Lunch Cruise Through Downtown Portland in Portland, OR

Salmon Street Springs DockPortland, OR 97204
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Total Price: $87.72 (USD)


See unique cityscapes and waterfront sights aboard a leisurely Portland lunch cruise on the Willamette River. Dine on a freshly-prepared Northwest entrée as views of the Historic Milwaukie Riverfront glide past you. Explore the outer decks and listen to a historical narration of this beloved locale or simply sit back, relax, and enjoy the views.

up to 2 hrs 1 or more people

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Portland Travel Experts
  • See views of the historic Milwaukie Waterfront and Downtown Portland from the Willamette River.
  • Live piano music while dining.
  • Live commentary on the outer deck, also available via the Listen Everywhere App while on board.
  • Duration is approximately 2 hours.
  • Boarding is 30 minutes prior to departure time. Make sure to come early for the best seats.
  • Includes a Northwest lunch with choice of entrée.
  • Appetizers, salads, desserts, and beverages are not included, but are available for purchase on board.
  • Suitable for all ages.


from Lunch Cruise Through Downtown Portland
Delicious Northwest cuisine and beautiful river views provide the ideal ingredients for a Portland lunch to remember. Cruise the Willamette in style while watching Portland and the Historic Milwaukie Waterfront flow by.

This cruise on the Willamette River is perfect for Portland natives and newcomers alike. Includes a 2-hour cruise on the Willamette River with plated lunch entrée selected by each guest on board, freshly baked bread, live piano music, and narration of the sights on the outer decks (or bring headphones for a cellphone device to listen from the table via the Listen Everywhere app. Instructions will be provided). Appetizers, desserts, and other beverages from our full-service bar are available for purchase.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Lunch Cruise Through Downtown Portland

Where does this Portland Lunch Cruise depart from?

Portland Spirit has two docks (listed below). The standard boarding location is Salmon Springs Dock at 1010 SW Naito Pkwy, Portland, OR 97204. Vessel boarding location is subject to change. Please call the number on your eTicket to ensure this is your pickup location. (1) Salmon Springs Dock at 1010 SW Naito Pkwy, Portland, OR 97204 (2) Caruthers Dock at 110 SE Caruthers St. Portland OR 97214

How long is the Lunch Cruise Through Downtown Portland?

The cruise lasts for approximately two hours. Boarding time is 30 minutes prior to departure.

Is parking provided?

Paid parking near the Salmon Springs boarding location is available at the World Trade Center parking garage, Smart Park Lots, and U-Park Parking Lot. Street parking may also be available.

What should I wear?

Business casual or dressy casual is recommended. High-heeled shoes are not recommended. Instead, opt for solid, non-slip footwear, as you will be in a marine environment. Layered clothing is also recommended as the climate on the Willamette River can be unpredictable. Be sure to bring a jacket, even in the summer, as it can be cooler on the water.

Is this cruise appropriate for children?

Yes, children are more than welcome to join.

Is the cruise wheelchair accessible?

This Portland Spirit cruise is wheelchair accessible on the lower decks with certain restrictions. The cruise can accommodate standard-sized manual wheelchairs; the width of the ramp to the boat entrance is 25.5 inches. If you have further questions regarding access requirements, please call the number on your e-ticket.

Can I bring my camera?

Yes, this tour has lots of great photo opportunities.

What type of food is served on the Portland Spirit Lunch Cruise menu?

On this Portland Spirit lunch cruise, you will have your choice of entrée. Food is prepared fresh onboard in the galley and menus change daily and include seafood, beef, poultry, and vegetarian options. Vegetarian options are regularly available as one of the entrées for plated meal cruises and vegan/special menu options are available by request when booking. Additional charges apply for other items including salads, appetizers, desserts and drinks.

Can I bring my pet?

Unfortunately, the vessels are coast guard-regulated, and dogs/pets are not allowed on board. Only service dogs trained to perform tasks that assist disabled people will be permitted on the boat.

What if it rains during my trip?

The lunch cruise will depart from the docks, rain or shine. In case of ice, they will reach out at least 2 hours prior to canceling the event. There are two interior climate-controlled decks and a covered top deck for exterior viewing, so you will be guaranteed safe and dry during the trip.