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Rogue River

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A Rafting & Cultural

Tour of Bhutan

Explore the rivers and people of Shangri-La
Kayaking Expedition on the

Chetco River

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News & Updates

The Wrathful Deities of Bhutan

Zach / Sunday, November 23, 2014

The wrathful deities are a form that Buddhas or Bodhisattvas (gods) may take to scare off, subdue demons, or remind people to be good. They most often stand in the warrior pose (Pratyalidhasana), are surrounded by flames, have razor sharp fangs and a protruding belly. A third eye in the center of their forehead signifies insight and wisdom. The five skull crown represents changing the five poisons to the five wisdoms....

The Whitewater Rafter's Guide to the 8 Auspicious Symbols of Buddhism

Treesh / Monday, November 17, 2014

It won’t take longer than a five minute stroll through any monastery, street, or bridge in Bhutan to find artistic representations of the 8 auspicious symbols of Buddhism. But these symbols aren’t present just for aesthetics. They represent the offerings received by Buddha from the gods after his enlightenment. By searching for deeper meaning in these symbols, we can become better people, and perhaps just as importantly, better whitewater enthusiasts. The...

Bluegrass on Whitewater

Molly / Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Last year Northwest Rafting Co. had a fantastic 5-day trip down the Rogue River with renowned Bluegrass musicians Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum. It was an unforgettable trip and we are excited to offer it again in 2015. There's truly no better way to relax after a day of whitewater adventure than to spend an evening listening to live music. Book NowPrice: $1395 Length: 38 miles / 5 days Dates: TBA...

Wild Rivers Night 2015

Zach / Saturday, October 25, 2014

RSVP NowWhen: Thursday, January 8, 2015 from 7 - 10 PM Where: Patagonia Portland Store, 907 NW Irving St, Portland, Ore. How: Get your $6.00 tickets at Eventbrite Join us on January 8th for our 5th Annual Wild Rivers Night at the Patagonia store in Portland. Wild Rivers Night is a fun evening of socializing with your river friends while celebrating wild rivers. Northwest Rafting Company partners with some awesome organizations...