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

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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.