Chill Portland


Michael Watts
Portland Manager


Chill Portland, launched in 2006, serves more than 80 youth each winter. Using board sports to motivate youth to accomplish goals they never thought they could, we teach them some of the most important lessons in life about patience, persistence, responsibility, courage, respect, and pride – our weekly themes within our programs.

But that is all changing! We have moved to full time programming with adding our first Surf/SUP program in August of 2015. We are partnering up with Oregon Surf Adventures and Big Winds. A small pilot group will be hitting the waves!

 Chill is serving the following Portland agencies in 2015:

  • Rosemary Anderson High School North and East
  • IRCO (Asian Family Center)
  • Centennial Park School
  • Ron Russell SUN CS
  • Floyd Light SUN CS
  • Reynolds Learning Academy
  • Youth Progress
  • Clark County Safety Task Force

Winter Program:

Location: Mt. Hood Meadows

This year, Mt. Hood Meadows has partnered up with CHILL PDX to provide instructors, lift tickets, and gear for the upcoming season. The program dates are mid-week, after school, starting Jan. 14th and 15th.

Summer Program:

The CHILL PDX Surf/SUP program will be starting in August of 2015.

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Mentoring and coaching assistance
  • Fundraising and event planning
  • Video filming and editing
  • Program set-up and tear-down
  • Apply here!


More event information is on its way. CHILL PDX is currently working on a few surprises in the next few months.

 Local Sponsors:

Chill programming would not be possible without the generosity of our sponsors. Many thanks to the sponsors who continue to help us change the lives of Chill Portland’s deserving youth.

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