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Oregon Maritime Museum

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Small Museum on the river

Walked up to find the unexpected museum on the river front. Down the ramp to find one of the few... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2018
Hollywood, Florida
Very interesting and well presented ship museum

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

Reviewed 27 April 2018
Columbus, Indiana
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“engine room”(9 reviews)
“pilot house”(3 reviews)
“tug boat”(3 reviews)
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...more
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Pine St, SW Naito Parkway, Portland, OR 97204
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Reviewed 26 September 2018

The museum normally sits at the dock all year, but 4 times a year they take it out for a spin down the Willamette. They just got their "boat License" (Summer 2018) so they may "blow out the carbons" more frequently now. We took the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 7 July 2018

Walked up to find the unexpected museum on the river front. Down the ramp to find one of the few steam powered stern wheel ships still operational. The guided tour was best for those over the age of 8. Although as an engineer the workings...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 27 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

Date of experience: April 2018
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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

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Ed258536
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

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank Mary Anne J
Reviewed 14 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

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 8 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

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank ovolacto
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

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank camowoman
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

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank willjw2017
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

Date of experience: March 2017
5  Thank RSNN
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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.
6 March 2017|
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