Situated between the Columbia River Gorge and Mt. Hood, Gresham — Oregon’s fourth-largest city — plays host to the renowned Mt. Hood Jazz Festival.

A historic downtown adds to Gresham’s appeal, along with its dedication to community, with 17 acres of multiuse community parks and continued development of the Springwater Corridor, an auto-free, 40-miled paved path that links Gresham to surrounding metro areas.

Trip Ideas

  • Mt. Hood Scenic Byway
    The glacier-caked summit of Oregon’s highest peak creates a dramatic centerpiece for this 100-mile/161-kilometer route that skirts the mountain through fruit valleys and thick fir forest. More
  • Road Trip: Gresham
    Oregon’s fourth-largest city, Gresham (pop. 109,397), feels more like an amiable small town thanks to its vibrant town center and bounty of public green spaces. Perched at the eastern edge of the Portland metro area, Gresham... More
  • Car-Free Trips to the Gorge
    With its cascading waterfalls, hills full of wildflowers and sparkling river views, touring the Columbia River Gorge is easily one of the most scenic routes you can take in all of Oregon. But what if you could see... More
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