Partners & Accolades

by Janda Rhea

Outside 2011 Trip of the YearOur Rafting and Cultural Tour of Bhutan was recognized in 2011 by Outside Magazine as one of the top ten Trips of the Year!

This trip combines rafting the pristine rivers of this tiny kingdom with visits to traditional Buddhist cultural sites. Every fall we take a handful of rafters to this fascinating country known as the last Shangri-La!



Travel OregonNWRC owner Zach Collier is Travel Oregon's Ask Oregon Rafting Expert for good reason. In addition to being the owner of a successful outfitting business on the Rogue River, Zach is a respected member of the Oregon boating community. He can be found in the winter and spring paddling around the Columbia River Gorge and loves to explore seldom-rafted runs like the Chetco, Little Klickitat, or the Crooked River.




America OutdoorsAmerica Outdoors is the leading association for growing, protecting, and supporting America's outfitting businesses. Members of America Outdoors receive up-to-date information and support of the rules and regulations as they pertain to the outfitting business. Rafting with an America Outdoors member is strongly recommended as you can rest assured that these outfitters are better informed of ever-changing requirements and are most likely compliant.




American Rivers River Ambassador MemberAmerican Rivers is the leading organization working to protect and restore the nation's rivers and streams. Northwest Rafting Company is a charter member of their River Ambassador program, and we support their continued efforts to remove defunct dams and provide environmental protections to the rivers we love.





Janda Rhea

Janda Rhea has been an integral part of Northwest Rafting Company since our inception in 2009. She manages our office operations and stays busy preparing our guests for their trips. She loves to get away from her desk and out on the river because "being in the wilderness reminds me what actually matters in life."

Connect with Janda:  Facebook  Twitter


Related Posts

Wild Rivers Night 2016 Recap

/ Monday, January 11, 2016

Wild Rivers Night 2016

Last Thursday was the 6th annual Wild Rivers Night at the Patagonia Store in Portland. Over 300 river enthusiasts joined to celebrate wild rivers in and around Oregon. Once again writer, photographer, and speaker Tim Palmer was the emcee. He followed up opening remarks with a slide show of his 216 mile trip down the Rogue River. Bearfoot Brad Nate Wilson premiered his new film about Bearfoot Brad and the North Fork of the Smith River. Baldface Creek in the headwaters of the North Fork of...

Kalmiopsis Night at Patagonia Portland

/ Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Clear waters of the Chetco River

Join us at the Patagonia Store in Portland on September 17th to celebrate the rivers and wildlands in and around the Kalmiopsis Wilderness. RSVP NowWhen: Thursday, September 17th, 2015 from 7 - 9 PM Where: Patagonia Portland Store, 907 NW Irving St, Portland, Ore. Why: To celebrate rivers in and around the Kalmiopsis Wilderness There will be several presentations about rivers of the Kalmiopsis as as well as time to enjoy free kombucha from Brew Dr. and beer from Ninkasi Brewing. The emphasis will be on...