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.



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…

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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.…

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,…