Oregon Maritime Museum

It turns out that the Willamette is more than simply a liquid demarcation between the one percent and regular folk... in fact, Portland has a rich maritime heritage. Hence the name. Actually not hence the name, but that's another story.

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hour of fun

Temporarily closed

As far as we know, this location is temporarily closed but has plans to reopen in the future.

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A photograph taken at Oregon Maritime Museum
A photograph taken at Oregon Maritime Museum
A photograph taken at Oregon Maritime Museum
A photograph taken at Oregon Maritime Museum

Pros

  • Awesome, highly knowledgeable and extremely friendly volunteers make you feel welcome and bring an otherwise fairly limited attraction to life.
  • Some nautical props to play with.

Cons

  • Not much to it. You could see it all in 15 minutes.
  • Aside from the main deck, which has some interactive exhibits, the boat is off limits except as part of the guided tours – necessarily a “look and don’t touch” experience for the kids.
  • My little one was quite disappointed to be on a boat – but not actually go anywhere. I probably ought to have set this expectation in advance.
  • $7 for adults, $3-$4 for children, under 6s free. But keep tabs on their Facebook page for the heads up on free Family days.

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First posted: March 20, 2013; last updated: May 18, 2020.

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A photograph taken at Oregon Maritime Museum
A photograph taken at Oregon Maritime Museum
A photograph taken at Oregon Maritime Museum
A photograph taken at Oregon Maritime Museum

Waterfront Park, SW Naito Pkwy & Pine St, Portland, OR 97204 [Google map].

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