Historic Downtown Gresham

Positively Portland Walking Tours
Positively Portland Walking Tours
Public group

Gresham Historical Society

410 N Main Ave · Gresham

How to find us

We'll meet in front of or just inside the Gresham Historical Society building. (see photo) Look for the red and white Meetup sign.

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The village of Gresham, originally known as "Campground", was a stop-over place for pioneers on the Oregon Trail in the last stage of their epic journey from the East. The village was later named for the US Postmaster who granted the small village a post office. By the turn of the 20th century the interurban railway connected Gresham to Portland and the population grew quickly.

We'll start the walk with a tour of the Gresham Historical Society and then have a walk around downtown to look at the remaining historic commercial and residential buildings and speculate on what may be the future of this growing city.

Easy walk of less than two miles will take about 2 hours.

The fee for this narrated tour is $15. You may pay by check, cash or credit card at the start of the tour. You may also use PayPal by following this link: http://bit.ly/22q0waD

Gresham is served several Trimet buses and the Blue Max light rail.

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