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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


August 26, 2015

Volunteering is a big part of Nick and his family’s story.

From serving meals to homeless adults at Bud Clark Commons to removing asphalt with Depave, volunteering enriches lives and strengthens our community.

Recently, Nick was pleased to share his story with our friends at The Standard, who are holding their seventh annual Volunteer Expo on September 10.

The Expo, a free event in Pioneer Courthouse Square, brings nonprofits together in one place. From 11am to 2pm, you can learn more about local mission-driven nonprofits, which ones connect with your passions, and how you can help them thrive through volunteer service.

In Portland, we are proud of our tradition of volunteer service. We hope you’ll help spread the word about this unique event – and share your volunteer story: #myvolunteerstory

The Standard Volunteer Expo

September 10, 2015

11 am - 2 pm

Pioneer Courthouse Square

Forest for the Trees 2015

August 27, 2015

Portland has a wonderful array of creative neighborhood murals – and we are getting even more!

Forest for the Trees is a nonprofit contemporary arts project. Since 2013, it has brought a group of local and international artists to create murals around Portland. This year, 29 artists will paint 19 murals around our neighborhoods.

The project is funded in part by the Regional Arts & Culture Council. The colorful array of unique murals helps build community pride and engagement. The main objective of the project is to make art an accessible and interactive part of our daily lives.

The project started on Monday, with most murals finishing up by the end of the week. Check out Forest for the Trees website to learn more.

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

Jamie Hale in The Oregonian

Johnson Creek Clean Up

August 27, 2015

Join fellow volunteers in Southeast Portland this Saturday for the 2015 Johnson Creek Clean Up!  

Johnson Creek flows from Boring, Oregon through Portland to the Willamette River. It passes through lush forests, farms, neighborhoods, and more. About 170,000 people live within its 52 square mile watershed, and it’s one of our most important environmental resources.

The Bureau of Environmental Services is proud to partner with many local environmentally conscious organizations for the clean-up, including the Johnson Creek Watershed Council. The Council is a local volunteer group dedicated to protecting and restoring the beautiful watershed.

Volunteers will plant native trees and shrubs, eliminate invasive plants, and help keep our watershed healthy.

Visit the Johnson Creek Watershed Council’s website for more information. 

2015 Johnson Creek Clean Up

Saturday, August 29th

9 am – 12 pm; registration at 8:30 am

6201 SE Overland St. in Milwaukie

Photo courtesy of the Johnson Creek Watershed Council.

The Weekly Catch

My Volunteer Story: Nick Fish

The Standard 2015 Volunteer Expo, August 2015


Waves of Protest Hit St. Mary’s Academy Over Discriminatory Firing

Beth Slovic in Willamette Week


Students, parents and alums protest after Saint Mary’s withdraws job offer due to same-sex marriage belief

Fox 12 News


Portland Gives Hempstalk Festival a Third Chance, Approves 2015 Waterfront Event

Andrew Theen in the Oregonian


Portland Must Set Spending Priorities: Editorial Agenda 2015

Oregonian Editorial Board in the Oregonian


Portland Might Finally Be Ready to Announce a Bike Share Program

Dirk Vanderhart in the Portland Mercury


Willamette Week Murmurs

WWeek News Staff in the Willamette Week


City Tackles Master Plan for Off-Road Bikes

Steve Law in the Portland Tribune


City Confirms Date for Mystery Bike Share Announcement

Jonathan Maus on BikePortland, August 26, 2015


Portland City Council OKs 5 new bike greenways

KOIN News, August 26, 2015


Backseat Driver: Emails show Mark Wiener bounced between advising Uber and Hales

Beth Slovic in the Willamette Week