OUR SPONSORS

To see an alphabetical list, go to this page. For more about each sponsor, click the sponsor name. To become a sponsor fill out the form on this page.

The Pumpkin Patch Cattle Co. Quarter, half, and whole beef shares available. Email us today to reserve your beef.
Sauvie Island Ornamentals Containerized Specimen deciduous trees-Nursery-must call for appointment.
Columbia Farms U-Pick You-pick and we-pick farm fresh produce
West Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation Dist helps you manage your land to conserve & protect soil & water resources
Charlton Kennels and Farm Quality, low stress, all breed boarding and obedience training
Sauvie Island Kennels Professional all-breed pet boarding, training and grooming
Island Cove Market Beach themed market for beer, wine, sandwiches and snacks.
Linnton Feed & Seed Linnton Feed & Seed has been supporting rural and urban farming and agriculture since 1946.
Cistus Nursery Ornamental plants from around the world
The Mahaffy Group at Windermere Realty Trust Specializing in Sauvie Island Real Estate
Minoggie Kennels All breed boarding and obedience/retriever training.
The Pumpkin Patch Local farm-fresh produce at low, farm-direct prices. U-Pick, Animal Barn, Giftshop, Cafe.
The MAiZE Portland's Original corn maze...since 1999. Offering 8 acres of family, farmin' fun!
Sauvie Island Community Church A non-denominational church speaking the truth in love.
Oak Island Farms Raising pastured beef and growing hay crops, corn, silage and corn earlage
Senator Betsy Johnson State Sen. for District 16 - Clatsop, Columbia and portions of Multnomah (Sauvie Island), Tillamook and Washington counties
Sauvie Island Grange Serving the community since 1935! Rent our hall for non-alcoholic events.
Sauvie Island Blueberry Farm U-pick. Picking containers supplied. Wide selection of blueberry varieties.
Bailey Nurseries Wholesale bareroot nursery in business since 1905.

Fort William

Fort William was a fur-trading outpost built by American Nathaniel Jarvis Wyeth in 1834 on the Wappatoo Island. By the time Wyeth established his outpost the island was void of any human habitation. Diseases that had swept through the lower Columbia wiped out nearly 90% of the native inhabitants. The post was built on the north end of the island, but annual flooding caused it to move toward the center of the island. Fort William was west of and on the opposite side of the river from the Hudson’s Bay Company’s Fort Vancouver which was established on the north side of the Columbia in 1822.

The following year, in 1835, the fort was the site of a murder and consequent first Euro-American trial in what is now the entire state of Oregon. The fort served as the backdrop to the first public trial by Europeans in Oregon. This situation occurred when the post’s gunsmith, Thomas J. Hubbard, attacked and killed the fort’s tailor in an argument over a young native girl. Wyeth’s friend and naturalist John Kirk Townsend who was appointed magistrate oversaw the case. A jury acquitted the gunsmith, Thomas Hubbard, when they ruled the death was justifiable homicide. This verdict was likely the result of evidence about the tailor’s alcohol induced rages.

After only a few years, in 1837, the post was leased to the Hudson’s Bay Company.

Today no structure remains. The sign indicates where one of the original forts on Sauvie Island was located; however, the site is now on private land.