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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)

Restaurants:

Three Degrees Restaurant
1510 SW Harbor Way

Quartet Restaurant
1910 SW River Dr

Aquavira Restaurant
0455 SW Hamilton Court

Hotels:

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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