Portland Spirit has again partnered with the Portland Winter Light Festival as a sponsor. This year the vessels Portland Spirit and Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler will both be illuminated by light artist Mark Lapierre providing complimentary cruises in the evening to and from the east and west banks of the Willamette for those attending the festival. As a special bonus, performers from the Portland Opera will be performing aboard the Sternwheeler for most cruises! A bistro menu and beverages will be available for purchase aboard both vessels. Please do not contact Portland Spirit for booking. There is no reserved seating on these cruises.
Cruise times, including turnaround, total about 60 minutes per ride. Complimentary boat rides are intended as one-way trips across the river.
Portland Spirit will also run a regular Dinner Cruise Friday and Saturday night aboard the Willamette Star, boarding at 6pm and cruising from 6:30-9:00pm. This is a fantastic way to see the festival and the illuminated vessels from the river. Reservations are required for the Dinner Cruise. Dinner Cruise is NOT complimentary.
Volunteer at the docks and help make memories with the Portland Spirit!
Don’t miss the BodyVox Performance on the Portland Spirit Friday, February 3rd , 6pm – 8pm: 3 performances of the quartet So Dreamy (1 performance per river crossing, for three crossings)
Wednesday (2/1) & Thursday (2/2)Departures from Caruthers Landing6:00 PM – Sternwheeler7:00 PM – Spirit8:00 PM – Sternwheeler9:00 PM – Spirit – stay at Salmon Springs, no return tripDepartures from Salmon Springs6:00 PM – Spirit7:00 PM – Sternwheeler8:00 PM – Spirit9:00 PM – Sternwheeler – stay at Caruthers Landing, no return trip
Friday (2/3) & Saturday (2/4)Departures from Caruthers Landing6:00 PM – Sternwheeler7:00 PM – Spirit8:00 PM – Sternwheeler9:00 PM – Spirit10:00 PM – Sternwheeler11:00 PM – Spirit – stay at Salmon Springs, no return tripDepartures from Salmon Springs6:00 PM – Spirit7:00 PM – Sternwheeler8:00 PM – Spirit9:00 PM – Sternwheeler10:00 PM – Spirit11:00 PM – Sternwheeler – stay at Caruthers Landing, no return trip
Discover more about the artists participating in this year’s festival!