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Address: 18330 Northwest Sauvie Island Rd, Portland, OR 97231
Phone Number: +1 503 872 5268; +1 503 621 3488
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12,000 acres of land on the island have been preserved as the Sauvie Island...

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.

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Favorite place to escape the city in summer

Berry picking! Pumpkin picking! Swimming and sandy beaches. I love how close Sauvie Island is to Portland. It's a great escape.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
witchwizard1996
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Portland, Oregon

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Portland, Oregon
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Berry picking! Pumpkin picking! Swimming and sandy beaches. I love how close Sauvie Island is to Portland. It's a great escape.

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Thank witchwizard1996
Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a regular visitor to Sauvie Island I have been able to observe the bird life by the seasons. During winter many raptors call the island home. At one time I have seen 21 different bald eagle and many other raptors. The island is managed for overwintering populations of waterfowl. Many areas are closed off to waterfowl hunting as hunting... More 

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Thank Charlie R
Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Great place to ride bike, head over to fresh markets or in the fall....pumpkin patch. Market on site has great buys. Small gift store has cool things.

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Thank Lin C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

I love to visit Sauvie Island especially in the late fall and winter. The crowds are gone! The heron, Eagles, geese, cormorants are here. The miles of River-side beach is gorgeous. On a clear day you get views of Mount St. Helens. My labs loves her dip in the river too.

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Thank AliceMariam
Portland, OR
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111 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

Several areas of Sauvie Island are utilized and recommended by the Audubon Society for bird photography, and I have encountered deer on the trails. Migratory birds (ducks and geese) rest here on their journey up/down the Pacific Flyway. Osprey, bald eagles and several species of owls provide great photo opportunities. I'd recommend a camera with a wide angle and telephoto... More 

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Thank Sixgill
Portland, Oregon, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

A nice wildlife area right next to a nice farming community. Good for watching raptors, or migrating Sand Hill Cranes. There are several Heron Rookeries visable from the numerous bird watching vantage points.

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Thank Greg H
Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Family Farms with Fresh Fruits and Vegetables can be found on the road to one of the most stellar wildlife viewing areas.

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Thank Debbie E
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

There is a very long beach on the willette river. One end of it is clothing opitonal, blush. I spent quite a bit of time improving my tan without tan lines summer of '14, giggle

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Such a beautiful drive throughout Sauvie Island. Lots of "You Pick" vegetable and fruit farms. So peaceful. Very enjoyable.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Sauvie Island is a drive-to island accessible via the St. John bridge. Once you cross that bridge, you're in a different world. We visited in early September, and it was just gorgeous! We followed the instructions given to us by the Audubon center in Northwest Portland and stopped at the little store to get a map and a parking permit.... More 

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