About Us

The Columbia River Roundup (CRRU) is a conference providing the message of AA & Al-Anon to the alcoholic & family members who still suffer and to create an environment of unity, cooperation, opportunities for service along with love and support for all members and family members in the Portland Vancouver metro area and surrounding areas by providing AA & Al-Anon speakers, topic panels & workshops, along with acquainting members with all activities available throughout the area.

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Conference Speakers

  • Susan L. (AFG) – Broomall, PA
  • Mari G. (AA) – Toronto, ON (Canada)
  • Jack G. (AA) – Huntington Beach, CA
  • Charlie C. (AA) – Burbank, CA
  • Sheree K. (AA) – Long Island NY
  • Danny D. (AA) – El Segundo, CA
  • Rona Yellow Robe (AA) – Chippewa Cree Nation

Conference Activities

  • Full Alanon participation
  • Three meals on Saturday, Breakfast on Sunday, Ice Cream Social on Friday
  • Free parking for all three days
  • Pre-round up Columbia River Gorge excursion: sight-seeing, cruise, and group dinner
  • “Columbia River Crack-up” comedy show featuring PDX and out of town comics (Friday night)
  • Saturday night dance featuring DJ Danny
  • Two Yoga sessions (Saturday with David Paul Miller – Healing Yoga Northwest) and (Sunday with Sheila Schmidt from Inside Yoga more info at Insideyoga.com)
  • Two Meditation sessions (Saturday with the amazing Patty Louys) and (Sunday with David Paul Miller Yogic Mindfulness
  • 10 planned workshops with our speakers, local and regional AA’s
  • All-day hospitality suite featuring Voodoo Donuts and more
  • Opening ceremony with Wellbriey
  • Amazing Grace performed by Rona Yellow Robe
  • Custom 3D souvenir laminate/badge
  • Three days on the beautiful; amazingly gorgeous U of P Campus – surrounded by a spiritual setting
  • Post-round up Gorge Hike hosted by AA in the woods
  • To quote one member who posted a message on Facebook  – “it will be like a mini International”