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We all need a boost in our mood right now, considering everything that is going on. Hop in your Kia and enjoy the peace of the woods and lake, the singing birds and fresh air at Oxbow Regional Park in Gresham. You can picnic near the river in one of the closest old-growth Forests to Gresham. Check www.oregonmetro.gov for more information and to stay up to date on closures at all the parks.
The entire Columbia River Gorge has many places for the family to get out and experience some nature. From Multnomah Falls to Hogan Butte Nature Park, which is just minutes away from Gresham, to Powell Butte Nature Park, an extinct volcano and the second largest park the Portland area, your family will enjoy the beauty in our area.
So hit the road in your Kia from Weston Kia, where Everyone Wins, and see what there is to see near Gresham.
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