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This community is located in Multnomah County, east of Portland along US Highway 26, between Troutdale and Milwaukie, situated along the banks of Kelley Cr. and Johnson Cr.

Gresham was founded in 1852 by pioneers who cut a trail through the wilderness (Oregon Trail) as they came over Mt. Hood on their way to the Willamette Valley. Gresham is now the gateway between the Columbia River Gorge Nat'l Scenic Area and Mt. Hood Recreation areas.

In the late fall of 1903, Gresham was one of three "deposit stations," the first collections of books within Multnomah County that were housed outside the main library building in downtown Portland (which would later become known as the Gresham Regional Library).

Music lovers flock to Gresham in July for the Windjam Northwest, and in August for the Mt. Hood Festival of Jazz.

Gresham is part of the Portland-Vancouver, Oregon-WA metro area.


Education Mt Hood Community College | Northwest School of Survival |
Theaters Gresham Little Theater |

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04/21 Coming to The area
Water Music Festival Seaview WA April1 The Water Music Festival is an all-volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to bringing quality chamber music to the Lower Columbia River Region.
Astoria-Warrenton Crab and Seafood Festival Warrenton OR April26 Crab and seafood as well as entertainment. Listen to the Astoria HS Jazz Band on Sunday.
Grays Harbor Shorebird Festival Hoquiam WA April26-28 Witness the migrating shorebirds at Grays Harbor National Wildlife Refuge and other birding hotspots in Grays Harbor County.
Mt. Pisgah Arboretum Wildflower and Music Festival Eugene OR May19 A day of wildflowers, music, food, crafts, and microscopes!
Columbia Gorge Wine and Pear Fest Hood River OR May18-19 Start off the weekend with friends and fun featuring Columbia Gorge wineries and eateries. Highlights include entertainment, live music, wine tasting, great food, fruit exhibits with samples, and local artisans.