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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

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.

Congratulations!

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

The Right Brain Initiative has received...

The Right Brain Initiative has received a $30,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to deliver systemic and equitable arts programming to K-8 schools in Portland.

The right brain initiative

May 13, 2016

The Right Brain Initiative has received a $30,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to deliver systemic and equitable arts programming to K-8 schools in Portland.

This is the fifth grant the Initiative has earned from the NEA!

The Right Brain Initiative, a program of the Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC), works with local school districts to transform learning through the arts for all K-8 students.

The grant will help Right Brain’s four-year hands-on professional development program, and reach 1,200 area teachers, arts specialists, principals and teaching artists.

Through collaborations between Right Brain, teaching artists, and classroom teachers, the program will serve more than 26,000 K-8 students the greater Portland area.

Nick is proud to serve as City Council liaison to RACC, as it provides equal access to art for everyone in the greater Portland area.

Check out RACC’s website for more information.

54th Annual St. Johns Parade

On Saturday, Nick was honored to be a part of the 54th Annual St. Johns Parade.

 May 16, 2016

On Saturday, Nick was honored to be a part of the 54th Annual St. Johns Parade.

The morning started with a pancake breakfast at the home of Willy Myer and Elizabeth Mazzara in North Portland.

Nick rode in a red mustang convertible, and was accompanied by State Representative Val Hoyle, our previous Constituent Relations Coordinator, Jenny Kalez, and our very own, Liam Frost and Betsy Quitugua.

The St. Johns Parade has been a North Portland tradition since 1962. This year, neighbors embraced the parade theme Joyful Living.

Thanks to our friends in St. Johns for hosting another great parade!