I don’t know about you, but I love being on the water. There’s something about a hot summer day, being on a boat, and drinking an ice cold IPA that gets me every time! The funny thing is, while Portland is better known for numerous hiking trails, Mt. Hood, Multnomah Falls, great food and beer, and the Portland Trail Blazers, it isn’t really known for boating or water sports. Well that’s a shame because there isn’t many major cities in America, let alone the West Coast, where you can enjoy all the amenities a big city has to offer, and be out on the water wake boarding, wake surfing, or tubing in a matter of minutes from downtown. What’s more? The water is 75 degrees during the summer on the Willamette, perfect for a water sports enthusiast!