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Portland: 2 Hour Lunch Cruise Through Downtown

1. Portland: 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.

From Portland: Group Tour of Portland and the Columbia Gorge

2. From Portland: Group Tour of Portland and the Columbia Gorge

Experience the natural landscapes and beauty of the Columbia River Gorge and sightsee in Portland with this half-day guided tour. Stop at Washington Park and stroll to the International Test Rose Garden. Travel to Multnomah Falls along the river level route of the Lewis and Clark expedition. Enjoy the unfolding panoramic views of Rooster Rock, Cape Horn, and Mist Falls. Continue past the Bonneville Fish Hatchery and Bonneville Dam and fish ladders. Go by Beacon Rock and continue on the Columbia River Highway past sights like Crown Point, the historic Vista House, Sheppard's Dell, and iconic basalt rock formations formed over thousands of years. Return to Portland and take a lunch break. See the city center surrounded by green spaces like Washington Park, the West Hills, the Willamette River, and Waterfront Park. Travel from Pioneer Square to Portland’s world famous rose gardens.

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What people are saying about Downtown Portland

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 13 reviews

Overall good experience with relaxing and interesting cruise down the river. With options for both air conditioning in the middle deck and outdoor viewing on the upper deck, it made for a good cruise. The food and drinks we good and I would highly recommend this cruise for and afternoon activity.

A relaxing tour of the city. The views from the river were beautiful. Interesting facts about the city and points on the river made the ride more enjoyable. The food was well portioned and delicious.

Very well organized and friendly activity. Food was good also. Would recommend this for anyone that has a couple of hours to spend in Portland.

This lunch cruise was the perfect way to spend our 28th Wedding Anniversary. Thank you so much!

Great service and atmosphere! Thanks to the entire crew for a nice day.