Northwest River Guides teaches beginner kayak lesson in Portland, OR.  Most whitewater kayak classes start out in the pool where we work on the basic maneuvers(strokes) of whitewater kayaking – sweeps, corrections and braces.   We also work on some skills that involve getting wet – the wet exit and eskimo rescue – which is why pools are so great for learning to kayak.  These classes take place Mon-Wed evening from 8-9:30pm.

Our River Classes are the best introduction to whitewater kayaking.  We learn the basics moves in whitewater kayaking – eddy turns, peel outs and ferries  – and apply them to the river to have fun and be safe.  Classes are taught on the bunny slopes of whitewater, class 1 rapids.  NRG 4 hour River Classes are taught on Saturday at 9am or Sunday at 2pm.

Pool Classes take place at USA Athletics in NE Portland, 8333 NE Russell Street, Portland, OR.

River Classes take place on the Sandy River or the Clackamas River depending on river conditions and levels.

For more information or to register for a class, please call the NRG office at 503.772.1122.

Mike Gottlieb - Canyon Creek

NRG Instructor Mike Gottlieb on Canyon Creek