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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

Developers offer up to $10 million for property eyed for homeless shelter

Brad Schmidt in The Oregonian


Sources: Stop the press! Fish, DiLorenzo agree

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune


Council: Homeless shelter now, industrial jobs maybe

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune


Director’s Desk: The murky future of Terminal 1

Israel Bayer in Street Roots


Hall Monitor: Unlikely Allies at Terminal 1

Dirk VanderHart in the Portland Mercury


Costco and Affordable Housing Were Among Offers to Buy Terminal 1

Dirk VanderHart in the Portland Mercury


Controversy dogs Terminal 1 homeless plan again at City Council

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune


City Council Approves Lease for Massive Homeless Shelter

Arashi Young in the Skanner


Purchase offers complicate shelter plan

The Associated Press from Bend Bulletin


Up to $10 million bid for proposed Terminal 1 homeless site

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune


Site for city's huge homeless shelter could have fetched $10M or more

Jon Bell in the Portland Business Journal

The 2016 Spirit of Portland Awards are Calling for Nominations!

August 22, 2016

The 2016 Spirit of Portland awards are now upon us and the City of Portland is requesting nominations!

Each year, City Council presents Spirit of Portland Awards to individuals and organizations that exhibit strong engagement and service that embody the values of Portland.

Last year, Nick was proud to present his Commissioner’s awards to Debbie Aiona, of League of Women Voters of Portland, and Bernie Foster, founder of The Skanner newspaper.

Nominations are now being accepted through Monday, September 26th. To nominate an individual, business, organization, or neighborhood that has created an inspiring positive change in the city, visit the Neighborhood Involvement’s website.

Spirit of Portland Awards Ceremony

Tuesday, December 13th at 6pm- 8:30pm

Location TBD

Nick Speaks at the 2016 Montavilla Jazz Festival!

August 24, 2016

New frontiers in Jazz music were explored this weekend at Portland’s 3rd Annual Montavilla Jazz Festival.

The two-day festival, featured extraordinary local jazz musicians and some of Portland’s finest composed jazz music. The event also spotlighted emerging student artists and visiting musicians who are redefining the jazz world.

As a lover of jazz, Nick was thrilled to speak at the festival and to introduce the Executive Director of the Portland Jazz Composers’ Ensemble, Douglas Detrick. Portland’s very own jazz pianist, George Colligan, joined the ensemble in headlining both nights of the event.

The festival was hosted by the Montavilla Neighborhood Association at the Portland Metro Arts, and a portion of ticket proceeds benefit the Montavilla Schools Music Fund

Check out the Montavilla Jazz Festival’s website to learn more about the musical event.

Clean-up at Johnson Creek!

August 26, 2016

This Saturday, join over 100 volunteers to help clean-up our beautiful Johnson Creek.

Johnson Creek travels 26 miles before reaching its confluence at the Willamette River in Milwaukie. The creek passes through upland forests, farms, residential communities, wildlife refuges, industrial enclaves, and golf courses.

Last year, 160 volunteers removed an incredible 3.5 tons of trash from the creek! All sites will be prescreened by trained project staff.

After the clean-up, sponsors will host a community barbecue event by Overland Park Coalition from 12-2pm.

Make sure to bring a water bottle and appropriate closed-toed shoes are required. Be prepared to get wet and muddy!

For questions, contact project staff at info@jcwc.ord or call (503) 652 – 7477 ext. 101.

Johnson Creek Clean-up

Saturday, August 27th at 8:30am

Mill Park in Milwaukie (SE Overland Rd and Linwood Ave.)

The Weekly Catch

Hall Monitor: Putting Out Fires At Terminal 1

Dirk VanderHart in Portland Mercury


Terminal 1 controversy continues

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune


Portland mayor wants to extend ‘housing emergency’ by 3 years

Brad Schmidt in The Oregonian


Council balks at Hales’ request to extend housing emergency three years

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune


Mayor Charlie Hales Wants to Extend Portland’s Housing State of Emergency by Three Years

Dirk VanderHart in the Portland Mercury