Multnomah County Archives presents...Tour de Multnomah: East County

Gresham Library under construction in 1913, showing building's timber framing.Welcome to the second installment of our series of self-guided tours through the County. Each itinerary features notable (but not always noticed) locations in a certain region. We've provided the route and directions. Along the way, you'll see items from the Archives' collection, and read stories that shed light on the significance of each site.

Many outsiders think of the County and Portland as synonymous. Although Portland is the County's largest city, the greatest geographical area stretches down the path of the Columbia River until the border with Hood River County. During this tour, you'll gain a new perspective of history beyond Portland's borders. You'll read about tourism in the Columbia River Gorge, cities and settlements (both past and present), natural wonders, and the people and industries that created the County as we know it today.

So power up your pedals, dust off your ride, or saddle up your pony. Off we go!

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