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Sauvie Island Wildlife Area

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Address: 18330 NW Sauvie Island Rd, Portland, OR 97231-1312
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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so close, so quiet, so calm - this is our favorite place to go for a walk (no, not a drive - a walk!). It is only 10 miles from downtown, a very urban place but as soon as we... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

so close, so quiet, so calm - this is our favorite place to go for a walk (no, not a drive - a walk!). It is only 10 miles from downtown, a very urban place but as soon as we drive over the small bridge, we are back at least 50 years among farms and woods. Things slow down and... More 

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Portland, OR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Real nice area to cruise around, there are some cool farms, beaches, and a nude beach for the adventurous.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love the wonderful oak groves, beaches, and fresh produce from the farms. This is a day trip. Don't rush. Breathe in the air, stroll down paths, explore the corn mazes. This is a fabulous place for kids and adults. The pumpkin patch fun is unforgettable.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to go birding during migration seasons in the Fall and Spring. Many good spots to see birds. You need to get a wildlife permit at a local store. And watch out for bike fanatics, they love the level roads.

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Thank JOHN W
Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Drive to the north end of Sauvie Island and you can walk on the beach to the lighthouse. It's called Warrior Rock Lighthouse, 6 miles out and back. Great for running and or with kids, no elevation.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

As an Oregonian, I have been out there many times over the years, to pick cucumbers for pickling; and ALL kinds of berries; cherries; seeds; honey; etc... Visit the popular Pumpkin Patch and BUY their wonderful, natural stuff!!! Or, you can even drive out to the nudie beach, and STRIP down to you birthday suit, and swim in the Willamette!!!... More 

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Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

We visited Sauvie Island Wildlife Area to visit a few homes we wanted to view for our upcoming retirement. Drove around the island a bit and saw many local farms with fresh produce, including fruits such as blueberries, marionberries, strawberries and blackberries, with much more available! Some of the farms offer all-organic! Pick your own produce! The island is the... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

You might want to wear your ear plugs if you're heading this way during the migration season. There are so many birds taking off, landing and just hanging out and feeding. The cacophony they produce is astounding. You will love it.

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Sherwood, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

We hoped to visit the wildlife area for a nice hike and to see some wildlife for photography. Signs were limited and not helpful. On a Sunday the place seemed vacated and information available was minimal and confusing. We drove around for several miles, but could not find what we hoped for and expected.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Lovely, quick getaway to the country right in the heart of the city. Great place to view birds and to take hikes in flat terrain.

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