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Old 03-22-2009
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Portland Oregon Columbia River

Hi, was wondering about the sailing opportunities around Portland Oregon.

How good is it? How far upriver can you go? I'm assuming you can go all the way downriver to the ocean, but it looks like from there, up or down there are few bays, and from what I've seen, in summer, it's non stop brutal onshore winds.

I've driven the gorge and it's beuatiful, are there any online guides you know of? Also, what skill level would you recommend for someone doing some summer cruising.

I know it has a reputation for strong winds, but eveytime I've been through it's been pretty light, except for small stretches at a time.

I'm really just looking for any information or experiences I can find. Thanks.
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