Gateway Green Blog



Gathering at Gateway Green Recap

Sunny with temperatures in the nineties, more mountain bikes than you’ve ever seen, and more than 1,000 people coming together for the Gathering at Gateway Green presented by TriMet. There was delicious food, musical entertainment, and activities for everyone! It was an incredible celebration of the opening of Dirt Lab; you could feel the excitement from the kids and adults alike. The delicious food and cold treats were a crowd favorite, as well as the beer garden which was going strong long…

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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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…

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.