Gateway Green Blog


Enjoy Gateway Green -- on a bike, or on foot

A reminder that motorized vehicles are prohibited in Gateway Green, Portland’s unique off-road cycling and hiking destination.

In addition, park users are now allowed to park in the SW corner of the Gateway Fred Meyer parking lot (the section closest to the Gateway Transit Center), in addition to onstreet parking in the area around the Transit Center.



Monthly Stewardship Day at Gateway Green

Volunteers will gather—from 10:00 am to noon on the first Saturday of each month—for a stewardship work party at Gateway Green. Most of these work days will focus on clean-up at the park, but some months will be devoted to invasive species control, planting, or other stewardship activities. Gloves and hand tools will be provided but you are welcome to bring your own if you prefer. Light snacks will also be available. It’s important to dress for the weather and bring a filled water bottle (especially…

10th Anniversary Celebration - Tuesday April 16

Friends of Gateway Green (FoGG) is turning ten. Join us for a celebration at Hopworks Urbany Brewery (SE Powell location), 5 to 9 pm, Tuesday, April 16.

There’ll be a new video to share, a slide show of images taken over the past ten years. There will also be some new design boards related to Phase 2 construction that will start later this year.

This is also a Community Tap event, with Hopworks contirbuting $1 to FoGG for every pint sold that evening.

This is a family-friendly event.

Gateway Green Cleanup - April 27, 2019

Join us at Gateway Green for litter removal and invasive species removal at Gateway Green, East Portland’s newest park and the city’s premiere public off-road cycling park.   We’ll also be working on our adopted segment of the I-205 Multi-Use Path, between Gateway Green and Gateway Transit Center. (Please note, youth under 16 cannot work on the path, so if you are bringing children and youth, please plan to volunteer in the park itself. This is an ODOT requirement.)   We look forward to…

Gateway Green Cleanup -- September 29

Friends of Gateway Green (FoGG) will be working with SOLVE and Portland Parks & Recreation, on Saturday, September 29 (10 am to 1 pm) to do another clean-up at Gateway Green—in the park, and along the I-205 multi-use path that takes you to the park.

For more information, and to register, please visit the SOLVE website.

It’s important that you register, so we know how many tools are needed—and how many snacks.

No Ivy Day at Gateway Green -- October 27

As Portland Parks & Recreation continues to enhance the habitat in the wooded area at Gateway Green, they need our help to get the English ivy and other invasive plants under control, and keep them under control—giving the more desirable plants a chance to get established.

Join Friends of Gateway Green (FoGG) on Saturday, October 27, 9 am to Noon. We’ll provide the tools you need, and snacks.

For more information, visit PP&R’s No Ivy Day website.

Are dogs allowed at Gateway Green?

We’ve gotten several inquiries this month, asking if dogs are allowed at Gateway Green.

Yes, dogs are allowed—but they MUST be on leash at all times.

The park is used by many families with young children. Many of the children are novice bike riders. If dogs are not leashed, there is very real danger that your dog might get a hurt. And a child might get hurt trying to avoid running into your dog.

And, of course, you are expected to pick up after your dog.

Volunteers needed for June 2nd event

The NWTA (Northwest Trail Alliance) needs a few more volunteers to help with the mountain bike festival at Gateway Green on June 2—especially for the afternoon shift (12:30 to 3:00 pm). Open positions (afternoon shift) include: Dirt jump line course safety Skills area course safety Pump track course safety Roving bike patrols on the single-track trails (course safety) Information booth If you’re able to work in any of these positions, please contact        …