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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

Building Hope & Community

Nick Fish joined Habitat for Humanity's Annual Hope Builder Breakfast, April 25, 2012

April 25, 2012

Nick was pleased to join Habitat for Humanity - Portland Metro/East this morning at their 12th Annual Hope Builder Breakfast.

Habitat for Humanity’s mission is to "create successful homeownership by partnering hardworking families in need with the community to build healthy, affordable homes."

Their unique model of "sweat equity" gives low-income families the opportunity to achieve the dream of homeownership. Homebuyers are required to put in at least 500 hours of sweat equity - helping build the very community in which they will live and thrive.

Habitat shared this moving video, with stories of two families who will soon move into homes of their own in East Portland.

To learn more about this incredible homeownership program, volunteer opportunities, and more, visit Habitat for Humanity online.

The State of Housing

The State of Housing: a Portland Story - Commissioner Nick Fish Street Roots Blog

April 25, 2012

Nick was honored to write a guest column, "The State of Housing: A Portland Story," in the April 13 issue of Street Roots.

The story outlines the progress we have made together, the challenges we face, and the opportunities that lie ahead.

The story is now available online on the Street Roots blog.

Please also consider supporting Street Roots by buying a copy from your local vendor (find a vendor).

Ladybug Nature Walks

Portland Parks & Recreation Ladybug Nature Walks

April 26, 2012

By David Nguyen

Come join Portland Parks & Recreation’s latest Ladybug Nature Walk for preschoolers at Tideman-Johnson Natural Area this Friday!

Parks naturalists will walk you and your kids through the park's gardens and natural areas. Touch slimy slugs, smell tree bark, feel crinkly and soft leaves, hear musical bird songs, and experience the many changes of spring!

The Ladybug Walks are just $3 per preschooler (no charge for accompanying adults), and begin at 10am, rain or shine.  No advanced registration is necessary.  Join the Parks naturalists at 10am near the parking lot just off Johnson Creek Boulevard.

Can't make it this Friday?  There will be plenty more opportunities this spring and summer to join a walk!  Click here for a complete schedule.

King School Park groundbreaking this Saturday

Portland Parks & Recreation, Sprite and Portland Trail Blazers Team Up to Revitalize NE Portland Basketball Court

April 27, 2012

Join Nick, Parks Director Mike Abbaté, and representatives from Sprite, the Portland Trail Blazers, and Portland Public Schools for a groundbreaking ceremony to renovate the basketball court at Portland’s King School Park this Saturday!  

The court will be revamped as a kick-off to the Sprite Spark Parks Project, a program that will refresh 25 basketball courts in public parks and recreation centers throughout the nation.

Sprite, in partnership with the Portland Trail Blazers, will donate $20,000 to Portland Parks & Recreation to help refurbish rims, backboards, benches, and playing surfaces – sparking new life to King School Park. 

The event will feature Portland Trail Blazers legend and Community Ambassador Jerome Kersey, games, and the famous Blazer Dancers!  Kids from the Trail Blazers Boys and Girls Club will be on hand, as will Blaze, the Trail Blazers mascot.

Media and the public are invited to the kickoff celebration for the project.  The celebration will include a court dedication, ceremonial cutting of the net, and games for youth.

King School Park Ground-Breaking

NE 6th Avenue & Humboldt Street

Saturday, April 28 - 11 am - 12 pm