Customer Feedback

Everything was excellent, loved the food, music, and service. It was wonderful birthday brunch. - Valentina

Server did an exceptional job. We had such an amazing time!!! Thank you again. He was so nice and knowledgeable. We had such a great time. - Russel

Everything went very well, the only thing was the cruise was so enjoyable it went too fast. - Adrienna

Server went above and beyond we even got a candle in the dessert for the birthday person; the staff were very well informed. - Bruce

Loved the commentary upstairs! It was funny and educational. - Karen

Great way to experience the Columbia River area for us who have not seen it before. - Debby

Staff was very attentive. - Noeun

We were celebrating our anniversary and had a wonderful time. Thank you for making this anniversary one to remember. - Brad

We had a great time, we thought it was better than we expected. - Ruth

Group and Private Events

With a Portland Spirit event you will provide an unforgettable experience for your guests.

Our boats and venues provide the perfect fusion of breathtaking scenery, freshly prepared Northwest cuisine, and exceptional service.

Our 19 years of experience and over 5,000 private events has made us a leader in the industry.

Your personal Sales Manager and dedicated Event Planner will arrange all of the details to make your special occasion one of a kind.

Discounts for groups start for parties of 15 adults.

We invite you to schedule a tour or request more information.

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Willamette River
Portland, Oregon

Portland Spirit

Capacity: 499 — Plated Seating Capacity: 340
360 degree views: Lower Deck · Upper Deck · Outside Deck

This stylish yacht combines the classic nautical experience with a fine dining atmosphere. Two levels are fully enclosed and climate controlled, each with a sound system, baby grand piano, and full service beverage bar. A built-in marble dance floor is available on the Columbia deck and the top Starlight deck is an open-air viewing deck.

Willamette Star

Capacity: 144 — Plated Seating Capacity: 100
360 degree views: Lower Deck · Upper Deck · Outside Deck

Elegance and old world style are custom built into the Willamette Star with its warm cherry wood interior and beautiful brass accents. The Star has two enclosed and temperature controlled levels, a full service bar, two outdoor viewing decks and a sound system. The dining level includes a piano and built-in dance floor.

Crystal Dolphin

Capacity: 120 — Plated Seating Capacity: 50
360 degree views: Lower Deck · Upper Deck · Outside Deck

This sleek and luxurious vessel provides exclusive river cruising and is the perfect venue for an hors d'oeuvre reception or smaller group. The Crystal Dolphin features two fully enclosed and climate controlled levels, a baby grand piano, full service bar, outdoor viewing decks, and sound system.

Explorer

Capacity: 35

This exciting excursion vessel is a day-trippers delight. Equipped with padded bench seating, canopy, see-through side panels and a restroom, this vessel offers a variety of routes along the Willamette and Columbia rivers.

Columbia River
Cascade Locks, Oregon

Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler

Capacity: 499 — Plated Seating Capacity: 200
Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler image gallery

Enjoy an authentic riverboat experience through the scenic Columbia River Gorge aboard this classic paddle wheel style boat. Two levels are fully enclosed and feature full service bars and a sound system. The top Starlight Deck is an open-air viewing deck.

Gorge Pavilion

Capacity: 325
Pavilion image gallery

The Gorge Pavilion is a year-round, climate controlled event center that offers tongue and groove woodwork ceiling and a state of the art sound system. The Pavilion is the perfect location for your special event and can be combined with a canopy tent and picnic table rental for an event that utilizes all that Marine Park has to offer.

Explorer

Capacity: 35

This exciting excursion vessel is a day-trippers delight. Equipped with padded bench seating, canopy, see-through side panels and a restroom, this vessel offers a variety of routes along the Willamette and Columbia rivers.

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