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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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Portland Public Golf offers affordable options

The sun will be out all week, and don't miss out on scheduling a tee time at one of Portland Parks & Recreation's Public Golf Course!

September 19, 2012

By David Nguyen

The summer sun is lingering - don't miss out on scheduling a tee time at one of Portland Parks & Recreation's Public Golf Courses!

Our five public golf courses have offered affordable, quality golf to Portland's residents and visitors since 1917. 

Portland Public Golf also provides private and group lessons, banquet and meeting facilities, concessions, and Pro shops at each of our courses.

Visit our course page to reserve your tee time and learn more about the events and amenities at each location.

Oregon Rail Heritage Center grand opening Saturday

Join Nick, the Oregon Rail Heritage Foundation, and community members at the grand opening of the new Oregon Rail Heritage Center this Saturday, 10am – 5pm

September 20, 2012

By David Nguyen

Join Nick, the Oregon Rail Heritage Foundation, and community members at the grand opening of the new Oregon Rail Heritage Center this Saturday at noon.

At last, the historic SP 4449, SP&S 700 and OR&N 197 locomotives now have a place to call home thanks to the collective efforts of ORHF, hundreds of volunteers, and over 1,000 generous donors

The Eastside Streetcar will be free for its inauguration on Saturday and Sunday. For additional information go to Portland Streetcar.

A small parking lot is under the new 99E viaduct at SE Caruthers Street and SE Grand Avenue. On-street parking is available on SE 6th Avenue or SE Division Place.

The new Center will be open for free all weekend - come and enjoy giveaways & prizes, live music, a gift shop, and kid’s activities.

Oregon Rail Heritage Center Grand Opening

2250 SE Water Avenue

Ribbon-cutting: September 22 - 12 pm

Grand opening weekend:

September 22 - 23

10 am - 5 pm

Oregon Rail Heritage Center ready for grand opening Saturday, Sunday

Dana Tims in The Oregonian

New State Foreclosure Prevention Website

Oregon State recently launched a new foreclosure prevention website designed to provide support for homeowners

September 21, 2012

By Sophia Kecskes

We are happy to announce that Oregon has launched a new foreclosure prevention website. The site, OregonHomeownerSupport.gov, features resources for homeowners in foreclosure or borrowers who have lost their homes to foreclosure.

While there are existing foreclosure prevention sites already, this site is designed to compile all programs available to Oregon homeowners in one location. The site will also serve to differentiate between legitimate resources and other fraudulent offers. 

Additionally, the site features a search tool for nearby housing counseling agencies, which help Oregonians negotiate compromises and navigate the complicated foreclosure process. 

We're happy that work is being done at the state level to combat the problem of foreclosure. This site joins two additional recent steps toward foreclosure elimination at the state level. Take a look at these two stories from our website:

Program helps Oregonians prevent foreclosure

New Oregon law reduces foreclosures

State launches foreclosure prevention website

Elliot Njus in The Oregonian 

Portland fun for every season

The Portland Tribune featured a number of Portland Parks & Recreation sites in its Fall/Winter 2012 "101 Things to Do" insert.

September 21, 2012

This week's Portland Tribune (September 20 issue) has a special insert, sharing their list of 101 things to do this fall and winter. 

A few of their recommendations caught our eye:

Portland Children's Museum - a must-see for your trip to the zoo, or any other day.  Hands-on activities including a shadow room, moldable clay, and story time daily.

Lan Su Chinese Garden - even in the downtown bustle, the Chinese Garden offers serenity and peace.  You can also sign up for calligraphy classes, or play mah jong.

Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden - this hidden Portland Parks & Recreation garden boasts seven acres of waterfalls, winding paths, and yes, rhododendrons!  No admission this fall and winter. 

Hoyt Arboretum - this PP&R gem has just gone through some spring cleaning, with new path and garden signs.  Enjoy over 180 acres of green space, and 12 miles of trails. 

Pittock Mansion - Portland's premier historic home sits high in the west hills, and is transformed into a holiday wonderland each winter, with period Christmas decorations, trees, and lights.  Come for the history, stay for the view.

Roller skating at Mt. Scott Community Center - we all enjoy the chicken dance or the hokey pokey on roller skates - what better place to join in the fun than this beloved community center?

Music lessons at the Multnomah Arts Center - have you always wanted to learn to play piano?  Bang on the drums?  Rock the guitar?  This fall and winter, the Multnomah Arts Center is offering the perfect music class for you.

Swimming at PP&R pools - summer may be over, but you can still enjoy the indoor pools at Mt. Scott Community Center and the Southwest Community Center.  You can pretend it's still summer vacation on your way down the slide.

Honeybee Hikes - Leach Botanical Garden offers guided hikes for children ages 2 to 6 each Wednesday morning.  You can enjoy this beautiful garden along with your little one.

Friday Roundup

Oregon Rail Heritage Center ready for grand opening Saturday, Sunday

Dana Tims in The Oregonian

 

City leaders unveil suicide prevention signs

KATU News

 

200 volunteers expected to build multi-generation playground Saturday in Northeast Portland

Larry Bingham in The Oregonian

 

Portland City Council passes resolution against coal trains

Scott Learn in The Oregonian

 

State launches foreclosure prevention website

Elliot Njus in The Oregonian

 

Hoyt Arboretum unveils 250 new trail and interpretive signs

Rebecca Koffman in The Oregonian