About Us - Northwest Whitewater Adventures

About Us

Northwest Whitewater Adventures is designed to promote and operate outdoor adventure sports among all ages. By offering nothing motorized, we celebrate human power and natural environment. We are leaders in our industry through innovation and preservation. We will sustain a reputation of quality through excellent service, customer care, and a friendly, professional staff. Our guests are the focus of our company. We pride ourselves in exceeding our guest’s expectations. We are the premier Whitewater Company in the Portland area.

Chris Lessick

In 2006 We decided to take up a new hobby: Whitewater Rafting. The hobby quickly became a love, a passion, and then a source of income.
Chris now has 10 years of commercial white water rafting experience as a raft guide on the Upper Clackamas River and has logged over 1000 commercial trips. Chris acquired guide certification and swift water rescue certification through Rescue International Whitewater Training. Chris' wife Heidi is self employed in business, marketing and sales since 2010. Together, Chris and Heidi have over 20 years of self employment business experience, and bring a wealth of experience to the table with regards to both business and whitewater raft guiding. This team combination, the experience each has, along with the passion they both have for the river and outdoors is sure to create a very successful whitewater rafting experience for our guests.