The Narrows, on the Willamette River above Willamette Falls and West Linn, is still one of the best kept paddling secrets close to the Portland metro area
North Fork Reservoir just 7 miles east of Estacada is a spectacular paddle for those who love to fish on calm emerald water, surrounded by lushly treed mountains and wildlife, or those who just love to see schools of fish beneath their boat.
Estacada Lake is a jewel undiscovered by most who only glimpse it as they pass over the bridge into Estacada.
The Tualatin River has many places to put in and is wonderful for a serene paddle, especially in the late summer and fall months.
Champoeg State Heritage Area is a jewel set just southwest of Wilsonville on the Willamette River.