Welcome to Gresham, Oregon. A surprising community nestled directly between the bustling metropolitan area of Portland and the quiet serenity of Mt. Hood. Gresham is Oregon’s 4th largest city but with a true small-town feel.
Gresham is a perfect place to raise a family, retire, and all seasons in between. Whatever your home style or needs, Gresham has the answer. Diversity in our neighborhoods and job opportunities close to home. Successful public and private schools, arts and culture events, sport parks, and community festivals give year-round opportunities to Gresham citizens. And once a year the national Highland Games comes to town, celebrating all things Scottish.
Discover the eclectic, charming, historic Downtown. Walk down safe, friendly streets and find a diverse mix of food and drink then shop at the many one-of-a-kind stores. Sample authentic Chinese cuisine or indulge in appetizing Mediterranean food. It wouldn’t be the Pacific Northwest without amazing coffee! Wonderful coffee shops spread throughout the city are roasting and boasting great environmental practices.
Free parking and bike friendly streets welcome visitors to many historic buildings filled with memories. One such building housed the corner Rexall Drug store (with an old-fashioned soda fountain). Now a popular bagel shop. The mural painted on the original building depicts memories of the 50 year old family drug store is captured by artist Don Gray.
Experience the outskirts of Gresham and the scenic beauty of a countryside drive while exploring the many farms, vineyards, and orchards. Go sightseeing to the spectacular Columbia River Gorge. Take a scenic drive to the majestic and breathtaking Mt. Hood.
We are not shy about getting outdoors. Take time at the Art Plaza Splash Pad, a popular family favorite. Venture to the Springwater Trail. Bike enthusiasts share the wonderful 40-mile loop, a paved path meant solely for biking, walking, or running. Minutes from Gresham is the incredible Sandy river. Float down the river during the summer or enjoy fishing year-around where fishing holes are swimming with steelhead salmon.
Located only 12 minutes from the Portland Airport, serviced centrally by the public transportation Max-line and conveniently connected by easy access to the freeways, Gresham is a community that welcomes all visitors. The wonderful downtown is adorned with many life-size bronze statutes and original art, where businesses smile when you walk in and invite you back when you leave.