There are many wonderful towns to the east of Portland. Whether you are looking for an urban oasis or a country get away, one of these amazing suburbs is just what you need.
Gresham is the fourth largest city in Oregon and has many amazing aspects. Running into Portland at approximately 162nd avenue there are both urban and rural areas to Gresham. The biggest draw for most of Gresham is its draw to both Mt. Hood and the Columbia River Gorge. You will lasso find a vibrant town center and a bounty of Public green spaces.
If you continue past Gresham towards the Columbia River Gorge you will find the quaint town of Troutdale. This town is full of antique stores, fishing spots, swimming holes, and beautiful state parks. If you want to be away from the city while still having quick freeway access to downtown, you are looking in the right area!
Running along the Willamette River next to Willamette Falls, there are views from almost everywhere in this town. This once quiet town has been undergoing some amazing changes recently. There are many new restaurants and breweries opening up downtown, and the industrial park is being planned into an epic waterfront park for all of the public to enjoy.
Happy Valley has been one of the fastest growing cities in Oregon for many years. Situated between Mt. Scott and Southeast Portland, these hills and valleys have been the perfect place for builders to go in and develop. Now home to primarily new construction builds, this is a great community for someone looking for views and low maintenance homes.
This former mill town once gave Portland a run for its money in the shipping business. Now this friendly community is known for it’s shopping, wine bars and tap rooms. The recently expanded max line makes this town a dream for commuters into Portland. You will also find some lovely waterfront parks that allow for swimming, kayaking, and paddle boarding in the Willamette.
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