Portland Port FAQ

Portland river cruises are among the top earners for the port. Portland port cruises start at the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia Rivers. River Cruises in Portland Port contribute to the city’s family friendly feel. The easy going and comfortable atmosphere of the city adds to this. Whether you enjoy strolling around, visiting coffee houses and bookstores or trekking to the nation’s largest urban wilderness (the 5,000 acre Forest Park), a visitor to Portland will have many options.

Portland port FAQ indicates the necessary information that should be known by passengers passing through the port. The port is accessible from all points and modes of transport.

1. What is the Cruise Port Address?

121 NW Everett Street
Portland, Oregon

2. What’s the Cruise Port Phone Number?


3. What is the Port Parking Lot Like?

Port parking is very strict in Portland Port. In Restricted areas for cargo handling, personnel are required to wear valid IDs to prevent the theft of cargoes arriving and departing from the terminal. Cruise parking, it is available at the Embassy Suites Airport Hotel from which cruise ships passengers usually depart and arrive. 

4. How do You get to the Cruise Port?

From the Portland International Airport, head west and turn left towards Northeast Airport Way. Travel for 0.1 miles and turn right still heading for Northeast Airport Way. Look for the Interstate 205 Freeway North east 82nd Avenue sign (around 0.1 miles from turn off). Go straight forward until you locate the Embassy Suites. 

5. What Cruise Lines use the Port?

Cruise West operates river cruises from the Portland Port. Ships that offer cruises are the Spirit of ’98, Spirit of Alaska, Spirit of Columbia and Spirit of Discovery. 

6. What is the Nearest Airport to the Port?

Only twelve miles away from the port is the Portland International Airport. Nearby airports that may cater passenger flights domestically are the Hillsboro Airport, Troutdale Airport and Mulino Airport. 

7. What Attractions are Near the Port?

Points of interest and attractions near Portland Port are the Bagdad Theatre and Pub, Hollywood Theaters, Rocky Butte State Park, Oregon Museum of Science and Industry and Pioneer Courthouse Square. 

8. What Hotels are Near the Cruise Port?

Hotels near Portland Port include the Embassy Suites, Courtyard Marriott City Center and the Governor Hotel (a Grand Heritage Hotel). 

9. What Restaurants and Shops are Near the Cruise Port?

Popular restaurants that serve local delicacies and cuisine are the Columbia Grill and Bar, Capers Café Le Bar Portland International Airport, Standfords Restaurant and Bar and the Panda Express. For shopping sprees, local malls and stores near the port are JC Penney Department Store, MySimon, City Buzz and Woodburn Company Stores. 

10. Are Ships Docked at the Port, or are Passengers Ferried from the Port to the Ship?

Ships are not docked immediately at the port. Cruise passengers meet and disembark at the Embassy Suites Portland International Airport.  They are then ferried and transported to the cruise ship by motor coach. 

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