Chill Portland


Michael Watts
Portland Manager

About Chill Portland:

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!

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. 13th and 14th.

Summer Program:

Summer programs are over with, but we are currently planning for next summer!!!

Agencies Served:

Chill is serving the following Portland agencies in 2015/16:

  • 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
  • Bridger Elementary School
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of SW Washington
  • Police Activities League of Vancouver
  • Lent Elementary School
  • New Avenues for Youth


Chill’s Shop for a Cause at evo on December 17th – This is a great way to give back while getting those last minute gifts. 10% of all sales from 5pm-8pm will be donated to Chill Portland. Ugly Sweater contest, holiday drinks, and gift wrapping all available.

Volunteer Opportunities

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

 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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