Where to paddle in Portland

Best Paddle Locations in Portland (and beyond)

With Oregon being one of our home states we know better than most where the best places to drop an Oru kayak or stand up paddle board into the waters are.  Better still, we can hook you up with the best paddle board rentals in Portland.  Not quite ready to stand up on a board?  That’s not a problem.  We also provide the best kayak rental in Portland.  Check our rental page and book your rental.  We’ll have it delivered to your doorstep the next day at no additional cost.

At SUPrents.com we don’t just want to provide you with the best Oru kayaks, Isle and Hydrus stand up paddle board rentals, but we have also compiled a list of some great bodies of water you can make some memories on.  

The Oregon Coast

A beautiful 90 minute drive from Portland will land you right on the Oregon Coast. This place is a heaven for water sports lovers. In the right weather conditions this can be the best place for stand up paddle boarding, surfing and kayaking. So if you want to have fun kayaking and paddle boarding then check the weather and book your trip, If you don't own a paddle board or kayak SUPrents has you covered.  The best paddle board rentals in Portland come from SUPrents.  We offer free next day shipping.


We Know we know Bend is not in Portland, but we couldn’t help but include our home city.  Hey, it’s still Oregon.  The Beauty of Bend is in its diversity of activities.  Whether you want to Mt. Bike, hike, rock climb, kayak or SUP, Bend can’t be beat.  With the Deschutes River cutting right through downtown you can put in at Drake Park and leisurely let the current take you downstream toward the Les Schwab Amphitheater where you might just catch an Alabama Shakes Concert while floating by.  For the more adventurous, don’t miss the Bend white water park.

With this being our home city you know we’ve got the hookup for you.  SUPrents offers the lowest price SUP rentals in Bend and the nicest boards. 

The Gorge

Absolutely one of the most wild paddle boarding spots near Portland Oregon. It has been rated amongst the top rated SUP destinations, so you can rent one of our paddle boards and enjoy paddling in one of the most beautiful rivers in the region. Also known for it’s windsurfing be sure to check the weather prior to launching!

Willamette River

The Willamette River at the heart of downtown is one of the local favorites because of its location and the stable weather conditions throughout the year. Portlandians love it because they can paddle board or kayak there almost any time throughout the year.  If you are outside Portland and want to come here and rent equipment as well, we will help you make it the best trip of your life by suggesting the right activities for you with the right equipment you can rent. 

Timothy Lake

Oregon is blessed with beautiful lakes, and the Timothy Lake is one of those blessings, with stable weather conditions, this is a perfect place if you want to have a calm and peaceful paddle boarding experience. 


As always, rent the gear own the experience!