Input sought on Sauvie Island and Multnomah Channel land use and transportation issues

Multnomah County is seeking to learn about land use and transportation issues that are important to citizens, visitors, and stakeholders within the Sauvie Island / Multnomah Channel Rural Plan Area.  Public input will be included in a Scoping Report and shared with the County Board of Commissioners as they make decisions about future planning. 

Identifying issues will help inform a possible future update of the Sauvie Island / Multnomah Channel Rural Area Plan (available on the project website, and the Transportation System Plan.  Multnomah County is the local land use and transportation planning agency for the areas of Sauvie Island and the Multnomah Channel that are within the county.

During this scoping effort, people are invited to participate in public open houses or complete an online questionnaire. The first open house will be an opportunity for attendees to share their ideas about Sauvie Island and the Multnomah Channel area, as well as transportation and land use issues in the area.

“Our last update of the Rural Plan for this area was in 1997,” said County Commissioner Deborah Kafoury, whose district includes the area.  “We look forward to hearing from citizens about the goals and issues they would like to address in this popular rural area.”

Open House Information:

  • Thursday, March 7, 2013, stop by between 4:30 and 7:30 pm
  • Children are welcome!
  • Sauvie Island School
  • 14445 NW Charlton Road, Portland, OR 97231

Link to Project Website:

Email questions and comments to:

Link to online Questionnaire:

Project Contacts:


Kevin Cook, Planner, 503-988-3043 ext 26782