Welcome to Rip City Paddlers

Rip City Paddlers is a competitive all-women’s team based in Portland, Oregon. Our team is made up of a number of veteran paddlers and newcomers to the sport. Regardless of how experienced any team member is, all share the common love of the water and the challenge of dragon boat racing. Paddling brings a spirit of camaraderie and support that has lead to positive, life-changing experiences for women on our team.
Go Rip City!
Interested in joining? Find out about practices, races, and requirements.

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We are recruiting!


Are you an awesome woman who is looking for community, competition, and fun? Look no further! We are looking for paddlers and tillers, no experience required. Contact us at ripcitypaddlers@gmail.com to get started!

Blazers Ticket Raffle


It’s raffle time! Rip City Paddlers are raffling court side Trail Blazers Tickets. Contact a team member or join us for the raffle party at Baerlic Brewing Co. on April 3rd for your chance to win!


2018 Team Retreat


We returned to our favorite Beach House on Netarts Bay for our 2018 Team Retreat.  And, with starting the season 24 ladies strong, we had a full house!  We spent the weekend finalizing our plans for the upcoming season, while enjoying delicious food, an assortment of beverages (including Donna’s annual cider tasting) and great company.  All agreed, it’s going to be a fantastic year!  cider

2017 Season Update


We are a few months into the season and it’s going great! We’ve added twelve new ladies to the roster this year, and the team is looking fantastic! We’ve been practicing hard, working on a new race strategy that really paid off in Olympia last month, at the Saint Martin’s Dragon Boat Festival . We finished 5th overall, out of 14 Women’s teams. Looking forward to our next race in Salem at the World Beat Festival on June 24th.