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Sauvie Island Wildlife Area

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Address: 18330 Northwest Sauvie Island Rd, Portland, OR 97231
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+1 503-872-5268

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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Birds n Breeze.

My Wife and I went on the Raptor Road Trip (02/04/2017). The day was a bit damp and plenty breezy but it wan plenty of fun. The areas had Coffee and donuts and the sites were... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Donnie H
Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My Wife and I went on the Raptor Road Trip (02/04/2017). The day was a bit damp and plenty breezy but it wan plenty of fun. The areas had Coffee and donuts and the sites were nicely placed. We took the opportunity to explore the island to both ends of the road. I look forward to next year.

Thank Donnie H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I come out here, from my nearby Portland home, and find privacy and a beautiful place to contemplate nature. Have found cranes, egrets, geese, eagles, osprey in abundance. Mountains, oak trees and old structures add to the views. Some areas have seasonal access and a parking pass is required (stores on the island have the passes).

Thank Switters B
Tualatin, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All the local farms are worth the price alone. You can strawberry, blueberries or peaches. You can bike the island or fish or hunt. Each section of this place has its own unique character.

Thank BereanJeff
Irrigon, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fun to get out to Sauvie Island and roam around. Lots of things to see. Enjoy it while you can. It is getting more and more closed up.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

I love picking fruit there so you can can it and eat it and share it with friends and lovers. An oasis.

Thank Alzor S
Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

To get organic produce and stumbled onto the wildlife area. Nice to picnic, nice little beaches. Clean well kept, Busy at time with cyclists and families. Really the best beach for little ones, little muddy, but the water is shallow and calm..

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Borrego Springs, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

This is a big island on The Columbia River that has many places to explore. The beaches on the river are a favorite place for locals to go to when the weather gets hot. There is a clothing optional beach here on the west end of the island on the river.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

This palce has it all. You can drive around the island in a short amount of time or spend the day biking on all the roads. Summer adn fall brings fresh produce markets with plenty of local produce to choose from. This is a popular place for pumpkins. Perigrine falcons nest on special platforms by the power line poles which... More 

Thank Showustheway
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We visited this spot to pick wildflowers for a friends wedding. Worth a trip to see all the flowers in bloom, a little outside the city but fun for what we were doing.

Thank Kathleen W
Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

This State-managed Wildlife Area is a wonderful, close-in resource for residents of and visitors to the Portland-Vancouver metropolitan area. This Wildlife Area offers visitors opportunities to fish, hunt, and watch birds and other wildlife. We stopped at a handful of overlooks and viewing platforms, saw few people, but a number of birds, including sandhill cranes, bald eagles, red-tailed hawks, marsh... More 

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