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Where Are We Located?

Wasabi Paddling Club has two locations.

In Portland, we are located in the Portland Boat House, on the east side of the Willamette River just north of OMSI and South of the Hawthorne Bridge. We have free parking, restrooms and showers. Our street address is 1515 SE Water Street, at the rear of the RiverEast Building.

In Nehalem, our dock is located on H St. before it becomes 6th St. There is parking and there are restrooms 3 blocks away but there are no showers available.

Join Us

Now we get to the good stuff … getting YOU on the water. First off, whether for our Portland location or our Nehalem location, just drop us a note at at info@wasabiusa.org and tell us you’d like to come out for a paddle. We’ll send you an email letting you know what time and days are available for you to show up. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to the start of practice. Bring water and wear water-resistant clothing (such as lycra or rain pants and a dry-wicking shirt). We’ll get you all set up with a PFD (“life vest”) and the proper paddle before we get you on the boat. We love to have new paddlers join us!

Your first experience will be exhilarating and sublime. Gliding along on the river, past the submarine at OMSI, up around the tip of Ross Island and back, you will be hooked. Whether in the early evening with the lights of downtown Portland reflecting off the river, or on a sunny weekend morning, the soothing sights and sounds of being on the water will overcome your senses. At the same time, paddling is an excellent and challenging workout. There is a powerful feeling of belonging and fun as the team paddles together. The strength of the boat mixes vitality and friendship for an experience you will not forget. You will be working at your own pace for the first time or two on the water, but it is still guaranteed to be a workout.

Most teams practice two or three times a week. Teams have varying goals from recreational workouts to competitive athletics. You’ll be placed with a team that matches your goals. Most teams have a mix of new and experienced paddlers. The coaches are fantastic. You’ll find the club members have a supportive and welcoming attitude. Your level of participation is self-determined. The amount of time spent on the water is up to you.

Ready to start an amazing adventure? E-mail info@wasabiusa.org and join us on the water.

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Membership Forms

Download the forms below to apply for membership.  See you at the boathouse!

If you are joining us for the first time, please bring a completed Waiver Form to your first practice.