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Oregon Maritime Museum

Pine St, SW Naito Parkway, Portland, OR 97204
+1 503-224-7724
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Very interesting and well presented ship museum

The Portland has always been something of an anachronism - a steam-powered paddlewheel tugboat... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2018
interceptpubs
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Columbus, Indiana
Fun on the river when eating downtown

Just a short walk across the lawn downtown Portland next to the river is a great little Museum... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2017
Ed258536
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Kennewick, Washington
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The Oregon Maritime Museum is housed on the historic steam-powered sternwheel ship-assist tugboat, the PORTLAND, which is docked on the foot of Pine St and Naito Parkway. The PORTLAND is a gem of a boat - she has been lovingly restored from pilot house to engine room. Artifacts displayed on the cabin deck represent a small fraction of the deep history of the working river in the Portland/Vancouver region. Guided tours take you through the entire boat, which is on the National Register of Historic Places. Include us on your next stop to the Saturday Market. We are a dedicated group who welcome your local support!
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Pine St, SW Naito Parkway, Portland, OR 97204
Old Town - Chinatown
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Reviewed 28 April 2018

The Portland has always been something of an anachronism - a steam-powered paddlewheel tugboat built in the late 1940s to wrangle commercial ships at the Port of Portland that served in that role into the 1980s. She has a steel hull, but otherwise would have...More

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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Just a short walk across the lawn downtown Portland next to the river is a great little Museum right on the river boat. A fun place to go when eating downtown

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Reviewed 17 September 2017

Hi this was a special 4 hour cruise and 100 of us got to experience a river cruise. Besides the engine room and pilot house tours, we got a talk about Portland's bridges and industry. The city is so interesting from the water. We were...More

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Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

The "Portland "sits proudly on the Willamette river as the main attraction of the Oregon Maritime Museum. The museum is open Wednesday, Friday and Saturdays. There are scheduled cruises, but this weekends cruise is already sold out, if you live in the area check the...More

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Reviewed 9 August 2017

We were wandering Downtown, and made our way over here to find it gated, and closed. It is a museum set up in an old "Paddlewheeler" right on the river. It looked like it might be cool, if it were open, but it wasn't. If...More

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Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Wow, seriously a great tour of a steam sternwheeler, so much history about Portland and the vessel . I'm an Eastcoaster, know New Orleans, the rivers from the Ohio to the Gulf. Done the brunch, cruises,etc on steamboats. Good food, drink but it was just...More

Thank camowoman
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Reviewed 8 June 2017

My adult son and I had essentially a private tour of The Portland, a steam tug boat brought back to life by Museum volunteers. Our guide, Dave, took us around the entire vessel and must have spent over an hour explaining the history of The...More

2  Thank willjw2017
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Reviewed 6 June 2017

The Sternwheeler Portland serves as The Oregon Maritime Museum. It can be found on the Willamette River at Tom McCall Waterfront Park across from the Battleship Oregon Memorial. The Maritime Museum is moored along the seawall between The Burnside and Morrison Bridges. The Sternwheeler Portland...More

5  Thank RSNN
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Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

This museum is small but full of interesting history with thorough docent-led tours of this working paddle boat! Families, history buffs and maritime enthusiasts will not be disappointed by this charming attraction. Enhance your walk along the riverfront by checking it out!

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Reviewed 26 October 2016

This is a really great ship . The Docents are really enthusiastic and really seem to have a passion for this boat. Margaret led our tour and she had such a vast knowledge and really seem to love showing us around and he passion was...More

1  Thank simpleyme
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Tabby E
12 October 2017|
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Response from camowoman | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure about the hours but easy to access their website & or get contact info especially concerning hours of operation.
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jimrsdnyc
7 March 2017|
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Response from SusanandJim_13 |
Hello, I am sorry that we are not open at all on Mondays. Have never been. I see that you are from out of town, and I hope you can visit during the hours posted on our web site: Weds, Fri, Sat, 11am to 4pm. Thanks for... More
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