Gateway Green Blog



Earth Day Event 2024

EARTH DAY AT GATEWAY GREEN Saturday, April 13, 2024, from 9:45 am to noon Help get the park ready for the busy warm weather season. Join in our Earth Day clean-up event at Gateway Green. The event is one of the many events scheduled as part of SOLVE’s annual Oregon Spring Cleanup. FoGG will provide provide all the supplies needed for this event, plus hot beverages and snacks. It’s important that you dress for the weather. There is a drinking fountain in the park, but it’s a good idea to bring a…

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.

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…