Gresham Fast Facts
HISTORY: The area was recognized as a campground due to pioneers
spending the night there before they reached Portland. The residents
could not establish the city until they had a post office and a postal code.
To help his community, one of the local store owners allowed his store to
serve as the post office in 1884. Gresham was incorporated in 1905. The
municipality was named in tribute to Postmaster General Walter Quinton
Gresham.
Welcome to Gresham!  There is much to learn about our community, especially about ways to reach
out to people in need and show them Christ's love!  This page exists to serve as a mini-gateway to our
city.  We hope you enjoy the information contained here we hope it is useful to everyone that wants to
Community Opportunities
It is our goal, as a church, to
acknowledge, support, and partner with
people and charities that exist to bring
help and resources to those in need in
Gresham, Multnomah County, and
beyond.  Below are some links to such
organizations and we hope that you will
join us in spreading the word!
ATTRACTIONS:
  • Mount Hood Jazz Festival
  • Farmers's Market
  • Gresham Pioneer Museum
  • Mt. Hood Repertory Theatre
  • Art Walk
  • Rockin Around the Block
    Car Show
  • # of Households: 38,000
  • Land Area: 23.2 square miles
  • # of Businesses (2007): 7,372
  • Persons 65 yrs or older: 11%
  • Persons under 18 yrs old: 26.4%
  • Persons under 5 yrs old: 7.8%