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Two new weekly informal SUP race series for July and into August

The SUP-n-Pub race series will be on Tuesday evenings! More info at our Blog, but best to join the Stand Up Portland Facebook group for continuous updates.

Next SUP-N-Pub Tuesday August 5th: Location TBA here and on our Facebook page.

The Bump-n-Glide for downwinders will take place on Sundays. We'll announce the route by Friday evening both here and at the Bump-n-Glide Facebook page. Event will be cancelled if forecase for wind is inadequate.

USED SUPS: Click to browse Used Stand Up Paddle Boards

Our performance race, downwind & touring board demos are currently for sale!

14' Infinity Whiplash. MSRP $2,195. Sale Price $1,795
14' Bark Dominator. MSRP $2,195. Sale Price $1,695
14' Amundson TR-X. MSRP $2,395. SOLD
12'6 Naish Javelin. MSRP $2,695. Sale Price $995
12'6 Boga Tsunami. MSRP $1,495. Sale Price $1,195
12'6 Amundson TR. MSRP $1,495. SOLD
12' Tahoe Rubicon. MSRP $1,295. Sale Price $895
11' Adventure Explorer. MSRP $1,195. Sale Price $795
10'6 Boardworks Sirena. MSRP $1,495. Sale Price $895

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

Wondering where to SUP in Portland?

For the most accessible launches in/near Portland, we recommend Willamette Park on Macadam Ave just up from the shop, Sellwood Riverfront Park, George Rogers Park in Lake Oswego, Cedar Oak boat ramp in West Linn and the other Willamette Park in historic Willamette. Some other great areas include Hagg Lake, Lost Lake, Timothy lake, Camas and Sauvie Island, just to name a few.

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. Go to our Rentals page for more info.

We also demo several boards to give experienced paddlers a nicer rental fleet to choose 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.

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.

'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.

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.