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The City of Portland, Oregon

Nick Fish (In Memoriam)

City of Portland Commissioner

phone: 503-823-3589

Email: nick@portlandoregon.gov

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

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Another special guest

Friends of Trees dropped by our office yesterday to say hello and deliver some chocolate 'tree bark'

July 21, 2010

Friends of Trees dropped by our office yesterday to say hello and deliver some chocolate 'tree bark' for our enjoyment. Find out more at friendsoftree.org!

"Best of Portland"

We got a couple of mentions in Willamette Week's "Best of Portland" issue and thought we'd share them with you

July 21, 2010

Congratulations to all the folks who earned mention in the Willamette Week's "Best of Portland" issue.

Our wonderful Parks maintenance folks earned honorable mention in the "Most Underappreciated Person or Place" category, and the Smith and Bybee Lakes won mention as "Best Place to Run Through a Former Industrial Wasteland."

Congratulations are also in order to Diane Lund, whose excellent Lund Report was a winner in the Best Blog category, and to our friends at the Community Warehouse, whose Estate Store's Virtual Storefront won as well.

Also in the issue is a piece about an event Nick will host this Saturday at Lone Fir Cemetery (SE 28th and Stark.) At 6:00 pm, Nick will dedicate a Heritage Tree, and other activities are sure to keep you occupied until a screening of "Come Together Home" at 9:00 pm.

Innovative Changes offers financial workshops this month

Local non-profit Innovative Changes helps Portland-area folks move toward financial stability

July 21, 2010

Innovative Changes is a local non-profit helping Portland-area folks manage short-term financial needs to achieve household stability by offering financial workshops, responsible loans, and credit-building opportunities.

This month Innovative Changes is offering a series of four Financial Household Stability Group Workshops. On July 10, 'Making End Meet' helped participants take stock of their values and priorities and offered tools and strategies for bringing immediate results.

This Saturday, 'Budgeting and Savings' will provide tools to bring budgeting and saving within reach. The following two weekends offer 'Hands-on Banking' and 'Building, Repairing, and Protecting Credit.'

Registration is required for these outstanding workshops - call Carmina at (503) 943-5645 or email carmina@innovativechanges.org for a spot.

PLACE students want your feedback!

Local students involved in a program called PLACE are working to improve Holladay Park - and they need your help!

July 22, 2010

Local students involved in a program called PLACE (Planning Leadership Across City Environments) are busy working on an exciting summer project. The students are developing a set of recommendation for improvements at Holladay Park and in the process are learning a lot about urban planning and community development.

Thanks to the park's proximity to a nearby MAX station and a commercial hub, there is great potential for meaningful development in the area. An important part of their project is getting feedback from Portlanders about what changes they'd like to see in the park. If you have a moment, we encourage you to share your thoughts. Click here to take their survey!

Lone Fir Twilight Heritage Celebration

Join Nick at Lone Fir Cemetery this Saturday for a whole bunch of fun events

July 22, 2010

Story by Sarah Wigginton

This Saturday, July 24, Nick will be taking part in a very special evening at the Lone Fir Pioneer Cemetery.

Metro Regional Parks and Greenspace have put together the Lone Fir Twilight Heritage Celebration to honor this beautiful and historic 30-acre arboretum in the heart of Southeast Portland.

The evening's schedule of events includes a Buddhist blessing of the Lone Fir tree, a performance by the Emmanuel Temple Gospel Choir, live music by artists Matt Sheehy and Leigh Marble, the dedication of three trees by Commissioner Nick Fish, and two documentary screenings (“Come Together Home” by Ivy Lin and “For the Living and the Dead” by three St. Mary’s Academy students.)

Bring a picnic dinner and come enjoy all that Lone Fir has to offer with your family and friends. The evening’s festivities will begin at 6:00p.m. and end around 10:30p.m. Admission is free for everyone.

We hope to see you there!

Thanks to Friends of Lone Fir Cemetery for the great photo!