When Fiona and I moved our family from close-in SW Portland to Sauvie Island, it was a big change but one of the best decisions we've made. Granted, we did have to become a bit more organized since we couldn't just "run" down to the store to pick up that forgotten item, but it's been worth it.
» When you cross the bridge coming home from work, you really begin to relax.
» The view of the local mountains in the early morning.
» The Community: People look out for each other.
» Sauvie Island Acadamy (K-8)
» The beaches
» Picking up fresh produce on the way home at one of the local farmers markets.
» Boating on the channel
» Access to great bike-riding
» The deer in the backyard
» Watching an eagle grab a fish in the channel
Here are some great links to websites with information about Sauvie Island. Please check back to this page as I'm often updating it.