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The City of Portland, Oregon

Nick Fish (In Memoriam)

City of Portland Commissioner

phone: 503-823-3589


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

Comcast Newsmakers

Commissioner Nick Fish was pleased to be part of Comcast Newsmakers recently

November 23, 2010

Comcast Newsmakers airs 54 minutes past the hour during CNN Headline News. Nick was pleased to film a segment of the program with host Ken Ackerman at the Oregon Humane Society's new medical wing recently.

Timbers Army supports Harper's Playground

November 23, 2010

Today, Commissioner Fish and community members working to build 'Harper's Playground' celebrated a generous donation from the Timbers Army. Cody and April Goldberg are the parents of 5-year-old Harper, who is living with Emanuel Syndrome. Cody and April have pledged to raise $200,000 to build "Harper's Playground,' a park designed for kids of all disabilities. The Timbers Army, partnering with the 107ists non-profit, raised over $3,000 for the cause. They presented the Goldbergs with a check this morning in City Hall. The new park will include features like wheelchair ramps, accessible swings, and activities for kids with hearing and visual impairments.

Trail Blazers' Harvest Dinner offers much more than just Thanksgiving meal

Commissioner Nick Fish was proud to help serve dinner at the 15th annual Harvest Dinner presented by the Portland Trail Blazers

November 24, 2010


Once each fall, the Rose Garden concourse plays host to a different kind of event as the Trail Blazers host the Harvest Dinner. Nick was proud to join Multnomah County Youth Commissioner Sophia Kecskes to help serve dinner at the event last night.

Now in its 15th year, the Harvest Dinner offers a hot Thanksgiving meal to thousands of homeless and very low-income people in our community. Beyond traditional favorites like turkey, stuffing, cranberries, and pumpkin pie, the Harvest Dinner offer a lot more. It provides the opportunity for visitors to get a haircut, have a family photo taken, get a flu shot, take in some live music, and visit with a number of local social service providers. Among those we saw last night were Street Roots, Transition Projects Inc. (our partner on the RAC), Human Solutions, and Street Roots newspaper.

There are lots of ways you can help our most vulnerable stay safe, warm, and fed this holiday season. For example, the 2nd Annual Sock Drive will help Transition Projects Inc. and 'Dinner and a Movie' provide supplies to the people they serve. 211info is coordinating a blanket donation drive to benefit local homeless services agencies. Thanksgiving meal providers across Oregon and Washington will need help serving dinner tomorrow night. Throughout the winter months, there will be opportunities to lend a hand to those in our community who need help. We encourage to give whatever you're able!

Thanksgiving Proclamation

Commissioner Fish was honored to read President Obama's Thanksgiving Day Proclamation for 2010 this past Wednesday at First Christian Church in SW Portland

November 24, 2010

Nick was honored to be asked to read the Presidential Thanksgiving Day Proclamation tonight at First Christian Church in SW Portland.

He joins representatives from a variety of faith groups to take part in the Interfaith Thanksgiving Service presented by the Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon.

All are welcome at the event, which begins at 7 pm tonight. Donations of canned goods will benefit the Oregon Food Bank.

Commissioner Nick Fish's Statement on Bomb Threat at Pioneer Courthouse Square

Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish's Statement on Bomb Threat at Pioneer Courthouse Square

November 29, 2010

My family and I joined nearly 20,000 Portlanders for the annual tree-lighting ceremony in downtown’s Pioneer Courthouse Square on Friday.

The festive evening included a memorable performance by  Thomas Lauderdale and Pink Martini.

After the event, I learned of the attack planned by OSU student Mohamed Mohamud.

Thanks to the coordinated law enforcement effort that prevented the attack, tens of thousands of people were able to enjoy a festive Portland tradition and celebrate the beginning of the holiday season.

Based on briefings I received from law enforcement officials, Mr. Mohamud acted alone and there is no threat of any further attack.

Saturday afternoon, members of Portland’s Somali community gathered in North Portland to publicly condemn the plot, and Saturday evening, local Islamic leaders Imam Mikal Shabazz and Shahriar Ahmed held a news conference outside City Hall to “condemn strongly any act of violence, any act that would target innocent people.”

I want to thank U.S. Attorney Dwight Holton, the FBI, Chief Mike Reese and the Portland Police Bureau for their good work preventing a tragedy in downtown Portland, and for taking extraordinary steps to protect the safety of everyone who attended the holiday tree lighting.

As we condemn Mr. Mohamud’s actions, we must also remember that a troubled young man planned this attack. It was not planned by any nation, or group of citizens, or religion.

Now is not the time to unjustly accuse others for Mr. Mohamud’s alleged crimes.  Rather, we should come together to ensure that similar events do not occur in the future.

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