Gresham-Northeast – Gresham, OR

With creeks trickling through the Mt. Hood Community College campus and tranquil parks scattered among blocks of homes, residents of Gresham-Northeast experience the full sights the Pacific Northwest provides. The neighborhood combines a suburban atmosphere with the buzzing social scene of college students heading to class each day. Community members here focus on education, family-friendly entertainment, and the upkeep of its many community parks. Located about 18 miles east of downtown Portland, drivers working in Portland easily commute to work every morning. Enjoy living close to Portland while maintaining a quiet suburban atmosphere in Gresham-Northeast.

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Restaurants & Nightlife

Whether you want to catch a show at one of the finest music venues in the Portland area or you want to grab a bite to eat in a casual atmosphere, find a diverse list of nightlife options in Gresham-Northeast. While the neighborhood doesn't have a central restaurant location, most restaurants cluster around 242nd Drive and along Stark Street to the northern border. For no-fuss food to-go, walk into Soy Grill near 242nd Drive to get a taste of casual Japanese dining. This place serves staples, such as chicken teriyaki, but it also serves a spicy chicken with a kick. If you want something sweeter, go for the pork soaked in sweet-and-sour sauce. Briarwood Bar and Grill, located inside of the Holiday Inn, might look unassuming from the outside, but its chefs serve one of the finest plates of fish-and-chips this side of the Atlantic Ocean. Have a taste of traditional Pacific Northwest cuisine with the grilled Pacific salmon, and pair it with a wine from one of the restaurant's vast collections. When you stay in the hotel, you get anything on the menu delivered to your room. Gresham-Northeast has the benefit of McMenamins Edgefield music venue and wine bar close by to the north of the neighborhood. This spot hosts an all-in-one nightlife entertainment factory, with dozens of separate bars on its campus. Watch a movie at the venue's theater as you sip on a draft beer. Play shuffleboard at the bar under the hotel on the main campus. Watch a national musical act perform under the lights of its expansive outdoor music venue. Popular local bars in the area include Bogey's Sports Bar near Division Street and The Hangout Sports Bar & Grill. A favorite among locals, The Hangout serves up good food in a sports bar environment with a twist of cowboy flavor. Dart machines make for some lively competitions, while the abundance of televisions ensures that you don't miss a game. While the Historic Edgefield takes the title of the most popular nightlife spot in the area, you can find family-friendly fun at the Regal Stark Street Stadium 10 Movie Theater near the center of Gresham-Northeast.

History & Culture

Gresham began as a settlement for three groups of pioneers from the east. They were drawn to the area for its cheap land and potential for development. As they developed the land into farms and towns, more people migrated to Powell Valley. In 1884, they named the town after their postmaster Walter Q. Gresham. By the early 1900s, the city had been officially incorporated into Oregon. The area continued to develop as residential spots were built along Gresham-Northeast, establishing the Mt. Hood Community College in 1966. The closest museum to Gresham-Northeast, the Gresham History Museum sits near Highway 26. Visit this museum for a detailed look at Gresham's history through photographs. Arts in Gresham-Northeast center around the community college, where students display their work at showcases in the Fireplace Gallery. The Portland Summer Food Cart Festival comes through the neighborhood annually and features food from local vendors working around Portland.


Getting around Gresham-Northeast usually involves a car or bus, since walking from residential areas to stores often requires a long journey. Most of the residential spots cluster together in pockets at the center of the neighborhood, but you find plenty of major shopping areas just outside of these pockets. Feel safe walking near the Mt. Hood Community College campus, as the sidewalks accommodate the large number of students filing in and out each day. Stores near the college remain the most accessible by foot. Bicyclists get anywhere in Gresham-Northeast safely, as they find biking lanes on nearly every major road. Take a TriMet bus to get anywhere in the neighborhood, or take the MAX train to visit downtown Portland. If you don't have a bus stop near you, hail a cab in Gresham-Northeast to get anywhere quickly. Uber does not service Gresham. When you drive, park along most major streets for free. If you're a student at the college, you find parking at one of the campus' large parking lots. Get there early to snag a spot. The neighborhood lies closest to Highway 26 on its southern border. Take this highway to go east to Mt. Hood or west to downtown Portland. Transfer from this highway to Interstate 5, or Interstate 205, to arrive at northern or southern locations.


Cost of living rarely presents an issue when you live in Gresham-Northeast, since the average cost sits about 6 percent lower than living in downtown Portland. This cost of living includes an average rental rate of $755.59. Get to the city center, including downtown Portland, from anywhere in Gresham-Northeast for $2.50 on the TriMet bus. Gas prices sit at about 4 percent higher than the national average in Gresham-Northeast. Grabbing a drink in this neighborhood remains one of the lowest expenses you have as a resident. Most drinks at local pubs cost about $3 for a bottle of draft beer.


Most of the shopping in Gresham-Northeast centers around Division Street and Stark Street, but the neighborhood doesn't have a specific center of commerce. Shop at stores such as ULTA, or get your essentials at Hood Shopping Center. This center carries a Safeway and a Rite Aid. Hogan Drive houses indie-boutique shop Rare Impressions. Purchase a gift of vegan soap or candles for a loved one, or treat yourself to a piece of designer clothing. They carry high-fashion clothes that are always on-trend. Portland's largest women's and children's apparel store calls Gresham-Northeast home. Located on Powell Boulevard, Glass Butterfly sells designer women's clothing and shoes from TOMS, UnionBay and Tommy Bahama, to name a few. Choose from 30 designs of canvas shoes at a discount price. One of the perks of living in Gresham-Northeast remains the neighborhood's close proximity to major grocery store chains. You don't have to go far from home to fill your pantry, with Safeway, Fred Meyer, Winco and Albertsons close by. If you're craving organic produce, visit Natural Grocers. The Gresham Farmers' Market runs from May through October, so be sure to visit its location near Gresham-Northeast for fresh produce grown by local farms.


Residents come to Gresham Northeast for its scenery, with parks scattered between long stretches of suburban streets. The largest of these parks, Gresham Golf Course opens to the public with acres of greenery intersected by Burlingame Creek. Pay anywhere from $14 to $25 to use the golf course's facilities. Free parks in the area include Kane Road Park, which has about 10 acres of picnic tables nestled near Kelly Creek. Take your children to Aspen Highlands Park for a game of basketball, or let them play on the park's playground equipment. Joggers flock to this park for its paved trails. The title for most-popular park in Gresham-Northeast belongs to Red Sunset Park. This 14-acre hotspot features a pond, sports fields, a half-court tennis wall, picnic gazebos and a long walking path. Bring your dog, but make sure you keep your pet on a leash. Gresham Golf Course holds game tournaments, but the parks in Gresham-Northeast are mainly used for recreation. While you don't find any annual activities, community members hold events in the parks frequently.
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