Video Premier Category

Erik Boomer in Portland

Crossing Baffin Island by Kayak & Ski
with Erik Boomer

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014
McMenamins Mission Theater
Doors at 6pm, Presentation at 7pm
Minors welcome with parent/guardian
503-285-0464 for will call NOW!
Tickets available at Alder Creek!!!
Or BUY TICKETS ONLINE and we will hold them at the door!

Ian McCluskey, with NW Documentary, will have a short teaser presentation about his new film Les Voyageurs Sans Trace (featuring Paul and Kate Kuthe)!


American professional white water paddler Erik Boomer, and team have recently completed a grueling 65-day expedition across Baffin Island, covering over a 1000km by kayak, ski and foot.  Join us for a multimedia presentation by this young adventurer!

Erik Boomer in Portland

Erik Boomer’s Baffin Island Expedition

Avoiding crevasses to cross the largest Icecap on Baffin Island, Boomer, and three friends descended into the weasel river valley. Here, Boomer did a first descent of the class 5 glacier fed river surrounded by some of the world’s tallest cliffs. This was only the first week on a two-month expedition. At the ocean the team picked up their traditional Inuit style kayaks that they hand built themselves, and followed old traditional Inuit routes across Baffin. Tidal rapids, portages, snowstorms and polar bears were a few of the many challenges along the way.

Boomer will talk about this expedition, and his past adventures that have led them here.

Erik Boomer in Portland

Erik Boomer’s Baffin Island Expedition

Erik Boomer in Portland

Erik Boomer’s Baffin Island Expedition

Boomer’s Bio:
Erik has many stings to his CV including pro kayaker, pro photographer, and a featured athlete in numerous adventure films. His confident approach to challenges on and off the river has earned him the title “the honey badger of kayaking”. With many first descents of rivers and waterfalls to his name, including 8 descents of the Grand Canyon of the Stikine, Boomer specializes in kayaking some of the world’s toughest rivers.

In 2011, Boomer and John Turk became the first to circumnavigate Ellesmere Island on a 100-day ski and sea kayak expedition, which earned him a nomination for National Geographic’s “Adventurer of the Year” award. Recently, he was featured as an athlete on the BBC’s “Top Gear”.

Take a look at Erik’s website:

Legendary Wild River Descents with Charlie Munsey

Alder Creek Kayak & Canoe Presents:


THE Charlie Munsey

One night only at The Mission Theater March 5th, 2014


Whitewater Legend, National Geographic Explorer, Outside Magazine Photographer, and Author of ‘The World of Whitewater Kayaking’, Charlie Munsey has spent decades kayaking and photographing the most formidable river gorges on Earth. In this multi-media slideshow presentation, Charlie will share images and stories that highlight the modern evolution of cutting edge kayaking from legendary whitewater pioneer Walt Blackadar through today’s guru’s Steve Fisher and beyond. Along the way, Munsey will feature Outside Magazine’s historic First Descent of the Tsangpo Gorge Expedition in the Himalayas, Canada ‘s Grand Canyon of the Stikine, Tibet ‘s cosmic Mt. Kailas , and the most extreme kayaking waterfall descents in the Pacific Northwest . This presentation will definitely inspire you to go find your own adventures.

Find more about Charlie and his work HERE!  You can also check out his Facebook page HERE!

Save the Date!!!!!
March 5th 2014

Tickets $10 advance, $12 at the door
Buy tickets HERE!
Doors at 6, show at 7pm
Minors welcome with Parent/guardian
Q&A to follow the presentation

Sarah Outen: London 2 London presentation

London2London:Via the World

A global mission by bike, boat and kayak


February 6th, 2014
Mission Theater
Doors at 6pm, Presentation at 7pm
$4 at the door
Minors welcome with parent
Q&A to follow! 

Call 503-285-0464 with questions!

Some of us dream of adventures; while some of us chase those dreams and make them happen. What is it that makes someone chase and chase, even in the face of repeated setbacks and failures? Come along and hear British adventurer Sarah Outen’s tale of her mission to loop the planet using human power and find out how she keeps chasing.

Photo credit Sarah Outen

 Since April 1st 2011 Sarah has kayaked, rowed and cycled nearly 15,000 miles from London , UK to Adak , Alaska – across Europe, Asia and the mighty North Pacific. Just over half-way home to London , she resumes the journey later this year with a mammoth 1400 mile kayaking journey through the Aleutian Islands later this year. In a talk of two halves, Sarah will be sharing tales of the journey so far – of Gao the Chinese guy who joined her on a whim to cycle across his country; of typhoons and depressions; of life in a tiny rowing boat in a storm-tossed ocean; of kayaking through the wilds of Russia ‘s Far East and the world’s busiest shipping lane; of pushing through the scorching heat of the Gobi desert and finding warmth and hospitality from strangers the world over. 

Photo credit Sarah Outen

Sarah is a warm and engaging speaker with a raft of tales to share.  Join us for a loop of the world.  Visit Sarah’s website to follow her adventure:

Photo credit Sarah Outen

Photo credit Sarah Outen

Photo credit Sarah Outen

Reel Paddling Film Festival

Don’t miss this opportunity to experience Rapid Media’s 8th Annual REEL PADDLING FILM FESTIVAL!

What: 2013 Reel Paddling Film Festival
When: Thursday, April 25th, doors @ 5:30pm, Live Music @ 6:00pm; films @ 7pm
Where: McMenamins Mission Theater & Pub, NW Glisan & 17th
Tickets: $6, advance ticket sales available at Alder Creek’s Jantzen Beach and Boathouse locations
Bonus: A benefit for Willamette Riverkeeper! Your ticket purchase can also be redeemed for FREE 1-year digital subscriptions to Rapid Media publications! Click HERE for those details.

Once again, Alder Creek Kayak & Canoe will host this thrilling fest which showcases the world’s best paddling films to audiences around the globe. The RPFF serves to inspire more people to explore rivers, lakes and oceans, push physical and emotional extremes, embrace the lifestyle and appreciate the heritage of the wild places we paddle. Best of all, proceeds will benefit Willamette Riverkeeper– so come out and join us already!

– A chance to WIN a trip on Paddle Oregon 2013!

– LIVE music by Lincoln’s Beard!

– Special footage from local filmamkers:
Andy Maser, National Geographic Explorer, Conservationist, and world class paddler
Ian McCluskey, Emmy Award Winning documentary filmmaker
Team OSOM, kayakers with a mission


Highlights include…

Best Sea Kayaking Film: “Tierra del Fuego”

Justine Curgenven and Barry Shaw aim to become the first kayakers to circumnavigate 1,000 miles around the remote and windswept waters of Tierra del Fuego at the southern tip of South America. Shipping delays, a stolen kayak, endless red tape, incessant winds and tendonitis threaten their safety and success. Share the highs and lows of this challenging world-first adventure while meeting some of the interesting people who survive in this harsh environment. Watch the trailer HERE!

Best Paddling Adventure Film: “Go Ganges”
Two friends on a quest to travel the ultimate river by any means possible. In a fish-out-of-water tale, Emmy-nominated filmmakers Josh Thomas and J.J. Kelly take their survival skills to a natural wonder, which hosts a population of 400-million. Enduring the impossible, they attempt to travel the length of the planet’s most populated, holy, and polluted river. Watch the trailer HERE! 

EXCLUSIVE PREMIER of “2600 Above 60”

See it here before it is featured in next years fest! Four friends embark on a trans-territorial canoe expedition, setting off in the snow-filled Alaskan Mountains to begin a canoe expedition that would bring them 2600-miles across the isolated regions of Canada’s northern territories, to the shores of the Hudson Bay. Watch the trailer HERE!


The White Salmon River Runs Free

OPB and Maser Films Present

The White Salmon River Runs Free

Join us for the premier of this OPB Oregon Field Guide Special featuring the removal of Condit Dam on the White Salmon River in Washington–the largest completed dam removal project in the world. You’ve seen the viral video of the dam blowing up, now come see the rest of the story. This will be the first public showing of the 18-month dam deconstruction timelapse footage, so don’t miss it!

Stick around after the show for discussion and a Q&A with:
• Andy Maser, Filmmaker, on the making of the film and timelapse
• Rod Engle, Fish Biologist, on what’s next for salmon on the White Salmon River
• Larry Moran, Condit Deconstruction Project Manager, on the mechanics of dam removal
• Todd Olson from PacifiCorp and Brett VandenHeuvel from Columbia Riverkeeper on the future of dam removal and renewable hydropower in the Pacific NW

Where: McMenamins Mission Theater (1624 NW Glisan St, Portland, OR 97209)
When: February 21st , Doors at 7:30 / Film at 8:00
Cost: Free!
Facebook Event:

Beer and pizza available—it is a McMenamins theater, afterall.

This is the Sea 5 Film Premier
















Be among the first to see This is the Sea 5, the highly anticipated documentary from sea kayak sensation Justine Curgenven. The latest edition to the catalog of TITS films includes:

-A first-ever 1000-mile expedition around the remote Patagonia island of Tierra del Fuego.
-Kayak from London to France and Russia to Japan with Sarah Outen on her round the world mission.
-Alder Creek’s own Paul Kuthe carving it up in Wales and shares some tips on how to get the perfect surf. -Surf ferry wakes with Harry Whelan on London’s River Thames.
-Rough water Greenland style rolling with Turner Wilson

March 12th

Mission Theater
1624 N.W. Glisan
Portland, OR 97209
Doors at 6:00pm Show at 7:00pm
Cost: TBA

For more info, photos and video clips visit:

Congo the Grand Inga Project

Get the DVD combo pack!

Congo the Grand Inga Project is takes paddle sports cinematography to a whole new level

Reel Paddling Film Festival 2011

Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy the BEST paddling adventure films from around the world!

Once again Alder Creek Kayak & Canoe will host the exhilarating 2011 Reel Paddling Film Festival! Produced by Rapid Media, this festival inspires more people to explore rivers, lakes, and oceans, push physical and emotional extremes, embrace the lifestyle and appreciate the heritage of the wild places we paddle.

This year’s fest will showcase the most impressive line-up of international, award winning paddling films to date! “Never before has the Festival seen so many amazing films,” said Scott MacGregor, RPFF producer. “With 10 category winners there is a favorite film for everyone, no matter the river, lake, ocean, boat or board you paddle.”

Featuring (among others)

Best Paddling Documentary Film: SOLO
This is the story of Andrew McAuley who in 2007 set out to become the 1st person to kayak from Australia to New Zealand across 1000 miles of one of the wildest and loneliest stretches of ocean on Earth. Thirty days later, New Zealand maritime authorities received his distress call. Having survived a harrowing and torturous month at sea, conquering monstrous swells and terrifying storms, McAuley lost his life only a day from completing his journey. While his body was never recovered, the camera tapes from his kayak were and they form the basis of this moving and questioning portrait of a complex man, his family, his supporters and his attempt to conquer the impossible.

Best Whitewater Film: Halo Effect
Steve Fisher, Rush Sturges, and friends take a journey to the Scandinavian paddling Meccas of Iceland and Norway . While they search inside the Arctic Circle for rapids and waterfalls that have never been run, they’re also searching for the elusive moments when the stars align and everything goes perfectly… but sometimes, it doesn’t.

PLUS- everyone will have the chance to WIN a NEW North Shore “Atlantic” performance touring sea kayak, and expand your own paddling horizons! Thank you North Shore !

All proceeds will benefit Willamette Riverkeeper! Be sure to sample the guest tap– Willamette Riverkeeper’s organic Paddler Pale Ale, by Fish Brewing!

When: Thursday, March 31st, doors @ 6PM, films @ 7PM
Where: McMenamins Bagdad Theater & Pub, SE 37th & Hawthorne
Who: all ages– be advised of adult themes and language!
Tickets: $8 (includes one raffle entry to win a sea kayak!) tickets available this weekend at Alder Creek

About the North Shore Atlantic :
Finally, the long awaited plastic version of this great modern sea kayak! Featuring the same combination of shallow ‘V’ hull and soft chines, the Atlantic RM gives the same blend of speed responsiveness and predictability, as its composite namesake. The combination of its tough RM shell and several unique design features makes this one of the safest and best value plastic sea-touring kayaks currently available.

Reel Paddling Film Festival – April 8th, 2010

Experience world class entertainment for a great cause…

Once again, Alder Creek Kayak & Canoe is bringing the Reel Paddling Film Festival to Portland!

This international film tour features the world’s best whitewater, sea kayaking and canoeing action and lifestyle films of the year! Enjoy twisting river canyons surging with whitewater, sea kayakers exploring remote coastlines, coast-to-coast canoe expeditions, international river travel films, motivating environmental documentaries, and hilarious short films capturing the lighter side of paddling life.

All proceeds benefit Willamette Riverkeeper’s work to protect and restore our Willamette River.

Get there early to enjoy LIVE MUSIC from local favorite TapWater, the first and only World Twang ensemble!

When: Thursday, April 8th; doors open @ 6pm, live music @ 6:30pm, films begin @ 7pm
Where: McMenamins Bagdad Theater & Pub, SE 37th & Hawthorne
Cost: $5, tickets available at the Bagdad Theater only (21 & over)

Hotel Charley 4: Movie Primier Portland, Oregon

This SATURDAY- Hotel Charley 4: At Your Own Risk!

Alder Creek Kayak & Canoe is proud to present… Jesse Coombs and Ben Stookesberry as they share their latest and greatest from ClearH20films:

HOTEL CHARLEY 4: At Your Own Risk!

when: THIS Saturday, May 2nd

where: ROOTS Organic Brewing Company (NEW event space! SE 7th & Clay)

time: doors open @ 7pm, film begins @ 8pm


**view teaser @**

So come out and support your friends Jesse, Ben, and their favorite “Heroes of Huck”- including Pedro Olivia’s staggering waterfall descent of 127ft, and some of the most formidable river canyons on earth in the Rondu Gorge of the Indus river in Pakistan!

Be inspired. Drink beer. THIS Saturday.

We hope to see you there!

Eastern Horizons Sea Kayaking Premier at Alder Creek Kayak and Canoe


Mission Theatre 1624 NW Glisan

March 17, 2009

7:00 pm til 10:00pm

$2.00 at the Door

With in a short amount of time we have another Bryan Smith movie coming to Portland, Oregon!

This film is a follow up to the Pacific Horizons Movie that was released about a year ago. Come Watch Bryan Smith’s Eastern Horizons! Many amazing destinations are paddled in this video. The bay of Fundy – known for the 50 ft tides- parts of Maine, plus the Georgia coast and more. You will see clips of Alder Creek’s Paul Kuthe surfing and playing in the big tides of the Northern East Coast.

If you are looking for an exciting sea kayaking film then come to our Eastern Horizons Premier in March!

Eastern Horizons Trailer from Bryan Smith on Vimeo.