Northeast Marine Drive moorages are on a wide channel of the Columbia River, just south of McGuire Island.  Immediately east of McGuire Island, the river opens up to a broad, scenic view of the beginning of the Columbia River Gorge.  Breathtakingly close views of Mount Hood, serene nature and wildlife characterize the landscape.  Scarce marine traffic and unobstructed breezes make this area ideal for sailboating and kitesurfing.   With the Columbia River Gorge so close, nature-lovers and boaters of all kinds enjoy this proximity to outdoor adventure.

The river near the northeast Marine Drive moorages is conducive to being on the water.  Paddle boarding, kayaking, rowing, and canoeing excursions are all amazing from this location.  Winter can be icier due to higher winds and the current can get quite strong and swift during Winter and Spring, but the pristine sunrises over Mount Hood cannot be beat.  These moorages are in Portland.  Some of these moorages are within the service boundary of the City of Gresham, however, for certain municipal services such as permitting.  Because this area is in a natural setting, nearby services such as groceries, shops and dining require transportation by car.