Sauvie Island

Sauvie Island is the largest island along the Columbia River and lies 10 miles northwest of downtown Portland. It's located between the Columbia River to the east, the Multnomah Channel to the west and the Willamette River to the south.

The island is predominantly farmland and wildlife refuge and has become a popular destination for a variety of people — locals seeking the freshest and best produce; birdwatchers looking for sandhill cranes, bald eagles, blue herons or migrating geese; and those who want to hike, bike, fish, hunt or use the public beaches (Walton Beach, North Unit Beach and the clothing-optional Collins Beach on the island's east coast).