Gateway & Venture Portland Partnerships

The Gateway Area Business Association is a member of Venture Portland, an organization made up of neighborhood business district associations. Benefits to Venture Portland membership includes technical assistance, discounted fee-for-service programs and grants. Venture Portland supports Gateway through grants like the Catalytic Investment Initiative and Benchmark grants (such as the one that funded this very website!). Additionally, GABA membership grants discounted admission to Venture Portland’s trainings and workshops. The next Venture Portland training available to GABA members is Economic Resilience: Weathering the Unexpected. This training is designed to help your business thrive during unexpected events such as extreme weather, protests and construction. GABA Members can RSVP...

Featured Member – May 2017

Meet Your Neighbor: Glenn Austin, Minuteman Press   How long have you been doing business in Gateway? I’ve been working in the district for about 4 years. My wife, who I met in college, has lived in the Portland area for nearly her entire life. She’s the co-owner, so it’s been great to stay involved in Gateway with her! What do you enjoy most about your business? #1 is the people – there is a huge variety of clients that come through our doors. It’s a pleasure to work with customers ranging from local businesses, artists and parents. We recently printed a newsletter for a family that has roots dating back to the American Revolution! I love that I get to work on projects that result in very real products for people. I’m very hands-on, so this fits my working style well. It’s very satisfying to take a blank piece of paper and help a client realize their vision. What are some of your favorite businesses in Gateway? I really like the people over at Cooper’s Auto. They’ve been in Gateway for a long time and are always great to work with. I’ve really enjoyed being neighbors to the people over at Colour Authority, who provide a range of haircare services. And I love the great food in our neighborhood. For Mexican, I can’t get enough of the Arroz con Pollo from El Indio, and for Thai food, I love Siam Grill. What are some of your hobbies outside of your business? When I’m not at Minuteman Press, I’m often reading and writing. I’m a big classical music fan...

Concerts in the Park 2017

Photo courtesy of (portlandoregon.gov)   : Concerts and entertainment begin at 6:30PM, including live performances and free popcorn. : Movies begin after dusk.   A musical tradition over 110 years in the making, Concerts in the Park offers something for everyone. The Rose City’s best and brightest – from classical to country, rock & roll to rhythm & blues – have been entrancing audiences in parks since 1901. Today’s crowds flock to Portland parks citywide for the revelry, with over forty thousand people attending 61 concerts offered in 2016. Producing these special events is possible with the help of lasting partnerships with neighborhood associations and community members like you!     Get specific details.     Find showtimes.  ...

GABA received $4,000 grant from Venture Portland as part of the East Portland Pilot Project

    GABA received a $4,000 grant from Venture Portland as part of the East Portland Pilot Project. The board has approved a district work plan designed to grow our business district and expand our membership, and has assigned Adrienne Sweetwater to our district. Adrienne has been going door-to-door and helping us walk the road we have paved for growing Gateway. Thank you Venture...

Gateway Area Business After Hours Mixer

GABA Mixer: Gateway Area Business After Hours Network with Gateway Area business owners and community members, and enjoy delicious drinks and appetizers from Bradford’s Sports Bar and Grill. RSVP’s encouraged but not required. If you would, please RSVP on Facebook. Monday, May 2nd, 2016. 5:30pm – 7:30pm Bradford’s Sports Lounge – 10346 NE Halsey St, Portland, OR 97220...