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A Pathway For Gateway Green

What's now a narrow, weedy, unused 38-acre parcel at the confluence of Interstate 205 and I-84 in East Portland is a field of dreams for Linda Robinson and Ted Gilbert.

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Portland Buys 25 Acres for Gateway Green

Efforts to build a nature-friendly bike haven in east Portland moved forward Wednesday as the City Council agreed to buy 25 acres for a future park.

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Future Off-Road Bike Park Acquired by Portland

 key step toward making Gateway Green a reality was taken today when Portland City Council voted unanimously to authorize a land transfer from the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT).

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Nature Projects get $5.2m Boost from Metro Grants

The Metro Council awarded grants last week to 27 community projects across the greater Portland region, rewarding innovative ways to bring together natural area conservation, stewardship and community involvement.

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Major Gateway Green Progress Reported

The story of the efforts to create a new park at the north end of the Gateway District continues to unfold. Efforts to turn 35 acres of underused publically-owned land that proponents say will one day become “Gateway Green” has continued to pick up momentum.

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A Tenacious Visionary: Ted Gilbert

Relying on the vision, tenacity and collaborative skills he used to launch projects for affordable home ownership, rentals and an artist community, real estate developer Ted Gilbert is focused on bringing a regional bicycle park to Portland’s most “park deficient” region. 

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Gateway Green Uses Crowdfunding for Park Design

A hidden treasure sits right in East Portland: 38-acres of unused, partially wooded land at the confluence of I-84 and I-205. After years of grassroots support, followed by partnerships with government, private business and non-profit organizations, we have the opportunity to transform this asset into Gateway Green, a multi-use park that enhances our exciting, vibrant part of the city.

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Gateway Citizen of the Year Awarded to FoGG

GABA (Gateway Area Business Association) has selected Friends of Gateway Green as the winner of the thirteenth annual Gateway Citizen of the Year Award.

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Project Gives 'Green' a Chance in Gateway

East Portland neighborhood leaders are turning to an unconventional constituency — off-road bicycling enthusiasts — and an unconventional funding source — crowdfunding via the Internet — to promote revitalization of the Gateway area.

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Two Exciting Updates From Outer Northeast Portland

Nearly four years after we first reported on Gateway Green — a 35-acre, ODOT-owned parcel at the intersection of I-205 and I-84 that is slated to be developed for off-road bike riding and other recreational uses — the project has just entered a key negotiation phase. 

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