About Gorge Performance
Gorge Performance (est. 1983) is the premier family-owned board shop in the Pacific Northwest.
Located in Portland, Oregon, Gorge Performance is not only walking distance from stand up paddling on the Willamette River, it's centrally located between three amazing playgrounds: the Oregon coast, Mt. Hood, and the infamously windy Columbia River Gorge. The location and nearly 35 years experience make Gorge Performance the ideal hub for outfitting Pacific NW surfers, paddlers, snowboarders, skateboarders and wind junkies with the best gear available and with the best service possible.
We're constantly adding products to our new website, but it's FAR from complete! So while this is a good starting pointt to browse our selection, we always recommomend people drop in to see for yourself. Plus, there are numerous In-Store Perks to make it worth your while.
Used Surfboards Looking for a used board? Or do you have a board to sell? Gorge offers the best consignment deal in town, some say even the world.
Surf & SUP Rentals We rent surfboards, wetsuits and stand up paddleboards. Check out the Rentals page for more info and rates.
Board Repairs We do all kinds of board repairs from minor dings to major repairs. We repair lots of other things too. And if we can't fix it, we'll do our best to direct you to who can.
Roof Racks & Accessories We know how precious your new cargo is. We'll help you find the best solution for your gear hauling needs. If we don't have the necessary bars and fit kit in stock, we'll gladly order them for you (Yakima and Thule). We'll even help you install the rack, for FREE.
SUP Lessons We have a team of certified stand up paddling instructors ready to introduce you to this amazing sport or help you expand your skill set to take your paddling to the next level. Please see our SUP lessons page for more info.
Bob and Kim say Thanks!
"Offering great service and a wide selection of the best brands in the business has always been our MO. But Gorge isn't just a warehouse of stuff. Meeting and helping our customers find their perfect ride is the heart of our business. We'll even help sell your used boards and keep you on the water by repairing them. We genuinely love these sports and bringing the community together by hosting parties, putting on races, and supporting organizations that work to protect our playgrounds. Bottom line, we believe what we DO matters just as much as what we sell. You have a choice where you shop and we work for your business every day. Thank you for choosing us!"