Gateway Green Blog


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        …

Mountain Bike Festival and Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day

Saturday, June 2, 2018 10:00 am to 3:00 pm This festival is an opportunity for families to kick off the summer riding season — and celebrate Northwest Trail Alliance’s 30th anniversary — at our urban mountain biking festival, which includes Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day! Enjoy the newly-revamped riding at Gateway Green, food and drinks, coaching for adults and youth, new bike demos, plus loaner bikes and fun races for kids. There’s plenty of singletrack, skills courses (one…

Gateway Green Community Gathering on April 28

Saturday, April 28, 2018 10:00 am to 1:00 pm Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO) 10301 NE Glisan St Presentations at 10:30 am and 12:00 pm Stop in to see the final design for the build-out of Gateway Green. Gateway Green is a new park for off-road cycling, and other outdoor recreation in East Portland. Located just east of Rocky Butte, between the I-205 and I-84 freeways, near the Gateway Transit Center. Opened in June 2017, this destination for mountain-biking, hiking, and outdoor…

Earth Day Event at Gateway Green - Sunday April 22

SOLVE IT Earth Day Event at Gateway Green 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 also be pulling English Ivy, especially around the native plant seedlings that were planted in February. 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 wear closed toe shoes—and…

CANCELED due to weather Spring Dig @ Gateway Green on 4/7/18

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Gateway Green Open House

Gateway Green Community Gathering Saturday, February 24, 2018 10:00 am to 1:00 pm Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO) 10301 NE Glisan St Presentations at 10:30am and 12:00pm Stop in to see a draft park design and tell us what you think. Share your ideas about: Natural habitat restoration Improved pedestrian and bicycle access to and within the park Expanded opportunities for a variety of recreation and outdoor activities for people of all ages and abilities Gateway Green is a new…