Gateway Area Business Association has received a $4,000 grant from Venture Portland as part of the East Portland Pilot Project.


Longtime Gateway Area Business Association Treasurer Karen Montez, left, and business district organizer Adrienne Sweetwater grip the big check from Venture Portland and grin.

The board has approved a district work plan designed to grow the business district and expand membership, and assigned Adrienne Sweetwater the task.

Sweetwater has been going door-to-door and helping walk the road being paved for growing Gateway.