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Nick Fish

Commissioner, City of Portland

phone: 503-823-3589

fax: 503-823-3596

1221 S.W. 4th, Room 240, Portland, OR 97204

Just keep paddling

Are you up for an incredible water adventure? Grab your family and friends and head to the 21st Annual Columbia Slough Regatta


It’s an on-the-water festival, great for families and enthusiastic kayakers or canoeists alike. Feel free to paddle at your own pace, and enjoy the wildlife-watching excursion on calm, safe water.


The Columbia Slough Watershed was historically used by local Native Americans, and even visited by Lewis and Clark! Today, it’s an urban watershed, home to thousands of businesses, people, a marine terminal, and two airports.


Sponsored in part by the Portland Water Bureau, the Columbia’s hidden waterway is an important habitat for some of Oregon’s most beautiful creatures. While there, keep your eyes peeled for eagles, blue herons, otters, turtles, and more!


Register on the Columbia Slough Watershed Council’s website.


Columbia Slough Regatta

Sunday, August 2, 9 am – 1 pm

1880 NE Elrod Drive