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The Portland Rowing Club was established in 1879 with the original mission of providing an athletic club for rowing members and a boathouse to store rowing shells on the banks of the Willamette river. Up until the 1940s, competitive and recreational rowing activities were the primary functions of the Club. Over time, the emphasis of the Club slowly shifted to an increasing interest in motorboats, cruising, fishing and houseboat living. Today, the Portland Rowing Club still has itís original boathouse full of rowing shells and rowing, our original reason for being on the river, is currently alive and well. But the Portland Rowing Club has expanded to include 17 houseboats, a clubhouse, a pump house and 95 boat slips.  PRC is made up of rowing members, year-round boating members, seasonal fishing members, on-shore members and resident floating home members that combine to form a community of people who share the common passion of being on the river.

Rowing Membership

For our Rowing members, PRC has a covered boathouse with storage racks for rowing shells and a launching deck. Our waitlist for rack space is very long; contact our harbor master to be added.

Boating Membership

Boats slips are available for year lease. We have both covered and uncovered boat slips. You must first become a member of PRC in order to obtain a boat slip. 

Seasonal Fishing Membership

Boats slips are available for sub-letting for the Salmon fishing season from February 1st through the end of May. 

Resident Floating Home Membership

You can become a Resident Floating Home Member by purchasing one of the houseboats and becoming an owner. If you are interested in renting, there are opportunities as well. Many of the Floating Home owners rent out their Tenders.


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