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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

How to be a social media rock star

This Saturday, April 23rd, the Regional Arts & Cultural Council (RACC) is hosting a workshop called How to be a Social Media Rock Star.

April 19, 2016

This Saturday, April 23rd, join the Regional Arts & Cultural Council (RACC) at IRCO for workshop called How to be a Social Media Rock Star.

The workshop provides tips and tricks on how to be social media savvy.

The workshop's facilitator is award-winning rock star, author, entrepreneur, and social justice activist, Simon Tam. Simon is the founder and bassist of The Slants, a local all-Asian American dance-rock band.

Every year, RACC provides many development workshops to the greater Portland area. Nick is proud to serve as Council Liaison to RACC, as it's committed to funding diverse and accessible arts-related programs that reach all people in our community.

Visit RACC’s website to learn more. 

How to be a Social Media Rock Star
Saturday, April 23rd, 1 p.m. – 4 pm
IRCO, 10301 NE Glisan Street Portland, OR 97220
Cost: $30; Capacity: 40        

Ivy students visit City Hall

Yesterday, Nick was pleased to meet with third graders from the Ivy Montessori School, located in Northeast Portland.

April 20, 2016

Yesterday, Nick was pleased to meet with third graders from the Ivy Montessori School, located in Northeast Portland.

They visited City Hall for a school field trip.

Nick was delighted to give them a tour of his office and share stories about his job, soccer, and his family.

The Ivy Montessori School is 1 out of 15 public charter schools in the Portland area.  

Thanks for visiting our office!

State of the Arts

 April 21, 2016

This afternoon, Nick was proud to host the Regional Arts & Culture Council’s (RACC) 2015 State of the Arts Report at City Hall.

It was filled with wonderful live performances! From The Obo Addy Legacy Project on African drums, to BRAVO Youth Orchestra and PHAME's performances, and more, it was an inspiring and moving Council session.

2015 was an important year for the arts:

  • RACC celebrated 20 years as our regional arts champion.
  • Portlandia, our copper goddess, turned 30. Nick joined former Mayor Bud Clark, Storm Large, RACC, and students from Chapman School for a birthday celebration extravaganza.
  • It was the 10th anniversary of Work for Art, which raises about $750,000 annually for arts organizations around our community.

Nick is honored to serve as the Arts Commissioner. From film and theater, to visual arts, music, dance, and more, Portland is a great place thanks to our thriving arts and culture community.

Regional Arts & Culture Council Presentation

2015 State of the Arts Report

The Weekly Catch

2015 State of the Arts Report

The Regional Arts & Culture Council


AARP Oregon Talks with Commissioner Nick Fish - Livable Oregon

Bandana Shrestha in AARP Oregon


Steve Duin: Fishing for answers in the Portland harbor

Steve Duin in The Oregonian


Political consultants must disclose clients under new Portland rule

Brad Schmidt in The Oregonian


Good governance, not personal insult, behind proposal to tighten city’s lobbying law: Editorial Agenda 2016

The Oregonian Editorial Board


What’s the Solution to Pollution?

Marty Smith in the Willamette Week

Happy Earth Day

Today is Earth Day!

April 22, 2016

Today is Earth Day! 192 countries around the world celebrate Earth’s incredible biodiversity, and focus on shared efforts to protect the environment.

Our two bureaus, the Bureau of Environmental Services (BES) and the Portland Water Bureau (PWB), are dedicated to preserving the health of our city and our valued green spaces.

Over the last 20 years, BES’ Watershed Revegetation Program in the Columbia Slough has planted more than one million native trees and shrubs in Portland watersheds! It’s one of many projects that BES does around our community to promote healthy ecosystems and habitat conservation.

The PWB focuses on delivering safe and reliable drinking water every day through renewable energy. They also have great tips for you and your family to save water during the upcoming warm summer months and help preserve our natural resources as our city continues to grow.

Thank you to the bureaus for their hard work, and Happy Earth Day to everyone!