The Portland is the last operating steam-powered stern-wheel tug boat in the United States, and as such is on the National Registry of historic places. That is also the reason that the Oregon Maritime Museum, established here, offers tours of the tugboat that exhibit models of ships, maritime artefacts and other memorabilia. This also relates to underwater diving and World War II era shipyards. There is a Children's Corner which is moderately interactive. The museum also has a library of over 2,500 volumes and 22000 photographs. Check out the Museum Store for gifts and books and memorabilia. Currently the ship is acknowledged to be entirely seaworthy and has been cleared for passenger carrying.
- Visits are by guided tours only.
- Senior (62 & older) $5.00
- Students (13 - 18) $4.00
- Youth (ages 6 - 12) $3.00
- Under 6 and active military: Free
- Last tour begins at 3:15pm.
- Tours last 45 minutes.
- MAX Blue and Red Lines stop Skidmore Fountain MAX Station
- MAX Green and Orange Lines stop NW 5th & Couch MAX Station
- Portland Streetcar A-Loop; Bus 6 stop NE M L King & E Burnside
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0.42% of people who visit Portland include Oregon Maritime Museum in their plan
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50% of people start their Oregon Maritime Museum visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Oregon Maritime Museum
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Oregon Maritime Museum
The margaritas here where incomparable!!!! Easily 5 stars, definitely not questionable. Ask anyone. Taking into exception how drunk Byran was, the service was great! If it wasn't for Bryan, we easily would have stayed and boughtt another 2-3 sounds.
Nice folks, interesting tour and museum. Will come back for when they take her on a cruise. (4x a year, listed on website
My 9 year old boys loved it. Not often you get to see the captains quarters and the engine. They were excited to learn about all the engineering. Our guide was awesome and handled all the questions from the kids well.
Neat boat. It has some ship related info and memorabilia on the main deck, but really the reason to check this place out is to geek out on a really old, still in use steamship. Not good for little kids (less than 5), as the tour lasts longer than an hour and there are many things that could injure a young child. Also, some of the walkway areas are narrow and the side rail consists of a single chain.
This was awesome. Our tour guide was great. Thank you volunteering your time and sharing your knowledge