Oregon Rowing Unlimited (ORU) is a non-profit 501 c (3) rowing club based in Portland, Oregon. It was established in 1988 to promote rowing in a team-oriented atmosphere. We believe that the skills learned in rowing support success both on the water and off, and our mission is to foster a sense of teamwork, achievement, and goal-setting in a sporting environment. Since its inception, ORU has helped launch many careers and has been a source of origin and inspiration for other local clubs. We welcome anyone who is curious about rowing with us to come to a few practices and try our club out!
Our Juniors program (ages 11-18) boasts coaches with over 30 years of experience. Athletes are instructed in both sculling and sweeping, and our low athlete-to-coach ratio means each athlete gets plenty of individual attention. Junior team members learn discipline, team work, and life experience. We're more than a team; we're a family. Athletes will get the chance to compete at numerous regattas throughout the year from the novice to varsity level. Practice is Monday - Friday from 4:00pm to 6:00 pm.
Our Masters program proves that rowing can be enjoyed at any age! Our members range from age 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 several regattas in the Pacific Northwest. Practice is M/W/F from 5:45 am to 7:15 am, with an option to row on Saturdays at 7:30 am.