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Gresham, OR (Population: 97,745)

Gresham, a city located in Multnomah County, Oregon, has an estimated population of 97,745 (2006). Gresham is the fourth largest city in Oregon. Gresham was once known as Campground because pioneers often stopped at the forested site for the night to compose themselves before moving on to Portland. Gresham was officially established in 1905. Today, the downtown area has maintained many of its historical landmarks and has a cultivated hometown feeling.

Located between the big-city hustle to the west and the solitude of the countryside to the east, Gresham boasts a superb quality of life. The community's image and amenities depend on a financially sustainable future, open spaces, parks, community events, quality commercial and industrial development, and an excellent infrastructure system.

One of Gresham's great attractions is the Discovery Theatre Lab. The premier event of the area is the Mount Hood Jazz Festival. Located in the heart of historic downtown Gresham, Mount Hood Jazz Festival attendees often find that the city's music venues and bars continue the theme well into the evening. Other popular local events include an Art Walk and the Rockin' Around the Block Car Show.