Chill Portland


Michael Watts Portland Manager


Chill Portland, launched in 2006, serves more than 70 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.

In 2013, Chill served the following Portland agencies:

  • Ackerman Academy Alternative School
  • DePaul Youth & Family
  • Friends of the Children (FOTC)
  • Immigrant & Refugee Community Organization/Asian Family Center (IRCO/AFC)
  • Lane SUN Community School
  • Native American Youth and Family (NAYA)
  • Open Meadow
  • Oregon Outreach, Inc.
  • POIC – Rosemary Anderson High School North & East
  • Shaver SUN Elementary School

Winter Program:

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

Skateboarding Program:

More information on our Skateboarding program will be available soon.

Volunteer Opportunities

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


evo had their grand opening on Nov. 15th where all the proceeds from ticket, drink, and silent auction sales directly benefited CHILL-PDX.  Thank you to all that attended!!!

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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