2022 Family Boat Build and Portland Wooden Boat Festival
Dates for this years events have been set as June 25 and 26, and applications for the Family Boat Build are now being accepted. If you want to participate in this years event, go here for more details and an application form. Applications are accepted on a first-come first-served basis, and the event usually fills up quickly.
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 moved all of our equipment, and are in the process of setting up our new shop.
We are currently constructing a roof structure that will make the building space weather proof. We will add photos of our work in progress to the Gallery, so you can follow along. There is also more information about our move in our latest newsletter.
Crater Lake boats are still available
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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Open house - first and third Saturdays
During the coronavirus pandemic, we will be meeting virtually, with a program that varies week to week. See the calendar entry for details about each open house. Non members are welcome to attend.
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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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