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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...

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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Columbia River Walk with Yellow Lab

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago

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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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.

Thank AliceMariam
Portland, OR
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110 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 

Thank Sixgill
Portland, Oregon, United States
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Greg H
Portland, Oregon
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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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.

Thank Debbie E
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15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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

Thank Rhonda A
Seattle, Washington
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158 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
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.

Thank epresley142
New Haven, Connecticut
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30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 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 

Thank Judith L
Portland, Oregon
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55 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

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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64 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
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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261 reviews
140 attraction reviews
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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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