Is it Sauvies Island? Sauvie’s Island? Or Sauvie Island? It seems it was named after the french dairy man Laurent Sauve, who traveled from nearby Fort Vancouver in the mid-1800s. The Sauvie Island Community Association has some interesting little tidbits.
The name makes no difference to me but it IS the location for some of the best berry picking, produce shopping, get outside and PLAY in the Portland Metro area. The little island is just a 15 miles or so from my house, and just on the other side of the iconic St. John’s Bridge. The little community is idyllic in its own right. I’ve picked apples out there, found pumpkins, completed a corn maze, and now some quality raspberry picking. Granted, this post in a month overdue, but there are still plenty of u-pick options to be had… and the views of Mount St. Helens are just the same.