Ships Parade in Portland, OR

Ships Parade

Our DIL invited us to join them to see the 68th Christmas Ships Parade in Portland on the Willamette River on December 20, 2022. Despite the rain, many people were interested in seeing the ships decorated for Christmas.

The event was organized and paid for by ship owners in the area. Many skippers didn’t sail out this evening due to the stormy weather.

Our son and DIL arrived after the last boat sailed towards Milwaukee, OR. While the visitors left, we waited until the ships returned.

Meanwhile, we also enjoyed Portland’s Downtown Skyline with all the sparkling lights. I should have brought my tripod for better-quality pictures!



Moving Time

40 minutes


49°F, light breeze, rain