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Getting In The Portland Spirit

Friday, July 18, 2014

I'm sure you're all probably getting sick of all my marriage and wedding related posts that I've bombarded this space with this week, but I have one last one for you. In an ideal world we would get to travel every year and celebrate our anniversary in some tropical or exotic location. Unfortunately we have these things called jobs that don't allow us to do everything we want. (Can't live with 'em, can't live without 'em. ) So instead of flying off to some remote location, Dan planned a fun night out together. I had been wanting to check out the Portland Spirit for years, but honestly forget about it whenever it comes to actually making plans. So I was so excited when he told me that we would be taking a dinner cruise up and down the Willamette River for our anniversary!

We met up after work and headed downtown. We stopped at a super cute hotel bar (that I wish I could just live in, and definitely need to go back to and blog about) and got a tasty drink. We then headed to the waterfront and boarded our ship! I was so excited that he had thought up this fun date. We booked the dinner cruise which comes with choice of four entrees, salad, bread and dessert. Its a 2 and a half hour cruise. You board the ship at 6:30, the ship takes off at 7, and you're back to dry land by 9:30 (a little past my bedtime, but I made and exception). Dan specially reserved a window seat for our dinner table which ended up being really nice because our table was a bit more secluded and quiet. The weather was perfect, the food was amazing, and it was a really fun way to celebrate our anniversary!

They have dinner cruises nearly every night and even have an 80's dance party cruise on Saturday nights that I may have to check out sometime! There was some music on the restaurant level, and then there were two high levels, one where you could sit inside and one on the top deck where you could feel the wind in your hair (and get better pictures). If you're in the Portland area and can stay up till 1am (when the cruise ends) and want to join me for an 80's dance party let me know!

Here are some of the images I captured during our cruise . . .



My handsome date at dinner! And the view from our table! 










The night was absolutely beautiful and it was an awesome way to see the city! I'm fairly certain a majority of the people on the ship were tourist and the median age was at least 70, but it was still a fun relaxing anniversary date and something I would definitely recommend doing at least once in portland! And remember, if you're up for an 80's dance party, let me know!

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