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Two new weekly informal race series starting in July!

The Bump-n-Glide for downwinders will take place on Sundays and the SUP-n-Pub race series will be on Tuesdays. More info to come, but be sure to join the Stand Up Portland Facebook group for updates.


Perfect day of racing at the Rose City SUP Classic

Great weather, great showing of racers (almost 100 including the kids!), and great competition made for a perfect day at the Rose City Classic. Thanks to all of you for coming out to race, volunteer, support, and so on.


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USED SUPS: Click to browse Used Stand Up Paddle Boards

Time to change up our demo fleet. Boards shown in RED are for sale (at a huge discount!!)

Demo Surf SUPs
9'5 Naish Mana
10'6 Rivi

Performance Race, Downwind & Touring Board Demos
(boards listed in
RED are currently for sale)
12'0 Tahoe Rubicon
12'6 Boga Tsunami
12'6 Bic Wing
14' Starboard Surf Race
14' Starboard Coast Runner
14'0 Amundson TRX
12'6 Amundson TR
14'0 Fanatic Falcon (super narrow, super fast)
14' King's Carbon x 30" (Big guy downwind board)
12'6 NSP Race ($895)
14' Naish Javelin ($995)
14'0 Ron House ($1,195) Great downwind board!
12'6 & 14' Dennis Pang ($995) Great downwind boards!
14'0 Infinity Slater Trout ($1,795)

Wondering where to SUP in Portland?

We are working on a comprehensive guide for SUP'in in the area, but for the most accessible launch in Porltand proper, we recommend Willamette Park or Sellwood Riverfront Park. Here's a GoogleEarth map of Ross Island and a few suggested routes for 1-2 hour sessions. If you're going to rent board from the shop, we have dollys to haul the board to Willamette Park (about a 1/4 mile on a paved path). The path in indicated on the map.

Racing Calendar

Here's a slick new NW SUP Racing calendar posted by the folks at Team 206.

USED SUPs. View our selection of used stand up paddle boards. Sellers, we have the best consignment program in the world. Yes, that's a big claim.

SUP Rentals: Why not rent a board and see for yourself what the buzz is all about. Boards are available for rent by the day or 3hrs. You can even walk to a river launch right from the shop - no roof rack necessary! Go to our Rentals page for more info.

We also demo several boards to give more experienced paddlers a nicer rental fleet to choose from. Demo-ing different boards is also a great way to research board styles when you're looking to make a purchase.


The stand up paddle is a critical piece of equipment for obvious reasons, but as your skills improve, the subtle difference of a *nice* paddle become more apparent. There are paddles designed for the surf, and those for flat water, and all-rounders. Unless it is an adjustable paddle, the paddles come un-cut and ready to be sized to fit you (a service we offer). A properly sized paddle will be as tall as your wrist with your arm extended above your head. Be sure to get a blade paddle cover for your new baby.

We carry a range of stand up paddles from several manufacturers, including Ke Nalu, Kialoa, Hippostick, Aquaglide, QuickBlade and Werner. We know paddles. Stop in and let us help you make the right choice.

Inflatable SUPs, better than you might think. If fit-in-your-trunk portability and durability are high priority, this is your answer. Great for any SUP quiver, an inflatable SUP makes for a great second (or fifth) board to have on hand to teach friends, play in river rapids, and take on vacation.

Protect your paddle! We all try to be careful with our paddles when paddling, but honestly, our paddles are at most risk of damage when NOT on the water. Paddles are subjected to all kinds of abuse when in transport and in storage. We have some nice Gorge padded blade covers in stock as well as some full paddle socks from DaKine.

'SUP, Yo!

Stand up paddle boarding (a.k.a. SUP) is growing in popularity around the world with a fury. Why? Because you can paddle anywhere there's water: oceans, lakes and rivers. That's a lot of options. Whether for fitness, exploring, quality family time or all-out racing, there are so many fun ways to experience SUP. Portlanders have it good when it comes to quality paddling... we have a river running right through the heart of the city, the world famous Columbia Gorge and mountain lakes nearby, and of course the ocean is only 90 miles away.

Learn to SUP

SUP is the ideal fitness sport, adventure hobby and family activity all in one. How else can you get in shape while having the most fun you've ever had at 4 miles per hour?

While flatwater SUP is not difficult, a lesson is the best way to ensure you learn about the equipment, adopt proper technique, and practice safe SUP from the get-go. Check our SUP lessons page for more info.

With the Willamette River in our "front yard" why not give it a try?


We do SURFBOARD & SUP Ding Repairs
Call or bring your board by for an estimate. Most repairs done within a week or two.  


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WANTED... used surfboards and SUPs!!! Trade-in your used board toward purchase of a new board! Or you may sell it through our consignment program (best program in the world!). Call for details: 503-246-6646.

GORGE PERFORMANCE   •   7400 SW Macadam Ave. Portland, OR 97219  •  503.246.6646
Snowboarding, Surfing, Standup Paddle (SUP), Windsurfing, Kiteboarding and Skateboarding. New, used, rentals, repairs.
Family-owned and operated. Boarders helping boarders since 1983.