Gateway Green Blog


Earth Day at Gateway Green

Join us for Earth Day at Gateway Green on Sunday, April 23rd from 9am-12pm. Help us pull ivy and beautify the park! Tools, beverages, and snacks will be provided. Please sign up to volunteer here! 

The Big Dig - A Huge Success!

On February 11, 2017, more than 130 volunteers joined Friends of Gateway Green and Northwest Trail Alliance for the first Big Dig event at the Dirt Lab. The full day event allowed for major progress at the park and a huge step towards our fast-approaching Grand Opening of the bike features in the park (June 24).   Over the course of the day, volunteers beautified the park by collecting more than 30 large bags of trash, pulling more than 10,000 square feet of ivy, and liberating more than a…

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The Gathering at Gateway Green, Featuring the Dirt Lab!

Save the date: June 24, 2017 
Friends of Gateway Green will be hosting an inaugural event for the Dirt Lab portion of the park early this summer. Stay tuned for more details, including volunteer opportunities!

Big Dig @ Gateway Green

Join us on February 11th for the Big Dig @ Dirt Lab! The Northwest Trail Alliance will be hosting the work party in collaboration with the Friends of Gateway Green - come out to help us beautify our community supported park, pull ivy and dig new trail. You’ll have a chance to see the great work that’s already been done on the site and help us plan for the future! February 11, 2016 10:00am - 3:00pm Gateway Green Park Please RSVP on the NWTA event page and visit our Park Access page…

PP&R Announces $2 Million in Funding for Gateway Green Development

The Friends of Gateway Green is pleased to share the news that Portland Parks Commissioner Amanda Fritz and Director Mike Abbaté have announced $2 Million in System Development Charges (SDCs) funding to help move the Gateway Green project forward. Read the official Press Release from Portland Parks & Recreation below. The original version of this Press Release was posted at December 19, 2016 For Immediate Release …

Gateway Green Build Journal: Week 7 Update

The original post of this article is on All words and photos by Jason Van Horn. Master builder Jason Wells at work, constructing single track. We’re seven weeks into the the Dirt Lab build at Portland, Oregon’s Gateway Green. While it’s been a bit wet, construction continues with progress on track for spring when volunteers will be gathering to dial in both single track and dirt jump lines. Dirt jumps have been formed as well as a single track loop,…

Gateway Green Build Journal: Week Two

The original post of this article is on All words and photos by Jason Van Horn. The entrance to the wooded section of single track at Gateway Green as of this Sunday. The fellas have been hard at work at Gateway Green, charging through and cutting trail. Not only have they broken through the initial section in the trees, but this week the first call for volunteers went out. Gateway Green, at the start of week two. A few hardy volunteers stepped up, helping on site Thursday, Friday…