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.

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.
The Pumpkin Patch Local farm-fresh produce at low, farm-direct prices. U-Pick, Animal Barn, Giftshop, Cafe.
Tillmann Law Tillmann Law is an experienced Portland car accident law firm.
Sauvie Island Ornamentals Wholesale grower of quality shade and flowering trees.
Columbia Farms U-Pick You-pick and we-pick farm fresh produce
Minoggie Kennels All breed boarding and obedience/retriever training.
HomeLight Looking to buy or sell a home in Portland, Oregon?
Charlton Kennels and Farm Quality, low stress, all breed boarding and obedience training
Linnton Feed & Seed Linnton Feed & Seed has been supporting rural and urban farming and agriculture since 1946.
Topaz Farm Local, family-owned farm featuring no-spray produce, entertainment and much more.
Sauvie Island Kennels Professional all-breed pet boarding, training and grooming
Bailey Nurseries Wholesale bareroot nursery in business since 1905.
The MAiZE Portland's Original corn maze...since 1999. Offering 8 acres of family, farmin' fun!
Shirley Walton Real Estate Broker, Oregon & Washington Helping you navigate selling and buying your Home & Property.
Sauvie Island Community Church We are a non-denominational congregation affiliated with Village Missions
Sauvie Island Natives Native plants for your backyard habitat. By appointment only.

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.