Yeah, thats right, I said it, Downtown Gresham! Residents of Gresham (Greshamians? Greshamites?) are proud of their well kept secret, as they should be, but the view of so many Portlanders is that Gresham starts and ends with suburban neighborhoods and strip malls so common to outlying areas more recently developed. Taking the time to slow down and explore however, you will find that natural spaces and historic places abound. And in the heart of old town Gresham is the sweet spot, a well appointed, walkable downtown that has great locally owned shops, coffee shops, bars and restaurants. It can be easily missed because it’s not too big and it’s surrounded by fast moving roadways and a handful of big box stores but when you do find the little gem of Historic Downtown Gresham you’ll know it. It has the feel of little small town centers all over the American West and it will make you recognize the magic that is Gresham.
So you heard it here and I’m proud to say it, go check out the Historic Downtown Gresham it’s great!
Here’s a list of my favorite spots
- Nicholas Mediterranean Restaurant- Yes that Nicholas’s, they have a Gresham location
- Uly’s Taco Bar
- The Local Cow for Burgers
- Srisiamchi Thai
- Try me Ethiopian Cuisine
- And my favorite for coffee and milks shakes the Cafe Delirium right on the corner of main
There is great sense of community in this little downtown and it was a really pleasant surprise!
And a little video that the folks from Gresham put together