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Gresham Restaurants, Hotels and Directions to NTI

New Technologies, Inc. (NTI) conducts computer forensic training at its Oregon training facility. Our primary training facility is located in Gresham, Oregon which is ten miles East of Portland, Oregon. The class is attended by computer specialists from all over the world. Dress is 'business casual' during the NTI training sessions (except for the NTI Expert Witness Training Course) and students are advised to obtain a rental car at the airport. Rental cars are also available at the Pony Soldier Inn.

NTI's training facilities are located approximately 9 miles from the Portland International Airport. Because we are located on an 18 hole golf course, you might want to bring your golf clubs. However, time for golf during training days will be limited. Our training is geared to be mentally taxing so be prepared to work hard.

If you are driving from the Portland International Airport, we suggest that you follow Airport Way as you leave the airport and travel East under and past the I 205 freeway. After about four miles, Airport Way naturally turns right (south) and becomes 181st Street. Continue on 181st Street south under and past I 84. Turn left on Burnside Street at the intersection of Burnside and 181st Street. The intersection is easily identified by the light rail tracks that parallel Burnside. Proceed East on Burnside for approximately two miles until you reach the intersection of Division Street and Burnside. Turn left on Division Street and proceed two blocks to the Gresham Golf Course. NTI's offices and separate training facility are located in a building which is located at the extreme left side of the golf course parking lot. The address is 2075 Northeast Division, Gresham, Oregon. We have two buildings at that location and the training facility is located behind the larger building. If you get lost, don't hesitate to call us at 503-661-6912. A basic map has also been provided of Gresham to assist you in locating our training site and local hotels:

Map of Gresham, Oregon with directions to the NTI training center

Hotels:

Lodging is in relative short supply in the Gresham area. It is a small bedroom community on the Mt. Hood side of Portland, Oregon. There are no Hyatt or Marriott level hotels in the city but there are some good quality hotels in Gresham, Oregon that we highly recommend. There is no need to commute to Portland for lodging and we strongly recommend against that because it will distract from your training experience.

Pony Soldier Inn

Our clients and instructors have been very happy with the Pony Soldier Inn since 1996. Don't let the name fool you. This hotel is goes out of its way to make NTI clients happy. The Pony Soldier Inn also gives you access to a complete health club facility which is off site. The hotel is located a few blocks from the NTI training facility and it is close to restaurants and shopping. The telephone number for the hotel is 503-665-1591 and the address is 1060 Northeast Cleveland Avenue, Gresham, Oregon. The discounted rate for NTI clients is $69 and they provide a special law enforcement rate of $49 but you must present law enforcement credentials to get that rate. A continental breakfast is also provided and each room has a microwave oven and refrigerator. Free shuttle service is available for transportation to and from the airport and to and from the NTI training facility. Rental cars can also be obtained at the Pony Soldier Inn.

The Holiday Inn Gresham Hotel

This hotel has recently been remodeled. It has an excellent restaurant on site and an indoor pool. It also has some great amenities such as free high-speed Internet access, data ports, and voicemail. Each room has a microwave and a small refrigerator. The room rates are in the range of $85-$130. Some larger rooms have a Jacuzzi and are priced around $130. The hotel is within 1 mile of the NTI and shuttle service is not provided. The hotel is located at 2752 Northeast Hogan Drive, Gresham, Oregon and the telephone number is 503-907-1777.

Restaurants:

There are some excellent restaurants in Gresham and the prices are reasonable. You won't have a difficult time finding a good restaurant in the Gresham, Oregon area. We recommend the following restaurants and you can get directions from the folks at NTI or your hotel:

Chinese Happiness
1655 Northeast Division
Gresham, Oregon
503-667-4566

Chinese Happiness is the place to go for wonderful Chinese food. This restaurant is actually within walking distance of the NTI training facility. Prices range from $5 to $12 for dinner. If you like Chinese food, you will like this restaurant.

Edgefield Black Rabbit
2126 Southwest Halsey Street
Troutdale, Oregon
503-492-3086

The Edgefield Black Rabbit restaurant is located four miles north of Gresham on Halsey Street in a large European bed and breakfast. The site was restored recently and it has a very interesting history. The food is wonderful and it is a great place to go when the weather is good. The prices range from approximately $15 to $35 and they have good wine and beer. We recommend this restaurant for quality food and an interesting atmosphere that you will find nowhere else.

El Ranchito
19422 Southeast Stark
Gresham, Oregon
503-665-4919

El Ranchito has excellent Mexican food. The food is fresh and the salsa is wonderful. This is Joe Enders' favorite restaurant in the Gresham area. The restaurant is located approximately five miles from the NTI training facility but it is worth the trip. Prices range from $6 to $12 for dinner and the portions are generous.

Musashi Japanese Restaurant
25 Northwest 1st Street
Gresham, Oregon
503-665-6060

For those that enjoy traditional Japanese food this is the place to go for dinner or lunch. It has been a favorite of NTI for years. The sushi is wonderful and the prices for dinner range from $10-$20. The restaurant is located approximately 3 miles from the NTI training facility in downtown Gresham, Oregon.

The Roadhouse Grill
2370 Southeast Burnside Road
Gresham, Oregon
503-666-2624

The Roadhouse Grill is an Australian steak house with peanut shells on the floor. If you want a a good steak, this might be the place for you. However, get there early and plan on a 30-45 minute wait to get your table. Their rolls and dinner salad are worth the price of the meal. Prices range from $10 to $20 for dinner and you won't leave hungry. If you want good food, drink and country western music, this is your place.

Sweet Basil Thai Restaurant
1304 East Powell Blvd.
Gresham, Oregon
503-669-3750

The Sweet Basil Restaurant is located within two miles of NTI's training facility in a restored early 1900s house. This restaurant is new and has replaced Evangeline's Restaurant which was located at the same location. Some of our clients will remember that excellent restaurant. As the name implies, the cuisine is Thai and the food is excellent. Prices range from $10 to $20 and they have an excellent selection of Oregon and California wines.

Thai Orchid Restaurant
120 North Main Ave
Gresham, Oregon
503-491-0737

If you like traditional Thai food, you will like this restaurant. It is located on the quaint Gresham Main Street Maul which is approximately three miles from the NTI training facility. The prices range from $10 to $20 and NTI staff members frequent this restaurant on a regular basis.

We hope that you enjoy your stay while you are in the Gresham area. NTI will do its best to make your training experience the best possible and we want you to enjoy your free time as well. Please let us know how you like these restaurants and be sure to tell them that NTI sent you.

Shopping

Troutdale, Oregon is located within three miles of the NTI training facility. It is the gateway to the beautiful Columbia Gorge scenic area and is also a tourist shopping haven. Discounts are available at the Columbia Gorge Outlet Mall which is represented by over 40 manufactures outlets which include Adidas, Gap, Mikasas, G. Bas, Maidenform, Big Dog, Florsheim, GAP, Norm Thomspon's, Levis, Van Hausen, Calvin Cline and others. Nearby there is a quaint Antique and Gift mall which has become a up scale tourist attraction. This Troutdale, Oregon attraction includes art galleries, antique shops, gift shops, a custom jewelry shop. If you have some time, we recommend that you spend some time in Troutdale.

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