Welcome to Hayden Island

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.

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We’re located in the middle of 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 3,000 full time residents, features six boat marinas, multiple condos and apartments, 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 mobile. Roughly 5,000 boats are moored at the island during the summer.

The Jantzen Beach RV Park, co-located at the Manufactured Home Community, is 7 miles from downtown Portland and a favorite stop for RV Caravans and Rallies. Some follow the Lewis and Clark Expedition while others follow the Oregon Trail. The RV Forum is handy for exchanging knowledge.

Interstate 5 passes through Hayden Island towards Portland/Vancouver. The island may be best known for the Jantzen Beach Shopping Center on the western half of the island.

Past the railroad bridge, one mile west of I-5, the island features 800 acres of undeveloped natural preserve, owned by the Port of Portland. A new gate now keeps people out of this area, called West Hayden Island.

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.

From Alder Creek’s Kayak & Canoe rentals on Hayden Island, it takes 3-4 hours to paddle around the island.

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 seven years.

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