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From mountain to sea, we've got the board you need! Surf, skate, kite, SUP.... we're here to help you Surf the Earth! If you're on Instagram, tag your surf adventures with #surftheearth so we can show you some love! Follow us!

Time to par-tay at the Soireé and support Surfrider's Clean Water Campaign

On Thursday, May 7th the Surfrider Portland Chapter is hosting the 3rd Annual Soiree at the Holocene. Presented by Dick's Sporting Goods, the fundraiser will include Surf Films, Art Show, DJ Short Change, Silent Auction, Raffle and much more! Proceeds will benefit the Portland Chapter of Surfrider’s Clean Water Campaign!

Date: May 7th, 6:00pm
Time: 6:00pm
Where: Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison St., Portland
Cost: $15

SUP skills clinics announced!

SUP race season is just around the corner. Gorge Performance is offering a two SUP skills clinics to up your game (or to just make you a better paddler).

The Race Skills Clinic is on April 18th from 9-11am is for experienced paddlers looking to learn advanced SUP skills for better success on race day. We'll cover different types of buoy turns, race starts, drafting, training tips and more. Cost is $40. Registration online!

By popular demand, the All About the Stroke clinic returns on May 16th from 9-11am at Willamette Park. This clinic is for not just for racers! This clinic is for any paddler looking to improve their stroke technique to gain power and efficiency. Cost is $40. Registration online!

Gorge Performance puts on two SUP races right here in Portland. Go on, just do it!

First up is the Willamette SUP Cup on Sunday, April 26th and Online Registration is OPEN!

Then we have the Rose City SUP Classic on Sunday, June 14th. Registration for that race is also OPEN!

In addition to our own events, there are many SUP events in the PWN and beyond! Here's a NW SUP Racing calendar posted by our friends at Team 206. This will give you an idea of just how many great events are out there.

Snowboard and Skate Dept Updates

Have you seen our new permanent snowboard den and the new skateboard dept? Rather than shuffle snow items to the way back in spring, we're leaving the goods on the main floor in our new Snow Den. We've got great deals on snowboards, boots and bindings, including 2015 gear at 30% off and up to 50% off closeout items. The Skateboard Dept has undergone a major updating as well. Tons of longboards and cruisers in stock and ready for sunny days!

200+ New surfboards and SUPs in stock! Check our SURF page for a list of surfboards in stock. Used Surfboards are browseable at our online store. Our SUP board inventory (new and used) is also browseable at our online store)

Did you know? We always have a low price guarantee, meaning we'll price match any in-stock item for item. So if you see some sweet deal out there on an identical product to what we have in stock, give us a chance to deliver on that promise.

Pack it or rack it? Did you know we're a Thule and Yakima dealer? We stock a variety of cargo carriers, the perfect answer for hauling your gear and keeping it dry and out of sight. We don't have our roof rack inventory out on display, so you just have to ask!

Looking to buy a USED surfboard, used snowboard, used SUP or used kiteboard?

Search no more. We have a sh#tload of used boards in all sizes. Why? Because we offer the best consignment program in the world. Click links below to browse used gear....


Customer Service perks from Gorge Performance...

Every new surfboard comes with a free leash and wax. Nearly every board comes with free fins!

Every new snowboard purchase comes with a free hot wax IOU. Burn off the factory wax, then bring 'er in for a fresh coat. NICE!

We ship wetsuit warranties for free, AND we'll loan you a replacement suit to keep you on the water (some restrictions apply).

We strive to be the best shop we can. Please let us (and the world) know how we're doing by rating us on Facebook or Yelp about us...

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Questions? Comments? Don't be shy, ask Bob!

Gorge Performance is proud to offer quality products from industry leading manufacturers. All killer, no filler. Here are just some of our key brands: Lib Tech, Burton, Salomon, DC, Union, Da Kine, Channel Islands, Surftech, Kialoa, Ke Nalu, Reef, Rainbow, Xcel, O'Neill, Rip Curl, Sector 9, Gravity, Bones, Slingshot, Liquid Force, Cabrinha, Riviera, Tahoe SUP, Quick Blade, Ding All, Thule, Yakima, Riviera, Boardworks, Surftech, FCS, Arbor, Rainbow, Reef and so many more.  

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Welcome to the fun factory. 

Gorge Performance has been Portland's premier surf, kiteboard, stand up paddle, skateboard, windsurf and snowboard shop for the past 30 years. We have a HUGE selection of boards and wetsuits in stock. Take a visual tour and  


Rentals, lessons and expert ding repair service on site. Stop in and see what's in store. The Gorge Crew looks forward to helping you get on board!



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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.