The region's natural and cultural history come together in one serene setting at this 120-acre park. Bring a picnic to enjoy under the shelter, bring binoculars to watch for birds that flock to the park’s wetlands, bring a basket to pick apples from the pioneer orchard. Learn about Sauvie Island and the families who shaped it, and relax in the shade of an authentically restored 1850s farmhouse.
See and do
- Watch birds in the park’s wetlands.
- Bring a picnic.
- Learn about the history of Sauvie Island.
- Learn about food, farming and the land through school field trips, summer farm camps or community events organized by the nonprofit Sauvie Island Center, which is based at Howell.
- Share your time and make a difference at Metro parks by volunteering.
Know when you go
By bike: From Vaughn Street in Northwest Portland, use the bike lane on Highway 30. Or from North Portland, use bike lanes on Willamette Boulevard and the sidewalk on the St. Johns Bridge to Highway 30.