Mighty Molar’s Guide to Gresham

Nestled between Mount Hood and the majestic Columbia Gorge, Gresham is a scenic destination with a wealth of natural attractions. It’s also filled with urban interests, from stores to restaurants to museums and more. Here are some of the best ways to spend your time while you’re in town.

1. Mt. Hood Community College Planetarium

Enjoy breathtaking displays of astronomical wonders at this popular local planetarium.

2. Gresham Main City Park

A favorite of families, this scenic gathering place includes walking trails, a playground, skate park and breathtaking views.

3. Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

Take a short drive to Portland and experience a large-screen theatre, planetarium and exhibition halls featuring artifacts and dinosaur fossils.

4. Mt. Hood Theatre

This quaint theater provides a throwback cinematic experience with large screens and distinctive concessions.

5. Gresham Japanese Garden

Take a stroll through broadleaf evergreens, vivid azaleas, pruned pines and bouncy groundcover at this four decades-old Japanese garden.

6. Gresham Farmers Market

Taking place every Saturday, May through October, this popular open-air market showcases locally sourced produce and freshly made dishes from local vendors.

7. Nadaka Loop Trail

Located in the Nadaka Natural Area west of 181st Avenue and north of Glisan Street, this scenic trail takes you through a breathtaking second generation Douglas Fir forest.

8. Gresham History Museum

Take a walk through the fascinating history of Gresham and the state of Oregon with old photographs, historic archive exhibits and interactive galleries.


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