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Sternwheeler Columbia Gorge

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355 WA-Na-PA Street, Cascade Locks, OR 97014
+1 800-643-1354
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White Salmon, Washington
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304 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

The cruise and he service were wonderful. The food was average at best! I think that the problem is that it isn't prepared on board? It tasted like it was warmed up, perhaps even microwaved just prior to serving. My raviolis were tough & had crispy edges. Almost like they had freezer burn. My parents had the fish and beef... More 

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Portland S, Marketing Manager at Sternwheeler Columbia Gorge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for cruising with us and for posting your review. We are sorry to hear the meal was not to the standards it should have been. All our food is prepared on board in the galley of the vessel. We appreciate feedback and will be sure to share your review with our management & service staff for... More 

Portland, Oregon
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172 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

we had friends in town and wanted to take them on the Spirit of Portland to see the Willamette River. On the website was a tour I did not know about - a short tour of the Columbia River. Given the good price and timing, I signed us up. I did not recognize the departure location and luckily went to... More 

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Thank margaretcov
Portland S, Marketing Manager at Sternwheeler Columbia Gorge, responded to this review

Thank you for cruising with us and for posting your review. Glad to hear you were able to work the scheduling out and were able to enjoy the drive and the river. We appreciate feedback and we will be sure to share this with our management & service staff. Thank you once more for your review and we would hope... More 

Newport, Oregon
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Our first night in the area we called and were able to take the dinner cruise at the Cascade locks... staff were fun and the Capt. narrated interesting facts about the Gorge... food was better than I had expected... and we were lucky enough to have little wind (warm late summer breeze) and smooth ride... the boat itself is interesting...... More 

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Thank pattiecrisp
Portland S, Marketing Manager at Sternwheeler Columbia Gorge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for cruising with us and posting such a lovely review. So glad to hear how you enjoyed the cruise, food & scenery. It is such a lovely are and it is our pleasure to share it with you. We appreciate feedback and will be sure to share your review with our management & service staff. Thank... More 

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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

I recommend taking a night tour. Its gorgeus LOL yes that's a pun .In the day time you can see things that can only be enjoyed from the Columbia river

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Thank leslee d
Portland S, Marketing Manager at Sternwheeler Columbia Gorge, responded to this review

Thank you for cruising with us and for posting your clever review. Glad to hear you enjoyed the trip and the sights. We will be sure to share this with our management & service staff. Thank you once more and we hope to have you cruise with us again sometime. More 

Arlington
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

We enjoyed simple lunch sitting outside, watching the river and Sternwheeler. It was relaxing nd the weather was beautiful.

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Thank Ann L
Portland S, Marketing Manager at Sternwheeler Columbia Gorge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for dining with us and posting your review. So glad you found the time relaxing and enjoyable. We hope you'll join us again sometime. More 

Fountain, Colorado
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Flour of us, my brother and his wife, along with my wife and I, took the Dinner Cruise in Late July. The food was excellent and the service was great. The server was very courteous and graciously took several photos of our group. Following dinner, we had a leisurely trip down the river to the Bonneville Dam, then back to... More 

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Thank JayzeeQA1
Portland S, Marketing Manager at Sternwheeler Columbia Gorge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for cruising with us and posting your review. Glad to hear you enjoyed the Dinner cruise. We appreciate feedback and will be sure to share your review with our management and service staff. Thanks, again. We hope to have you cruise with us again sometime. More 

Murrieta, California, United States
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Our Brunch Excursion was very well organized. The boat started loading about 10 minutes early and guests were quickly seated and immediately offered juice, cider, champagne and mimosas. Service was excellent throughout. Hungry - I grabbed a bagel on the way in. This was unnecessary as we were invited to go to the buffet within minutes of being seated. The... More 

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Thank Keith R
Portland S, Marketing Manager at Sternwheeler Columbia Gorge, responded to this review

Thank you for cruising with us and posting your review. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on the food, service and structure of our brunch cruise. We always appreciate encouraging feedback and will be sure to share your review with our management & service staff for additional assessment and training. Thank you once more for your review and we do... More 

Olympia, Washington
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

We celebrated our 35th wedding anniversary with the dinner cruise. Captain Tom and the crew were knowledgeable of the gorge history. They were warm and welcoming. We even got to visit the wheelhouse, The food was excellent.

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Portland S, Marketing Manager at Sternwheeler Columbia Gorge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for choosing to celebrate your 35th wedding anniversary with us and for posting your review. A heartfelt congratulations to you! We always appreciate encouraging feedback and will be sure to share this with our management & service staff. Thanks once more and we hope to have you cruise with us again anytime. More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Sternwheeler cruise was very good. Seating was excellent. The food and menu were great. Food served very fast. Waiters were so helpful and attentive. Cruise was 21/2 hours. Well worth your time.

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Thank Gayen888
Portland S, Marketing Manager at Sternwheeler Columbia Gorge, responded to this review

Thank you for cruising with us and for posting your review. So glad you chose to visit us during your trip to the Northwest. We appreciate your review and will be sure to share this with our management & service staff. Thank you. More 

Battle Ground, Washington
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Beautiful and educational just a great way to spend a day! We have taken this river cruise twice and it has never disappointed. The staff are very professional and very willing to go the extra mile to make your trip special.

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Thank janandjay1
Portland S, Marketing Manager at Sternwheeler Columbia Gorge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for cruising with us and posting your review. So glad to have you back. We always appreciate encouraging feedback and will be sure to share this with our management & service staff. Thank you once more and we look forward to having you cruise with us again. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 16:00
Monday
08:30 - 17:30
Tuesday
08:30 - 17:30
Wednesday
08:30 - 17:30
Thursday
08:30 - 17:30
Friday
08:30 - 17:30
Saturday
09:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 355 WA-Na-PA Street, Cascade Locks, OR 97014
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Cascade Locks
  • Phone Number: +1 800-643-1354

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