Get to Know: Gresham

Stepping slightly outside the main quadrants of Portland, we are heading east to visit Gresham. The city of Gresham is packed with parks, borders our Washington neighbors, and is a quick getaway to many natural recreation spots. Since 2010, Gresham’s population has grown 8.8% and is still rising — many Portlanders are eager to enjoy the easy access to surrounding rivers, hikes, parks, and outdoor adventures.


Gresham is Portland’s largest suburb, ranking just above Beaverton in population size! The city provides its residents with big-city Portland perks, natural surroundings, and a suburban neighborhood feel.  If you are looking for a city with a little bit of everything, Gresham might be the place for you. 


Without further ado, join us on a tour of the multidimensional city of Gresham.



Our Gresham Favorites


Snacks and Sips

Gresham is a hodgepodge of delicious and authentic world cuisine. You will find your favorite haunts, but we urge you to explore! Indulge in as many cultures, flavors, and experiences as possible. This time around, we’ve organized our favorite snacks and sips by cuisine. How many can you check off the list?


Japanese at Takahashi – Cozy spot for Japanese comfort foods, from specialty rolls, tempura, ramen, and plenty of authentic sweets. Takahashi owner Seiji Takahashi brought nostalgic tchorchkes from Japan to decorate his restaurant — a little slice of home!