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 2014 Willamette River Parade Schedule

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riday, Dec. 5th - North Portland Harbor
At 7:00PM, the combined fleet will assemble in the area of the James. M Gleason boat ramp, (NE 43rd/Marine Dr), and then head downriver to North Portland Harbor. North Portland Harbor is located on the Oregon side of Hayden Island.  

 Additional information, restaurants and outdoor viewing locations

 

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aturday, Dec 6th - Camas/Washougal
At 6:00PM, the combined fleet will assemble in front of the Port of Camas/Washougal and parade in the area of the docks for about an hour.  The fleet will then parade downriver on the Washington side of the river to the Portland area before dispersing.  Additional information, restaurants and outdoor viewing locations

 

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unday, Dec 7th - No Parade this evening

 

No Parade

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onday, Dec. 8th - Milwaukie
The Willamette Fleet assembles in front of RiverPlace Marina, (1750 SW Harbor Way, Portland) at 7:00PM and travels upriver to the area of the Milwaukie Boat Ramp. The fleet will arrive about 7:45PM and about 8:15P the fleet turns downriver and returns to RiverPlace Marina. On the nights that Oregon Yacht Club is listed, the fleet will go in below Oaks Park and in front of the floating homes on the way back to RiverPlace.  Restaurants and hotel links, outdoor viewing locations and further details  

 

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uesday, Dec. 9th - OMSI to Fremont Bridge
At 7:00PM, the Willamette Fleet assembles in front of Riverplace Marina, (1750 SW Harbor Way, Portland). The parade will begin in the OMSI/Riverplace area before heading upstream to the Spaghetti Factory then head downriver to the area of the Fremont Bridge  The fleet will go under the bridge and then return to Riverplace Marina. The fleet will be out for about two hours. Restaurant and hotel links, outdoor viewing location and further details 

 

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ednesday, Dec. 10th - Milwaukie
The Willamette Fleet assembles in front of RiverPlace Marina, (1750 SW Harbor Way, Portland) at 7:00PM and travels upriver to the area of the Milwaukie Boat Ramp. The fleet will arrive about 7:45PM and about 8:15P the fleet turns downriver and returns to RiverPlace Marina. On the nights that Oregon Yacht Club is listed, the fleet will go in below Oaks Park and in front of the floating homes on the way back to RiverPlace.  Restaurants and hotel links, outdoor viewing locations and further details  

 

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hursday, Dec. 11th - OMSI to Fremont Bridge
At 7:00PM, the Willamette Fleet assembles in front of Riverplace Marina, (1750 SW Harbor Way, Portland). The parade will begin in the OMSI/Riverplace area and head upstream to the Spaghetti Factory before heading downriver to the area of the Fremont Bridge  The fleet will go under the bridge and then turns to return to Riverplace Marina. The fleet will be out for about two hours. Restaurant and hotel links, outdoor viewing location and further details

 

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riday, Dec. 12th - Milwaukie, Oregon Yacht Club
The Willamette Fleet assembles in front of RiverPlace Marina, (1750 SW Harbor Way, Portland) at 7:00PM and travels upriver to the area of the Milwaukie Boat Ramp. The fleet will arrive about 7:45PM and about 8:15P the fleet turns downriver and returns to RiverPlace Marina. On the nights that Oregon Yacht Club is listed, the fleet will go in below Oaks Park and in front of the floating homes on the way back to RiverPlace.  Restaurants and hotel links, outdoor viewing locations and further details 

 

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aturday, Dec. 13th - St Helens, Columbia City, RV Park (WA side)
At 6:000PM, both fleets will assemble at the St. Helens City Docks and head downriver to Columbia City, and weather/river conditions permitting crosses to the WA side and the RV Park, then returns to St. Helens City Docks. The fleet is out about two hours. Ships remain overnight at St. Helens City Docks and leave Sunday for the trip up Multnomah Channel. Outdoor viewing locations

 

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unday, Dec. 14th - Scappoose, Multnomah Channel to Willamette River
At 4:30PM, both the Columbia and the Willamette Fleet will meet in the afternoon at Coon Island and leave for Scappoose arriving approximately 5:00PM then continue up the Multnomah Channel to the Willamette River.  This is a long night and arrival at the Willamette River is usually between 8:00P and 8:30P. It is not possible to give a closer time frame due to weather conditions, debris in the river, and other conditions beyond our control, but you can follow us on our Christmas Ships Twitter feed to stay abreast of where the fleet is at any given time. Additional information, restaurant and outdoor viewing locations 

 

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onday, Dec. 15th - No Parade Tonight

 

 

No Parade

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uesday, Dec. 16th - OMSI to Fremont Bridge
At 7:00PM, the Willamette Fleet assembles in front of Riverplace Marina, (1750 SW Harbor Way, Portland). The parade will begin in front of OMSI/Riverplace and proceed upriver to the Spaghetti Factory area before heading downriver to area of the Fremont Bridge  The fleet will go under the bridge and then turns to return to Riverplace Marina. The fleet will be out for about two hours. Restaurant and hotel links, outdoor viewing location and further details 

 

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ednesday, Dec. 17th - Milwaukie
The Willamette Fleet assembles in front of RiverPlace Marina, (1750 SW Harbor Way, Portland) at 7:00PM and travels upriver to the area of the Milwaukie Boat Ramp. The fleet will arrive about 7:45PM and about 8:15P the fleet turns downriver and returns to RiverPlace Marina. On the nights that Oregon Yacht Club is listed, the fleet will go in below Oaks Park and in front of the floating homes on the way back to RiverPlace.  Restaurants and hotel links, outdoor viewing locations and further details  

 

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hursday, Dec. 18th - OMSI to Fremont Bridge
At 7:00PM, the Willamette Fleet assembles in front of Riverplace Marina, (1750 SW Harbor Way, Portland). The parade will begin in front of OMSI/Riverplace, proceed upriver to the Spaghetti Factory and then travel downriver to area of the Fremont Bridge  The fleet will go under the bridge and then return to Riverplace Marina. The fleet will be out for about two hours. Restaurant and hotel links, outdoor viewing location and further details 

 

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riday, Dec. 19th - Milwaukie, Oregon Yacht Club
The Willamette Fleet assembles in front of RiverPlace Marina, (1750 SW Harbor Way, Portland) at 7:00PM and travels upriver to the area of the Milwaukie Boat Ramp. The fleet will arrive about 7:45PM and about 8:15P the fleet turns downriver and returns to RiverPlace Marina. On the nights that Oregon Yacht Club is listed, the fleet will go in below Oaks Park and in front of the floating homes on the way back to RiverPlace.  Restaurants and hotel links, outdoor viewing locations and further details 

 

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aturday, Dec. 20th - Lake Oswego
At 5:00PM, both fleets will leave RiverPlace Marina(downtown Portland) headed to Lake Oswego, arriving about 6:15P - 6:30, subject to weather and river conditions. The ships will go as far as George Rogers Park and turn back to Portland.  Restaurant, hotel and outdoor viewing locations, maps and further details
  

 

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unday, Dec. 21st - Downtown Portland/St John's area
At 5:00PM, the Willamette and Columbia Fleets assemble in front of RiverPlace Marina, (1750 SW Harbor Way, Portland). The parade will begin in the OMSI/Riverplace area and proceed upstream to the Spaghetti Factory before heading downriver to St. John's arriving at approximately 6:30 PM and remain in the area for about 30 minutes. The parade will then continue on to the Columbia River and each boat owners home port. The arrival times are dependent upon bridge openings that are beyond the control of the Christmas Ships. Follow us on our Twitter feed to stay abreast of where the Christmas Ships are at anyone time.Additional information, restaurants and hotels, plus outdoor viewing locations
  

 

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The 2015 schedule will be posted in mid-January 2015

 
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