Why Gresham

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    • A baseball game at Main City Park.

    • Mayor Shane Bemis welcomes families attending the annual Gresham Arts Festival in July.

    • Shoppers flock to historic Downtown Gresham on a Saturday morning.

    • An urban forest makes for a popular, shaded walk in Gresham's Nadaka Nature Park.

    • The Gresham Farmers' Market celebrates 30 years tasty treats, berries and produce in 2016.

    • A child hops through a jet spray of water at the Children's Fountain on the Gresham Arts Plaza, one of the many family-friendly amenities Gresham has to offer.

    • Students on their way to class at Mt. Hood Community College. MHCC enrolls nearly 26,000 students each year and offers classes at the 212-acre main campus in Gresham. 

    • The iris in bloom at the historic Zimmerman House Heritage Farm in Gresham.

    • Mt. Hood welcomes the day at sunrise in Gresham.

    • Volunteers of all ages nurture the beauty at Tsuru Island, Gresham's Japanese Garden.

  • Gresham offers developers a diverse range of sites and buildings with ample square footage, easy access to transportation, supplies, and a skilled labor force. 

  • Demographics

    Gresham is the largest suburb in Portland with a land area of 23.43 square miles and a population of more than 109,000 residents.

    Gresham has experienced rapid growth and is a burgeoning urban center that provides a high quality of life for its residents and business community.

    Census Bureau quick facts 
    Gresham population information including breakdowns by age, gender, race, education, etc.

    State of Oregon economic data 
    Employment trends and wage information

    Learn more about  Gresham's demographics.

    Infrastructure and Utilities

    The City's utilities systems are ready to work for you as soon as you're up and running.

    Freight can get where it needs to go quickly on Gresham's local street network. The City provides water, wastewater and stormwater service.  

    Gresham works closely with partnering utilities to help get you connected quickly with the services you need. Your local providers are:

    Location and Access

    Our close access to highway, rail, shipping and air transport gives Gresham companies an edge to accessing today's global marketplace.

    Most industrial land and buildings in Gresham are within:

    • .5 miles/3 minutes of Interstate 84
    • 5 miles/8 minutes of Interstate 205
    • 12 miles/15 minutes of Interstate 5
    • 10 miles/15 minutes from Portland International Airport
    • 18 miles/25 minutes from Port of Portland Terminal 6 

    Gresham Map

    Urban Activity, Small-town Feel

    You and your employees will find plenty of lifestyle amenities in and around Gresham. Downtown Gresham is a delightful mix of the old and the new that includes historic Main Street, lined with unique shops and restaurants, while Gresham's Arts Plaza plays host to music and community events year round.

    Gresham amenities