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Gateway Green wins $1 million Metro grant

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014
Gateway Green and I-205
The southern tip of the Gateway Green parcel seen from the NE Halsey overpass.
(Photo by J. Maus/BikePortland)

Gateway Green, a 38 acre parcel in east Portland that’s slated to become a bike park (along with other things), came away as the big winner in Metro’s “Nature in Neighborhoods” grant program. $5.2 million in awards were announced last week and Gateway Green received all of the $1 million they had requested — an award larger than any of the other 9 projects.
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Gateway Green hits crowdfunding goal

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013
Gateway Green visionaries and tireless advocates
Linda Robinson (2nd from left) and Ted Gilbert
(2nd from right) at City Hall earlier this week.
(Photo: Friends of Gateway Green)

It just happened.

The state of Oregon’s first ever public works project that tested the waters of public donations via a crowdfunding campaign has succeeded. The Friends of Gateway Green have raised over $100,000 to design and plan a 38 acre bicycle recreation park in east Portland. And with five days left in the campaign, project leaders say all the money raised over their goal will go directly to “putting shovels in the ground.”

It’s been over four years since Gateway Green became an official priority of the State of Oregon thanks to former Governor Ted Kulongoski’s decision to make it an Oregon Solutions project. Since then, citizen activist extraordinaire Linda Robinson and real estate developer Ted Gilbert have worked tirelessly to put the pieces of this puzzle together. (more…)

Coca-Cola will match donations to Gateway Green crowdfunding campaign

Monday, September 30th, 2013
The campaign announced a $10,000 donation
from Kaiser Permanente just last week.
(Photo: Friends of Gateway Green)

The campaign to raise $100,000 in public donations to design and plan the Gateway Green bike park just got some big news: Coca-Cola has pledged a $25,000 matching grant. Not only that, but Mayor Charlie Hales is set to proclaim tomorrow, October 1st, “Build Gateway Green Day.”

All this comes with just one week left in the crowdfunding campaign that began earlier this month. So far, backers have donated over $68,000 en route to the $100,000 goal. The money will be used to create shovel-ready design plans that will turn the 38-acre parcel in east Portland into a city park with off-road biking as the main focus. (more…)

$8,000 and counting: Gateway Green off to quick crowdfunding start

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

Less than a day has passed since the ‘Build Gateway Green’ crowdfunding campaign began — and it’s already raised well over $8,000 in donations from over 60 people. The goal is $100,000 and conventional wisdom dictates that if someone raises 30% of the total in the first week, they are likely to make it all the way.

As we shared yesterday, this public crowdfunding campaign for a state-run project is a first for Oregon (the state is managing the fundraising campaign, but the park will be managed and run by the City of Portland). Governor Kitzhaber’s Oregon Solutions team is betting that a new park full of bike trails and other amenities in green-space-starved east Portland will spur enough grassroots donations that institutional funding sources will realize the project is worth investing in.
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A crowdfunding test for Gateway Green bike park project

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013
A tour of East Portland-1.jpg
The Gateway Green parcel, as seen from the I-205 path looking south toward the Gateway Transit Center.
(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland)

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Off-road and indoors: Two exciting updates from outer northeast Portland

Friday, May 11th, 2012
BAC Bike Ride East Portland-19Cross Up at The Lumberyard-32
Just one mile away from each other, Gateway Green (L) and The Lumberyard will offer
fun new options for riding in outer northeast Portland.
(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland)

Trying to get caught up on emails after my 10-day break and I’ve come across two exciting project updates — both of which are located east of 82nd Ave. (more…)

‘Declaration’ signing will mark major milestone for Gateway Green project

Thursday, December 9th, 2010
Gateway Green Kick the Dirt event-14
Bike trails could begin construction in 2012.
(Photo © J. Maus)

Tomorrow the Gateway Green project will pass its most important milestone since citizen activist Linda Robinson and East Portland developer Ted Gilbert first unveiled their vision back in May 2008. A host of major electeds, supporters, and other bigwigs will come together for a ceremony to officially sign the project’s “Declaration of Cooperation.”
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Breaking ‘logjam’, City of Portland commits to Gateway Green project

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010
Gateway Green Kick the Dirt event-6
The Gateway Green site as it looks today.
(Photos © J. Maus)

Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish announced earlier today that the City of Portland will assume an official leadership role in the Gateway Green project. It’s been over a year since the project has moved significantly forward, but today Fish said the City’s decision to step up with leadership responsibility and financial commitment will help “break the logjam.”
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With Governor’s hand, Gateway Green project gets major boost

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009
Parks advocate and Gateway Green
project backer Linda Robinson
outside City Council
Chambers this morning.
(Photos © J. Maus)

The Gateway Green project has taken a major step forward.

Friends of Gateway Green
— the non-profit group working to convert an ODOT-owned, 35-acre parcel between I-205 and I-84 into a bicycle recreation area — has announced that Governor Kulongoski has selected the project to be part of the Oregon Solutions program.

Oregon Solutions is a process that grew out of Oregon’s Sustainability Act of 2001. Projects under this umbrella are seen as having a high priority for the state and they are selected because they have a strong sustainability component and bring together a wide range of community stakeholders. Oregon Solutions helps the Gateway Green project in many important ways — from bringing its staff resources (to help find funding, etc…) to being a heavyweight facilitator to help navigate the extremely complicated route from vacant land to public recreation mecca. (more…)

Electeds line up to support Gateway Green concept

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009
Emily Hicks (L) from Commissioner
Fish’s office, Mayor Adams’ Chief
of Staff Tom Miller, and Steve Bryant
from Oregon Solutions.
(Photos © J. Maus)

Over 120 people packed into the Gateway Elks Lodge last night to learn about the Gateway Green project — and many of them were elected officials or high-level agency or city staffers.

The open house event was a bit short on substance (especially for anyone who’s been following our coverage here on BikePortland), but the big news of the night was how many notables lined up to throw their support behind the project.
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