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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

Portland Harbor cleanup must move forward this year: Editorial Agenda 2016

The Oregonian Editorial Board

 

Portland converts 600 restrooms to gender-neutral, ‘all-user’

Casey Park in The Oregonian

 

Nearly 600 gender-neutral restrooms now available throughout Portland

FOX 12 News Staff

 

All single-user restrooms in Portland city facilities now gender-neutral

Lincoln Graves from KATU News

 

Portland Is Making Nearly 600 Public Restrooms Gender Neutral

Johanna Bernhard in Willamette Week

 

Plans for homeless shelter at Terminal 1 scaled back, delayed

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune

Welcome Everett Wild!

Join us in welcoming Everett Wild to the Fish Team! Everett joined our team this week as Policy & Communications Advisor.

A proud Portland native, Everett loves experiencing all Portland and Oregon have to offer – from visiting classics like Washington Park and the Rose Garden to discovering a new trail in the Gorge or a lonely dirt road in Eastern Oregon. When not outside in Oregon, Everett is probably searching for (or creating) maps to add to his diverse map collection.

A former intern for Congressman Kurt Schrader and Senator Merkley, Everett recently graduated from Whitman College with a major in Environmental Politics. Everett enjoys all things arts and spent many years in the theatre as an actor and lighting designer. He is excited to engage his passion for the arts and his educational background with Commissioner Fish’s portfolio.

All-User Restrooms Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Tomorrow, join Nick and Commissioner Amanda Fritz to celebrate the completion of the conversion of all City single-stall restroom to all-user restrooms. A ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at Dawson Park officially unveiling the converted facilities. 

Last year, City Council unanimously approved a new policy to bring all-user restrooms to the City of Portland. This common sense change removes arbitrary barriers, and benefits everyone in our community– older adults, people with a disability, and anyone with a caregiver, parents with young children, and transgender individuals.

The policy was developed with the help of many community partners, including Multnomah County, Elders in Action, Basic Rights Oregon (BRO), the Sexual & Gender Minority Youth Resource Center (SMYRC), Public Hygiene Lets Us Stay Human (PHLUSH), Disability Rights Oregon, and DEEP.

Over the past nine months, City staff have converted over 600 single-user gender specific restrooms into all-user restrooms. In addition to that, the City has begun a pilot project on the second floor multi-stall restrooms of the Portland Building. These restrooms have been converted to Portland’s first all-user multi-occupant restroom in Portland.

For more information on All-User Restrooms, check out the Bureau of Internal Business Services’ website.

All User Restrooms Ribbon Cutting

Friday, September 23 at 11am

Dawson Park (N Stanton and N Williams Ave)

 

Portland converts 600 restrooms to gender-neutral, ‘all-user’

Casey Park in The Oregonian

 

All single-user restrooms in Portland city facilities now gender-neutral

Lincoln Graves from KATU News

 

Portland Is Making Nearly 600 Public Restrooms Gender Neutral

Johanna Bernhard in Willamette Week

 

Nearly 600 gender-neutral restrooms now available throughout Portland

FOX 12 News Staff

Benz and Chang presents "The Bridge, 1910" at the Portland Building Installation Space

The Portland Building’s newest art installation, The Bridge, 1910, is a visual homage to the work crews that built the Hawthorne Bridge.

The Hawthorne Bridge is Portland’s oldest existing river crossing.

From the installation description: “Inspired by a historical photo discovered in the City of Portland Archives, this installation recreates a bridge work crew scene through a series of four large paper screens hung in the exhibition space. Each individual screen has been crafted into a hand-cut silhouette which offers a different layer of visual information. When viewed together—looking through all four at once—the silhouettes complete the scene and mythologize our idea of building of a bridge. By changing position in front of or alongside the silhouettes, viewers can alter their angle of view and manipulate the degree of abstraction or representation they take in.”

“…When we were contemplating the project, I came across this photo from the City of Portland Archives and was struck by the poses and faces. I wanted to bring these figures and bridge building into a more dream-like, archetypal representation…” said Benz.

Meet the Artists

Thursday, September 22 at 4pm

1120 SW 5th Avenue

The Bridge, 1910

September 19 – October 14

8am – 5pm

1120 SW 5th Avenue

The Weekly Catch

Housing Officials Are Seeking Almost $450,000 to Pay For a Terminal 1 Homeless Shelter

Dirk VanderHart in the Portland Mercury

 

Washington Park reservoir overhaul project begins
KOIN 6 News Staff

Closures, detours begin at Washington Park
Keely Chalmers in KGW News

EPA says Portland may need short-term fix for lead in water
Brad Schmidt in The Oregonian

The EPA responds to criticism of its Superfund cleanup plan
James Cronin in the Portland Business Journal

Portland mayor says 'no excuse' for lack of progress on women/minority contracting
Brad Schmidt in The Oregonian