Symposiums in Portland, Oregon?

I’ll be attending a family reunion in Corvallis sometime between the middle of July - first two weeks of August. Can anyone tell me if there are any kayak symposiums in Portland during that time? (I couldn’t find any listed) Can anyone suggest any great paddling areas/kayak (rental)shops? It’s going to be great seeing everyone again, but I want to take advantage of new kayaking opportunities. Thanks!

Check out the Lower Columbia River
You might want to check out Columbia River Kayaking for instruction/tours opportunities or the Skamokawa Center for rentals/tours. I think Ginni at Columbia River Kayaking is one of the most fun and knowlegeable instructors you’ll find.

It’s a bit later than you were interested in but the two companies are hosting a kayaking gathering - the LoCo Roundup August 24-26. Details on Ginni’s website.

You can get information about anything
happening and rent boats at Alder Creek in Portland. Very knowledgeable people.

Thank you both!
I’ll check out both places.