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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

Explore Hawthorne

Summer is the perfect time to explore Portland’s eclectic neighborhood business districts. 


The Hawthorne Boulevard Business District is one of Portland’s great destinations. This historical district is pedestrian friendly, and offers something for everyone. It’s filled with unique boutiques, delicious restaurants, fun nightlife, and important neighborhood services. 


Business districts and neighborhood small businesses are the backbone of our local economy. They strengthen our community and support good causes. For every dollar spent at a local small business, 70 cents stays in our community.


Nick is proud to be Council liaison to Venture Portland, a local non-profit dedicated to supporting Portland’s dynamic business districts and small businesses.


Check out Venture Portland’s website to find your local business district, and to learn more about upcoming events, including summer street fairs!