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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

A St. Johns Art Party

August 20, 2015

This Saturday, join your friends and neighbors in North Portland at The Constitutional: A St. Johns Art Party.

The Constitutional is an interactive arts festival in historic downtown St. Johns. It introduces new and upcoming artists to the Portland community, through arts demonstrations, hands-on art activities, and wonderful performances.

While there, pick up unique artwork, visit the St. Johns Farmers Market, and don’t forget to check out the neighborhood’s vibrant and diverse small businesses.  

Visit The Constitutional’s website for more information.

The Constitutional Art Party

Saturday, August 22

N Leavitt Ave, between N Lombard and N Ivanhoe St.

9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Photo courtesy of The Constitutional Art Party.

The Weekly Catch

City of Portland Announces Proposed Members of the Portland Utility Board

Press Release

 

Remember When Everyone Was Mad About Water Rates Last Year? Here's What Came Of It

Dirk VanderHart in the Portland Mercury

 

Inaugural members chosen for Portland Utility Board

Steve Law in the Portland Tribune

 

City of Portland Announces Proposed Members of Portland Utility Board

Christen McCurdy in the Skanner

 

Portland City Council interview excerpts: Saltzman, Fish & Hales

Thank You Democracy

 

Council votes to decommission Mt. Tabor reservoirs

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune

 

Council votes: Mt. Tabor reservoirs decommissioned

Elishah Oesch and KOIN 6 News

 

Portland's Hydropower In A Pipe Attracts Global Interest

Cassandra Profita in OPB

 

Portland to get 19 new murals during weeklong Forest for the Trees event

Jamie Hale in The Oregonian

Jade International Night Market

August 21, 2015

This Saturday, join Nick at the final evening of the 2nd annual Jade International Night Market!

The market celebrates the wonderful diversity of the Jade District, and builds community spirit and engagement. 

The Jade District is a fusion of local business associations and neighborhood associations centered around 82nd Avenue and Division Street. 

The market features over 80 vendors representing the diverse cultures of the neighborhood. Enjoy delicious foods, fun arts activities, and multi-cultural performances.

While there, don’t forget to check out the Portland Water Bureau’s booth. They’ll have pristine Bull Run water ready for thirsty attendees. 

The Jade Night Market is hosted by the Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO) and the Jade District.

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

Jade International Night Market 2015

Saturday, August 22

5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

2305 SE 82nd Ave.

Photo courtesy of the Jade District.

From there to here

August 24, 2015

Talented artist Andy Behrle explores Portland’s visionary water system in the Portland Building’s latest art installation, from there to here.

Behrle’s installation was inspired by a public tour of the Bull Run Watershed. From there to here examines the wild beauty and origins of our water at the Bull Run, and the urban setting of Portland where it ends.  

The Bull Run Watershed is Portland’s primary drinking water source. It includes the Bull Run Lake and two reservoirs, as well as the Bull Run River, tributaries, and other feeders. The two reservoirs hold about 10 billion gallons of usable water, and serve nearly a million Oregonians.

The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) sponsors the Installation Art Series. Selected through a juried process, each installation questions common perspectives through art. 

From there to here is up now through September 18 in the Portland Building’s lobby. 

Check out RACC’s website for the more information.  

Portland Building Installation Art Series

1120 SW 5th Avenue

8 am – 5 pm

Kassamira's Blog #3

August 26, 2015

Though I did not staff the Commissioner on any events this past week, I had a rare and amazing opportunity to attend a Rising Women Leaders brunch with Asena on Sunday.

I got the chance to network and connect with all of the accomplished women in City Hall and other branches of government. Governor Kate Brown even stopped in to give us rising women a few words of wisdom. It is at events like this that I learn how important and effective networking is to one’s professional career. The saying “It’s not always what you know, sometimes it’s who you know” still holds true.

On another note, this week is my last week in the office before I embark on another adventure. This Saturday I will be beginning my study abroad journey in Morocco.

Until then, I will enjoy my last few days in the office by continuing with office work, attending my farewell luncheon, and accompanying the Commissioner on one final event this Friday. We are joining the Skanner Foundation for a showing of the documentary “The Wake of Vanport,” the story of Oregon’s once-second largest city, which was destroyed by a flood in 1948.