RiversWest has moved!
We have moved our shop to the Green Anchors site in St John’s, on the banks of the Willamette, just downriver from the St John’s bridge adjacent to Cathedral Park (8940 N Bradford St, Portland, OR).
We have mostly completed construction of our new shop, and it is now available for members to use. Stop by during one of our open houses to take a look!
RiversWest owns a large collection of boat building plans which are available to members. We have recently completed a catalog of the plans which can be viewed. Contact the club for a spreadsheet of this catalog if you want to more easily search for plans that might meet your build criteria.
We have a small number of videos in our channel, but we will be adding more as we record demonstrations at the shop. Visit the channel here.
The two 40' Atkin designed launches, that were built for and originally used on Crater Lake, are still available to anyone willing and able to take them off our hands. More details here
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Since 1991, RiversWest Small Craft Center has been promoting the use of sustainable, beautiful boats built to operate on the human scale. For some of our members, that means restoring historically correct wooden boats. For others, it is a chance to design and build with the support and input of a like-minded group.
Many enjoy the camaraderie of "messing about" on the water. We all benefit from the chance to learn from one another. We are often inspired to get our hands busy building, paddling, rowing, motoring, or sailing small craft.
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