Columbia Slough Regatta 2014

Sunday August 03, 9:00am - 1:00pm

20th Annual Columbia Slough Regatta

Join our on-the-water festival and celebrate the Columbia Slough!  The Columbia Slough Regatta returns for its twentieth annual festival in honor of Portland’s hidden waterway. This wetland waterway provides important habitat for bald eagles, turtles, fish, and otters, as well as enthusiastic kayakers and canoeists.

At this year’s Regatta, over 400 people will meet NE Mason & 150th Ct in Portland on Sunday, August 3rd to launch into the safe slack water of the Columbia Slough.  Despite the name, the Columbia Slough Regatta is not actually a race, more of a leisurely wildlife-watching group paddle. Keep an eye out for Great Blue Heron, Osprey, Western Painted Turtle, Beavers and more!  This part of the Slough boasts beautiful views of Mt. Hood from the water.

Individuals and families are welcome to bring their own boat. A donation of $8.00/person is requested. No one is turned away. A special 20th Anniversary donation of $20/person includes t-shirt, anniversary gift, and the satisfaction of supporting the great work of the watershed council.

Want to volunteer for the Regatta?

register to volunteer online

or email for more information.

Registration is now closed for this event.  If you have your own boat, come any time between 9 AM and 12:00 PM (no registration required).  If you are hoping to use one of our boats, do stop by if you are able, it is likely we’ll have some cancellations.  It is most likely that we will have single kayaks (canoes and tandems are currently full).


NE Mason & 150th Ct,
Portland, OR 97230

Contact Info

  • Penny Beckwith
  • (503) 281-1132

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