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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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Festival of the Birds

Join Portland & US Fish and Wildlife Service to celebrate International Migratory Bird Day

May 8, 2012

By David Nguyen

Join the City of Portland and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to celebrate International Migratory Bird Day this Saturday at Sellwood Park.

This is a free festival for the whole family to enjoy and learn about the importance of Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge and other natural areas for migrating birds.  Birds use these refuges to rest and refuel during their migration.  

Festival-goers will also get to learn more about our local birds and take a walk in the City’s first designated Migratory Bird Park!  There will also be a raffle for prizes at the end of the event.

Festival of the Birds

Sellwood Park - SE 7th Avenue & Miller Street

Free guided Bird Walks: 9 am - 2 pm, led by local naturalists.

An "Early Bird Walk" is also available at 7:30 am – registration required at 503-823-2525.

Portland Business Alliance Celebrates 10 Years

Nick was pleased to address business and community leaders this morning to extend congratulations to the Portland Business Alliance on their 10th Anniversary.

May 8, 2012

Nick was pleased to address business and community leaders this morning to extend congratulations to the Portland Business Alliance on their 10th Anniversary.

Bringing together local businesses, the Portland Business Alliance (PBA) works to "promote and foster an environment in the Portland region that attracts, supports and retains private sector jobs, spurs economic vitality and enables quality educational opportunities for the region's residents."

The heart of a healthy economy must be a strong, growing, and prosperous business community.  The PBA is a vital partner for the City, and has been a strong support for Bud Clark Commons, the Service Coordination team, and our strategic plan for jobs creation.

The PBA also celebrated five outstanding partners and volunteers, including:

  • Mike Schrunk, Multnomah District Attorney
  • Debbie Kitchin, co-owner of Interworks General Contractors
  • Lori Hensel, USI Northwest
  • Angela Hult, Regence
  • Seth Warren, Camp Fire Columbia

Congratulations to the Portland Business Alliance on 10 great years!

Sandra McDonough in The Oregonian

City Council welcomes future leaders

Nick was pleased to join fellow City Council members this morning in recognizing Ainsworth Spanish Immersion Program, Lincoln High School Consititution Team, and the 2012 Rose Festival Court.

May 9, 2012

Nick was pleased to join the City Council today in welcoming three groups of outstanding young people.

The Ainsworth Spanish Immersion Program’s second grade class toured City Hall, and observed part of the Council meeting. The second graders enjoyed seeing City Hall’s artwork, the Council offices, and the location of the 1998 time capsule buried beneath the first floor.

Nick read a Proclamation on behalf of Mayor Adams, proclaiming May 9, 2012 as a day of honor and recognition for the Lincoln High School Constitution Team. Lincoln’s team placed first last month in the National Finals of the We the People: the Citizen and the Constitution competition in Washington, D.C. The team was led to City Hall in style by the Lincoln High School drum line.

City Council welcomed the 2012 Rose Festival Court as well. For over 100 years, Portlanders have enjoyed the Rose Festival, welcoming summer to the City of Roses. In 2011, the Festival was named the Best Festival in the World by the International Festivals and Events Association. The young women on the Court must demonstrate good citizenship, leadership, and poise, and act as good representatives for their schools and community.

We’d like to extend our thanks to all these outstanding young people for joining us this morning.  They all have very bright futures!

The future in capable young hands

 

Lincoln High School’s constitution team honored for winning national competition

On KPTV news

 

City Hall celebrates national championship for Lincoln High School's constitution team

Anne Saker in The Oregonian

 

Lincoln's Constitution Team wins national championship

KATU News

 

Proclamation: Lincoln High School Constitution Team

A day of honor and recognition - May 9, 2012

Congratulations Lincoln High School Constitution Team!

The Lincoln High School Constitution Team wins National "We the People" Championship

May 10, 2012

City Hall celebrates national championship for Lincoln High School's constitution team

Anne Saker in The Oregonian

 

The future in capable young hands

 

Lincoln High School’s constitution team honored for winning national competition

On KPTV news

 

Lincoln's Constitution Team wins national championship

KATU News

 

Proclamation: Lincoln High School Constitution Team

A day of honor and recognition - May 9, 2012

Portland Parks & Recreation Budget Update

Parks Bureau update provides more details about the differences between the budget PP&R requested and the Mayor's proposed budget.

May 10, 2012

We have taken time to look into the details of the Mayor's proposed budget, released on May 3. 

This new information is now posted on the Portland Parks & Recreation Budget Website. This update provides more details about the differences between the budget PP&R requested and the Mayor's proposed budget.

In this difficult budget year, any proposed cuts will affect programs and services that Portlanders value.

The Mayor’s proposed budget is now under review by City Council, and the Council will vote to approve the budget on May 30, followed by a vote to adopt the budget on June 21. 

The public has the opportunity to weigh in and provide public testimony Thursday, May 17 – details will be posted on the City’s Budget Calendar.