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Portland Christmas Ship Parade Insider Tips, Part 2 (Willamette River)

December 4th, 2013

As noted yesterday, the 59th Annual Christmas Ship Parade, comprised of two fleets (one per river), totaling 55-60 ships per night, depart most nights around 7 PM starting Saturday, December 7, and put their well-lit hulls on display for your viewing pleasure.

Yesterday we listed great viewing locations for the Columbia Fleet. Here are some great spots to catch the Willamette Fleet:

River Cruises:

The Portland Spirit
Boards at Tom McCall Waterfront Park

Willamette Star
Caruthers Landing (110 S.E. Caruthers)

The Crystal Dolphin
Caruthers Landing (110 S.E. Caruthers)


Three Degrees Restaurant
1510 SW Harbor Way

Quartet Restaurant
1910 SW River Dr

Aquavira Restaurant
0455 SW Hamilton Court


Riverplace Hotel
1510 SW Harbor Way

River’s Edge Hotel & Spa
0455 SW Hamilton Court

Outdoor Viewing locations:

  • Riverplace Espanade (west end of Marquam Bridge) — 0300 Block SW Montgomery, Portland
  • Tom McCall Waterfront Park, SW Front — Clay to Glisan
  • Eastbank Esplanade

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