Gateway Green Blog



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        …

Planting Event at Gateway Green Canceled -- and Rescheduled

We have reluctantly canceled today’s Planting Event at Gateway Green—due to safety concerns for volunteers using the I-205 MUP to get to the park.

The event has been rescheduled on Saturday, February 24 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm—right after the Gateway Green Open House. It’s essential that we get these bare-root native plants into the ground before the end of the month.

We hope you will join us for both the Open House and the planting event.

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…

Shop SmileAmazon

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.…

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,…

Rainy Season Advisory

The rainy season is upon us! Please respect the trails and features to ensure their sustainability. Please continue to follow the general rules of the park as well as these wet weather guidelines when you ride:  Exercise extra caution on wet or muddy days and scout your ride: Single track riders: Please stay off the trails following significant rain events. A good indication that you shouldn’t ride is if you leave a boot or tire track, the trail needs more time to drain…