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With day trips spread throughout the state, Oregon River Experiences has the perfect adventure your looking for.  The Lower Clackamas is only 45 min from downtown Portland, while the more adventurous Upper Clackamas is the secret of Portland boaters for its great class III rapids and mountain beauty.

With classics like the Deschutes, full of sun and splash or the exciting drops of the N Umpqua.  Or, perfect for the family adventure the N Santiam & McKenzie, there is a trip for you.

We strive to provide the experience your seeking through skilled and professional guides, easy trip planning and a variety of river options from great family/beginner trips to some of the true Oregon classic white water river trips.  Come have your own Oregon River Experience.


Thank you for your interest in Oregon River Experiences. We hope you are doing well and have been safe through this ordeal.  It is with a heavy heart we have made the difficult decision to suspend our 2020 season operations due to the uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 virus. We did not do this lightly, but for the safety and concern of you, our clients, family, and friends.

We think of a river trip as a way to escape into something different from your everyday life, and with the precautions required and changes to ensure your safety, we felt that the special river experience was not going to be the same. 

We will be operating in 2021 stronger than ever and will have the multiday schedule available by July 1st, 2020.  We appreciate your support during these times and wish you a safe and fun-filled summer this year.

In the meantime, if you have questions regarding a trip with us for the 2021 season or need a recommendation for this season, please contact us at (on the website, will be link directly into contact form).  If you want to call us at 503-563-1500 feel free, but we might be outside enjoying our summer.  Say hello if you see us out and about by your favorite river.

See you on the water in 2021,

The Oregon River Experiences Team

Portland Oregon River Rafting

Did you know that you don't have to leave Portland to experience the exhilaration of hitting the rapids?

In Portland, we offer several Clackamas River Rafting Trips,  which are a great way to experience the thrilling outdoors of Oregon.  We offer a half day trip packed with over 7 class III rapids and a full day trip that's over 13 miles long.

Whether you want to go rafting in Portland for a 1/2 day on the exciting Clackamas River Rafting Trip or you want to explore one of the many Wild and Scenic rivers like the Deschutes River or the North Santiam, get in touch with us today to book your next river rafting trip.

We look forward to seeing you on the river.



We had a great time! We "bought the boat", signed up for six paddlers on a day and run they don't normally run. In honor of my mother's 80th birthday; her wish was to go White Water Rafting. After several days of hot/dry weather, the river was quite low and our guide had to seek out some of the rapids we tackled. He did an excellent job of this. He was knowledge of the local water fowl,friendly and courteous.-- Christian E.

We had such an amazing time rafting down the Clackamas River. It was the perfect mix of relaxation with a good number of class II and III rapids for the excitement. Our guide John did a great job personalizing the trip to ensure that we all had fun. I highly recommend Oregon River Experiences.--Brandon P.

My son and I did the half-day trip. It was one of the highlights of vising the Portland area. You have to drive the 40 miles from Portland to the launch, but the drive is through some of the most beautiful country. The staff are second-to-none in kindness and cooperative leadership. I would recommend this group to anyone who enjoys the outdoors. I would especially recommend ORE if you're looking for an activity that's outside of Portland to balance the urban experience.--Michael O.