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Oregon Maritime Museum

Pine St, SW Naito Parkway, Portland, OR 97204
+1 503-224-7724
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It was closed when we went

We were wandering Downtown, and made our way over here to find it gated, and closed. It is a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow, seriously a great tour of a steam sternwheeler, so much history about Portland and the... read more

Reviewed 16 June 2017
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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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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  • Average10%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Pine St, SW Naito Parkway, Portland, OR 97204
Old Town - Chinatown
+1 503-224-7724
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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

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

1  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

4  Thank RSNN
Reviewed 5 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!

1  Thank ShamrockGo
Reviewed 25 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
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Although there is are some related exhibits the Oregon Maritime Museum is really all about a two-piston steam-driven tug, which is the site of the museum. That being said, it featues a very thorough and interesting tour of this boat, constructed in about 1947, and...More

1  Thank Chazyman
Reviewed 1 June 2016

This review is not based on my visit. It is more of a helpful tip in case you are interested in going to this attraction on the weekend. I was so glad I checked their website for any information about them closing on weather-inclement days...More

1  Thank TSP2014
Reviewed 1 November 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our guided tour of the steam powered tug moored on the willamette river downtown. We had a docent guide us through all aspects of the ship and how it worked. there is also a gift shop with used books covering nautical topics

1  Thank sealrocker
Reviewed 31 October 2015

We visited the Oregon Maritime Museum on a rainy Sat. afternoon and had a delightful tour of this paddle boat from the 1940s. This museum on the water that's a short walk from the Sat. Farmer's Market I only open a few days during the...More

3  Thank GlobalGypsy_13
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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