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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

La Luna Nueva

September 23, 2015

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at Milagro Theatre’s La Luna Nueva in Southeast Portland!

La Luna Nueva is a fun and artistic festival that highlights our region’s diversity. Now through September 26, enjoy vibrant cultural performances, live music, theater, children’s events, and much more!

Milagro’s mission is to provide extraordinary Latino theatre, culture, and arts education experiences for the enrichment of all communities.

The Milagro Theatre receives funding from the Regional Art & Culture Council’s (RACC) General Operating Support program. RACC provides ongoing support grants to local arts-based non-profits, schools, and universities.

La Luna Nueva runs through September 26.  Check out Milagro’s website for more information.

La Luna Nueva

Milagro Theatre

525 S.E. Stark St.

Photo courtesy of Milagro Theatre.

The final Sunday Parkways of the season

September, 25 2015

Enjoy the beginning of fall at the last Sunday Parkways of the year.

Sunday Parkways is a great way to get healthy and active while connecting with neighbors. All afternoon, you can walk, bike, or roll down Portland’s largest space – the street – while participating in fun events and activities along the way.

The final route includes the new Tilikum Crossing Bridge of the People and the beautiful Sellwood area. It circles through Westmoreland Park, Sellwood Park, and Brooklyn School Park. At each park, there will be great live music and many fun activities for the whole family.

While at the Brooklyn School Park, check out the Portland Water Bureau’s booth. They’ll have pristine Bull Run water on tap for thirsty participants, as well as lots of information about our water system. 

For more information about Sunday Parkways, visit the Portland Bureau of Transportation’s website.

The Weekly Catch

48 Hours with the Pendleton Round-Up

 

Portland’s Washington Park reservoir project could cost $170 million

Andrew Theen in The Oregonian

 

Portland City Council should support ‘pop up’ track proposal: Editorial Agenda 2015

The Oregonian Editorial Board

 

Mayor Charlie Hales Wants to Declare A Housing State of Emergency

Dirk VanderHart in the Portland Mercury

 

Portland Mayor Says City Must Do More to Address Homelessness

Amelia Templeton in the Portland Tribune

 

Portland mayor wants ‘housing emergency,’ others want to see his plan

Brad Schmidt in The Oregonian

 

My View: The way forward on homelessness

George Devendorf in the Portland Tribune

 

City Leaders Celebrate Bike Share Passage

GoLocalPDX News Team

 

City officials celebrate new bike share program

FOX 21 News Staff

 

Portland celebrates bike share passage at City Hall press conference

Jonathan Maus in Bike Portland

 

Portland City Council signs off on new bike-share program

Elliot Njus in The Oregonian

 

It’s official: Portland city council passes bike share plan 4-0

Jonathan Maus in Bike Portland

 

Portland pot vote delayed over fairness concerns

Brad Schmidt in The Oregonian

 

Portland City Council May Grandfather In Medical-Pot Dispensaries Next to Recreational Weed Shops

Coby Hutzler in the Willamette Week

 

With Recreational Weed a Week Away, The City’s Having a Really Hard Time Licensing Shops

Dirk VanderHart in the Portland Mercury

 

My View: Memorial Coliseum: a modern masterpiece

Stuart Emmons in the Portland Tribune

 

Steve Duin: Elmo and Meliitta Marquette land case takes another painful turn

Steve Duin in The Oregonian

 

Donations sought to fix city sculpture

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune

Apothecary for the Anthropocene

September 28, 2015

Talented artist Deanna Pindell takes viewers on a mysterious and thought-provoking journey in the Portland Building’s latest art installation, Apothecary for the Anthropocene.

The intriguing installation explores people’s causal relationship with mortality, and human existence on earth. It also seeks to answer an important question: can the climate crisis be transformed by self-reflection and cultural change?

Apothecary for the Anthropocene is set in dark apothecary, surrounded in deep blue. Viewers are presented with riddles on the walls, and intricate clues hidden within apothecary jars. It also includes a journal that visitors can read and add their own thoughtful comments. Concealed within its pages are answers to the riddles, as well as poems and other interesting information.

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

Apothecary for the Anthropocene is up now through October 23 in the Portland Building’s lobby.

Check out RACC’s website for more information.

Portland Building Installation Art Series

1120 SW 5th Avenue

8 am – 5 pm

Photo courtesy of RACC.

Stormwater for Challenging Sites

September 29, 2015

We may have forgotten over the long, hot summer – but it rains a lot in Portland. Our heavy rains can make it challenging to manage stormwater in our streets and at our homes and businesses.

The Bureau of Environmental Services is partnering with the SW Watershed Resource Center, Green Girl LLC, and other local organizations to offer a Stormwater Challenge Workshop Series.

This Sunday, check out the first class, Plan & Design Best Practices for Challenging Sites.

The introductory workshop explains what stormwater is, and its relationship with watershed health. Learn how to create landscape designs that are safe, simple, and environmentally friendly, regardless of your property’s condition. The class will visit several Portland-area homes, perform on-site assessments, and work together to create site designs.

In November, attend hands-on classes where you’ll work on real construction projects that reduce runoff and improve stormwater management.

The Stormwater Challenge Workshop Series is free and open to all. Visit the SW Watershed Resource Center‘s website to learn more and to register.

Plan & Design Best Practices for Challenging Sites

Sunday, October 4, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Multnomah Art Center

7688 SW Capitol HWY