Win Tickets ($272): Portland Spirit Cruises | Dinner, Champagne Brunch, Sightseeing & More!

We are giving away a pack of 4 dinner tickets on the Portland Spirit. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed April 19.


From our sponsors:
Portland Spirit Cruises
Cruising Fridays-Sundays in 2021
More info:

SE Caruthers Landing
110 SE Caruthers St, Portland, OR 97214

Take in the Sights from a different perspective. Cruises feature live entertainment, delicious Northwest cuisine and amazing views provide the perfect ingredients for a meal to remember. Whether it’s a birthday party to remember or an office party with a twist, a two hour cruise on the Willamette River is perfect for Portland natives and newcomers alike.

Portland Spirit Dinner Cruise: A vibrant setting enhanced by dazzling city sights and city lights. An evening filled to the brim with festive cuisine, locally sourced and prepared fresh on board, entertainment, and live performances. For a party of two to a small group of friends or co-workers, this is the ultimate Portland experience.




  1. sadie on March 16, 2021 at 1:54 pm

    Wow this would be an amazing way to celebrate my bday!

    • Lisa dudley on March 25, 2021 at 2:49 am

      Okay so here’s the thing , I personally think everyone’s a winner when it boils down to it. People back to work, friends ,family’s, all being to physical see one another. So a friend had cancer she’s fairly young, but with covid only 1 person could see her. The whole time this was in the beginning of last year. She had radiation and a bag change for her infection needless to say she made it and her bday is April 2nd. Swear show you her ID… But it would be cool to get out and about she and I are single moms so not rich.

      • Katelyn on April 2, 2021 at 10:32 pm

        Would love to win!

      • Heather Roberts on April 3, 2021 at 7:30 am

        I’m a lifelong Portland resident, and this would be my first time taking in the view on the Portland Spirit! I’d love to see a different perspective of the Willamette river while sharing it with 3 of my close friends!

    • Rochelle R. on April 2, 2021 at 11:57 am

      What a wonderful treat this would be!!! I need a getaway as it’s been a hard year and I’ve been laid off multiple times!! I’ve been very cautious during the pandemic only going out in public to work and to the grocery store and just got my vaccine so it’s time to celebrate a years worth of hard work!

  2. Carol Cooper on March 16, 2021 at 2:03 pm

    I’d like to attend to remember my mom. Her birthday was April 13th and I miss her so much but she loved the water and to go on boats. This would be a great tribute to her.

  3. Dan Korpenfelt on March 16, 2021 at 2:07 pm

    Wow pick me please

    • Samantha Hinze on March 17, 2021 at 8:05 am

      This would be the best present for my boyfriend and a perfect date night for us as well.

    • Rhonda McGill on March 18, 2021 at 1:55 pm

      This would be Great! I have always wanted to go on the Portland Spirit. It would be a Great way to celebrate w family

    • Pauline Marco on March 18, 2021 at 2:49 pm

      Portland Spirit ! Yes please

  4. Fenner Brownell on March 16, 2021 at 6:45 pm

    Dinner cruise and tix for four?
    You’re kidding, right? Just shut the door!
    A fun night out, we’d bring our buds!
    We’ll eat and drink some champagne suds
    And watch the Portland skyline glow
    Just like our very own private show
    The water laps upon the hull
    And whispers like good Jethro Tull
    Look I never said I’m good at verse
    It’s hard, you know…I could do worse
    But anyway we be so glad
    To win these tickets. Awesome! Rad!
    Portland Pipeline, you’re the best
    Please pick our entry…we’ll do the rest!

  5. John Thomas on March 16, 2021 at 7:28 pm

    sounds like a hoot

  6. Katie Kornberg on March 16, 2021 at 9:47 pm

    Just please and thank you! All of us, every single one, could use some spirit right about now. I’d be an incredibly grateful recipient of some PDX nourishment.

    • Kelsey on March 17, 2021 at 11:12 am

      Pretty please

  7. Elise Bays on March 17, 2021 at 10:29 am

    What a wonderful way to view Portland. I’ve always wanted to experience the Portland Spirit.

  8. Ed on March 17, 2021 at 11:34 am

    As if getting out of the house isn’t treat enough, what a blast!

  9. Lisa Dudley on March 17, 2021 at 1:41 pm

    I am not the most honest person or attractive or the nice that I am very loyal this may sound morbid but this cruise would mean the world to me I’ve been with my boyfriend for 10 years and we don’t live together still and recently came to find out that hes been having an affair basically the whole time and The best way to end this whole Thing would be to take him somewhere nice and ended peacefully And remember the good times we did have And make this last. Please consider letting me when you mean the world to me to walk away with my Head Held high Still have dignity.

  10. Heather D on March 17, 2021 at 5:59 pm

    This would be a fun way to spend time with the fam and enjoy some great views of the city!

  11. Lena Bainbridge on March 17, 2021 at 7:32 pm

    I’d like to attend because I have only ever worked on the spirit (during events). Would be so grateful and love to experience the guest side of things and enjoy the views, as well as share with others how wonderful I’m sure it will be!!

  12. Brittanie on March 17, 2021 at 10:55 pm

    Sounds super fun!

    • Elise Marshall on March 18, 2021 at 7:19 am

      Hello. This would be an amazing and fun outing. Like so many others, my partner and I have been deeply affected by everything that has gone on this past year from the Pandemic to Black Lives Matters to holding it together through sickness and health. We still have high spirits, hope, and love in our hearts. Life is still good.

  13. matthew Gordon on March 18, 2021 at 10:35 am

    I need this so I can blow my fiancé’s mind and see face light up with happiness….basically 9 out of 10 reasons I do things anyway.

  14. Sam on March 18, 2021 at 2:08 pm

    Have always wanted to go on one of these! I’d take my best friend who recently got married. We both didnt get to have a bridal shower/ party due to COVID so this would be a nice treat for us. Thanks!

  15. Taylor on March 18, 2021 at 2:41 pm

    My birthday is this weekend and I’ve always wanted to try one of these cruises! It sounds like so much fun!

  16. Sandy Weijland on March 18, 2021 at 3:37 pm

    Time on the Portland Spirit would be a very nice at-home getaway. And I’d save you money, since I don’t drink champagne!

  17. Robyn Espinoza on March 18, 2021 at 3:54 pm

    For my sanity

  18. Andrea Roselle on March 18, 2021 at 3:58 pm

    I haven’t been on the Spirit for several years but after this year of quarantine I’m ready to RIP through the city and have some sinful adult fun!!! And I’d love to treat my brother & his fiancé as my guests, they’re planning their wedding FINALLY after 3 delays & that’s also his birthday week. He’s been doing an amazing job as a new parent & they deserve a treat more than I do!

  19. TOM HAVEY on March 18, 2021 at 3:59 pm

    A Portland “must do” that I wish I could do.

  20. Carol Cooper on March 18, 2021 at 4:06 pm

    I just recently found out I’m going blind. I’m freaking out but life throws you some curve balls sometimes. So my goal is to see everything while I can. Please throw my name in the hat. Thanks.

  21. Jonas Trekas on March 18, 2021 at 4:07 pm

    I’m from Washington. I’d love to do this for the first time with my fiancee.

  22. Mandi on March 18, 2021 at 5:18 pm

    Sounds like a wonderful reason to hit the river(plus, food?! Yes please)! Date done right

  23. Bruce Traaen on March 18, 2021 at 5:30 pm

    Yes yes pick me

  24. steven on March 18, 2021 at 6:30 pm

    Blue skys, easy waves, and good times!? Sign me up. Never been on this cruise before but would love to take my partner on it as a special treat. These are the kind of things that make Portland so freaking great!

  25. Glenn B. on March 18, 2021 at 7:11 pm

    I’ve got spirit, yes I do: I’ve got spirit, how about you (pick me for this prize!!!).

  26. Dawn foix on March 18, 2021 at 7:55 pm

    Still digging out from an ice storm and would really dig a family cruise!!!

  27. Karen on March 18, 2021 at 8:22 pm

    I would love to win this!!

  28. Ulysses Bradley on March 19, 2021 at 1:56 am

    I moved to Portland from Tallahassee Florida 4 years ago and have never been on a cruise but would love to go on one

  29. Julie on March 19, 2021 at 6:01 am

    I’ve heard this dinner cruise is amazing, what a great way to celebrate my
    BIG birthday🎉

  30. molli taylor on March 19, 2021 at 8:23 am

    I am approaching my second birthday in quarantine and it’s hard to go someplace with my family, because we are 8 people. this is a beautiful gift i would like to give to all of us, to celebrate all of the things we have missed over the last year!

  31. Tu Tran-Alvarez on March 19, 2021 at 9:22 am

    It’d be cool if my first cruise experience were local.

  32. Jake B. on March 19, 2021 at 3:33 pm

    I just seen the Portland Spirit today cruising on the river and was thinking about how nice it would be to be on it for a change!

  33. Jennifer Shunick on March 20, 2021 at 1:09 pm

    Both my parents had covid. My Dad was in the hospital for 12 days. When he come home, my Mom was the best nurse… hands down! They could both use a night out to celebrate being the strongest people I know and my personal super heros! They are a sign of what true love is being married almost 53 years!

  34. Jory Bradley on March 20, 2021 at 2:55 pm

    I would love the win this prize for my husband and my sister and her husband. I know this year has been challenging for everyone regarding Covid and all the changes this virus has brought to all of our lives. For my family, we have had some other changes as well. For a year and a half I have been diagnosed with end-stage liver disease. My husband and my sister had to become my caregivers and do the best the could to navigate a medical system that none of us had any experience in. Today I am stable for right now and I would love to be able to treat both of them with a night to celebrate how far all of us have come in the last year.

  35. Megan on March 21, 2021 at 7:35 am

    I would love to win this, because I’ve lived in Portland for over 10 years and have never been on the Portland Spirit! Would love to get to experience this with my husband, this year has been hard for him and our family. Thanks for offering this fun prize!

  36. Lance on March 21, 2021 at 1:59 pm

    I’m sitting here in my Topsiders waiting to go.

  37. Erica G on March 21, 2021 at 2:23 pm

    Please pick me! This would be a perfect birthday gift for my husband!

  38. Sandra B. on March 22, 2021 at 10:27 am

    Roll’n; roll’n; Roll’n on the river (cruise with 3 of my besties)!

  39. AJ on March 22, 2021 at 1:13 pm

    I’ve always wanted to go on the Portland Spirit!

  40. Kelley Garner on March 22, 2021 at 4:43 pm

    What a great way to see Portland and enjoy friends! This sounds spectacular.

  41. Shannon Barber on March 22, 2021 at 9:54 pm

    I’ve never been on the Portland Spirit and would really love to treat myself and some friends to a wonderful evening aboard!

  42. Serena S on March 23, 2021 at 12:51 pm

    Ooh this sounds amazing! I’d love to go to this event and take my sister for her birthday.

  43. brad miller on March 23, 2021 at 1:56 pm

    I thought that they were angels
    But to my surprise
    We climbed aboard their starship
    We headed for the skies

    Singing, come sail away, come sail away…COME SAIL AWAY WITH ME!

    PS. I hope that there is a Styx or David Bowie cover band as the entertainment

  44. Kaeli Plaks on March 23, 2021 at 1:59 pm

    There once was a ship that put to sea
    The name of the ship was the Billy of Tea
    The winds blew up, her bow dipped down
    Oh blow, my bully boys, blow (huh)
    Soon may the Wellerman come
    To bring us sugar and tea and rum

    *Or maybe just the RUM! 🙂

  45. Bob Trombley on March 23, 2021 at 3:24 pm

    Sounds like a swell time!

  46. Paula (& Bryan) Seid on March 23, 2021 at 4:07 pm

    This sounds amazing!

  47. Kelly on March 23, 2021 at 4:55 pm

    This sounds so lovely ! Thank you for offering this giveaway <3

    • Kacy on March 25, 2021 at 8:10 pm

      Have always wanted to do this! Would be so fantastic to treat my friends to a night that would surely lift their Spirit 😉

  48. Nik on March 23, 2021 at 4:58 pm

    Row, row, row your boat gently down the river…Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily life is but a dream… (when winning a contest, that is)

  49. Jarin on March 23, 2021 at 9:31 pm

    Would love to attend because the Portland Spirit is awesome!

  50. Lance on March 24, 2021 at 10:25 am

    Have my topsiders on and waiting

  51. Alan on March 24, 2021 at 3:11 pm

    take me away from my retail job! just for a little while, please…

  52. louis on March 24, 2021 at 3:11 pm

    I’m putting my hat in for this giveaway. My captains hat.

  53. Brian Miller on March 25, 2021 at 2:15 pm

    Roses are red, violets are blue.
    Let’s take a cruise on the Portland Spirit, and have a drink or two!

  54. SK on March 26, 2021 at 7:34 am

    I’ve never seen Portland from water level.

  55. Sadi on March 26, 2021 at 3:19 pm

    I’ve lived here for 5 years and have never been on the Spirit! Would love this

  56. Naomi Tsai on March 26, 2021 at 3:25 pm

    This would be the perfect pandemic outing for my family and I! My mom is immunocompromised so she’s been unable to do much outside the house, but she was lucky enough to be recently vaccinated. Now we’re ready to explore our beloved hometown again!

  57. Ashley on March 30, 2021 at 12:22 pm

    I’ve been wanting to do one of these dinner cruises for awhile now but the price has kept me from booking it, so maybe I’ll be lucky the winner & get to finally enjoy this cruise!

  58. allyson stone on March 30, 2021 at 3:02 pm

    i would love to bring my wonderful son to this

  59. Helen on April 1, 2021 at 1:31 pm

    My childhood BEST friend is coming to visit (vaccinated!) and this would be the ultimate Portland experience!

  60. Rebecca Litwiller on April 1, 2021 at 2:32 pm

    This has been on my bucketlist FOREVER! We are moving from Portland soon due to new jobs and this would be AMAZING to win. We love you PDX!

  61. Daniela O on April 1, 2021 at 4:01 pm

    Pick us! We’re vaccinated!

  62. Rachel on April 1, 2021 at 4:24 pm

    My birthday is on Monday and this would be an amazing thing to win to help celebrate after a crazy year!

  63. Shaclicli on April 1, 2021 at 5:09 pm

    This would be awesome. My kids would love this.

  64. Donna M on April 1, 2021 at 6:36 pm

    Love the Portland Spirit!

  65. Lianne Racanelli on April 2, 2021 at 9:56 am

    It’s been a rough year. Covid 19. Viral pneumonia, and acute bronchitis , psoriasis, infestation of fleas, my kittys need a break, my boyfriend has a sex addiction and brought home VD to me on valentines. My mail hasn’t been delivered since Xmas and I need a break

  66. Willow Doyle on April 2, 2021 at 2:14 pm

    I would very much love to have a serene getaway with my partner. We both love the breathtaking scenery and wildlife we’ve experienced around the river, and seeing it from afloat the river would be a whole new experience for us. We both work very hard and an escape would be greatly appreciated and savored fully. Thank you for offering this opportunity!

  67. Josette Niece on April 3, 2021 at 12:36 pm

    I never do anything fun.

  68. Selah on April 3, 2021 at 1:43 pm

    Never been on the Portland spirit. I would love to experience this with my loved ones! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  69. ELIZABETH JEFFREY on April 3, 2021 at 7:22 pm

    I’ve never been on a little cruise before!

  70. Shannon Braatz on April 3, 2021 at 8:23 pm

    I would love to just do something for myself.

  71. Julie on April 6, 2021 at 1:04 pm

    I would love to take my son on a little mommy/son cruise! Oh he would absolutely love so much! I can just see his beautiful face soaking up the sun on deck with the wind blowing through his hair. He would really just be so excited!

  72. Molly on April 6, 2021 at 2:37 pm

    I personally would love to attend to have the life enriching experience, see the city from a new point of view and learn a few new things while attending such a lovely opportunity.

  73. Tim on April 6, 2021 at 3:02 pm

    If we win, do we have to talk like a pirate while we’re on the boat?
    We would like to go either way!

  74. Emma on April 6, 2021 at 4:33 pm

    I would LOVE to surprise my partner for her birthday with a Spirit Cruise!!! The timing is perfect. This would be so romantic and fun.

  75. Julie on April 7, 2021 at 5:46 pm

    I’d love to surprise my best friends with this!! Thanks so much for your consideration!

  76. elle on April 8, 2021 at 11:41 am

    I would love to win to celebrate my special birthday with my vaccinated friends!!!!

  77. Christina M on April 8, 2021 at 1:37 pm

    Sounds fun!

  78. Debbie on April 8, 2021 at 3:14 pm

    that would be really fun!

  79. jonas trekas on April 8, 2021 at 5:56 pm

    love to.

  80. Christine Skorjanc on April 8, 2021 at 8:40 pm

    This would be amazing, much needed time together

  81. Matt on April 9, 2021 at 12:09 pm

    What a way to treat my queen like a queen.

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