About UsWho we are, what we do, & where we started.
eNRG Kayaking History – From College Student to Business Owner
eNRG Kayaking is one of the top paddling schools in the Northwest. We buy, sell, and rent canoes, kayaks, rafts, SUPs and associated equipment in Oregon. Founded by extreme kayak champion Sam Drevo, our staff consists of Olympic champions, river rescue experts, American Canoe Association (ACA) instructor trainers, and many dedicated and certified instructors.
Founded as an evolution of the Lewis & Clark College Paddling Club in Portland Oregon, we specialize in beginner instruction, kayak instructor training, and swiftwater rescue / safety instruction. In 2011, we moved our shop from SE Portland to an on-water location in Oregon City at the confluence of the Clackamas and Willamette River. We created the ever popular Willamette Falls Kayak Tour (our signature trip) in Oregon City embracing the rich history of the Willamette Falls and Oregon City.
Flat water, whitewater, we LOVE it all!
In addition to our location in Oregon City, in 2015 we opened a seasonal annex at Willamette Park in West Linn at Bernart Landing giving people access to the Willamette River north of the Willamette Falls through the always beautiful Narrows. We rent flatwater boats & SUP boards to people above and below Willamette Falls and run scenic moving water raft & inflatable kayak float trips on the Clackamas River.
Our flatwater options are complemented by our whitewater location 25 miles east of Salem in Mill City and Gates Oregon. We offer scenic and whitewater raft and inflatable kayak trips as well as kayak instruction on the North Fork of the Santiam River all summer long. The N.F. Santiam offers white water all summer long and is one of the best and safest places in the NW to learn the whitewater sport. For those who want a little more challenge, we also organize trips on the Deschutes River or Opal Creek.
Regardless of your interest in flatwater or whitewater boating, we are here ready to serve your needs & help you enjoy this lifelong sport. Give us a call or send us an email, and we look forward to speaking with you soon.
Willamette Park in West Linn, OR
1100 12th St, West Linn, OR 97068, USA
Sam Drevo - Director
Justin Rae - Owner
Fortunately he never let the river flow too far….he is an active partner in an international river business, ENRG Kayaking (www.enrgkayaking.com), and recently led an international expedition to the Grand Canyon of the Amazon in Peru. Believing in the power of community and outdoor recreation he has been instrumental in bringing the first whitewater park to the West Coast through his work with the Bend Paddle Trail Alliance.
Justin brings an active investor mentality to the group as well as an experienced successful entrepreneur mindset who has co-founded or founded a variety of companies from an outdoor ecommerce company, wealth management business, outdoor services company, and technology companies.
When not in the office, which is often, Justin is usually tooling around with his two kids somewhere around the Oregon outback.