Gresham is a city located in Multnomah County, Oregon. It is a prominent suburb of Portland, the largest city in the state, and Gresham is currently home to over 105,000 residents. Gresham started as nothing more than a stopping point on the road to Portland, and was originally simply known as “The Camp” or “Campground.” Early leaders decided that Gresham needed its own identity, but they needed to establish a post office in order to be considered a separate city, so they did exactly that, in 1884, though it would not be until 1905 that the city proper was incorporated. Gresham is its own independent city, but the city lines are somewhat blurred in the area, with Portland merging seamlessly with Gresham. Gresham has several surface streets that extend all the way into Portland proper and is serviced by Portland’s brand of light-rail mass transit as well as Portland’s public bus system.
Gresham is not the most popular area in the Pacific Northwest to transport vehicles to and from, but its size and proximity to Portland make it cheaper to ship to and more enticing than other, smaller cities in the region. Gresham sits along Interstate 84, a less-traveled and more rural interstate in the Pacific Northwest. Auto transporters run along I-84 really only when they have to; its route to Salt Lake City takes it through much of the uninhabited portions of northern and eastern Oregon, Idaho and Utah; with few people actually shipping vehicles along the route, or from and to cities along I-84, most auto shippers would rather run routes along more major routes, and this seldom includes any routes with Gresham along the way. It may be easier for you to move your pickup or delivery location to an area that’s more easily accessible to auto transportation companies, as it might help decrease your price as well as your pickup window.
Portland is generally a good bed, but keep in mind that the Pacific Northwest, as a region, is relatively isolated, with only a few major ways into and out of it. Much of it is rural outside of the Portland and Seattle metropolitan areas, especially in the eastern portions of the states. Eastern Oregon and Washington are sparsely populated; this makes them less enticing for shippers, which increases prices and pickup windows. It’s best to talk to a representative to get a good idea of the industry and where the carriers are at when you’re looking to ship, as they’ll be able to tell you with a lot more accuracy when carriers might be able to pick up your vehicle, how much it’ll cost, what your delivery windows will look like, and more. If you’re in need of quotes or don’t know where to start, we recommend filling in the free online quote form to your left; it takes only a minute or two and gets you in contact with 6-8 reputable, dependable and reliable auto transporters that can give you quotes and advice through e-mail and over the phone. You can also call us toll-free at 800-930-7417 to speak to one of our live agents, who can answer questions and help you get your free quotes.