Come with me as I jump on my paddleboard and explore the entire downtown of Portland from the Willamette River!! Scroll down to find out the exact course I took on this paddle and the distance travelled.
Exploring Portland from the water was an awesome experience! I got to see all of the bridges, the marina, a paddlewheel boat and even a US Submarine! Ready to see the city from a new perspective? Grab a SUP and hit the water!! I dropped a link to find out more about one of my favorite touring boards.. the Surftech D2 Paddleboard. Check it out HERE and get ready to fly!
Downtown Portland Paddle Details:
Total Distance: 5.3 miles
Start & Finish Point : Poets Beach – Near the Marriot Residence Inn (where I was staying)
Paddled under 7 Bridges, past the Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler ship, through the Marina and right up to the USS Blueback (SS-581) Submarine!
Note: Please do not attempt this paddle unless you are an experienced paddler! The wind, current and large vessel traffic on this river can be dangerous! Always have proper safety equipment (a leash/lanyard and lifejacket)