Golden Dragons PDX Dragon Boat Paddling Club

We paddle every MWF (unless Announced on right)

Golden Dragons PDX Dragon Boat Paddling Club

The Golden Dragons PDX Dragon Boat Paddling Club is men and women, at least 50 years old, who paddle dragon boats for fun, fitness and friendship year-round on the Willamette River in Portland, Oregon. The club was founded in 1996 and currently has more than 150 members. We have Open Practice Monday, Wednesday and Friday year-round, despite rain, heat or holidays (except during unsafe conditions posted in Announcements to the right). Hover over the Open Practices calendar on the right for practice details, and check the Where We Practice map below it.

All, at least 14 years old (minors accompanied by guardians), are welcome to join us to try our Open Practice. Click "How to Paddle with us" to the left for more details.

We also have lots of social get-togethers (click "Social Calendar" to the left). This is an awesome way to make new friends and enjoy yourself! Come down to the river and join us.

Golden Dragons only pick up speed when they get over the hill.

 
Announcements
  • John Day Planning Meeting - July 2

    Posted May 29, 2018

    If you are interested in information about the John Day Kayak trip July 23-26, there will be a pre-trip meeting Monday July 2nd after paddling. If interested contact Ron Waterman at Ronwat48@yahoo.com

  • Aug 26 Everybody's Birthday Potluck, Hosted by Helen Nagle

    Posted May 15, 2018

            Everybody's Birthday Potluck, Hosted by Helen Nagle.

    2 pm till 5 pm Sunday August 26

    9840 SW 57th Ave, 97219   T: 503-246-4027

    Please bring a white elephant gift and funny story to go along with it.

    Cake provided, B.Y.O.B.

  • Save the Date! 7/28

    Posted April 2, 2018

    Summer Party
    Saturday, July 28 3:00 pm
    Details later!

  • Kayak Trip on the Lower John Day River July 23 to 26, 2018

    Posted February 4, 2018

     

    Kayak Trip on the Lower John Day River July 23 26, 2018
    We had so much fun last year we decided to repeat the adventure!

    This is a three night kayak trip for intermediate paddlers. We will paddle approximately 3 miles from LaPage Park to Albert Philippi Park where we will spend the night camping. The next day we will paddle approximately 10 miles round trip to the Narrows and back to the park where we will camp a second night. The next day, we will paddle, hike, play cards or whatever we feel like. The last day we will paddle approximately 3 miles back to our cars at LaPage Park.

    Paddlers should feel confident in their ability to paddle these distances in a fully loaded boat. You will be responsible for your own safety. It is possible to encounter strong winds and wind waves. Should it become necessary paddlers should have the ability to help with assisted rescue as well as be able to self rescue.

    You will need your own (or rented) boat capable of carrying all your camping gear and a way to get it to the put in. You will need your own camping gear, food, stove, spray skirt, life jacket, paddle and personal necessities. Showers and flush toilets are available at the park.

    We will have a pre-trip meeting Monday July 2nd after paddling. If interested contact Ron Waterman at

    Ronwat48@yahoo.com

     

     

 
Open Practices
 
Where We Practice
  • N Dock, Riverplace Marina (NDRM)
    Click "Website" to see a map. Website


 
Contact Info

If you can't find the information you want, please email the Membership Director or someone else on the Officers page.