Classes & Trips
Tryon Cove – Lake Oswego
Nestled in the heart of Lake Oswego. Come rent or take a class this summer!
American Canoe Association
Certifications and training for promoting quality instructors and students.
Basic Sit On Top Kayak Fishing Classes are offered every month in the spring and summer.
SAVE ON RENTAL GEAR!
Rental equipment available at all Alder Creek locations. Click to view rates and availability!
Alder Creek Kayak & Canoe is your source for kayak, canoe, and SUP sales, instruction, and rentals. We are the premiere paddle sports store and instructional center in Oregon, with our retail location at Jantzen Beach, and four other rental locations within 30 miles of downtown Portland. We have the knowledge, products, and world-class instructors to serve all of your paddling interests.
Whether you paddle whitewater kayaks, sea kayaks, recreational kayaks, canoes, or SUPs, Alder Creek has the boats, gear, and classes you need to elevate your paddling skills.
READY FOR SOME FUN?
Dear Alder Creek, I took part in the Willamette Riverkeepers' paddle today (from Salem to the Wheatland Ferry). Your store kindly supported the very big group with shuttle service. Thanks so much for that! You also "donated" your employee, Ethan, to help out with the whole event. He did a superb job: helpful, thoughtful, safety-conscious, competent, and fun. I am grateful to you, your store, and your staff for making today's paddle a particularly nice one.
We are very, very appreciative of you making this happen, especially in such short notice. You’ve all been so helpful and patient with our family over the past three years. Your team always makes my disability a non-event... which in turn helps us teach our kiddos life on the water.
Thank you all, for the loan of kayaks once again. We broke records this year – most boats! There were a couple of obstacles that made for a more challenging route. Everyone came out smiling, though! Thanks again!
Lessons with Alder Creek Kayak & Canoe last month were an amazing value and super friendly staff! Definitely want to team up with them at an event in the future!
It was a great Basic Skills Kayak class and we learned a lot. Nolan did a fabulous job and was so patient with us. We certainly will take another class.
Thanks for taking the time with me. You always offer such a great education piece on all my questions.
Spending time learning active navigation and route planning while recieving expert coaching is what the week was about. Lots of wildlife stories on land and water. Meeting a few new people and general cooperation. Had a great time and will do it again.
I was very apprehensive about taking up kayaking because I am 69 and not in the best of condition but it turned out great. My daughter and I took the class we were both very pleased with what we learned. Tyler was our instructor very nice young man he was very patient and knowledgeable. Thanks for a positive experience
This was a great way to learn the basics of kayaking while also enjoying the scenery of the Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge. We say blue herons and red-tailed hawks while paddling along the Lake River with our excellent guides.
My 11-year old daughter and I took this class, and our instructor, Ethan, was very thorough teaching us the various strokes, getting into and out of the kayak, rescuing each other if partner tips over (many steps here), and we even had a chance to take a paddle for a while out on the river. We had so much fun and definitely want to continue kayaking!