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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

Nick Attends a Dinner with City of Hermiston Delegation

August 10, 2016

Last week, Nick had a great time attending a dinner with the City of Hermiston.

He was joined by Portland’s former Mayor, Bud Clarke, Hermiston Mayor David Drotzmann and representatives from the Hermiston City Council.

The dinner marks the continuation of a tradition started in the 1980s by Mayor Bud Clarke. It has been a wonderful event that has continued to strengthen the friendship between Portland and Hermiston.

Their dinner preceded the annual Portland-Hermiston watermelon seed spitting contest, which was held last Friday at Pioneer Square. The City of Hermiston and Hermiston Chamber of Commerce brought over 7,000 pounds of fresh watermelon for the festivities!

Visit the City of Hermiston’s website to learn more about the Eastern Oregon city. 

The Weekly Catch

Director’s Desk: The murky future of Terminal 1

Israel Bayer in the Street Roots News


Lawsuit could halt warehouse homeless shelter

Pat Dooris in the KGW News


Beset by unknowns, Terminal 1 homeless plan has six months to prove itself: Editorial Agenda 2016

The Oregonian Editorial Board


Attorney threatens lawsuit over Terminal 1 shelter

Emily Sinovic in the KOIN News


Portland leaders approve disputed new homeless shelter

From the KTVZ News


Commissioner Nick Fish Wants the State to Weigh In On a Homeless Shelter He Opposes

Dirk VanderHart in the Portland Mercury


Portland Council Sets Aside Land for Massive Homeless Shelter

Amelia Templeton in the OPB News


City needs to work with DEQ on Terminal 1 homeless shelter

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune               


Utility board urges City Council to delay action on Terminal 1 homeless shelter proposal

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune


Terminal Housing: Portland to Vote on Industrial Land Homeless Shelter

Rob Manning from Jefferson Public Radio


Terminal 1 homeless shelter approved on 3-2 vote

Jim Redden From KOIN News


Why Portland wants to greenlight homeless shelter now, get details later

Brad Schmidt in the Oregon Live


Portland City Council votes to lease waterfront property for use as giant homeless shelter

John Bell in the Portland Business Journal


Portland City Council approves plan for homeless shelter at former Terminal 1 site

By KATU Staff

Bukola Kioki Presents “Journey Just Come” at the Portland Building Installation Space, August 15.

August 16, 2016

The Portland Building’s newest art installation, Journey Just Come (JCC), is an interactive and thought-provoking art exhibit that combines words from the Nigerian language of Pidgin, with vibrant and colorful flags.

Bukola Kioki, the mastermind behind JCC, was born in Lagos, Nigeria. As a teen, she migrated to the United States to study art. Her piece is meant to embody the immigrant experience and the effects of living between two cultures.

To visualize what she calls “A kind of magnetic disorientation one might feel with the visual stimulation of a new city,” Kioki has created a set of brightly colored flags with printed Pidgin sayings that cover the walls of the installation space. She used words from Pidgin— a simplified form of communication that combines a couple of Nigerian languages with English, to inspire conversation about what it means to experience a new culture.

The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) sponsors the Installation Art Series that is selected through a juried process, and brings to light innovative art from an array of emerging Portland artists.

Visit the RACC’s website for more information on the installation space and exhibit.

Portland Building Installation Arts Series

1120 SW 5TH Avenue

August 15 – September 9

8am – 5pm 

Joyce at the Groundbreaking Ceremony of the Allen Temple CME Church

August 18, 2016

On Saturday, our SummerWorks intern Joyce Seraya was very proud to represent the office at the groundbreaking ceremony of the Allen Temple CME Church.

 In February of last year, the church suffered a devastating fire, and many members were concerned about the future of the 100-year old church, a vital neighborhood and community asset.

After months of outreach, and tremendous support from local organizations and church members, the Allen Temple has begun the process of restoring the church.

Also at the groundbreaking ceremony were Allen Temple’s Reverend, Dr. Leroy Haynes; Multnomah County Commissioner Loretta Smith; Bernie Foster, co-founder and publisher of The Skanner; and Nancy Hales.

Remarks from Reverend Haynes, Commissioner Smith and others were inspiring, and we are so honored that our team was invited to be part of the ceremony. Visit Allen Temple CME Church’s Facebook page to learn more.

Allen Temple Groundbreaking Ceremony

The Skanner, August 15, 2016

Photo courtesy of Tracey Stadamire

Sunday Parkways comes to Southeast Portland this Sunday, August 21!

August 19, 2016

Join the City of Portland this Sunday for another Sunday Parkways adventure!

Sunday Parkways is a fun way for Portlanders of all ages to walk, bike, or roll along blocked off streets in Southeast Portland. The route will tour Laurelhurst, Colonel Summers, Sewallcrest and Ivon Parks.

The event will give Portlanders a chance to participate in active transportation, while celebrating healthy-living and civic engagement through a host of fun and free activities.

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