Sauvie Island


This agricultural island a 20-minute drive north of Portland has U-pick berry farms and fruit trees, sandy beaches (including one that's clothing optional), a flat 12-mile loop road that makes for good cycling, and a wildlife refuge that's prime bird-watching territory.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Portland attractions

1. Clark County Historical Museum

9.03 MILES

This small, vibrant museum mounts various exhibitions on Vancouver life, culture and history. It's also home to the Brautigan Library, a collection of 400…

2. OO Howard House

9.51 MILES

OO Howard House, built in 1879, was a non-commissioned officer's club during WWII and was restored to its former elegance in 1998. It now houses a small…

3. Grant House

9.67 MILES

Built from logs in 1850 and later covered with clapboard, the Grant House is the oldest building in Vancouver Barracks and was originally the home of the…

4. Marshall House


This grand Queen Anne–style mansion in Vancouver Barracks was home to General George Marshall in the 1930s. It's open for tours and events; ask at the…

5. Vancouver National Historic Reserve

9.82 MILES

Situated within easy walking distance of the city center is Vancouver's most important historical monument, and also one of the most important statewide…

6. Fort Vancouver Historic Site

9.89 MILES

At this reconstructed fort, park rangers and actors in period costume skillfully summon the era from 1825 to 1845, when it served as headquarters of the…

7. Pearson Air Museum

9.98 MILES

This museum is devoted to the colorful history of Northwest aviation. A number of historic planes are on display in the main hangar, surrounded by…

8. Forest Park

12.43 MILES

Abutting the more manicured Washington Park to the south (to which it is linked by various trails) is the far wilder 5100-acre Forest Park, an urban…