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“Viewing competes with shooting”

Sauvie Island Wildlife Area
Ranked #51 of 442 things to do in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Hillsboro, OR
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142 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
“Viewing competes with shooting”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2012

This is close to the Portland Metro area so it has pressure from bird hunters as well as birders, it has a lot of farms that sell berries in the Spring, row crops in the summer and corn mazes and pumpkin patches in the Fall. Meanwhile bicyclists love it and families picnic on the riverside with salmon fishers. It is a busy place which makes the wildlife both spooky and resigned depending upon the species. Some great fall birding on stretches of land outside of the shooting areas, but for small mammals and other creatures in other seasons a casual drive through the coast range (not during deer season) will be just as fun productive, especially at the elk preserve near the coast.

Visited March 2012
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Portland, Oregon
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177 reviews
112 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 324 helpful votes
“A COUNTRYSIDE IN THE CITY...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2012

With a city like Portland, OR, you do not have to drive that far to experience the countryside accent...This island is just few miles away from the heart of the city...Less than 5 miles miles away to enjoy a farm Cabbage Patch during Halloween and to fully enjoy the wildlife habitat like bird watching...It seems that it is closer than the city zoo sometimes...Also fresh vegetable are harvested during the summer and some good fishing ground around the island...

Visited October 2012
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Vancouver
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40 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“great time”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2012

Had a blast with the kids. An interesting adventure day. So close to the city but you feel like you are in the country.

Visited July 2012
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Portland, Oregon
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19 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Wild Portland”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2012

Great outdoors in the city! Beautiful farms, wild life area, and views of the Cascade volcanoes. Visit Kruger's Farm for tasty sandwiches, home brew and a selection of fresh farm vegies.

Visited September 2012
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Forest Grove, Or
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9 reviews
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“Sauvie Island Wildlife Area”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2012

This is such a wonderful place. I have taken my children here several times. Make sure to take your camera to get some wonderful photos.

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