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The City of Portland, Oregon

Nick Fish (In Memoriam)

City of Portland Commissioner

phone: 503-823-3589


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

Friday Roundup

On the waterfront: Businesses, city often at odds

Robert Goldfield in the Portland Business Journal


Furman wants Portland and Oregon to give Greenbrier reasons to stick around

Andy Giegerich in the Portland Business Journal


Nike expansion will have a ripple effect

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune


PDC hits financial turning Point

Steve Law in the Portland Tribune


Portland Mayor Hales to deliver first State of the City address

Ryan Kost in The Oregonian


With weekly gatherings, military veterans hone their music skills and create bonds

Steve Beaven in The Oregonian


The Parks have Eyes

Cari Hachmann in The Portland Observer


Housing executive looks to lift up those left behind

Donovan M. Smith in The Portland Observer


Multnomah County homelessness problem dire and likely to get worse, experts say

Dana Tims in The Oregonian


Ending "No Section 8" Policies

On OPB's Think Out Loud


Community farms cultivate payment plans

Kelly House in The Oregonian


VIDEO Portland Parks Holds Free Swim Classes and Hires Lifegaurds for Summer Fun

In The Skanner


Northwest Housing Alternatives acquires 71 affordable units

Lee Fehrenbacher in the Daily Journal of Commerce

Portland's newest natural area

Yesterday, Nick was proud to join members from the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and City ofPortlandpartners to celebratePortland’s newest natural area - the Foster Floodplain.

April 26, 2013

Yesterday, Nick was proud to join members from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and City of Portland partners to celebrate Portland’s newest natural area - the Foster Floodplain.

The dedication of the Foster Floodplain kicks off local celebrations between Earth Day and World Environment Day on June 5. World Environment Day is annual event that is aimed at being the biggest and most widely celebrated global day for positive environmental action.Portlandwas chosen this year by the UNEP to be the host city for this special day.

The Floodplain’s innovative design takes a natural approach to reducing local flood risks that also improves fish and wildlife habitat along Johnson Creek. The project restored over a half mile of the creek for native salmon, trout and lamprey.

In so many ways, we have learned that healthier watersheds ultimately mean healthier communities.

Thank you to all our community partners who made the Foster Floodplain a success.

Don’t forget to celebrate World Environment Day on June 5!

82nd Avenue of Roses Parade!

Nick was proud to march with Marc Jolin and our partners from JOIN in the 7th annual 82 Avenue of the Roses Parade on Saturday.

April 29, 2013

Nick was proud to march with Marc Jolin and our partners from JOIN in the 7th annual 82 Avenue of the Roses Parade on Saturday.

The annual neighborhood parade, one of a number of community events held throughout the day, celebrates the growing and vibrant East Portland community. Dozens of community partners, bands, and other groups were featured in the parade, one of the first events to informally kick off the Portland Rose Festival, which begins May 19.

The parade began at Eastport Plaza, 82nd and Holgate, and made its way to 82nd and Yamhill, wrapping up at Portland Community College’s southeast campus. Council members Charlie Hales, Amanda Fritz, and Steve Novick also marched.

Celebrating Portlanders

Friday night, Nick attended three big events.

April 29, 2013

Friday night, Nick attended three big events.

First up was the Oregon League of Conservation Voter's 16th Annual Celebration for the Environment. Each year, the dinner brings people from across the state together to celebrate our shared commitment to political action on behalf of Oregon’s environment. Special guests this year included Senator Jeff Merkley, and State Representative Ben Unger.

Next up, Human Solutions25th Anniversary Gala and Auction. Human Solutions helps the most vulnerable members of our community build pathways out of poverty. Funds raised at this event support programs that shelter and house more than 750 people each night. Congratulations to the Human Solutions team on 25 years of service and success!

Lastly, Nick was honored to attend the Asian Reporter Foundation’s 15th Annual Scholarship and Awards Banquet. The event honors young scholars, respected elders, and community groups. Over $980,000 in college scholarships has been awarded over the last 15 years. The Most Honored Award is given to seniors in recognition for their lives and accomplishments. This year, as in years past, Nick was honored to help present scholarships and awards at the event.

It was a great night filled with great people celebrating Portlanders working to make a difference in our community.

Congratulations to all!

Photos by David Nguyen