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Paddle the 19th Annual Columbia Slough Regatta


In 1903, the Olmsted Brothers Portland Parks Plan reported, “The remaining great landscape feature of the city is that of the Columbia Sloughs…” (source)

paddlers on sloughMissed out on earlier events on the Columbia Slough? Craving some peaceful time on the water this summer?

Join the 19th Annual Regatta on Sunday, July 28, from 9:00-1:00

The slough's calm water is a safe and lovely haven for family fun. People of all ages and abilities are welcome.  Bring your own canoe or kayak -or register for a rental canoe. A donation of $8.00/person is requested. No one is turned away.



Find more information and register for the event here: 

Launch Location:

Multnomah County Drainage District (at the Columbia Slough levee, where a short trail takes you to the views at the top)

1880 NE Elrod Drive

Portland,OR 97211

Driving Directions:

From the south: Drive NE 33 Avenue to the intersection with NE Elrod Rd. (enters only from the left/west). Follow Elrod Rd. for about one mile to event parking.

From the north: From Marine Drive, travel south on NE 33rd approximately one mile. Turn right (west). Follow Elrod Rd. about one mile to event parking.

Note: It is expected that a signed detour may be in place on 33rd, just follow the detour and event signs.

Further information and boat rentals:

(503) 281-1132. Note: first come, first reserved. Donation requested.

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