Gresham At A Glance
Established in 1905, Gresham is ideally located in the Pacific Northwest, and is Oregonís fourth largest city with a population of 100,000. The Gresham area offers many shopping experiences including unique boutiques in Historic Downtown. Exceptional dining and music await you at many distinctive restaurants. Whether relaxing to an evening of fine dining, celebrating at one of many music festivals and theater productions, or participating in outdoor sports and recreational activities, Gresham is your best choice for a great cultural experience.
A true hidden gem in the middle of Oregon’s fourth largest city, Historic Downtown Gresham offers a blend of over 150 shops, restaurants and service businesses in a cluster of both old architecture and neo- architectural new construction.
Lamposts with flower baskets and beautiful street trees greet you as the area bustles with activity. Easily accessed by light rail or by the Springwater Trailhead at Main City Park, our pedestrian friendly area lives up to our branding slogan of Stroll - Shop - Dine - Enjoy.
And if the experience of our wonderful Historic Downtown was not enough, Historic Downtown Gresham hosts a number of events annually including the Gresham Farmers’ Market May through October, the Gresham Art Walk, the Rockin’ Round the Block Car Show, Third Thursday's and a community favorite the Soroptomists Teddy Bear Parade.
Gresham is situated between two of Oregon's premiere recreation areas, Mt. Hood and the Columbia River Gorge. Mt. Hood and the Mt. Hood National Forest offer a great variety of activities from climbing to the summit of Oregon's tallest glacial peak, at 11,235 feet elevation, to hiking, camping, biking and fishing. Cross-country and downhill skiers and snowmobilers have many options, all within an hour drive from Gresham. Accommodations vary from Timberline Lodge to resorts and bed and breakfasts.
The Columbia River Gorge National Scenic area is fifteen minutes away and includes incredible views of the Gorge which took millions of years to create by the river cutting through the Cascade Mountains on its way to the ocean. Miles and miles of hiking trails give easy access to hundreds of beautiful waterfalls throughout the area. Windsurfing, Bonneville Dam, lodging facilities, restaurants and many other visitor amenities abound. These two national treasures are only two of the many reasons to live, work and play in the Gresham area.
Relax and enjoy - Gresham welcomes YOU!