Continent
North America
Country
Oregon (USA)
Next Big City
Portland
Next Town
Portland
 
Type:
River
Rider Ability:
Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Parking

Water

Type:
Chop
Hazards:
Currents, Ships, Bridge, Mole, Stakes
Quality:
Cloudy
Best Tide:
Tide independent

The water is fairly choppy if there is wind. Also you need to be careful about the huge downwind current.

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Medium
Hazards:
Road
Beach Users:
July, August

The beach has fairly coarse sand which gets grassy as you get further away from the beach. There are pilings on the right hand side of the beach if you are looking at the water and a marina to the left. You usually have enough room to launch but on hot summer days there are huge numbers of people sitting around.

Weather

Spring:
Normal, Thick
Summer:
Shorts, Shorty
Fall:
Normal, Thick
Winter:
Thick

In the summer the temps are unpredictable but usually above 70°F. The water is relatively warm and so you don't need a wetsuit for summer and early fall. It is best in spring, summer and fall but you can go there in the winter if you have a thick wetsuit.

Wind

Best Months:
May, June, July, August, September
Wind Type:
Thermal
Best Direction:
NW
Main Direction:
W, WNW, NW

Sometimes the wind is gone everywhere else but here and it gets windier than Sauvies Island, although it can be gusty.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
Short walk

From Portland drive north towards Vancouver, Before the bridge turn right onto N Marine Dr. Follow the road which becomes NE Marine Dr. for about 3.5 miles.

Extra information

Rules
No information

Nightlife

Fun nightlife in Portland.

Continent
North America
Country
Oregon (USA)
Next Big City
Portland
Next Town
Portland
 
Type:
River
Rider Ability:
Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Parking

Water

Type:
Chop
Hazards:
Currents, Ships, Bridge, Mole, Stakes
Quality:
Cloudy
Best Tide:
Tide independent

The water is fairly choppy if there is wind. Also you need to be careful about the huge downwind current.

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Medium
Hazards:
Road
Beach Users:
July, August

The beach has fairly coarse sand which gets grassy as you get further away from the beach. There are pilings on the right hand side of the beach if you are looking at the water and a marina to the left. You usually have enough room to launch but on hot summer days there are huge numbers of people sitting around.

Weather

Spring:
Normal, Thick
Summer:
Shorts, Shorty
Fall:
Normal, Thick
Winter:
Thick

In the summer the temps are unpredictable but usually above 70°F. The water is relatively warm and so you don't need a wetsuit for summer and early fall. It is best in spring, summer and fall but you can go there in the winter if you have a thick wetsuit.

Wind

Best Months:
May, June, July, August, September
Wind Type:
Thermal
Best Direction:
NW
Main Direction:
W, WNW, NW

Sometimes the wind is gone everywhere else but here and it gets windier than Sauvies Island, although it can be gusty.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
Short walk

From Portland drive north towards Vancouver, Before the bridge turn right onto N Marine Dr. Follow the road which becomes NE Marine Dr. for about 3.5 miles.

Extra information

Rules
No information

Nightlife

Fun nightlife in Portland.