THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

The Sauvie Island Community Association is run by volunteers and funded by sponsorships and donations. View a full list of our sponsors here. Become a sponsor today

West Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation Dist Helping residents improve water quality, soil health, and wildlife habitat.
The Mahaffy Group at Realty Trust Specializing in Sauvie Island Real Estate
The MAiZE The Maize is Portland's Original Corn Maze
All Natural Meats Locally raised grass fed and finished beef
ZenBusiness Start and Grow Your Side Hustle or Dream Business
Columbia Farms U-Pick U-pick offers the best u-pick berry experience.
Sauvie Island Natives Nursery Native plants for your backyard habitat. By appointment only.
Spruce Up NW Local experts in roofing and exterior maintenance for Sauvie Island
The Pumpkin Cottage Giftshop Sauvie Island's Giftshop! The Pumpkin Cottage
Sauvie Island Farms "Pick Your Own" berries, peaches, veggies, flowers and Christmas trees.
Sauvie Island Grange Serving the community since 1935! Rent our hall for non-alcoholic events.
Kline Law Offices P.C. Dedicated to obtaining justice for injured people.
Pipsqueak Nursery Small orchard and nursery specializing in heirloom apple varieties.
Fazio AG LLC 4th generation Farm
WisnerCreative WisnerCreative design studio creates graphics, books, and gardens.
The Pumpkin Patch and The Maize Market, Animal Barn, Cafe, U-pick, Giftshop, Maize

Multiple Use Agricultural (MUA) Defined

The following information is taken from the Sauvie Island/Multnomah Channel Rural Area Plan:

MULTIPLE USE AGRICULTURE definition: (in map below MUA land is represented in green)

The Multiple Use Agriculture (MUA) zoning district applies to lands for which an “exception” to Goal 3 (Farm Land) of the Oregon Statewide Planning Program has been justified. It applies to agricultural lands not suited to full-time commercial farming because of other factors and is intended to conserve these lands for part-time agricultural practices and other compatible rural development. It is applied to approximately 3,600 acres in the plan area, 2,400 acres of which are on Sauvie Island. This acreage includes the Sauvie Island Wildlife Area (excluding the water area of Sturgeon Lake) as well as lands on Sauvie Island which are divided into smaller lots and mostly developed with existing homes.

These lands have approximately 151 existing dwellings. While the minimum lot size for new subdivisions in this zoning district is 20 acres, most lots in this area are already less than 20 acres in size (and most are less than ten acres in size. No additional subdivisions are possible in Multiple Use Agriculture-zoned areas. While lots along the west side of Multnomah Channel are theoretically subdividable into 20 acre homesites, the existence of wetlands and floodplain areas on these lands would make such subdivisions very difficult to meet all necessary development standards. All of the potential additional dwellings lie on existing legal parcels of less than 20 acres in size.

MUA Zoned Area                   Acreage               Existing Dwellings

Sauvie Island Wildlife Area:  1,700 acres; 28 dwellings
Gillihan Road (north):  75 acres;  12 dwellings
Gillihan Road (middle):  65 acres;  7 dwellings
Gillihan Road (south):  270 acres;  28 dwellings
Lucy Reeder Road:  75 acres; 12 dwellings
Sauvie Island Road-Reeder Road: Charlton Road: 220 acres; 57*dwellings
West Side of Multnomah Channel:  1,200 acres ;  7*dwellings
Totals:                             3,605 acres   151* dwellings

*Not including floating residences