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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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Trek in the Park receives national attention

One of Portland's most popular summer outdoor performances, Trek in the Park - running through August 26, was recently featured on CBS Sunday Morning News

August 13, 2012

By David Nguyen

One of Portland's most popular summer outdoor performances, Trek in the Park, was recently featured on CBS Sunday Morning News

Trek in the Park was launched 4 years ago by Portland locals Adam and Amy Rosko, a brother and sister who own Atomic Arts - a local live theater production company.  The performance has grown steadily over the years, with audiences close to 1,000.

The event is free and begins at 5 pm every Saturday and Sunday from now through August 26 at Cathedral Park.

Outdoor theater: Star Trek's final frontier

Lee Cowan on CBS News

 

Portland's 'Trek in the Park' featured on 'CBS Sunday Morning'

Krisi Turnquist in The Oregon

 

Trek in the Park: Your Unofficial Tips 'n' Tricks Player's Guide!

Bobby Roberts in the Portland Mercury

New Oregon law reduces foreclosures

We are pleased to report that Oregon's foreclosure rate dropped dramatically July, thanks to Oregon's new Foreclosure Avoidance Mediation Program which took effect last month.

August 14, 2012

By David Nguyen

We are pleased to report that Oregon’s foreclosure rate dropped dramatically July, thanks to Oregon's new Foreclosure Avoidance Mediation Program which took effect last month.

During the month of July there were just 384 foreclosures, 65.15% fewer than in June and 65.28% lower than one year ago.

The new law eliminates what's called dual-tracking - the bank continues the foreclosure process while also working on a loan modification to try and keep homeowners from foreclosing. The program guarantees that homeowners who receive a notice of default will also receive information on free foreclosure counseling and low-cost mediation services.

Learn more about the new foreclosure law online.

Learn more about foreclosure prevention and state programs online.

Oregon's mediation law helps halve foreclosures

Wendy Culverwell in the Portland Business Journal

Parks Dive-In movies next week!

Did you know that Portland Parks & Recreation has Dive-In Movies as part of our summer program? Now a 20-year tradition, this year we will be showing "Puss In Boots" in 5 of our outdoors pools.

August 14, 2012

By David Nguyen

Did you know that Portland Parks & Recreation has Dive-In Movies as part of our summer program?  Now a 20-year tradition, this year we will be showing "Puss In Boots" in 5 of our outdoors pools.

Beginning next week, the movie will be shown on a large screen that can be seen from the water.  That means you can float and enjoy this Dreamworks favorite, so bring an inner tube or air mattress to lounge on.

Dive-In Movies 2012

August 22 - Montavilla Pool

August 23 - Creston Pool

August 24 - Sellwood Pool

August 25 - Wilson Pool

August 26 - Grant Pool

All movies start at 8 pm. Cost: $5/Adults, $3/Youth

Home Smart Oregon launches online homebuyer education

A coalition of Oregon housing agencies has launched a website where first time home buyers can learn more about the buying process.

August 15, 2012

By David Nguyen

Great news for homebuyers! A coalition of Oregon housing agencies has developed a website where homebuyers can go online to learn more about the buying process.

HomeSmartOregon.org helps connect homebuyers with the assistance and tools they need to make decisions about owning a home.  The website was launched to promote homeownership in Oregon and reduce future foreclosure rates by working to help buyers make informed and unbiased decisions about homeownership.

Our community partner, the Portland Housing Center, is part of the Home Smart Oregon coalition, helping to put you on the path to successful homeownership.

The City partners with a number of community partners to offer opportunities for first-time homebuyers.  More information is available online.

Home buyer education goes online

Wendy Culverwell in the Portland Business Journal

Hot temperatures coming to Portland

Temperatures are supposed to be in the triple digits this week, and we all need to look after ourselves, our pets, and our neighbors - especially older adults.

August 15, 2012

By David Nguyen

Temperatures are supposed to be in the triple digits this week, and we all need to look after ourselves, our pets, and our neighbors - especially older adults.  Staying hydrated; avoiding prolonged sun exposure, over-exertion, and heavy meals; and finding a shady, well-ventilated or air-conditioned space to sit out the hottest part of the day will help us all keep cool.

Multnomah County is setting up several cooling centers across the metro area for those 55 and older:

Loaves & Fishes Centers, Elm Court

503-953-8204

1032 S.W. Main St

8:30 a.m - 6 p.m

Hollywood Senior Center

503-288-8303

 1820 N.E. 40th Ave

 8:30 a.m - 8 p.m (closes 4:30 p.m. Friday)

Friendly House

503-224-2640

1737 N.W. 26th Ave

8:30 a.m - 8 p.m

YWCA Senior Services, Multnomah County East Building

503-988-3840

600 N.E. 8th St

8 a.m - 8 p.m (closes 5 p.m. Wednesday)

Other options to stay cool include Portland Parks & Recreation’s six indoor and seven outdoor pools, and Parks’ splash pads - fun water fountains for splashing around.