With a major river smack-dab in the center of the city, it’s no surprise that Portland and the surrounding region offer an abundance of water-centric fun, from whitewater rafting and swimming to fishing and windsurfing.
Find a fresh perspective on local waterways with these paddling classes, lake tours and even SUP yoga classes.
When the weather heats up, folks flock to the water. For paddlers, that typically means hitting one the many rivers in and near Portland.
Cool off with free fun at these kid-friendly fountains in Portland.
Grab your board and head to the Columbia River Gorge, the windsurfing capital of the world, located a short drive east of Portland.
These four waterways — all less than an hour away from Portland — provide the perfect setting for your next fish tale.
Conquer rapids, spot wildlife and experience nature in a new way at these favorite spots for whitewater rafting near Portland.
Portland and the surrounding region offer a variety of amusements and entertainments for the young and young at heart.
Every summer since 2011, thousands of people swim and float in the Willamette River for the annual Big Float event.
Winter in Portland means plenty of rain, which is the perfect weather for fully appreciating a steamy dip in one of Portland's nearby hot springs.