Alder Creek Kayak Canoe

Alder Creek Kayak Canoe


SPRING 2022 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Sport, Recreation, and Outdoor Programming Course

What is diversity, equity, and inclusion and how does it relate to sport, recreation, and outdoor programming places and spaces? Why would I need to know about these DEI areas working in the health, physical education, recreation, and sport domains? If you struggle with responding to these questions, this 6-week certificate workshop course is just for you.

As a collaborative cohort, we will talk, discuss, listen, participate, share, and lean into difficult, yet necessary dialogue surrounding diversity, race, equity, gender, inclusion, acceptance, and wellness. Course participants will complete weekly modules with assignments geared to open your mind, share stories and information, and build your professional DEI-related mindset.

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will earn 2.0 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) to use in their respective accreditation council or organization.

The 6-week course will meet every Wednesday from 6-8 pm starting April 6 and ending May 11, 2022. The synchronous meetings will host special guest speakers from around the nation, use interactive games and activities to build knowledge, and allow for small group engaging projects to be shared.

Participant Learning Outcomes -

Participants will:

- develop an understanding of common language and terminology related to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Justice, and Action (DEIJA) platforms in sport, recreation, and the outdoors.

- identify both the blockers and enablers of social justice in the sport, recreation, and outdoor communities.

- communicate ways to take the โ€œeek factorโ€ out of facilitating discussions centered on diversity, equity, and inclusion, learning to create a culture of discovery within an organization and in the sport, recreation, and outdoor community.

- research how to uncover and navigate bias in the sport, recreation, and outdoor community.

- compare and interpret current and historical perspectives on social justice work in the outdoors.

- negotiate and construct mindsets around BIPOC history, LGBTQIA+ successes and struggles, what land acknowledgments mean, and what marketing, event management, and team development to include DEI concepts.

Course Cost - $249 (includes custom-designed t-shirt, DEI-related gifts, 2.0 CEUS, and a resource tool-kit)

Register Here:

If you have ANY questions about this course, please contact Dr. Todd M Davis, course facilitator at 662.402.2050 or [email protected]
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Thank you Alder Creek for supporting MHKC's Auction & Gala! Interested in learning how to SUP or kayak all while supporting a great cause?! Check out our silent auction that opens on April 18th at noon and learn more about this amazing package. Don't miss out!

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ONE STAMP = ONE DRAWING the more stamps you get, the more you are entered in to win! ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰

We have received some of the most wonderful donations from our communities! Here is our most current list, but it will undoubtedly get longer as we wrap up August!

+ Alder Creek Kayak Canoe | Gift Certificate

+ Campbell Lane Winery | Three Prizes Packages (Six-pack of Rosรฉ, Six-Pack of Gris, Complimentary Visit with Tasting Flights and Charcuterie Board for four People)

+ Clackamas River Outfitters | Two-hour Paddle Rental for Two People

+ Lakewood Theatre Company | Two Sets of Two Tickets

+ Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation | Class Gift Certificate

+ One River School | Art Class Gift Certificate

+ Oswego Heritage Council| TBD

+ Petals | Bouquet

+ Sineann Winery | TBD

+ Sirius Baking Company | Six-pack of Macaroons

+ Stag Hollow Wines | Bottles of Wine

+ Swan Island Dahlias | Gift Basket

+ Trail Distilling | Tasting Certificate

+ Wizer's Fine Wines | 3-liter bottle of Chianti + Gift Certificate

The Business Recovery Center will be purchasing gift cards from all participating restaurants to add to the Prize List - so letโ€™s fill up those passports together!
Just a heads up that Alder Creek Kayak Canoe is hosting an ACA: Canoe - Kayak - SUP - Raft - Rescue Swiftwater Rescue Skills Course coming up June 26-27 with Marcel Bieg! $250 for the whole weekend. If you are comfortable in Class II, you have the skills for this course!

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We are excited to announce that Dayton Kayak Rentals will be operated by Alder Creek Kayak Canoe this season!

We will be opening for Memorial Day weekend including Memorial Day, and will be open weekends only through June 13th, 10am - 6pm (last rentals go out at 4pm). Starting June 17th, we are planning on opening Thursday - Sunday.

Pelican single kayaks will cost:
$19 for 2 hours
$31 for 4 hours
$52 for all day

Premium single kayaks and SUPs will cost:
$32 for 2 hours
$44 for 4 hours
$66 for all day

Tandem kayaks and canoes will cost:
$42 for 2 hours
$54 for 4 hours
$75 for all day

Reservations are required for rental. You can make reservations at

We look forward to seeing you!
Searching for a new experience this year at Big Paddle? Look no further! Alder Creek Kayak Canoe's Columbia River Water Trail Wildlife Kayak Tour will take you on a paddle through the winding waterways of the Columbia River Water Trail looking for inhabitants of the National Wildlife Refuge!

Registration is required and spaces are limited. Use the code "BigPaddle21" for 10% off the tour on Saturday, June 5th! Register now:
Longing for a view like this? It's not too late to donate $50+ in honor of Earth Month, support protection of the lower Columbia River, *and* get yourself a kayak rental from Alder Creek Kayak Canoe! But don't delay, the month ends on Friday!
๐Ÿ“ท: Neil Schulman Outdoor Writing & Photography
#EarthMonth #MountainMonday
Today is Earth Day! Every day the Estuary Partnership works to improve habitat for fish & wildlife, build climate resilience, deliver engaging environmental science lessons and create personal connections to our local rivers and streams. We are more than 30% toward our goal of $3,000 raised in honor of Earth Month. Donate $50 or more today, and you'll receive a kayak rental from Alder Creek Kayak Canoe!
It's just under 2 weeks to Earth Day Oregon! We are part of a special campaign of nonprofits and businesses working to amplify Earth Day this year! On April 22 - the 51st annual Earth Day - join the wave of support for groups working to improve the health of our water, air, land, and communities. We're raising funds to introduce new paddlers to their river in our Big Canoes (which we're excited to get back on the water this month after a year of barely any use).

Not only that, but individuals who give $50 or more* to the Estuary Partnership for Earth Day get a kayak rental from Alder Creek Kayak Canoe as thanks for your support.

*Please note, if you donate through facebook you'll also need to message us your information to get you the rental voucher. ๐Ÿ˜™
Warmer weather is well on its way! Have you ever been kayaking or canoeing on the #ColumbiaRiver? Alder Creek Kayak Canoe is your go-to spot for all your water recreation rental and class needs! ๐Ÿšฃโ€โ™€๏ธ

#Portland #oregonexplored #oregonlife #getoutside
Who is ready for some great outdoor adventures? If the answer is you, then be sure to check out our auction April 1st through 3rd to score some awesome experiences. Our friends at Alder Creek Kayak Canoe here in PDX, and our friends at Wanderlust Tours out in Bend donated some amazing items!

Kayak, canoe, SUP, & raft instruction, tours, rentals & sales. Alder Creek Kayak & Canoe, the premiere paddle sports store and instructional center in Oregon, has four locations to serve all of your paddling needs.

Whether you paddle whitewater kayaks, sea kayaks, recreational kayaks, Fishing Kayaks, canoes, stand up paddle boards, or rafts, Alder Creek has the boats and gear you need to get out on the water and the classes to elevate your paddling skills. So when paddling is on your mind, stop by and visit our friendly and knowledgeable staff.

Operating as usual

Timeline photos 03/09/2022

When we say we're flexible, we mean we'll bend over backwards for you! I mean, don't ask us to actually touch our toes, but we are here to help you!

#teamaldercreek #purelypaddlesports #customerservice #shoplocal #specialty #smallbusiness #outdoors

Slingshot SUP

March is Here! Check out Classes and Gear 03/07/2022

March is Here! Check out Classes and Gear

March is here! Check out upcoming classes, including a second option for Whitewater 1! Also look for more gear hitting the shelves. We have Feel Free Moken Sit on Top Kayaks for fishers or flat water paddlers, and dry storage for personal items.

March is Here! Check out Classes and Gear March is here and we are eager to get on the water! More classes are being offered this month so be sure to check the Calendar. Or check these amazing classes out!

Timeline photos 03/07/2022

Who has the best office-with-a-view picture?! This is our take on working remotely. We are already looking forward to our San Juan Islands Tours this summer!

Check availability here:

#teamaldercreek #purelypaddlesports #seakayaking #camping #outdoors #office #remotework #beachlife

Timeline photos 03/04/2022

When you can't decide between #seakayaking and #whitewater! Ok, ok, that's a bit of stretch... Will you be #paddling this weekend?

๐Ÿ“ธ: Rene E

#teamaldercreek #purelypaddlesports #amidoingthisright?

Extra Full Immersion Whitewater 1 March 19th-20th!!! 03/02/2022

Extra Full Immersion Whitewater 1 March 19th-20th!!!

With so much demand this spring we added another Full Immersion Whitewater 1 class on March 19th-20th! Learn the basics of whitewater, how to read currents, river anatomy, and so much more! Check it out

Extra Full Immersion Whitewater 1 March 19th-20th!!! With so much demand for our Full Immersion Whitewater 1 class we had to add another weekend! Come see what the fuss is all about. Full Immersion Whitewater 1 is ideal for anyone interested in paddling rivers. Whether you intend to explore the Willamette and its swift water sections, or have aspirati...

Timeline photos 03/02/2022

Here's some blue sky vibes to help you get through #humpday!

๐Ÿ“ธ: Andrew R

#teamaldercreek #purelypaddlesports #seakayaking #bluesky #vibes #kayaking #sunshine #outdoors

March Classes to Improve Your Paddling. 03/01/2022

March Classes to Improve Your Paddling.

More classes are gliding into the schedule this March! Focus on improving your paddling for the season with the Forward Strokes Clinic. Check the calendar or keep an eye on the newsletter for upcoming class highlights. Spring orders are also starting to arrive so check out the store while the shelves are stocked!

March Classes to Improve Your Paddling. Learn the basics of Sea Kayaking with Full Immersion Sea Kayak 1. This class goes beyond our Basic Skills Kayak Class with two days to practice paddle strokes. It also introduces basic chart reading, trip planning, and edges and bracing. Next Class March 5th

Timeline photos 02/28/2022

We're charging into #Monday like...

๐Ÿ“ธ: Nate P

#teamaldercreek #purelypaddlesports #whitewater #kayaking #chasingwaterfalls #freefall #bowdown

Timeline photos 02/25/2022

What are you up to this weekend? Hopefully it involves at least one boat! But the more, the merrier!

#teamaldercreek #purelypaddlesports #kayaking #whitewater #river #paddling #outdoors #weekend #relax

Timeline photos 02/23/2022

Normally, extra holes in our boat would be a bad thing, but sometimes it's a good thing! Check out this short video explaining why hatches (with bulkheads) are REALLY good!

#teamaldercreek #purelypaddlesports #kayaking #knowyouknow #safetyfirst

Timeline photos 02/21/2022

Hope you had a great weekend! Time to #eddyout and get back to work!

๐Ÿ“ธ: Steve P

#teamaldercreek #purelypaddlesports #surf #shred #repeat #whitewater #river #canoeing #backtowork

Supply Drop! PFD Restock. 02/21/2022

Supply Drop! PFD Restock.

Supply Drop! More PFDs just arrived from Astral and Stohlquist. Keep your body floating if you separate from your boat. Don't miss upcoming classes either. There's plenty in store as we excitedly wait for the beginning of spring.

Supply Drop! PFD Restock. Learn the basics of Sea Kayaking with Full Immersion Sea Kayak 1. This class goes beyond our Basic Skills Kayak Class with two days to practice paddle strokes. It also introduces basic chart reading, trip planning, and edges and bracing. Next Class March 5th

Timeline photos 02/18/2022

Hey, wind happens! That's why it is important to check the forecast and monitor conditions before and during our paddles. Some days it may be better to park at the pub instead of the put-in.

#teamaldercreek #purelypaddlesports #maytheforcebewithyou #weather #beaufort #knowbeforeyougo


So maybe it's just us, but refinishing wood gunwales is VERY satisfying. Transforming the dirty, dinged, dried out wood is easy and rewarding.

#teamaldercreek #purelypaddlesports #canoeing #repair #fixit #maintenance

Happy Valentines Day ๐Ÿฅฐ 02/14/2022

Happy Valentines Day ๐Ÿฅฐ

Happy Valentines Day! This week's newsletter highlights upcoming classes. Prepare for an amazing memory with that special someone. Honed skills means less frustration and smoother sailing. There's also great gear to get you exploring. Check out both new and used equipment that will save you some money. What's not to love!

Happy Valentines Day ๐Ÿฅฐ With Valentines Day around the corner it is fun to look back over the years and think about all the fond memories sharing time with that special someone. If you are like the staff at Alder Creek, some of those memories happened on the water! Happy Valentines Day from Alder Creek.

Timeline photos 02/14/2022

Sure we love paddling, but who doesn't like a cute love story? Here's proof that a tandem isn't actually a #divorceboat - we'll chalk this one up to a #loveboat!

Does anyone else have a #paddleproposal story?!

#teamaldercreek #purelypaddlesports #love #kayaking #valentine #forever #butsometimessolosarebetter...

Photos from Alder Creek Kayak Canoe's post 02/11/2022

Why would you put a racing stripe on the bottom of your boat? Probably makes it more stable. ๐Ÿคฃ

Shoot us a message if you have questions about boat repair or modification!

#teamaldercreek #purelypaddlesports #kayaking #repair #fixit #custom


Looking to improve your paddling pics? Our friend Neil Schulman Outdoor Writing & Photography has a presentation with the local sea kayaking club OOPS Kayak Club!

Photo of the day for your inspiration. Interested in learning how to take better paddling photos? Come to my free presentation on 2/23 to learn some pathways to better images. Scroll down for how to attend (it's open to everyone) if you're not a member.

Timeline photos 02/10/2022

Don't mind us. Just oar'ing around over here. ... Pretty sure we're doing this right...

#teamaldercreek #purelypaddlesports #rafting #inflatable

Classes and Current Design Kayaks 02/07/2022

Classes and Current Design Kayaks

Learn and improve with classes at Alder Creek. We also have a great selection of Current Design Solara's in stock now! And a few new Drysuits have made their way to the store. Check it out!

Classes and Current Design Kayaks If you want to learn how to paddle in current there's no better place than our two day Full Immersion Whitewater 1 class. Whether you want to learn river anatomy for paddling class 1 or class 2 rapids, or starting a progression to eventually drop waterfalls, it all starts here. Learn why whitewater....

Photos from Alder Creek Kayak Canoe's post 02/07/2022

Sights to be seen as
Only paddlers are allowed.
Textured history.

Can you guess which Oregon river these pictures are from?

๐Ÿ“ธ: Dave S

#teamaldercreek #purelypaddlesports #oregon #river #haiku #kayaking #canoeing #rafting #petroglyph #landscapes

Photos from Alder Creek Kayak Canoe's post 02/04/2022

Calm and cool winter day in a Northstar Canoes #Northwind 17. Absolutely LOVE this boat!

Do you take your pets paddling? Show us!

๐Ÿ“ธ: Andrew R

#teamaldercreek #purelypaddlesports #canoeing #paddlepups #adventurehound #pnwonderful

Astral Bending Branches !

Timeline photos 02/02/2022

Paddles come in all shapes and sizes. So which one is right for you? Well, that'll primarily depend on the type of paddling you do and the boat you use. Check out this video, and let Meloy guide you through the process!

#teamaldercreek #purelypaddlesports #kayaking #paddling #outdoors #nature #howto #guide


"Splash" ๐Ÿ˜†

Upcoming Classes and Layering for Paddle Sports 01/31/2022

Upcoming Classes and Layering for Paddle Sports

Check out a few upcoming classes as well as some gear highlights for this week. Or spend some time learning about cold water and why its important to properly layer for paddling in our most recent blog post.

Upcoming Classes and Layering for Paddle Sports The Basic Skills Kayak Class covers everything you need to know to start paddling. You will learn about paddling gear, posture's affect on performance, and how to get the most out of your strokes. Whether you have never paddled before, you paddle a lot but have never had instruction, or its just bee...

Timeline photos 01/31/2022

Gotta love this moody capture by Matt during Full Immersion Sea Kayak 1. Want to join us for a weekend of paddling sea kayaks in flatwater? Follow the link below to check availability!

๐Ÿ“ธ: Matt M

#teamaldercreek #purelypaddlesports #kayaking #seakayaking #flatwater #nature #fog #longboats #gofast #outdoors #pnw

Timeline photos 01/28/2022

How about this #flashback to Dave in his natural element! Boat design sure has come a long way since the Prijon T-Canyon!

#teamaldercreek #purelypaddlesports #prijon #hammeringspot #boofeverything #whitewater #oldschool #1995 #flashbackfriday

Timeline photos 01/26/2022

Enjoy this trip report by Dave from an IK multiday down the Tatshenshini River!

๐Ÿ“ธ: Dave S

#teamaldercreek #purelypaddlesports #whitewater #kayaking #camping #wilderness #nature #outdoors #IK #inflatable #riverlife #alaska

๐Ÿ“Œ Dรซnรฉndeh and Champagne & Aishihik land.

Wild Paddles in Ridgefield 01/24/2022

Wild Paddles in Ridgefield

Dreaming of summer adventure? Read a quick collection of reflections from an old staff trip around San Juan Island. If your looking to keep your hands warm while paddling sooner than summer check out our selection of pogies!

Wild Paddles in Ridgefield Get on the water and observe some wildlife with this low key, stress free, kayak tour. Paddle the water ways around the Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge. See and hear the birds

Timeline photos 01/24/2022

Good morning!

๐Ÿ“ธ: Alex L

#teamaldercreek #purelypaddlesports #seakayak #kayaking #outdoors #pnw

Timeline photos 01/21/2022

Whitewater kayaking is supposed to be FUN! Team member Harry writes about stigmas in the sport and his growth as a paddler:

๐Ÿ“ธ: Andrew R

#teamaldercreek #purelypaddlesports #whitewater #kayaking #nature #fun

Timeline photos 01/19/2022

Do you paddle with your pets? We love bringing our canine companions along! Show us your furry friend(s)!

๐Ÿ“ธ: Neil B

#teamaldercreek #purelypaddlesports #borksandboats #poochandpaddle #dogs #pets #kayaking #canoeing #rafting #SUP

Whitewater Weekend Class 01/17/2022

Whitewater Weekend Class

Ever wonder how to outfit a canoe for a whitewater trip? Or what Andrew looked like before his beard? Andrew takes you step by step through the process of outfitting a canoe for a whitewater trip in this blog post from our archives. We also highlight some inventory. Canoes, obviously, and the FeelFree Moken series fishing kayak. Check it out!

Whitewater Weekend Class While Canoes are a great adventure vehicle there is a little customization that will improve your packability and organization. Check out this awesome guide from Andrew on how to set up your Canoe for a Whitewater expedition.

Timeline photos 01/17/2022

"Below you will find the a view of the Harvard glacier, in Prince William Sound Alaska.

We went to PWS with photos of 17 glaciers from 1957, with the goal of retaking the photo from as close to the original spot as possible.

On the deck of my Delta Seventeen is a photo of the same glacier that is in front of my boat, separated by almost 60 years."

๐Ÿ“ธ: Brett F

#teamaldercreek #purelypaddlesports #kayaking #glaciers #nature #thenandnow

Timeline photos 01/14/2022

Did you know: Alder Creek has been #purelypaddlesports since 1986! We've come a long way from our humble beginnings in a garage along the Sandy River, and we are still committed to being your local, premiere, full service paddlesports shop. Thank you!

#teamaldercreek #flashback #gratitude #stillhere

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