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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

Celebrating Grimm

November 12, 2015 

Last night, Nick was honored to present a City Proclamation honoring the magical NBC TV series, Grimm.

He joined the cast and crew, NBC producers, Governor Brown, State Legislators, and many others in celebrating a huge milestone: the filming of Grimm’s 100th episode!

Nick was even introduced by the star of the show – also named Nick! – played by David Giuntoli. In addition to the Grimm, our Nick enjoyed the opportunity to chat with a Hexenbeist, a Blutbad, and a Fuchsbau, too.

Portland and Oregon are proud to host local productions, with the help of the Oregon Production Investment Fund. And Shelley Midthun in the Portland Film Office at Portland Development Commission offers concierge service to productions to help navigate permits and other filming needs.

Nick serves as Portland’s Arts Commissioner, and proudly supports film and TV productions that contribute to our creative economy. Over 5 seasons, Grimm’s economic impact has been $250 million statewide.

Here’s to the next 100 episodes!

Grimm Day Proclamation

On the set of the ‘Grimm’ 100th episode in Portland (photos)

Kristi Turnquist in The Oregonian

‘Grimm’ celebrates filming of 100th episode 

Thomas Boyd in The Oregonian

‘Grimm’ celebrates 100 episodes

Fox 12 News

‘Grimm’ marks major milestone with filming of 100th episode

Maggie Vespa in KGW News

After 100 episodes, economic impact of ‘Grimm’ surges past $250M (photos)

Erik Siemers in the Portland Business Journal

Grimm’s 100th Episode Party Gave a Peek Behind the Scenes

Willamette Week Staff

The Weekly Catch

Fossil Fuels Resolution - Statement

Nick Fish

 

Grimm Proclamation

 

‘Grimm’ celebrates 100 episodes

Fox 12 News Staff

 

On the set of the ‘Grimm’ 100th episode in Portland (photos)

Kristi Turnquist in The Oregonian

 

‘Grimm’ celebrates filming of 100th episode (photos)

Thomas Boyd in The Oregonian

 

‘Grimm’ marks major milestone with filming of 100th episode

Maggie Vespa in KGW News

 

After 100 episodes, economic impact of ‘Grimm’ surges past $250M (Photos)

Erik Siemers in the Portland Business Journal

 

Grimm’s 100th Episode Party Gave a Peek Behind the Scenes

Willamette Week Staff

 

Ross Hollywood Chapel Veterans Day Parade snakes through Portland's Hollywood neighborhood

Beth Nakamura in The Oregonian

 

Portland City Hall celebrates public art with new exhibition (photos)
Jamie Hale in The Oregonian

 

Small Business Awards: Company of the Year (1-10 employees) – ADX

Sean Meyers in the Portland Business Journal

Good News

November 13, 2015

Yesterday, City Council approved important new funding for Age-Friendly Portland.

Portland is a proud member of the World Health Organization’s Global Age-Friendly Cities Project. In 2013, the City Council adopted an Action Plan for an Age-Friendly Portland.

The City’s investment of more than $51,000 demonstrates that we value and support this important work. Through a unique partnership with Portland State University’s Institute on Aging, Age-Friendly Portland will now be able to study the effects of Portland’s housing affordability crisis on older adults in our community – and to create a plan of action.

Nick is proud to serve on the Advisory Committee for Age-Friendly Portland. He also serves as Council liaison to Elders in Action, a local nonprofit dedicated to creating a vibrant community of elders who are active in civic engagement.

A special thanks to the rest of City Council for supporting this budget request, to Alan De La Torre and Margaret Neal for their strong leadership at Age-Friendly Portland, and to Portland State University, AARP, Elders in Action, and many others for their commitment to building an age-friendly community.

Check out Age-Friendly Portland’s website for more information about this great local organization.

Visiting the Portland Mercado

November 16, 2015

On Friday, Nick was proud to visit one of Portland’s great new cultural hubs: the Portland Mercado.

The Mercado is a grassroots economic development project of Hacienda CDC. Located in Southeast Portland, the Mercado provides a wonderful space for minority-owned small businesses. It also celebrates Portland’s Latino cultural heritage with delicious foods, entertainment, and diverse art.

Hacienda CDC, the Mercado’s parent organization, is a local nonprofit focusing on strengthening local families by providing affordable housing, homeownership support, and economic and educational opportunities.

The Mercado is a unique public-private partnership. The Portland Development Commission was proud to invest more than $1 million in bringing the Mercado to life, including providing the land on SE Foster.

The Mercado is an important part of Portland’s great neighborhood small business community. Small businesses are the backbone of our local economy – they strengthen our city and support good causes. For every dollar spent at a local small business, about 70 cents stays in our community.

Check out the Portland Mercado’s website for more information.

Contemporary Native American art

November 17, 2015

The Portland Building’s latest art installation celebrates Native American Heritage Month.

The Installation, Artwork by contemporary Native American artists, features a variety of beautiful, cultural artworks by talented artists in our region.

The artworks are part of the Regional Arts & Culture Council’s Portable Works Collection. The collection is huge, with more than 1,900 works of diverse art - paintings, photographs, sculptures, and more - displayed around Portland, in our neighborhoods, schools, libraries, and other public buildings.

In Nick’s office, we are proud to display our own gallery of beautiful public art from the collection, including Native American carved wood panels, abstract paintings, photographs, and watercolors.

RACC sponsors the Art Installation Series. Selected through a juried process, each installation questions common perspectives through art.

Artwork by contemporary Native American artists is up now through November 30 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