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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

Helensview Community Garden Opening

The grand opening of the Helensview Community Garden was a huge success!

Nick was proud to join community members, Portland Parks & Recreation partners, and City Commissioner Amanda Fritz in the sunshine on Saturday to inaugurate the newest community garden in Portland.

Nick shared with the crowd that the event was momentous — “it’s two firsts and a last.”

Helensview is the first community garden in partnership with the Parkrose School District, it’s the first community garden in the Sumner Neighborhood, and it is the last garden in our 1,000 Gardens initiative.

Special thanks to Scott Somohano, Chair of the Sumner Association of Neighbors and the champion of this park, Helensview School Principal Kris Persson, and all the community members and partners who made this garden possible.


Helensview Community Garden to build Sumner Neighborhood pride

Larry Bingham in The Oregonian

Portland Parks to open 46th community garden