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.
ZenBusiness Start and Grow Your Side Hustle or Dream Business
All Natural Meats Locally raised grass fed and finished beef
Sauvie Island Community Church We are a non-denominational Christian community church.
Spruce Up NW Local experts in roofing and exterior maintenance for Sauvie Island
Fazio AG LLC 4th generation Farm
WisnerCreative WisnerCreative design studio creates graphics, books, and gardens.
Sauvie Island Farms "Pick Your Own" berries, peaches, veggies, flowers and Christmas trees.
Pipsqueak Nursery Small orchard and nursery specializing in heirloom apple varieties.

General Sauvie Island Facts

How do you pronounce Sauvie?

Saw-vee or So-vee; both pronunciations are used by island residents.

Visitors

There are over one million visitors to island each year. Visitors outnumber island residents 1,000 to 1.

Island Residents

Residents are comprised of not only land-based residences which at last full census (in 2000) revealed 1,078 year-round residents but also water-based residences. The “floating homes” are located at several locations along Sauvie Islands perimeter:

Sauvie Island Moorage located on the Multnomah Channel have approximately 44 floating homes.

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Mayfair Moorage, located on the Multnomah Channel have approximately 17 floating homes (few can be seen left).

Big Island Marina is tucked between two above houseboat moorages on the Multnomah Channel. It has 14 slips of which three are full-time live aboard.

Portland Yacht Club’s moorage facility. This Willow bar outstation is designed to handle about 60 boats. Located on the Columbia River it is for members only and for short term stays.

Circumnavigating the Island

– will take the sailor on a 50-mile trip!

Sauvie Island Bridge

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Old Sauvie Island bridge beside its replacement

There is only one bridge providing access to the island; at least one at a time. The photograph shows the one-time exception when the old 1950’s Sauvie Island bridge stood, on its last day serving traffic and before it was disassembled, next to the larger one that replaced it in 2007.

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Island residents on opening day celebration