cocktails are available for purchase!

  2. Search For Bigfoot – (June – September)
    Ride the Explorer-Jet boat from the Willamette to the Columbia on this all-day trip. 6 hours of cruise time with an hour stop in Cascade Locks. Enjoy the sites as you listen to a live narration and content created by “Animal Planets” Cliff Barackman as we uncover the truth about Bigfoot history in the Northwest.

  3. Sunset Dinner Cruises – (Year-round)
    These nightly dinner cruises are sure to entice locals and travelers alike. Sit back and relax while you savor two and a half hours of cruising time. Glide past Portland’s many bridges and landmarks. Enjoy a three-course meal prepared freshly onboard, private candlelit table, and live piano music. The Portland Spirit has two interior climate-controlled decks as well as an open-air exterior lounge for enjoying the picturesque sunsets.

    Northwest Lunch Cruise – (Year-round)
    Lunch is the perfect way to treat your family or out of town guests to a wonderful adventure on the river. Enjoy custom menus prepared daily by our executive chef, featuring seasonal selections from local farms. Get your hands on one of our irresistible signature cocktails while listening to live piano music.

  4. Champagne Brunch Cruise – (Year-round)
    Portlanders love brunch, more importantly, alcohol-infused brunch. We keep the Champagne flowing on this two-hour Yacht ride. Bring your friends and enjoy a savory buffet full of classic brunch items and delectable desserts. There is no denying mimosas, sunny weather, and brunch just make sense.

  5. Flashback Dance Cruise – (Feb – Oct)
    The time has come to dust of those hairbands and legwarmers, or if you are under the age of thirty, head to your local thrift store. Flashback to the 80’s dance cruises are on the Portland Spirit! Dance along to hits from the past on our marble dancefloor. Live DJ, bistro menu, and a full-service bar are sure to keep you rockin’ all night long!

  6. Sightseeing – (July – August)
    If you are more of a free bird and looking for a simpler experience, sightseeing is the perfect way to go. Daily Sightseeing cruises take you from Downtown Portland through the Milwaukie Waterfront. Glide down the Willamette River while listening to our curated narration. Don’t worry, beer, wine, cocktails, and a custom bistro menu are available for purchase. Sightseeing is also available onboard our meal cruises.

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