Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler

One of the most relaxing and fun things to do on the Columbia River is to take a Columbia River day cruise on the Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler.

Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler
Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler
Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler
Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler
Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler
Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler
Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler
Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler

Venue Description

Looking for something a little more unique than the typical night out in The City of Roses? How about a riverboat cruise aboard the Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler; where you can soak in 360° views of breathtaking vistas while dancing and drinking with a fun-filled crowd.

The historic-looking interior and exterior, along with its historic setting in the scenic Columbia Gorge, make it a wonderful experience for tourists and history enthusiasts alike. It has seating for 232 passengers for plated meals, an on-board galley, two full-service bars, and is licensed to carry 599 people.

Folks come from all over to step aboard the Gorge Sternwheeler and “Capt Tom” makes sure the experience is spectacular. As he likes to say, “It’s the most important part of my job!” There are no propellers, no bow thrusters; so it’s all about wind and current. The boat responds the way a paddlewheel boat would have in the 1800s. It is a fantastic way to experience the Oregon outdoors; one that invites you to sit, watch the river and the world flow by.

The Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler was built in Hood River, Oregon by Nichols Boat Works and was launched in 1983. On April 19, 2006, the Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler became the first and only paddle-boat leased by American Waterways, Inc.

So when is the best time to come aboard? New Year’s Eve; of course! This is the city’s most in demand event every year. Moreover, New Year’s Eve is the biggest holiday party that Portland Nightlife has to offer. And with three decks to choose from; this vessel is perfect to celebrate any occasion special events. Have questions? No problem. Head to our Contact Info to connect with us. We have highly trained Portland Nightlife pros standing by and ready to help you, 24/7. We’d love to hear from you!

When you choose VIP Nightlife to plan a night out; you don’t have to know anything about Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler to have the time of your life. With years of experience, our team can take your ideas from an inspiration to a fully executed, once-in-a-lifetime occasion. We will create an event experience for your every need and can service groups of all sizes; up to 1000 guests or more. So if you are looking to put a nautical spin on your next day or night out in Rose City; then let VIP Nightlife show you the way! And be sure to Like Us on Facebook so you can keep up with our Upcoming Events and Deals.

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Quick Facts

• Riverboat cruise on authentic triple-deck paddle wheeler
• 360 degrees of breathtaking vistas
• Premium Open Bar for the Whole Cruise
• Historic-looking interior and exterior
• Accommodates up to 599 guests and seats up to 232 diners
• On-board galley
• Two full-service bars
• Top40 DJ playing all the hits
• Stunning views of Portland Harbor, Bridges & Skyline
• Three decks
• Amazing Appetizers Hand Passed & Displayed
• Professional, uniformed crew
• The most memorable experience you can have in Portland area
• Must be 21+ to participate

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Parking Info

For Portland Spirit Vessel cruises: the City of Portland polices meter locations from the hours of 8:00am to 7:00pm, Monday thru Saturday. There are a variety of pay lots in the vicinity of the Portland Spirit vessel.

Nearby Parking Facilities

• The World Trade Center garage off of Naito Parkway/ Front Ave on Taylor St;
• SmartPark at SW First Ave/ Jefferson St;
• SW Fourth Ave/ Alder St;
• And underneath the Hawthorne Bridge.

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