Portland Hikes and Walks
Sauvie Island is just a short dash down Route 30 from downtown Portland, but you'll never know the city is a just a quick bus ride away. Here are just some of the things you find on Oregon's largest island:
12,000 acres of wildlife sanctuary. There are beaten paths to follow or you can explore. How lost could you get? It's an island!
Legal nude beaches. And if you want to keep your
clothes on, legal non-nude beaches.
Blackberries in August and September - lots of
places you can pick for free.
To get there, head west on Route 30, the road to
St. Helens and Astoria. After passing the St. John's bridge you'll pass
an Arco. Gas up here if you need it - there's no gas on the island. Watch
for a large green and white "Sauvie Island" highway sign. Turn
right at the bridge and cross slowly (20 mph!). You'll need a parking
pass, so stop at the general store right after the bridge. A day pass
is $3.50 but if you go a lot get the annual pass for $11.
There are two good hikes on the island, Warrior Rock
Lighthouse and Oak Island.
Where: North of Portland