Current Events

It is highly suggested that you RSVP to the event leader.   The purpose of this club is for networking and social.  Leaders are volunteer and not trained or responsible for your safety. Trips can be canceled/changed so RSVP is important.  You must always wear a PFD at all times and carry a whistle.   
REMEMBER TO BRING LOTS OF WATER, SUNSCREEN, AND SNACKS      

DATE:    Saturday, October 22, 2016
PADDLE:  The Narrows
MEETING
Willamette Park West Linn (1100 12th Street West Linn, OR 97068)
LEVEL:   All
TIME:    Noon-3:00pm
LEADER:  Lin/Kyle Leader@outkayaking.org 503/989.6333  <RSVP, Click Here>
 
The Narrows is a section of the Willamette River a few miles above West Linn. It has dozens of rocks, islands and channels to explore on each side of the river.  It is above Willamette Falls.

Launch Location:
Within the Park is Bernert Landing and Boat Ramp. Located at the intersection 12th & Volpp Street where the Tualatin River meets the Willamette River.

Rentals:    
There is no rental at the launch location.  Must transport kayak.  
     Alder Creek <click here> - Portland, OR 503-285-0464 ask for OutKayaking discount.
     Next Adventure <click here> - Portland, OR 503-233-0706 ask for OutKayaking discount. 

DATE:    Saturday, November 19, 2016
PADDLE:  Columbia Slough
MEETING
N. Portland Columbia Slough off Kelley Point Park
LEVEL:   All
TIME:    11am to 1pm 
LEADER:  Kyle Leader@outkayaking.org 503/989.6333  <RSVP, Click Here>

Paddling from Columbia Slough to Willamette River to Columbia River and back.  

Launch Location:
Kelley Point Park - Located where the Columbia Slough meets the Willamette and Columbia River, this informal launch is just inside the entrance to the Kelley Point Park. Take I-5 to exit 307. Go west on North Marine Drive for 3 miles Enter park from N. Marine Drive/Lombard and park in first dirt parking lot on left.

Rentals:    
There is no rental at the launch location.  Must transport kayak.  
     Alder Creek <click here> - Portland, OR 503-285-0464 ask for OutKayaking discount.
     
Next Adventure <click here> - Portland, OR 503-233-0706 ask for OutKayaking discount. 

DATE:       Saturday, December 17, 2016
PADDLE:    Holiday Ship Parade via Kayak (Plus: Social after Paddle at Crush)
MEETING:  Downtown Portland OMSI/Alder Creek under the Hawthorne Bridge 
LEVEL:       Intermediate to Advance
TIME:         3:00pm-5:30pm (Renters please arrive by 2:30pm) 
LEADER:    Kyle Leader@outkayaking.org 503/989.6333  <RSVP, Click Here>

We will be paddling the Willamette River and watching the start of the 62 Annual Lighted Christmas Ship Parade 
<CLICK here details> from our kayaks.  Both the Willamette and Columbia Fleets will be assembled for this this event.   This is a NIGHT paddle.   

Launch Location:The kayak launch is between OMSI and the Hawthorne Bridge on the East Side of the River.  Shared boat launch with Alder Creek Kayak (see rentals note below). 

Notes:Paddlers are encouraged to light up the kayaks with holiday lights!!   Paddlers MUST have two lights on the kayaks, one in the front and one in the back.  (headlights, flashlights, bike lights, light sticks).  Spay skirts are needed as the big boats put out waves.   If you don’t have lights, you don’t get in the water as we will paddle back in the dark and there will be motorboats. 

Rentals:     
     
Alder Creek <click here> - Portland, OR 503-285-0464 ask for OutKayaking discount.

DATE:    Saturday, December 17, 2016 following Holiday Paddle.
PADDLE:  After Paddle Social at Crush
MEETING
Crush,  1400 Southeast Morrison St, Portland, OR
LEVEL:   Everyone and Friends
TIME:    6:00pm (or after the paddle) to 8:00pm
LEADER:  Kyle Leader@outkayaking.org 503/989.6333  <RSVP, Click Here>

Great time for paddlers and non-paddler to meet for a social.  In support of Outkayaking and the LGBT community CRUSH is extending the happy hour menu to the OutKayaking club.
   

DATE:    Saturday, January 07, 2017
PADDLE:  New Year Paddle
MEETING
Smith and Bybee Lake
LEVEL:   All
TIME:    Noon to 3pm
LEADER:  Kyle Leader@outkayaking.org 503/989.6333  <RSVP, Click Here>

Our first paddle of the year will be within the Portland city limits.    Smith and Bybee Lakes are two large lakes in North Portland.  Seen from I5 past the Portland International Raceway (PIR).   Smith Lake, the eastern one and Bybee, to the west, each has 7 miles of shoreline.  Pack Lunch/Snacks.

Launch Location
:
Take I-5 to the Marine Drive Exit (Exit 307) and follow the signs to Marine Drive westbound.  About 2 miles west on Marine Drive you will climb over a large overpass and you will see the lake to your front left.  Shortly past this overpass (about a 1/4 mile)  you will see the entrance to the parking lot on your left.   Take the road all the way to the end (heading east).


Notes:
RSVP and arriving on time is important if we have to change locations.  Past years we had to break the ice to get out on the open water so dress warm and appropriate.   If the ice is bad we will go to the Kelly Point launch a few miles west on Marine Drive as a backup plan.  Pack Lunch/Snacks, dress warm!

Rentals:    
There is no rental at the launch location.  Must transport kayak.  
     
Alder Creek <click here> - Portland, OR 503-285-0464 ask for OutKayaking discount.
     
Next Adventure <click here> - Portland, OR 503-233-0706 ask for OutKayaking discount. 

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