Welcome to Hayden Island, Portland, Oregon’s only island community. Hayden Island is one of four major islands in the Portland Metropolitan area; the others are Ross Island, Sauvie Island, and Government Island.

We’re located on the Columbia River where the Interstate 5 bridge crosses between Oregon and Washington. The Columbia is the fourth-largest river in North America.

Hayden Island, with a population around 2,500 full time residents, features six boat marinas, several condos, a large manufactured home community, and 4 floating home moorages. Manufactured homes, unlike mobile homes, cannot be easily moved. Floating homes have no propulsion, are firmly docked, and have power and sewage services. House boats are more mobile. Boat houses are homes for boats.

The island, which Interstate 5 passes through towards the mainland, may be best know for the Jantzen Beach Shopping Center on the western half of the island. Lotus Isle Park, on the southern edge of Tomahawk Island (the eastern half of the island), features a playground, picnic tables and a gorgeous view of the river. It was named after the Lotus Isle amusement park which operated on Hayden Island for a brief period in the 1930’s.

Past the railroad bridge, west of I-5, the island features 800 acres of undeveloped natural preserve, owned by the Port of Portland.

While Hayden Island is not short of amenities for its residents, there are no schools in the neighborhood. Younger children attend Peninsula Elementary in Kenton or Cesar Chavez School in Portsmouth. Older children attend Roosevelt High School in St. Johns.

The goal of this website is to aggregate information about Hayden Island. The website and its content was created by Sam Churchill who has lived on Hayden Island for about five years.

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