Mt. Hood and the cliffs of the awe-inspiring Columbia River Gorge look down on quaint riverfront towns, countless waterfalls and exhilarating windsurfing waters. The often-photographed Mt. Hood is home to four ski areas, including historic Timberline Lodge, a classic WPA-era mountain lodge, which also happens to offer North America’s longest ski season and Mt. Hood Ski Bowl, which offers the country’s largest night skiing area. Run-off from Mt. Hood’s volcanic slopes enriches soil in the valleys below, making the Hood River Valley one of the largest fruit-growing regions in Oregon with apricots, apples, blueberries, pears-even wine grapes that make for exceptional vintages. For those who prefer the indoors, historical wonders can be also be discovered in Troutdale’s Harlow House, The Dalles’ Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Wasco County Historical Museum.
Occupies portions of the largest undeveloped parcel on the Metro rapid transit line (MAX). The Gresham Civic Center, which includes City Hall, are included in this neighborhood. The Civic Neighborhood is planned at relative high densities of mixed residential, commercial and retail uses in a design that features quality of life amenities and maintains the integrity of adjacent neighborhoods. The street plan, size of blocks, wide, landscaped sidewalks, and bike paths all enhance out-of-car mobility within the neighborhood, adjacent neighborhoods, and the historic downtown. The Civic Neighborhood plan takes full advantage of recent investment in rapid transit. The center and heart of this new neighborhood is a MAX station and its companion plaza located at the intersection of the line and the north-south main street -- Civic Drive.
The downtown Gresham area has a shop for everyone. Spend an entire day
exploring all the shops including stores featuring art, a chocolatier, an old fashioned soda fountain,
children's fashion, books and collectibles. The Farmers’ Market runs from May to October.
The Historic Downtown Gresham Historical Society has opened the museum Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:00am to 4:00pm and Saturdays 12 pm to 4pm.
Gresham area features some of Oregon's best Golf Courses. Courses not only offer a challenge to all skill levels, they also feature breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside.
Persimmon Country Club
The Pub Course, McMenamins - Edgefield - Golf Course
Located between NE Kelly Avenue & NE Hood Avenue on NE 3rd Street in Historic Downtown Gresham, The Center for the Arts Plaza welcomes you with summer concerts and cultural events.
The Springwater Corridor is a former rail corridor that has been converted to an alternative transportation and recreational trail. It is the major southeast segment of the 40-Mile Loop, originally conceived in 1903 to form a nature trail encircling the city. Today the loop is over 170 miles long. The Springwater Corridor extends from SE Fourth & Ivon in Portland to the town of Boring. Within the corridor, the completed trail is 14 miles long, beginning east of McLoughlin Blvd. near Tideman Johnson Park, and continuing east through Gresham just past the Clackamas County line. The trail serves hundreds of thousands of commuters and recreational trail users each year. (Source: City of Portland)
Main City Park ~ Powell Street and Main Avenue in Downtown Gresham
Pat Pfeiffer Park ~ 174th and Burnside Road
Red Sunset Park ~ Hogan and 23rd St.
Southeast Community Park ~ Between Chase and Salquist
Southwest Community Park ~ S.W. 190th and Birdsdale
Youth Sports Park ~ OPENING SOON, Palmquist Rd.
Zimmerman Historic Park ~ Sandy Boulevard and 174th
(LINKS WILL OPEN A NEW BROWSER WINDOW, TO RETURN CLOSE THAT BROWSER WINDOW.)