Jan 21

The Croft Farm on Sauvie Island — Portland, Oregon

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View of Mt St Helens

The Croft farm, located on Sauvie Island, approximately ten miles northwest of downtown Portland, Oregon, is a small farm (approximately 5 acres), committed to harvesting organically grown fruits and vegetables, free-roaming chicken eggs, and crisp cider apples, and is registered as a Non-Profit Animal Rescue.  It’s also the location of a perfect Airbnb rental.  My mom and I spent the first week in January exploring Portland.  A private 300 square-foot casita on the Croft Farm was our home-base for the week, and we couldn’t have picked a better spot.

The Croft farm home and casita

Sauvie Island is the largest island along the Columbia River (approximately 26,000 acres) and is mostly made up of farmland and wildlife refuge.  There are barely more than 1,000 residents on the island, giving the island an untouched feeling, despite the fact that it only took us 15 minutes to get from our rental to downtown Portland.

Sauvie Island Bridge

The island gets a lot of fog, which we enjoyed in the morning, as it gave a magical atmosphere to the farm.

Views on The Croft Farm

The casita we stayed in included a bedroom, bathroom, small sitting room, and kitchenette and had a welcoming rustic/vintage feel.

Inside the Croft Farm casita

For $8 extra per person per day you can have a farm fresh breakfast brought to you in the morning.  We had yogurt topped with blueberries and granola, slices of banana drizzled with honey, hashbrowns, orange wedges, and slices of buttered toast topped with a fresh chicken egg and fresh duck egg and a slice of tomato, along with a glass of orange juice.  The perfect way to start a day of exploration!

Breakfast in the casita

Not only were the surroundings beautiful and the accommodations comfortable, but the owners, Greg and Vail, are absolutely wonderful and full of information for new visitors.  We also fell in love with Ruby Tuesday, their Redbone Coonhound, who came to our door every morning to say hello just as we were getting ready to leave.

Ruby Tuesday

If you’re traveling to Portland and looking for a place to stay that is beautiful, affordable, and comfortable, The Croft farm is a fantastic place to stay.  I would love to go back and stay there again.

The Croft
Sauvie Island, Portland, Oregon
Stay at The Croft: Airbnb listing

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Olga @ MangoTomato January 21, 2015 at 2:41 pm

I LOVE those mirrored doors!!!


Fuji Nana January 21, 2015 at 2:59 pm

Hear hear. Let’s go back and stay again NEXT YEAR! (Do you think our hubbies will go for that? I think they are going to want in on our fun travel. Maybe they can sleep with the chickens?)


Kathy Plouff via Facebook January 21, 2015 at 7:47 pm

Hello! You’re not far from where I live. Enjoy your visit to Portland.


MsMora January 22, 2015 at 6:21 pm

So happy to read you made it to Portland and found such a wonder spot to stay. Thanks for all your hard work with recipes and your website! It’s always a pleasure to read. Safe travels…


Greg April 11, 2015 at 1:17 pm

So glad you enjoyed your stay !!! Great article with some lovely photos, hopefully we will see you both again in 2015…? From all at The Croft.


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