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Owyhee River
Owyhee River

Whitewater rafting in Oregon and Idaho

Oregon River Experiences

The O.R.E. Difference

We’re the Portland Oregon area’s only full-time, statewide river rafting outfitter. No one offers a wider range of Oregon and Idaho whitewater river rafting trips to you.

As an owner-operated customer focused company our goal is to insure you have a memorable experience.  White water rafting in Oregon with O.R.E. is different.

By creating an authentic river experience designed to meet your vacation needs your group will surely be thrilled with the ability to sit back, relax and get back to what's important, having fun on the water.  Our experienced staff professionally handles all details for you.  You'll feel safe and return home with memories to share for a lifetime.

At O.R.E. we believe nothing renews mind, body, and spirit better than a river adventure. The thrill of challenging the rapids, the quiet joy of exploring a scenic side stream, the warmth of sharing stories around a campfire - these experiences enrich our lives. Once you've joined us we think you will agree.

River running can be about more than simply having fun. It starts with fun, but the best river experiences are also about rediscovering the warmth of companionship, the thrill of adventure, and the serenity of silence. They're about returning to the purity of natural places.

Here's what we offer -


We’ve maintained an outstanding record over 40 years by focusing on your safety.  You are provided with quality safety gear (life jackets, helmets, etc.) and all O.R.E. Guides are First Aid and CPR certified, most with advance First Aid and Swiftwater training.


O.R.E. guides are experienced professionals whom will get you down the river safely while having a great time.  Our guides are friendly, helpful, and good cooks with the goal of making your trip the best experience possible.

For more about our guides please see what our guests say.

Boat Options

Oar rafts, paddle rafts, inflatable kayaks, stand up paddle boards, and our unique, custom designed row-your-own catarafts.


We serve delicious, healthy food. Meals are freshly prepared by our guides from quality ingredients. Special dietary needs can be accommodated with advance notice.

Flexible and varied itineraries

We offer a wide variety of trip options and styles to match your needs, from half day white water introductions to six day wilderness river expeditions.  We offer both camping and wilderness lodge trips.

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We’re responsible stewards

We practice minimum impact camping techniques, and we conduct our trips in an environmentally responsible manner. O.R.E. supports the work of stream and watershed conservation organizations in the Northwest and nationwide. For more information about these groups and to find out how you can help, visit the following sites:

American Rivers

Pacific Rivers Council

American Whitewater