Gresham, Oregon - Facts & Figures
Gresham was incorporated in 1905, the year of the Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition. Its population at the time was 365. Lewis Shattuck, son of a pioneer family, was the first mayor. The town's economy was fueled largely by farming, including berries, grapes, and vegetables. At the time, trains ran between Gresham and Portland on an hourly basis. Gresham's early settlers would go on to form the outlying communities of Boring, Sandy, Fairview, and Estacada. Gresham General Hospital opened in 1959 in downtown Gresham. In 1984, the hospital moved to Stark Street and became Mount Hood Medical Center.
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- Population: 111,523
- Industries: Health care & Social Assistance, Retail Trade, Manufacturing
- Area Codes: 503, 971
- ZIP Codes: 97030, 97080, 97233
- Surrounding Cities: Fairview, OR , Troutdale, OR , Camas, WA , Washougal, WA, Milwaukee, OR