Gateway Green Blog


Earth Day 2018 at Gateway Green

Sunday, April 22, 2018   -   9:00 am to Noon

Join Friends of Gateway Green, on Sunday April 22, to help clean up the park—and the multi-use path that leads to and borders the park. We’ll meet by the storage containers near the center of the park.

Tools, trash bags, gloves and refreshments will be provided. It’s important to dress for the weather—and bring a filled water bottle if you have one. We’ll have a job of extra water for those who need it.

Planting at Gateway Green

Monday, February 19, 2018, 1:00 to 3:00 pm   Like getting your hands dirty? Join us on President’s Day for a planting work party at Gateway Green. We’ll meet by the storage containers in the center of the park at 1:00 pm and finish up around 3:00 pm. We have at least 200 native plant seedlings to plant in the wooded area. The plants are small and the ground is soft, so it will NOT involve a lot of digging. Getting the seedlings in the ground now will give them a chance to establish roots before…

Gateway Green Working Groups and Committees

FRIENDS OF GATEWAY GREEN WORKING GROUPS AND COMMITTEES November 28, 2017 Friends of Gateway Green (FoGG) is looking for a few special individuals who want to get more involved with the new park, and who have the interest and time to serve on one of its Working Groups and Committees, described below. Some will meet monthly; others will meet less often. It’s anticipated that each will require a minimum of two hours a month (meeting time and/or other tasks) with an opportunity for additional time requirements…

Volunteer Opportunities

#GivingTuesday On November 28, 2017, people around the world will come together to celebrate and encourage giving—on #GivingTuesday. Everyone can get involved, giving back in a way that is meaningful to them, giving time or expertise, monetary donations large or small, food or clothing, or simple acts of kindness. We hope you will include Friends of Gateway Green in your giving plans. IMMEDIATE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Do you like to organize small events? FoGG needs someone to help organize a…

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Shop for everyone on your gift list this holiday at and Amazon donates to Friends of Gateway Green.   You can also support FoGG by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards card to Friends of Gateway Green. Link your Rewards Card to FoGG and we’ll get a donation each time you shop at Freddy’s, with no reduction to your rewards points.To register your card visit Fred Meyer Community Rewards or take your card to the Customer Service counter at any Fred Meyer store.…

Fall Dig @ the Dirt Lab

Northwest Trail Alliance has organized a trail work party at Gateway Green to prepare the bike trails for winter. More information (and to register) visit

Wear work clothes; bring water & snack; lunch provided.

No experience needed! Bring the kids! We’ll put everyone to work. No dogs please.



No Ivy Day at GG - Oct 28

Gateway Green is participating in PP&R’s annual No Ivy Day. Saturday, October 28, 2017   -   9:00 am to Noon We’ve made great progress on control of the English Ivy in the wooded area. But more work is needed to prepare the park for the planting of a variety of native species in 2018. [We hope to schedule a planting work party this winter!] Tools, gloves, and snacks will be provided. Please bring a full water bottle, and dress for the weather. Please pre-register, so we know…

Help Shape the Future of Gateway Green

We are recruiting a diverse group of community advisors! Portland Parks & Recreation and Friends of Gateway Green are looking for interested Portlanders to serve on the Gateway Green Project Advisory Committee. This group will help shape a refined park design to guide natural habitat restoration, improve pedestrian and bicycle access, and expand opportunities for a variety of recreation and outdoor activities for people of all ages and abilities. Park enthusiasts, outdoor adventurers, hikers,…