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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

Commissioner Nick Fish Has ‘Concerns’ About Mayor Charlie Hales’ Tax Hike
Beth Slovic in Willamette Week


Hall Monitor: Boom Town Budget Fight!
Dirk VanderHart in the Portland Mercury


Amid Record Revenue, Portland Mayor Charlie Hales Proposes Cuts to City Watchdog
Beth Slovic from Willamette Week


Portland Commissioners Dan Saltzman and Steve Novick Pan Charlie Hales’ Tax Hike
Beth Slovic in Willamette Week


Google Discloses: Mark Wiener, Political Consultant to Mayor Charlie Hales, Lobbies Portland for Them
Beth Slovic from Willamette Week


Portland goes big on affordable housing
Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune


Novick: Tax heavy truck companies for roads
Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune

Work for Art presents Battle of the Bands


May 9, 2016

This Thursday, Work for Art is hosting its 1st Annual Battle of the Bands competition at the Crystal Ballroom.

Come see bankers, lawyers, surgeons, and engineers rock out! All proceeds benefit Work for Art and its tenth anniversary campaign to raise $1 million for local arts and culture organizations.

Work for Art, a program of the Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC), distributes all donations to arts organizations in Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington counties.

Nick is proud to serve as Council liaison to RACC. It’s a wonderful local organization, committed to funding diverse and accessible art programs that reach all people in our community.

For more information, check out the RACC website.

Battle of the Bands

Thursday, May 12, show starts at 7 pm

Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W Burnside St. Portland, OR 97209

General Tickets: $10; VIP Tickets: $100

Liam's US Citizenship

May 10, 2016

Yesterday, our very own Liam Frost took the Oath of Allegiance and is now a US Citizen!

Liam grew up in Gorseinon, a small town in Wales, in the United Kingdom.

It has been long journey for Liam, and it took a lot of work for him to get here. He is honored to be an American.

And, we are very lucky to have him on the Fish team.


Hefe Day Proclamation

May 11, 2016

This morning, Nick was proud to present a City Proclamation marking May 15 as Hefe Day in Portland. 

In 1984, Kurt and Rob Widmer, founders of the Widmer Brothers Brewing Company, officially introduced their delicious German-influenced Altbier and Weizenber to the Portland area.

Over the last three decades, the Widmer brothers have pioneered Portland’s brewing industry, using our very own Bull Run water.

This May 15, marks 30 years recognizing the delivery of the very first Widmer Brothers Hefeweizen. It is the first American-style Hefeweizen and is still Oregon’s best-selling craft beer.

For more Hefe Day celebrations, check out their upcoming event this Sunday, at Pioneer Courthouse Square.

Visit their website, facebook, or twitter for updates!

Hefe Day!

Sunday, May 15, 12PM-5PM

Pioneer Courthouse Square, 701 SW 6th Ave. Portland, OR 97204

Free Event

The Weekly Catch

EPA delays releasing Superfund cleanup plan, again
Steve Law in the Portland Tribune

Bottoms up! Portland celebrates Widmer Bros’ best-seller with ‘Hefe Day’
KATU 2 News Staff

“I Think It’s Disgraceful.” Budget Tensions Spilled Out into a City Council Hearing Thursday. Big Time.
Dirk VanderHart in the Portland Mercury

Hall Monitor: A Tax Switcheroo?
Dirk VanderHart in the Portland Mercury

Council rejects Hales’ business tax increase
Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune

Mayor Charlie Hales’ Business Tax Hike Appears Dead. Will A Construction Tax Take Its Place?
Dirk VanderHart in the Portland Mercury

Should Hales business license fee increase pass, here’s how much extra you’ll pay
Andy Giegerich in the Portland Business Journal

Mayor Hales’ $8.7M business tax hike is likely dead in the water
Erik Siemers in the Portland Tribune

Three Portland Commissioners Kill Mayor Charlie Hales’ Business Tax Increase
Beth Slovic in Willamette Week

Charlie Hales’ tax hike doesn’t have votes, so now what?
Brad Schmidt in The Oregonian

Portland Commissioners Veto Mayor’s Business Tax Hike
Amelia Templeton from OPB

Portland Budget: Mayor’s Tax Proposal Appears Dead on Arrival
Colin Miner in the Portland Patch

Hales’ fight for business tax increase, other City Council members work on substitute budget
Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune

Lacking political support, Charlie Hales makes budget pitch to advocates, media
Brad Schmidt in The Oregonian

Three Portland commissioners don’t support mayor’s proposed business tax increase
Hillary Lake from KATU 2 News

A few budget cuts for Charlie Hales: Editorial Agenda 2016
The Oregonian Editorial Board

Mayor, police chief lobby for bigger budget
KGW Staff

Charlie Hales Says Cops and Homeless Services Will Be Imperiled Without More Tax Money
Dirk VanderHart in the Portland Mercury

City improves card security, but work remains
Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune