Our 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!
NWRC 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 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 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.
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...
The red hills and roadless area that spill beyond the borders of the Kalmiopsis Wilderness and form the headwaters of Rough and Ready Creek, Baldface Creek, and Hunter Creek, are a part of one the most ecologically diverse landscapes on the West Coast. The area is host to many rare and endemic plant species that are found nowhere else, in addition to being an important source of clean water that supports salmon runs and communities downstream. In order to protect those outstanding values while longer lasting...