Win Tickets ($150): Spirit of Magic Dinner Cruise @ Portland Spirit | Magic, Comedy, Dinner, Music

We are giving away a pair of tickets to the Spirit of Magic Dinner Cruise, happening every Friday now through April 28, 2013. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday February 8, 2013.

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From our sponsors at Portland Spirit:
Spirit of Magic Cruise @ Portland SpiritSpirit of Magic Dinner Cruise
Every Friday, February 1 – April 28, 2013
7-9:30 p.m. | $75 | All Ages
Purchase Tickets at

Portland Spirit is excited to announce the return of their Spirit of Magic dinner cruise. Come on board for an evening of vaudeville style magic and comedy. Experience masterful magic from Portland’s own premier Magicians The Amazing Mathias and Adam the Great, as well as, the physical comic talents of fast talking Michael Tigger O’Neill.

You will be held spellbound with close-up table side slight-of-hand and amazed by the more traditional showroom style stage illusions. In addition, the Fresh Northwest cuisine and a two and a half hour cruise through beautiful downtown Portland make for a truly magical evening. This is a night you will talk about for years.

Amazing Mathias has over 20 years of performance experience The Amazing Mathias is the Portland area’s best kept magic secret. Mathias’ show is a jump back to yester year. Imagine the heyday of the famous Showboat’s paddling the Mississippi. He will have the audience gasping as his show, set to the tune of turn of the century music, produces lit candles from mid air and floats objects around the stage. Hundreds of playing cards appear from nowhere and leave his audiences pleasantly puzzled!

Adam the Great has been practicing the art of magic for over 15 years. Born and raised in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, “Adam the Great” realized that magic would be his calling at the age of 18. Inspired by master magician’s Carey Heim and Tony Oberio, Adam took magic on by a storm and has proven himself one of the premier magician’s in the region. His style of magic not only amazes, but most importantly, entertains. The “Adam the Great” magic show is a unique blend of charm, wit, audience interaction, and innovative magic. Adam’s talents include eye-popping close up magic to outstanding comedy stage shows.

Michael Tigger O’Neill has toured with Ringling Brothers, Tears of Joy Puppet Theatre and is a co- founder of the Nomadic Theatre Company. He has performed on Good Morning America, the Today Show and MTVA dynamic new show that blends world-class variety theatre skills with intelligent, entertaining, and thought-provoking symbolism. Through expertise in juggling, physical comedy, dance, stilt walking, and percussion they will tickle your imagination and inspire awe from start to finish.

$75.00/person; includes two and a half hour cruise, fresh Northwest Cuisine, mystifying magical entertainment and service gratuity. $65/person for groups of 15 or more passengers.

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131 Responses to Win Tickets ($150): Spirit of Magic Dinner Cruise @ Portland Spirit | Magic, Comedy, Dinner, Music

  1. Cindy February 5, 2013 at 3:52 pm #

    Sound magical. I’d love to win tickets!!

  2. Lynn February 5, 2013 at 3:54 pm #

    Question: How do you make a Portlander’s boredom disappear?


  3. Denise February 5, 2013 at 4:13 pm #

    Who can say no to vaudeville style magic and comedy?

  4. Jason Sartain February 5, 2013 at 4:30 pm #

    This would be a wonderful way to give my girlfriend a “magical” (pun intended) evening!!

  5. Emanuel Prakash February 5, 2013 at 4:39 pm #

    I would like to take my fiance on an amazing adventure that she can remember with just the two of us.

  6. Liberty Martinez February 5, 2013 at 4:44 pm #

    Have only been in Portland for two years have tried many things but the infamous Portland Spirit…dinner cruise and magic all in one night would be one memorable night!

  7. Tim February 5, 2013 at 4:51 pm #

    I am envisioning this moment where my fiance and I are sitting on the cruise, having a glass of wine, enjoying the show, laughing, and gazing at the beautiful Portland skyline when she looks over at me and says, “Tim, I am so impressed that for once, you weren’t such a cheapskate and actually bought tickets to something nice!”

    (It’ll be our secret.)

  8. Arielle Bersine February 5, 2013 at 4:52 pm #

    I want to win because the Portland Spirit is awesome…add a magic show?!? AMAZING!

  9. Dennis Choi February 5, 2013 at 5:24 pm #

    Who doesn’t love magic?!!? And portland SPIRIT! I’m in!

  10. michelle warnke February 5, 2013 at 5:49 pm #

    I’d like to win because my bf’s 30th birthday is next weekend and I’d love to surprise him with this magical evening!

  11. Amy February 5, 2013 at 5:52 pm #

    I haven’t been in years and would love to take my bestie with me!

  12. Cora Kirkpatrick February 5, 2013 at 6:35 pm #

    Pretty pretty please!

  13. April Crawford February 5, 2013 at 7:18 pm #

    I would Love to win these tickets!!! My boyfriend and I just got engaged and have yet to celebrate, so this would be the perfect way!! Plus we have always wanted to take a cruise on the portland spirit!! ;)

  14. Ed DiMond February 5, 2013 at 7:51 pm #

    Spirit & Magic
    Sweet…………I’m all for that.

  15. Bill W. February 5, 2013 at 8:32 pm #

    I’ve always wanted to go on one of these dinner cruises…..perfect Portland winter evening event.

  16. Heather February 5, 2013 at 9:47 pm #

    This sounds fun. I’d love to go to this.

  17. ilesha February 5, 2013 at 11:53 pm #

    This has to be the greatest combo ever! Wish I could win this!

  18. Gabe February 6, 2013 at 1:21 am #

    I just moved here! And with PDXPipe lined I’ve learned so much!!! About this city what’s happening and what makes it such a wonder place to live compared to other placed I lived like NYC or LA even Seattle! So I heard allot about the Portland Spirt and it seems amazing especially to see all the city lights at night. So this would we the perfect place for a proposal. Me and my boyfriend have been dating for several years …. And I think it’s time (being we net at a comedy shop and he loves boats) . Ill probably get tickets to do something like this anyways being its a perfect but winning would a tad be more easy lol but it would be fun to say PDXPIPELINE helped in showing us the city…. All the way to our I Do’s. and beyond. Thank you guys for everything you do for everyone.

  19. Gabe February 6, 2013 at 1:24 am #

    And sorry for the typos lol hard to comment and walk the dogs lol but we met at a comedy show not shop haha

  20. Thomas Duff February 6, 2013 at 4:36 am #

    I would love to win the dinner cruise as I think my wife would really enjoy it (and deserves a date like this).

  21. mike cummings February 6, 2013 at 6:13 am #

    perfect B-day for my wife

  22. ClaireH February 6, 2013 at 7:37 am #

    I’d like to win! …Because I’m not going to get myself anything magical for my own birthday on Saturday. :)

  23. Sara Leighton February 6, 2013 at 8:32 am #

    I have yet to be on a boat! raft, yes. Boat? no. How exciting!

  24. Sian February 6, 2013 at 9:00 am #

    Still haven’t been sailing on the river! Give us the chance

  25. Mathew February 6, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    This sounds fantastic. I would love to go on this cruise and even have the perfect date.

  26. Shanti February 6, 2013 at 11:14 am #

    A. Magic ROCKS
    B. It’d be a nice date for me and my husbands joint birthday!

  27. Stephanie February 6, 2013 at 1:29 pm #

    We watch the Portland Spirit go by all the time and have always wanted to take a ride!

  28. Eve February 6, 2013 at 1:57 pm #

    My boyfriend is moving to Hawaii in less than 2 weeks. I would really like to win so we can do something fun & memorable before we part ways. Please pick me (us). It would mean the world to us!!!

  29. Carlen February 6, 2013 at 2:16 pm #

    Please pick me!

  30. CJ February 6, 2013 at 2:16 pm #

    I wanna go

  31. Nicodemus February 6, 2013 at 2:17 pm #

    Yes, pick me!

  32. Samantha February 6, 2013 at 2:19 pm #

    Please pick me and my hubby!

  33. Veronica February 6, 2013 at 2:19 pm #

    I would love to go

  34. Roya February 6, 2013 at 2:37 pm #

    Sounds like fun, would love to go!

  35. Ben February 6, 2013 at 2:49 pm #

    Yeah I love cruise parties. My grandpa used to drive a paddlewheel in Michigan when i was growing up. I have no plans this weekend. This would be awesome. Big fan of culture my white-from-Wisconsin upbringing didn’t allow me to enjoy. Hook me up please and thank you.

  36. Ian February 6, 2013 at 5:10 pm #

    Oh I would love a night of magic on the water!! This would be an amazing time!!

  37. sunchicka February 6, 2013 at 9:42 pm #

    A romantic night out enjoying life.

  38. Blake Longacre February 6, 2013 at 11:51 pm #

    Smoke (and mirrors!) on the water… fire in her eyes! She’s loves magic, combined my with my silly chivalry, all on the romantic river… this could be a night to remember forever!

  39. Melanie Fricks February 6, 2013 at 11:54 pm #

    The only way my partner and I get out of the house is magic. And since neither one of us is a magician, winning these tickets is our only hope!

  40. Christina February 7, 2013 at 11:00 am #

    Total magic lovers here! Would love to take my daughter. :)

  41. Hugh February 7, 2013 at 12:13 pm #

    I’d love to win free tickets to the Spirit of Magic Dinner Cruise because my girlfriend just got a new job and this would be the perfect way to celebrate!

  42. Eddie Wretch February 7, 2013 at 1:28 pm #

    I would love to win tickets to this event, here’s hoping that I do!

  43. Eddie Wretch February 7, 2013 at 1:30 pm #

    I hope that I win free tickets, this would be unique fun for my girlfriend and I!

  44. Jamie February 7, 2013 at 1:36 pm #

    I would love to go to this! I’ve always wanted to take a cruise on the Portland Spirit and don’t remember the last time I’ve seen magic; this would be perfect! Not to mention that I could really use a night of wonder and intrigue.

  45. Aaron Levinson February 7, 2013 at 1:54 pm #

    A cruise, dinner, magic and comedy? This is my dream come true!!!!

  46. Candace February 7, 2013 at 2:38 pm #

    This would be the best date ever!!!! My honey and I aren’t making plans for valentines this year, so this would definitely be the icing on the cake and the cake too!!!! Love u PDX Pipeline :)

  47. Tricia February 7, 2013 at 2:54 pm #

    Sounds like the perfect date night! This is where the magic really happens!

  48. Nora February 7, 2013 at 2:55 pm #

    Sounds romantic and fun!

  49. Misha February 7, 2013 at 2:57 pm #

    This would be a great date!

  50. kettles1008 February 7, 2013 at 2:58 pm #

    This sounds wonderful! I have never been on the Portland Spirit.

  51. Melissa February 7, 2013 at 3:00 pm #

    Would love to win tickets to an evening of fun, food and magic with the beautiful Portland skyline in the background.

  52. josh February 7, 2013 at 3:00 pm #

    i iz magic!

  53. Ben February 7, 2013 at 3:01 pm #

    Yes! I love party cruises and have yet to step on the famed Portland Spirit. Too cool. Thanks.

  54. Maesha February 7, 2013 at 3:04 pm #

    Ta Da! … I won!

  55. TS- as in tough stuff! February 7, 2013 at 3:07 pm #

    your add could be here if we win! I will push for you if you pull for me!!

  56. Maria February 7, 2013 at 3:09 pm #

    I would like to win these tickets because I am not financially able to buy them but would so love to take my sweetie on this cruise. I’ve wanted to go aboard the Spirit and watch it from the banks of the river quite often. I moved to Portland 2 years ago and this is something I’ve wished I could do and it would be so awesome to take my baby on the Spirit for a Valentine’s gift.

  57. Claire February 7, 2013 at 3:10 pm #

    My boyfriend and I can’t celebrate V-day on the 14th, so this would be a great way to spend some quality time together!

  58. Tanika C February 7, 2013 at 3:15 pm #

    I really want to win these tickets because my husband works 6-7 days a week and we really need to do something romantic and fun to reconnect us. Thank you for all the free tickets you give’s wonderful!

  59. Crystal February 7, 2013 at 3:15 pm #

    K so my mom said shell watch our kids this weekend and I really want my hubby to take me somewhere fun and if you pick me ill have tickets and he’ll have to take me !!!! ;)

  60. Cindy February 7, 2013 at 3:16 pm #

    Who says romance is dead? This would be amazing.

  61. Alex February 7, 2013 at 3:16 pm #

    because i like to party

  62. Melissa February 7, 2013 at 3:24 pm #

    Would love to treat the husband after a week full of tests in his graduate program!! We’ve been on the Portland Spirit before and would love to experience it without the kiddos :-)

  63. Rick February 7, 2013 at 3:24 pm #

    magic and comedy love to be there

  64. Bryn February 7, 2013 at 3:24 pm #

    Would love to win tickets to this!
    My husband and I don’t really get the chance to do anything fun. This will especially be the case starting soon when he bumps up his schooling from part time to full time all the while working a full time job. It would be nice to take a break and enjoy something like this :)

  65. Dana February 7, 2013 at 3:39 pm #

    Wow, sounds like a great break for a poor student with a love of theater. Pick me!

  66. Heather February 7, 2013 at 3:42 pm #

    I would love to take my husband on a date on the cruise as we both grew up in the area but have never been able to enjoy this activity. I am currently in graduate school, so our funds for extra activities is not big enough to do something like this. It would be a great opportunity to relax, and see the lights of the city from a new angle!

  67. Quiana February 7, 2013 at 3:45 pm #

    How fun! It’s a mix of all my favorite things! Boats on the water, good food, and good laughs! I’d love to go!

  68. Sache February 7, 2013 at 3:56 pm #

    This sounds like a really fun event, and would be a very memorable evening.

  69. Jenn Bennett February 7, 2013 at 4:01 pm #

    Whoah! Magic, dinner and a cruise all in one? Yes, please!

  70. lotti February 7, 2013 at 4:02 pm #

    an opportunity to celebrate our one year anniversary in style, before the baby comes in June! thanks pdx pipeline!

  71. Angie February 7, 2013 at 4:05 pm #

    Birthdays, Valentine’s Day aside!!!! I, just like everyone, would love to be the Winner of something Free.

    My personality & love of adult beverages would add to the “SPIRIT” of the cruise!! The “MAGIC” would be the funds in my purse don’t vanish! :) And there’s the “COMEDY” portion!

  72. monica burnett February 7, 2013 at 4:22 pm #

    this sounds awesome. I have always wanted to go on one of these cruises but cant afford it, please help my dream come true

  73. amber February 7, 2013 at 4:22 pm #

    I’d like to attend because I love magic and comedy and combining the two on a river cruise sounds EPIC. :)

  74. Chris February 7, 2013 at 4:38 pm #

    What happens if the boat disappears?

    Sign me up.

  75. Robert P February 7, 2013 at 4:49 pm #

    Floating minds and floating objects on a floating boat. We can’t wait to sink our teeth into that scene! What a whimsical, mystical night it will be. Thanks for this opportunity!

  76. April February 7, 2013 at 4:53 pm #

    I’ve always wanted to go on a dinner cruise.

  77. Greg February 7, 2013 at 4:55 pm #

    I really wanted to take my girlfriend to a magic show, this would be ideal.

  78. Michelle W. February 7, 2013 at 4:57 pm #

    Celebrated our 1st anniversary on a Portland Spirit dinner cruise. We are almost at 15 and it would be great to celebrate again.

  79. Elena February 7, 2013 at 5:06 pm #

    I could use a little magic right now. Would love to surprise hubby with a little magic on the river.

  80. sherry February 7, 2013 at 5:08 pm #

    the cruise sounds amazing! fingers crossed.

  81. Tammy February 7, 2013 at 5:11 pm #

    I would love to win this! We are just relocating here and are looking for things to do.This would make an awesome date night for us, we’ve barely been able to do anything lately. We’re still moving and have the kids 24/7. It would be nice to have some grown up time in our new state. Either way, love the newsletter, learning so much about what’s out here. Thanks for all the great info on places and things to do!

  82. Kelsey February 7, 2013 at 5:16 pm #

    February 8th is my best friends birthday!! I have been trying to figure out something fun for us to do, to no avail. This would be a GRAND solution and an awesome, unique way to celebrate!!

  83. Jeffrey Wilson February 7, 2013 at 5:22 pm #

    We love magic and have always wanted to go out on the Portland Spirit.

  84. jazz February 7, 2013 at 5:23 pm #

    love the portland spirit! great date night for our first valentines as husband and wife!

  85. Lisa G February 7, 2013 at 5:34 pm #

    Maybe if we’re on the water we won’t be able to hear our baby crying on our date night!

  86. Mareyk February 7, 2013 at 5:36 pm #

    Amazing sounding and romantic feeling! Would love to attend with my special beau! Xoxo-m

  87. Kamela Kern February 7, 2013 at 5:37 pm #

    I’ve never been on one of these kinds of cruises. I’d love to have this opportunity! Thank you.

  88. Kate February 7, 2013 at 6:05 pm #

    Woohoo! Tmw is my birthday this would be raad!

  89. Marty Anderson February 7, 2013 at 6:23 pm #

    Pick me and I’ll disappear!

  90. Jay February 7, 2013 at 6:27 pm #

    sounds great

  91. Christine February 7, 2013 at 6:32 pm #

    I’ve never been before, would be a great way to celebrate our anniversary!

  92. Kathryn February 7, 2013 at 6:44 pm #

    I have never been on a cruise and would really love the opportunity.

  93. Amanda February 7, 2013 at 7:01 pm #

    I’ve never been on real boat or to a magic show before but I think these are two things which I may genuinely LOVE… especially combined.

    If you choose me, then I’ll probably get hooked and start spending all of my money on cruises and magic tricks! With my addictive personality, I’m a pick which will most likely result in a financial benefit to your partners and, subsequently, to you, PDXPipeline. <3 XOXO <3

  94. madison February 7, 2013 at 7:20 pm #

    I got a good feelin’ boiiiiiiiii

  95. TQ February 7, 2013 at 7:26 pm #

    I love magic and am on a tight budget. Enough said!

  96. panda February 7, 2013 at 7:41 pm #

    it’s the love boat, only cooler. ahoy capt. stubins!

  97. Scott L February 7, 2013 at 7:47 pm #

    Never been on a dinner cruise! Portland would look lovely at night on the water.

  98. Maureen Davis February 7, 2013 at 7:57 pm #

    I could use some magic and laughter right now. I would love to get tickets for the dinner cruise. Week 7 following knee replacement and I am getting my life back again. This would be a great way to celebrate my new freedom. :)

  99. Mollie February 7, 2013 at 8:00 pm #

    Need a little magic in my suburban life.

  100. Jody C February 7, 2013 at 8:13 pm #

    My boyfriend and I have talked about cruises and we have checked into them before……haven’t been able to afford, but now if you so choose I will get a great cruise with comedy, magic and even northwest cuisine. Love to think of myself as a foodie in training. I would love to be able to take him on this cruise and show him what Portland has to offer (He is from Philadelphia). Please consider us this will be something I will remember forever.

  101. steadycat February 7, 2013 at 8:32 pm #

    thanks for the chance at tix. we can sit back together on the boat and i’ll tell you all about myself. grrrrrrrr. creepy.

  102. jimbobber February 7, 2013 at 8:37 pm #

    I’d like to win these tickets because I need to get out there and start dating again, and a dinner cruise could be just what I need to get started. Oh, and I’ll also be needing a woman.

  103. w February 7, 2013 at 9:06 pm #

    wow … spectacular!

  104. Angela marks February 7, 2013 at 9:47 pm #

    I would love to win because my husband and i got married over six months ago and didn’t get a honeymoon, he works full time and I have two full time jobs and I am also a mother of two boys, so there is no way we could ever take a trip anywhere but to have one night to spend with just the two of us in the city we love would be magical

  105. nicole February 7, 2013 at 11:52 pm #

    I want to feel as sexy as Andy Sandberg and T-Pain in their video, “I’m onna boat”. And we need a date night…six month old and I work graveyard… breakfast is not a sexy date!

  106. Dana Wales February 7, 2013 at 11:57 pm #

    I’d like to win so I can celebrate my better halfs bday on the 15th and my bday on the 22nd!

  107. Destry Brown February 7, 2013 at 11:58 pm #

    I’d like to win so we can celebrate my bday!

  108. Kathryn February 8, 2013 at 12:27 am #

    I’d love to go! Never been on this cruise before and I need some cheering up… :)

  109. libby February 8, 2013 at 7:50 am #

    Would be a fun way to cheer up a friend!

  110. Bianca February 8, 2013 at 8:22 am #

    Please pick my boyfriend and I, because we’re really poor and have never gotten to go on a fancy date in all the two years we’ve been together. We’ll post pictures!

  111. laura February 8, 2013 at 8:29 am #

    Gazing at the water, looking into a lovers eyes over a romantic dinner for two, all while listening to vaudeville style music…. oh wait…. well the first part sounds romantic, the second part just sounds, well Portland and I’m okay with that.

  112. Danielle February 8, 2013 at 8:50 am #

    The perfect opportunity to be thankful that we’re not married.

  113. Georgia Courtney February 8, 2013 at 9:20 am #

    I’m an extremely *GENEROUS* *TIPPER*, even tho poor! Pick me and I’ll make you proud!

  114. Kelly Johnson February 8, 2013 at 9:25 am #

    PLEEEASE! We want to go so badly! But we are pathetically in debt to our bills and have no money for the weekends, except for booze of course. What a great experience! We have lived in Portland for 2 years and would love the chance to romance on the river!

  115. Ragnar February 8, 2013 at 9:58 am #

    This sounds awesome.

  116. Sean February 8, 2013 at 10:38 am #

    My best friend got married on the Spirit and it would be nice to revisit those memories.

  117. tim February 8, 2013 at 12:04 pm #

    I could use a 3-hour tour!

  118. Brandon Eisenberg February 8, 2013 at 12:20 pm #

    My girlfriend and mother of my daughter works her butt off, deserves this big time!

  119. margit February 8, 2013 at 12:21 pm #

    magic ticket magic ticket magic ticket!!!

  120. Jeff February 8, 2013 at 12:24 pm #

    Sounds like a great time!

  121. Crystal February 8, 2013 at 12:52 pm #

    My husband has yet to be on the Portland Spirit, OR see a magician. This would blow his mind!!

  122. Sunshine February 8, 2013 at 1:25 pm #

    I would love to win tickets for this. This year my husband and I will celebrate being together for 12 years and married for 8 years. With 4 kids, date night is hard to come by and I think my husband would love to be surprised with a dinner cruise.

    As an interesting tidbit, I have actually been on a dinner cruise on this very boat 20 years ago when it was the Stardancer based out of Hawaii.

  123. Julie February 8, 2013 at 1:40 pm #

    Pick me and after I have a wonderful time, I will tell all my Facebook friends what a great time I had and that they must go as well!!! :)


  124. Joe Kersting February 8, 2013 at 2:01 pm #

    Because, WE NEED a married night out!! Pick ME!! PLEASE!!

  125. Tara February 8, 2013 at 2:55 pm #

    I would love to win these tickets! I have not been out in a while and am overdue for some fun!

  126. Jane February 8, 2013 at 3:24 pm #

    I would be so appreciative if I won the Golden Tickets. This sounds exactly like the kind of entertainment I aspire to perform. I’ll eat everything on my plate.

  127. Deb February 8, 2013 at 4:09 pm #

    This sounds awesome. My birthday is in Feb and this would be a great birthday celebration!

  128. tali poretis February 8, 2013 at 4:55 pm #

    It’s been a while since I’ve been able to get out and enjoy myself.

  129. Alicia February 9, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    I believe in magic. I believe that I can magically win a pair of tickets!

  130. Angie February 11, 2013 at 12:04 pm #

    Ever since seeing this, I keep hearing :
    Cruise with my babyyyyyy…by Gweneth Paltrow

  131. Steve February 11, 2013 at 6:22 pm #

    I’d love to take my GF on a cruise. It would be my first time ever. We have been working so hard lately, a gettaway like this would do wonders for our relationship.

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