Introduction to Gladstone, Oregon
Gladstone, Oregon, in Clackamas county, is 10 miles S of Portland, Oregon. As of the year 2000 census, 11,438 people lived in Gladstone.
Gladstone was originally inhabited by several Indian groups. The first settlers of the area arrived in the 1840s. The city was founded in the late 1800s by Judge Harvey Cross. It was named in honor of William E. Gladstone, the Prime Minister of England. Gladstone was incorporated on January 10, 1911. The first church in the area was established by Aaron Hayes Mulkey in 1908.
Gladstone and nearby Attractions
- Rivergreens Golf Course
- North Clackamas Aquatic Park
- Tryon Creek State Natural Area
- Portland Art Museum
- McLoughlin House National Historic Site
- Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
Things To Do In Gladstone
Gladstone offers easy access to the Mary S. Young State Recreation Area, the Tryon Creek State Natural Area and the Molalla River State Park. The Portland Children's Museum, Harlow House Museum, Rail Depot Museum, Oregon Museum of Science and Industry and the American Advertising Museum are some popular local historical sites. The Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, George W Joseph State Natural Area and the Rooster Rock State Park are in the neighborhood as well.
Portland Downtown Airport provides facilities for air transportation.
Gladstone Higher Education
Clackamas Community College, Portland State University and Lewis and Clark College are nearby.