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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

The Weekly Catch

Proclamation for the 25th Anniversary of the Japanese American Historical Plaza


Spotted in Portland: Star Trek George Takei With Nick Fish at Waterfront Park

Byron Beck in GoLocalPDX


George Takei helps make 25th year of Japanese American plaza

Pamplin Media Group in the Portland Tribune


Multnomah County to pay Portland $3.6 million for Sellwood Bridge work

Tony Hernandez in The Oregonian


Hillary Clinton's Portland fundraiser: She talked about pot, Jeb Bush and 1990s go-go economy

Jeff Mapes in The Oregonian


What Portland City Council says about more affordable housing money

Brad Schmidt in The Oregonian


Portland should spend tens of million more on affordable housing, advisory group says

Brad Schmidt in The Oregonian


Affordable Housing, Tenant Protections, and Developer Penalties. Oh, My!

Shelby R. Kind in the Portland Mercury


Uber gets inside access at City Hall while city deregulates taxi industry

Steve Law in the Portland Tribune

Multnomah Days

August 11, 2015

The Multnomah Village Business Association invites you to join them this Saturday for the 2015 Multnomah Days Parade and street fair!

Multnomah Days are free and fun for the whole family. The parade showcases Portland’s diverse and eclectic culture. It’s followed by a wonderful fair, filled with tasty treats and lots of local vendors. 

Street fairs are a great way to enjoy the warm, sunny weather, meet your neighbors, and support local small businesses.

Portland has great parades, street fairs, and events during the summer months. Nick is proud to serve as Council liaison to Venture Portland, an organization dedicated to growing Portland’s unique neighborhood business districts. “Venture Out” this summer and check out upcoming summer street fairs and events.

Multnomah Days

SW 35th Ave and Capitol Hwy

Saturday, August 15, 10 am – 10 pm

Kassamira's First Blog

August 12, 2015

I initially found it hard to believe that August is one of the slowest months of the year for the Commissioner’s office given that my first week was filled with office training, meetings, and handshakes. I think I met almost everyone in the building from Mayor Hales’ office to the Happy Cup Coffee staff. I learned to answer calls, sort mail, and get a sense of what actually goes on behind the large glass doors of City Hall.

One of the best parts of the job is getting to know the awesome staff. I learned very quickly that by unanimous vote, Aja Blair, the Commissioner’s scheduler and office manager, takes the crown for office favorite. Upon meeting him, I completely agree! His bubbly and unabashed personality keeps everyone in the office in high spirits.

Asena, the Constituent Services Specialist, has been awesome too! She has taught me everything I need to know about how to keep the office running smoothly and handling concerns from constituents. We also bond over our passion for social justice and being heavily involved in minority communities.

As far as work goes, I am beginning to scratch the surface of what it means to conduct policy research. Once I get the hang of things, I’ll be able to share my experiences. Overall, it has been a great first week! I’m thankful to be able to work in this office and excited to see what the rest of the month has in store for me!

Montavilla Jazz Festival

August 12, 2015

Interested in listening to jazz and supporting music education in East Portland?

Join your neighbors and music lovers alike at the Montavilla Neighborhood Association’s second annual Montavilla Jazz Festival this weekend.

The festival will feature some of Portland’s best originally composed jazz music by local artists. 2015 Headliner Darrell Grant will debut his unique new work, “All 4 Naught.”

Portland Mercado’s Mixteca Catering and The Wine Nomad will provide delicious on-site food and drinks, with performances by local student musicians.

A portion of the proceeds from the festival will go to 4 Montavilla schools to help fund music education programs. 

Check out the Montavilla Jazz Festival’s website to learn more and to see a full schedule.

Montavilla Jazz Festival

August 15-16, 2015

Cost: sliding scale

Portland Metro Arts
9003 SE Stark Street

Photo courtesy of the Montavilla Neighborhood Association.

Jade Night Market

August 13, 2015

Grab your friends and family and venture out to Southeast Portland for the 2nd annual Jade International Night Market!

The market is hosted by the Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO) and the Jade District. It celebrates the cultural diversity of the Jade District, and helps build community pride and engagement. 

The Jade District is centered around 82nd Avenue and Division Street. It’s a fusion of local business associations and neighborhood associations that encourage socio-economic growth in the neighborhood.

The market will feature over 80 vendors representing the diverse cultures of the neighborhood. Enjoy incredible multi-cultural performances and delicious ethnic cuisine. Check out the mini farmer’s market, and explore unique booths.

The Portland Water Bureau will also be at the market, providing pristine Bull Run water for thirsty market-goers. 

Visit the Jade International Night Market’s website for more information.

Jade International Night Market 2015

Saturday, August 15 and 22

5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

2305 SE 82nd Ave.