Located on Sauvie Island, Howell Territorial Park is a great place for picnickers, bird watchers and history buffs. Visit a piece of Oregon history. Within this 120-acre park, the region’s natural and cultural history come together in one serene, pastoral setting. Attractions include reservable picnic areas, a pioneer orchard, large natural wetlands and an authentically restored farmhouse built in the 1850s. The stand of Douglas fir trees to the north of the house is a great place to look for barn owls. Even if you can’t find the barn owls themselves, look for pellets, which can be found all over the ground.