Top 10 Reasons to Cruise With Us

Reason #10 – Sunday Brunch
Where else can you relax on the river with fresh local delicious buffet with breakfast, lunch, dessert, pastries, complimentary sparkling cider, mimosas and juice?
Enjoy every Sunday in Portland and from May through October in Cascade Locks.

Reason #9 – We’ve been know to throw a party, or two
Pick one, or all! Tribute Band Cruise, Flashback Dance Cruise, Cinnamon Bear, Bigfoot Explorer, Weddings, Holidays and more…

Reason #8 – Pick a boat, any boat
We have 5 unique vessels available for private events! Meet our fleet and experience the river in style.

Portland Spirit
Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler
Willamette Star
Crystal Dolphin

Reason #7 – We pride ourselves on being the best!
With awards over the last 25 years ranging from:

Sustainable Tourism – Travel Portland
Couple’s Choice – Wedding Wire
Cinnamon Bear – Dove Award
Hero Award – Children’s Cancer Association
Best of – Meetings & Event Planners Magazine
Certificate of Excellence – Trip Advisor
Best Green Business – Passenger Vessel Association

The list goes on and on and we are dedicated to each cause and practice that makes Portland Spirit Cruises and Events the Best!

Reason #6 – We are the Northwest’s premier dining cruise experience
With delicious, locally sourced favorites like Columbia River Steelhead, Snake River Beef, and more . Dietary restrictions? Just ask! Our on board chefs are happy to customize dishes to wow any pallete.

Reason # 5 – We care about our community!
In 2018, we were proud to give over $120k to Non-Profits, $250k to Local Schools & School Programs, $80k to Foundations and Associations. We also annually give over $60k to local organizations like Portland Opera, Broadway Rose, Christmas Ships, Winter Lights Festival, Scholarships, Community Events and we proudly host an annual sock drive. This year we gave over 600 pairs of socks to EveryChildOregon.

Reason #4 – Transport the board room to our boats!
That’s right, we are the venue for all your meetings, product launches, networking, team building and company celebrations. With our fleet of 5 ready to cruise the rivers we can customize any cruise to fit your needs.

Reason #3 – BIGFOOT!
That’s right, we are the only river explorer looking for Bigfoot! Starting June 15th you can jump on board our Explorer Jet Boat and enjoy the beauty of the Pacific Northwest while hunting down the hide and seek champion of the world. We have collaborated with the star of Animal Planet’s “Finding Bigfoot”, Cliff Barackman, to make this an adventure you won’t forget.

Reason # 2 – Weddings on the water!
From intimate celebrations and elopements, to 350 guest wedding affairs, the Portland Spirit has the experience and passion to make your dreams come true. Each wedding is nurtured and designed with our exceptional Wedding Planner from the beginning to ‘I do’ as our gift to you. For a memorable experience, just add water!

Reason # 1 – Family
At Portland Spirit Cruises & Events since day one we have been local, family, employee and veteran owned! That’s 25 years of business in the community we love, support and contribute to in every single thing we do. Our family is our business!