Looking to by an Inner Tube in Portland? Wanting to hit one of the local Rivers such as the Sandy River or Clackamas River for some summer River Tubing?
Or maybe you are lucky enough to be taking part in THE BIG FLOAT on the Willamette River.
Look no further than Popina, for the summer of 2011 100% of proceeds from the sale of inner tubes will be donated to Willamette Riverkeeper and THE BIG FLOAT. So when you buy your inner tube you can feel good that you are directly helping clean up the Willamette with your purchase. If you want to take it a step further, if you become a basic $35 member of Willamette Riverkeeper at checkout you can get 25% off your inner tube and 10% off your swimwear purchase.
All inner tube sales are FINAL (no refunds or exchanges).
We at Popina love to raft and swim in the water during the heat of the Portland summers so we looked long and hard for the ultimate River Tubing apparatus. We just got our stock in just in time for the heat of July.
We carry three Inner Tube Portland options:Your basic River Rat Tube $15
The River Tube is a very well thought out inner tube design. Not too big a back rest to get in the way of paddling, two beverage holders, a nice wide air valve for quick inflating and deflating and handles for those adrenaline moments in a rapid, plus heavier rubber shell. $30
The Double River Tube is a joined version of the River Tube with a beverage cooler in the middle. All the perks of the River Tube and look how happy that couple is. $56
I recommend purchasing oars with this model as it can be very challenging to hand paddle with doubles. We sell oars for $20. The couple pictured below was taken at the begining of their trip, without paddles they were not so happy at the end. Keep your couple together, if you get the Double River please buy paddles.
Popina also has a nice selection of both hand pumps and pumps that plug into your car for auto fill, this is also recommended, it seems like it would not be a big deal to blow up an inner tube, but come on you are going on the river to relax, cut yourself some slack and treat yourself to an inner tube.
Two locations!Pearl District Popina Swimwear Downtown Portland (Pearl District, Westside, Beaverton, Lake Oswego) 318 NW 11th Avenue Portland, Oregon 97209 503.243.SWIM (7946) Popina Swimwear NE | SE | North Portland (also serving Vancouver, Wa) 4831 NE 42nd Avenue (corner of NE 42nd and Alberta) Portland, Oregon 97213 503.282.5159
Open 7 days a week in the summer!