Gladstone, Ore., is situated at the junction of two rivers: the Clackamas River and the Willamette River. It is less than a half-hour drive south of Portland and approximately an hour's drive northeast of the state capital, Salem. The town is also known as the Home of the Pow-Wow Tree, a maple that delineated the spot where members of the area's different Native American tribes met to trade, conduct wedding ceremonies and handle community business.
What Should Gladstone Renters Know?
Parents looking for homes for rent typically have local school districts at the top of their minds. Gladstone is served by the Gladstone School District, which is composed of John Wetten Elementary School, Kraxberger Middle School and Gladstone High School, as well as the Gladstone Center for Children and Families.
Gladstone operates under the council-manager form of government and has a mayor and six city councilors.
Resources for Residents
If you want to find out more about Gladstone's government, history, utilities, local attractions and more, the town's official website is your best bet. To keep up with the latest goings-on, check out the monthly newsletter hosted on the site.
Meanwhile, GladstoneBusinesses.com offers a comprehensive list of companies, organizations and services in and around the town.
Things to Do in Gladstone
Gladstone is home to a variety of parks, fields, wetlands and even a beach (the 15-acre Dahl Beach, situated at the confluence of the Clackamas and Willamette rivers). Local athletes are in luck, as Gladstone has a number of youth and sports programs, including football, basketball, baseball, softball and soccer teams. For residents eager for a taste of big-city culture, Portland is just a short drive up State Route 99E.