Oregon Rowing Unlimited (ORU) is a non-profit 501c(3) rowing club based in Portland, Oregon. It was established in 1988 to promote the sport of rowing in a team and goal oriented atmosphere. Since its inception, ORU has helped launch many careers and has been a source of origin and inspiration for other local rowing clubs. Boasting a competitive junior team, and a recreational and competitive masters team, we welcome anyone ages 11 and older to experience the joy of rowing. If you're looking for a fun team atmosphere filled with camaraderie, where you can experience a challenging program under the leadership of caring and committed coaches, then ORU is the place for YOU! We believe that the skills learned in rowing support success both on and off the water, and our goal is to teach you as much as we can about the sport and encourage your growth as an athlete. Come on down to ORU, and give rowing a try!
For over 25 years our Juniors program has taught thousands of youth, ages 11-18, how to row. Our athletes come to us from all over the Portland area and all economic backgrounds; no one is turned away! Junior Team members are instructed in both sculling and sweeping. They learn discipline, team work and goal setting -- all in a fun and close-knit environment. Our low athlete-to-coach ratio means each athlete gets plenty of individual attention. All Junior Team members have the opportunity to compete at numerous regattas throughout the year, both locally and in the Pacific Northwest. At ORU, we're more than a team; we're a family. Come check us out. Practice is Monday - Friday from 4:00pm to 6:30 pm during the school year.
Our Masters program proves that rowing can be enjoyed at any age! Our members range in age from 22 to over 80, with experience levels ranging from new rowers to former Olympians and everything in between. ORU is the only masters team in Portland that doesn't require a Learn to Row class to join, so feel free to come try us out! The team competes at various regattas in the Pacific Northwest throughout the year. Practice is M/W/F from 5:45 am to 7:15 am, with an option to row on Saturdays at 7:30 am.