Dive into white water rafting near Portland, Oregon. Not too far outside of the city, you can immerse yourself in the beauty of the Pacific Northwest’s rivers. Whether you’re paddling through the thrilling rapids of the Rogue River or navigating the wild waters of the Deschutes River, Tributary Whitewater Tours offers an unforgettable experience for all.

Why Choose White Water Rafting Near Portland?

  • Expert Guides: Our seasoned guides not only navigate you through the rapids but also share the rich history and ecology of the area.
  • Safety First: Equipped with top-quality gear and safety instructions, we ensure a thrilling yet secure adventure for everyone.
  • Memorable Moments: Perfect for families, friends, or solo adventurers, our trips offer a mix of exhilaration and relaxation.

Book Your Adventure Today

Ready to escape the city and plunge into the wild? Tributary Whitewater Tours invites you to explore the best white water rafting Portland Oregon has to offer. From rafting near Portland Oregon to embarking on an epic Oregon river experience, we’re here to make your adventure dreams come true.

Don’t miss out on the thrill of river rafting Portland‘s stunning waterways. Join us on the river and let the currents of adventure sweep you away.


Dates: April
- October

Our Hells Canyon river rafting trips run the northern section of the Snake River on the Oregon, Idaho border. Located in a remote section of Eastern Oregon, this world renowned rafting trip features the seclusion of the the Wallowa-Wittman National Forest and the Hells Canyon Wilderness.

Our Snake River Outpost Location in Halfway, OR

  • 3 hours from Boise, ID
  • 5 1/2 hrs from Portland, OR
  • 5 1/2 hrs from Bend, OR
  • Raft in Hells Canyon, North America’s deepest river canyon (yes, even deeper than the Grand Canyon)!
  • Mountain tops reach 9,393 ft (Seven Devils Mountain) and fall nearly 8,000 ft to the river positioned at ~1,400 ft.
  • Several specialty rafting trips offered: Women’s Wellness & Rafting and Fishing & Hunting rafting trips
  • Raft the Wild & Scenic section of the world renowned river.
  • Side hikes including Suicide Point in the Seven Devils Mountains.
  • Excellent fishing opportunities for bass, trout, sturgeon, and steelhead.
  • Diverse wildlife – bighorn sheep, chukar flocks and bald eagles.


Dates: April
- May

The Owyhee River is located in the western United States, primarily flowing through the states of Oregon, Idaho, and Nevada. The river begins in northeastern Nevada and travels through southwestern Idaho and southeastern Oregon, eventually joining the Snake River.

Referred to as the “Grand Canyon of Oregon,” the Owyhee River offers a mesmerizing landscape characterized by towering cliffs and a 3,000-foot relief.  Encompassing over two million acres, the Owyhee Canyonlands provide an expansive and untouched wilderness to explore. The river rafting journey features breathtaking sights of red-rock spires in Honeycombs, Chalk Basin, and Leslie Gulch, while historic petroglyphs offer glimpses into the region’s cultural past. Renowned as one of the least affected by light pollution in the lower 48 states, the Owyhee River region stands as a premier destination for stargazing, enhancing the allure of this remote and pristine corner of the country.

  • Known as the “Grand Canyon of Oregon” with breathtaking towering cliffs and 3,000 ft relief
  • Option to stop and soak in hot springs along the river
  • Experience the Owyhee Canyonlands which stretch across more than two million acres
  • Raft the Wild & Scenic River section
  • Very remote, wild and untouched
  • View red-rock spires Honeycomb rock formations, Chalk Basin area, and Leslie Gulch
  • Historic petroglyphs
  • Noted as one of the areas least tainted by light pollution in the lower 48, this region is a hallmark for stargazing
  • Experience plant life found nowhere else in the world including Packard’s blazing star and the Owyhee clover


Dates: May
- September

Located southeast of the volcanic Mount Hood, the Lower Deschutes River is central Oregon’s playground, celebrated for its whitewater rafting, fishing, swimming, and kayaking. With its headwaters in the Cascades, the Deschutes River is also one of the largest spring-fed rivers in the United States. Melting snow in the mountains soaks into the ground before reemerging as springs, sending the Deschutes cascading north 252 miles through Oregon until it meets the Columbia River and then the Pacific Ocean.

Designated a National Wild and Scenic River in 1988, the Deschutes River is protected for its geology, history, and numerous species of plants, wildlife, and fish. The river drops over 1,000 feet to its confluence with the Columbia River and flows through an incredible red canyon carved from volcanic basalt. Vertical cliffs tower over the whitewater, with wide talus slopes and numerous caves. The Deschutes River Canyon is not only stunning, but it also provides the perfect nesting habitat for birds of prey like bald eagles, peregrine falcons, and osprey. Songbirds, herons, mule deer, and reptiles also use the river corridor. Wild steelhead and native trout also call the river home, and the Deschutes River is a renowned fly fishing destination.

Tributary offers river rafting trips on the Deschutes River starting in Maupin, Oregon. This fun and splashy section of the river caters to all skill levels and is perfect for children over 7 and non-swimmers. Our multi-day Deschutes whitewater rafting adventure is a great way to get the family out, and it’s just two hours from Portland and Bend, Oregon!

  • Raft the Wild & Scenic section of the Deschutes River, with fun, splashy rapids that are great for families and non-swimmers alike
  • Float through a beautiful red canyon carved from volcanic rock, with basalt cliffs over 2,500 feet high 
  • Native Americans used the river for thousands of years, as well as Oregon Trail pioneers
  • One of the premier fly fishing rivers in the Pacific Northwest. Fish for native trout and the elusive steelhead from the riverbanks
  • A birdwatcher’s paradise! Chances to see osprey, bald eagles, and kingfishers, as well as beavers and otters
  • Nearly 300 days of sunshine a year gives you a good chance of enjoying a sunny day on the water!
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