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More News Briefs: Tax office on Eastman Parkway closed for remodeling in May.

FILE PHOTO - The Gresham Farmers Market in 2017.This year the Gresham Farmers Market will be moving to a new home midway through the 2018 season due to a request from the city — but thankfully for those who love the downtown market, it will only be shifted a few blocks away.

"We are moving, but it's going to be the same market people know and love," said Jon Berlin, market manager.

The Gresham Farmers Market opens for the season Saturday, May 5, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at its usual location on the corner of Northwest Miller Avenue and Northeast Third Street. It will remain in the parking lot for the next 10 weeks, showcasing the best offerings from farmers, bakers, artists and musicians.

Then on July 28th, the market will move next to the Gresham Arts Plaza, running along Third Street between Northeast Hood Avenue and Northeast Kelly Avenue. It will continue at the Arts Plaza for the rest of the season, through October.

Organizers of the market are excited because the plaza will allow kids to play at the splash fountain, and ample grass means plenty of family picnic spots.

Tax office closed for remodeling

The Oregon Department of Revenue's Gresham field office, 1550 N.W. Eastman Parkway, Suite 220, will be closed Friday, May 4, through Friday, May 18, for remodeling and maintenance work.

Taxpayers who need help can call 800-356-4222 or visit oregon.gov/dor for more information.

A lot of services are available online.

Visit oregon.gov/dor for more information or to sign up for an online account.

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