Gateway Green Blog



Gateway Green Build Journal, Week One

The original post of this article is on All words and photos by Jason Van Horn.  Although it’s currently just scratched into the ground, this is a beautiful sight. Yesterday marked a milestone marker in the saga of Gateway Green, as the first hints of single track trail have been etched into earth. Trail construction at Gateway Green has officially started as of Monday, October 18th. While I’ve constructed more than my share of trail, this patch of ground feels…

Crowdfunding Campaign Reaches & Exceeds Goal

Many thanks to the 578 Gateway Green supporters who were very generous during the recent crowdfunding campaign, contributing $101,800 toward the construction of the new park.

Thanks to all of you, construction will start on the off-road bicycle features of the park—very soon.


PP&R Preparing for Construction at Gateway Green

OFFICIAL STATEMENT BY PORTLAND PARKS & RECREATION Starting Monday, September 19, 2016, Portland Park Rangers and area social service providers began outreach efforts to people are living on the property at Gateway Green.  It is heartbreaking, but Portland is faced with a crisis around housing and people experiencing homelessness. Camping in parks and on park properties has always been, and continues to be, prohibited. Our parks and natural areas are simply not designed for people to live…

Meet Meghan and Barbara, our AmeriCorps Fellows

Meghan and Barbara joined the Gateway Green team in early September. The are participating in the AmeriCorps Fellows program, in partnership with the Confluence Environmental Center.

Meghan will serve as Outreach Coordinator, and Barb as Event Coordinator.

POSITIONS FILLED Positions available with Gateway Green through Confluence Fellows program

THESE POSITIONS HAVE BEEN FILLED Interested in equity, diversity, and inclusion? Looking for direct experience with environmental organizations in Oregon? Confluence Environmental Center advances environmental and social justice through innovative partnerships, while promoting individual leadership. These life changing service opportunities address critical, environmental needs in low-income communities and communities of color.  Friends of Gateway Green is excited to be collaborating with…

FoGG gets $40,000 grant from Oregon Community Foundation

FoGG board members have received notification that the Oregon Community Foundation (OCF) has awarded them a $40,000 grant. In addition, three other donor-advised family funds at OCF have contributed another $37,000 to the project. Many thanks to all of them.

Friends of Gateway Green selected by WW Give!Guide

For the first time ever, Friends of Gateway Green was selected as one of the nonprofits to participate in the Willamette Week’s Give!Guide.

City allocates $250,000 for Gateway Green

It’s official—the City of Portland has approved a $250,000 line item in the 2015-16 budget for Gateway Green!

The funds will provide needed match funds for the $1 million Metro NIN Capital Grant awarded last summer (but not available until the match is raised). It will also enable us to complete the design work.