The Portland Spirit is a beloved piece of life and culture for those who live in Portland, and has been a main feature of the Portland waterways for many years. Every evening she hosts a dinner cruise from 7 until 9:30 p.m., where guests are able to enjoy a fine dining experience unlike any they can find at any Portland property on land. The Spirit also offers lunch, Sunday brunch, and year-round sightseeing cruises for all her guests. She is not only well known for her romantic dinner trips, but the Spirit also provides themed excursions on a regular basis for guests who are interested in more than just the beautiful atmosphere and exquisite meals.
Riding on the Spirit is a must for people who live in Portland, and this Halloween she is offering entertainment that no one wants to miss! On October 31st, Dear Drummer will be performing live music with their smooth vocals and dance-able beat on the Spirit’s Halloween Boo Cruise. This all male quintet not only creates their own tracks, but they have a talent for transforming covers with their unique style as well. Boarding for the Boo Cruise starts at 10:30 p.m., and they’ll be rocking on the water from 11 p.m. until 1 o’clock in the morning. This outing is specifically for those who are 21 years old and over, and a bistro menu with a full service bar will be provided. There will be costume contests with prizes, so everyone is encouraged to dress up! To learn more about this unique way to celebrate Halloween with the Portland Spirit, visit Halloween Boo Cruise.
A few years ago I would have suggested any number of neighborhoods full of creative, energized creative people doing fun stuff for the most important national holiday of the year. Unfortunately, because of the massive influx of monied outsiders causing an insane rise in rents in all neighborhoods, causing venues and gallery space to be pushed out of the neighborhoods they themselves made popular, those decades old neighborhood of working class creativity no longer exist. It could have been Hawthorne or Burnside or offshoots of Alberta… But no. Not anymore.
Downtown is always good for people watching, if you like ogling at train wrecks.
All that said, if you find yourself in North Portland, I’ve heard there are some economic refugees at the Mock Manor on Willamette Blvd that put on a good show every year.
Or, do what we do. Get on a bike and cruise around your neighborhood until you find some strangers. Say hello. They will be the most interesting people you see on Halloween.