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The City Council has updated the rules regarding the opening and operation of food carts; Gresham offers grants for cultural events

Gresham to simplify the food cart process

Gresham Town Council is updating the rules to make it easier for entrepreneurs to open and operate food carts within town limits.

The goals are to simplify the application process, reduce business costs and speed up the review process. The city is also ready to allow food carts in industrial areas.

The Gresham Planning Commission will discuss the changes at a meeting on October 24 and council will vote on the changes on December 6.

Learn more or provide feedback via email This email address is protected from spam. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 503-618-2804.

If you would like to open a food or beverage cart in Gresham, visit

Subsidies available for cultural events

The Town of Gresham provides grants to various organizations that provide “inspirational cultural events” in the community for all to enjoy.

“We are proud to support meaningful ways to come together through cultural events and activities, which we have identified in the strategic plan as a priority based on community feedback,” said Michael Gonzales, Director neighborhood services.

The Cultural Events Grant Program provides funding for Gresham-based activities and events that nurture community pride and celebrate diversity and culture. Earlier examples include the Slavic Community Center Eastern European Music Festival and the annual June 19 celebration.

There are three categories to apply for:

– Performing arts — community and professional theatre, instrumental and vocal music, dance

– Parties or parades

– Educational events

Grants support programs and events with direct community involvement. Nonprofits and residents who partner with an eligible nonprofit can apply.

The application period ends on October 31. Apply online at

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Reynolds School District Holds Budget Sessions

The Reynolds School District invites its families, staff and community members to attend one of the upcoming “Budget Goals and Priorities” sessions. The Reynolds School Board welcomes the suggestions and recommended priorities for the 2023-2024 budget and alignment for student success. The Board will consider all feedback when preparing budget targets in December 2022.

The next session will be from 4:30-6 p.m. for staff and 6:30-8 p.m. for family and community members on Thursday, October 27 at Wilkes Elementary School, 17020 NE Wilkes Road, Portland . Those interested in attending the session should register online at

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