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Sauvie Island Wildlife Area

18330 Northwest Sauvie Island Rd, Portland, OR 97231
+1 503 872 5268; +1 503 621 3488
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Ranked #33 of 301 attractions in Portland
Type: Parks
Owner description: 12,000 acres of land on the island have been preserved as the Sauvie Island Wildlife Area. Managed by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, the... more » Owner description: 12,000 acres of land on the island have been preserved as the Sauvie Island Wildlife Area. Managed by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, the wildlife area is a premier hiking, birdwatching, hunting, and fishing location. « less
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Bellingham, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

It is nice for a day trip and bird watching but the areas are actually just "OK" in my opinion.I have actually seen better birding areas in the Northwest.The parking is a bit of a hassle on a busy day and they are pretty diligent on their parking passes beware.Just porta potties are in mos locations that you may want... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

This is a bit of an urban oasis. In fact it's not quite urban but it's a short bike ride or drive north of downtown (about 10 miles). The island appears pretty nondescript but it offers some okay beaches and great roads for cycling. some farmers markets are there but it lacks a nice general store. The one that's there... More

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California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

There are many such sites around the west as Sauvie Island. The Sacramento River Delta comes to mind. Maybe we were expecting more, but there are a few farms to visit and you have to get a permit even to park and go look at the river. The signs in the wildlife area are amusing in the long list things... More

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29 reviews 29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

There are so many beautiful things to see/do/experience on this island that it would be silly trying to condense it in few words. I used to go there initially just to bike around and pick blackberries... of course there is much more. If you have a car, you need to have a permit unless you just go to a farm.... More

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

There is a clothing optional beach and some other river beaches.A nice place to take the sun and enjoy sand on Portland's sunny days. Pleasant and worth visiting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013 via mobile

We went there for a day to with my mom. The scenery and the wildlife is absolutely amazing. We also had a great time in beaches. It is a unique place to go and you can fond all sorts of things to do there.

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Seattle, Washington
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

Fantastic public beaches (family style and cloting optional style), parks and quaint stores, farms & etc.

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Rainier, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Sauvie Island (pronounced "Sophie's" Island by locals) is a diked-in farm, wildlife and sporting area just below the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia Rivers. Once subject to spring flooding, it now produces a tremendous amount of fresh produce for the Portland metro area. Its a great place to go to see wildlife, or just spend some time in a... More

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Vernonia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

Definitely worth the visit; great for kids, out of towners, even locals! Easy access to Portland, and NW Oregon. Farm fresh foods too!

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Vancouver, Washington
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

It's ok, but not worth the long drive. The pumpkin patch is actually a lot more interesting than the 'clothing optional' part of the beach.

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