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October 12, 2021

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The River Queen at the foot of SE Spokane Street next to the Sellwood bridge. After the end of the 1959 Oregon Centennial the "Centennial Queen" that could ferry 1300 passengers from downtown Portland to the Expo Center under went a 1 1/2 year $380,000 conversion into the "River Queen" restaurant and opened at the Spokane Street location in June 1962. On December 24, 1964 during the Christmas floods the River Queen was struck by a loose log raft or docks and sent spinning down the Willamette river until 2 tug boats could bring under it control and secure on the west side of the river near what today is John's Landing. One week after it broke loose it was moved to the location most people remember next to the Broadway bridge on NW Front St.

We loved River Queen too!

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