GRESHAM, Ore. — This week Rod went east of Portland to the fourth largest city in Oregon: Gresham. He walked the streets of its historic downtown and visited the local businesses that viewers recommended.
On Main Avenue, he found a thriving food scene and tried everything from homemade caramel corn to bacon barbecue cheeseburgers.
Rod even caught up with "Mr. Gresham" and learned the story behind his statue.
Places Rod Visited:
The Local Cow: Some people say these are the best burgers in Oregon. Rod tried the most popular burger on the menu, the "Pendleton Burger."
ICandy: Known for their homemade caramel corn, you'll also find delicious chocolates and other sweet treats.
Jazzy Bagels: Established in downtown Gresham in 1999, this musical bagel shop offers 21 different kids of bagel. Try the Tillamook cheddar bagel, it's one of the best on the menu!
Cafe Delirium: A cozy spot to hang out, drink coffee and meet the locals.
Gresham Japanese Garden: Walk down Main Avenue and across Powell Boulevard to Tsuru Island. The garden is maintained by members of the community.
US World Class Taekwondo: Learn the art of discipline and respect at this martial arts school.
Watch to see what Rod thought of all the places he visited in Gresham:
After lunch Rod caught up with the Mayor of Gresham Shane Bemis. Mayor Bemis took Rod across Powell Blvd to Tsuru Island at the Gresham Japanese Garden. The tranquil space is maintained by members of the community.
A quick stop at the newly remodeled Gresham High School marked the end of Rod's trip to Gresham but it surely won't be his last.
Rod on the Road explores downtown Gresham
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