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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. Its location and 30+ years experience make "Gorge" 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.


Shop Local

Beyond price, there should be a reason you prefer to shop at your local surf shop over buying product from a warehouse in who knows where. If the smell of surf wax and neoprene is reason enough, here are a few other perks to seal the deal:

• All new surfboards come with a free leash and wax. Plus save 15% off a new surfboard bag of your choosing.

• New SUPs also come with a free leash and 15% off a new paddle and/or board bag. Buy a cut-to-fit paddle and we'll size it for free.

• Buy a snowboard and Gorge will not only mount your bindings for free, you'll receive a voucher for a free hot wax.

• Low price guarantee. If you find the same product in stock within 100 miles, Gorge will match it.  

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!"


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 & cargo boxes: 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 (we're a Yakima and Thule dealer). We'll even help you install the rack when it comes in.

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.