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Nick Fish

Commissioner, City of Portland

phone: 503-823-3589

fax: 503-823-3596

1221 S.W. 4th, Room 240, Portland, OR 97204

The Weekly Catch

An interview with Anna Preble on Portland’s All-User restrooms



Meet the latest celebrated Japanese ramen shop to open in Portland

Samantha Bakall in The Oregonian


A Large Explosion Leveled a Building in NW Portland This Morning—No Serious Injuries Reported

Dirk VanderHart and Doug Brown in the Portland Mercury


'I don't see myself as a hero': Portland firefighter recovering from NW Portland explosion

Samantha Matsumoto in The Oregonian


How to help Portland explosion victims

KGW News Staff


Johnson Creek has a PCB problem

Paul Koberstein in the Portland Tribune


ArtsWatch Weekly: 82nd Avenue frontier, Goosebumps & BloodyVox, Met Opera futures, black girls’ rhythm games, Israeli dance

Bob Hicks from Oregon Artswatch


Building Bridges, Breaking Barriers: With Mr. Khizr Khan Attorney at Law and Muslim-American Gold Star Father

MET Community and Educational Center

Nick Attends Livable Communities Conference with AARP Oregon Colleagues

This week, Nick traveled to Chicago to speak at the AARP Livable Communities National Conference.

This was Nick’s first visit to the Windy City. On Tuesday, he visited the Art Institute of Chicago and Millennium Park. And, he took an Architectural Boat Tour along the Chicago River, with conference attendees.

On Wednesday, Nick help lead two panels on key issues affecting older adults.

The first session was titled, “Candidate and Voter Engagement: A primer on how to raise the bar and issues”. Nick and Bandana Shrestha of AARP Oregon discussed how to engage the public and candidates on issues and concerns of older adults.

The second session was called “In The Beginning: Portland and New York…Past, Present and Future.” It focused on Portland’s Age-Friendly agenda. Nick was joined by Jerry Cohen, State Director of AARP Oregon, as well as colleagues from New York.

Thanks to AARP Oregon for the invitation to attend the conference. They are great community partners that are helping us make Portland a more livable community for people of all ages and abilities.

Check out photos below of Nick’s Chicago trip!

 Nick with friends from AARP Oregon and Springfield Oregon  Sunset view from the Drake Hotel
 The Art Institute of Chicago Random Fish Art 
 Millennium Park  Sunset
 Chicago at night Conference session 

Elders in Action: Fall "Pop-Up" Event

On October 21st, join Elders in Action (EIA) for a Fall Pop-Up event at Lagunitas Brewing Company in Northeast Portland.

EIA is a local nonprofit dedicated to creating a vibrant community of elders who are active in civic engagement.  

Attendees get to enjoy pizza, beer, raffle prizes and listen to guest speakers. You will also have the opportunity to learn about current programs provided by EIA.

Check out EIA’s Facebook event page to learn about this and other great events.

Fall Pop-Up Event – Beer, Pizza, and Fun

Friday, October 21 at 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Lagunitas Community Room

(237 NW Broadway St.)

Free Event

Annexation & Assimilation: Exploring the Archive East of 82 Ave.

On October 21st, join the Portland Archives & Records Center (PARC) to explore 100 years of shifting demographics among communities living near SE 82nd Ave.

Sabina Zeba Haque, the master mind behind the multi-media art exhibit, collaborated with PARC staff to understand the evolution of the neighborhood’s identity, and ways Portland can preserve its past while fostering a more inclusive civic identity.

The exhibit will present archival documents, video animation, oral histories, and a live theater collaboration from Tamara Lynn and Harrison Park School. Food and wine will be provided.

The exhibit is the second in a series of public art residences funded by the City of Portland Percent for Art Program, which is administered by Regional Arts & Culture Council.

For more information, check out the event’s page of Facebook.

Annexation & Assimilation: Exploring the Archive East of 82 Ave.

Friday, October 21 at 6PM – 9PM

Jade/APANO Multicultural Space

(8114 SE Division St.)

Free Event 

The Weekly Catch

A fresh look at maintaining Portland's water supply (Opinion)

Nick Fish and Michael Stuhr in The Oregonian


Portland Water Bureau Operations Update

Council Work Session Video, October 11, 2016


Commissioner Fish Statement on Police Contract

Nick Fish Blog


Nick Fish: New PPB contract is right for Portland

Andrew Dymburt and KOIN 6 News


Portland City Council approves police contract amid unruly protest

Brad Schmidt in The Oregonian


City Says YES To New Police Contract, Activists Protest

KXL News


Protests Erupt Over Portland Police Contract

Nick McCann in Courthouse News Service


Portland still hasn't inked lease for Terminal 1 homeless shelter

Brad Schmidt in The Oregonian


‘Oregon Harbor of Hope’ may open in November

Emily Sinovic and KOIN 6 News Staff


Ron Wyden Discusses Encryption, Data Privacy and Security

Cecilia Kang in the New York Times


Experts share 5 ways to protect yourself during a big storm

Lizzy Acker in The Oregonian