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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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Description: 12,000 acres of land on the island have been preserved as the Sauvie...
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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I spent considerable time on Sauvie Island birdwatching. There are wonderful varieties of ducks and other water birds, a Heron rookery, Bald Eagles and other raptors year round... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I spent considerable time on Sauvie Island birdwatching. There are wonderful varieties of ducks and other water birds, a Heron rookery, Bald Eagles and other raptors year round, but my favorite time is winter, when we get the migratory birds. If you haven't seen a huge flock of Snow Geese or Tundra Swan you don't know what you are missing.... More 

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san francisco
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Went here on a nice, sunny Monday hoping to avoid the crazy weekend crowds but maybe they know best! Most places were quiet with little, to none, of their activities going on. Stopped first at Bella Organics. After roaming around saw that people were picking (the gentleman at the counter inside didn't even tell us about it) so we joined... More 

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Southern Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Drive around, stop, look, enjoy. People live here so bear in mind, you're visiting somebody's neighborhood. The wildlife, the farms, the fruit and vegt. u-pick opportunities abound. Gorgeous place minutes from downtown.

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Murrieta, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Great place - would have loved to take children there or done some produce shopping. Minutes north of Portland - Sauvie Island is a different world. Farms, corn maizes, barns animals and pumpkin patches. I went for a marathon and was calmed by the tranquility. Foot Traffic did a great job with the July 4 races (marathon, half marathon, 8k... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

make sure you check when the trails are open. They close Oct thru May for hunting so be sure to check that they are open. I often take people out there birding for the many habitats on the island from lakes to open meadows to forested sites.

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Portland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Whether watching the varied wildlife flying, swimming and walking in the refuge, fishing where available (with proper license) or visiting one of two of the Portland area's nude beaches, there is a lot to do here. You will need a parking pass (day, year or special free pass [Pioneer] for long-term Oregon residents) to park anywhere on the northern part... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We decided to pick berries on Sauvie Island after passing it by so many times. Wow! We had no idea how big this island was! We took a lovely drive around and found farms, lavendar, berries, beaches and had quite a nice day of it! There are no gas stations on the island so be sure to fill up before... More 

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Lynnwood, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Sauvie Island is a must see in the Portland especially if you like the outdoors and wildlife. Wildlife was mainly limited to a few birds over the 2 days visiting the island. More are definitely seen on the sunnier days as we found out. Coon Point and a viewing tower on the east side of the island are the easiest... More 

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aegais
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

This is a very scenic place. I went in at the end of FEB with my family. I had memories of going there as a kid and wanted to visit. A few things to note. There are limited resources in the Fall and winter as well as hunting season. There is a clothing optional section of the beach. Parking is... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We visited a pumpkin patch and had a great day. It was still early so we decided to explore the island. Being flat, it held some nice surprises with open spaces and interesting walking and driving places. I want to go back and explore more fully.

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