98% of Portland’s 19,200 neighborhood businesses have 5 or fewer employees but provide more than 270,000 jobs. These small businesses create and keep more local … Keep Reading ››
Once considered the 'Gateway to the Columbia Gorge', the Gateway Business District stretches from 102nd to 162nd Avenues and covers nearly 25% of East Portland. Designated an Eco District in 2009, Gateway has committed to be one of the most sustainable business districts in the city, planting more than 2,500 trees in the district (2014) and helping customers recycle with unique garbage cans in the public right of way (2015).
Did You Know?
- Northwest Fly Fishing Outfitters (10910 NE Halsey St) opened in 1993 and offers fishing rods, reels, waders plus guided trips and classes.
- Gateway Brewing was founded in 2015 by Karen and Joel Sheley, who previously worked for Widmer Brothers Brewing for 16 years.
- Curt's Ultimate Fitness and Fighting Arts (10941 NE Halsey St) is an MMA gym owned by Curtis Crawford who has trained multiple UFC champions.
- Since 1992 Fabric Depot (700 SE 122nd Ave) has been on of the largest locally and independently owned fabric stores in the country with 40,000 square feet of retail space and tens of thousands of different fabrics.
Signature Annual Events
- Takin' Care of Business District Clean-up (April)
- Cruising Gateway (September)
- Celebrating Gateway (December)