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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

Portland says Yes to Affordable Homes!

November 10, 2016

Everyone in our community deserves a safe, decent, and affordable place to call home.

On November 8, Portland passed its first-ever affordable housing bond.

Portland voters said “YES” to Measure 26-179 with 62% of the vote. The measure creates a $258 million bond, allowing Portland to build and preserve an additional 1,300 affordable homes. 

This new resource will add and preserve affordable homes for households earning between 30-60% of the City’s median income, roughly $22,000 to $43,080 a year for a family of four.

Congratulations to my colleague Dan Saltzman, Israel Bayer, Jes Larson and the community coalition that worked on this campaign. A proud day for our city!

The Weekly Catch

Veterans Day 2016: Portland area events honor service, sacrifice

Susan Green in The Oregonian


Portland officials condemn judge for allowing 'racist, sexist' comments during police status hearing

Maxine Bernstein in The Oregonian


Portland council, auditor blast federal judge's courtroom management

Nick Budnick in the Portland Tribune


A Terminal 1 Shelter Lease Would Have Been Well Under Market Rate, Thanks to City Council Resolution

Dirk VanderHart in the Portland Mercury


Important Information About Lead in Drinking Water

Jaymee Cuti in the Portland Water Bureau’s Water Blog


FAQs about October 2016 Exceedance of the Lead & Copper Rule

The Portland Water Bureau


Portland must reduce lead in water now, state says

Brad Schmidt in The Oregonian


Widespread Water Tests Find 14 Portland Homes With Elevated Lead

Cassandra Profita in OPB News


State orders Portland to immediately reduce lead in drinking water

Pete Danko in the Portland Business Journal


State regulators to Portland: Reduce lead levels

The Associated Press


Lead found in drinking water of more than a dozen Portland-area homes



Portland Drinking Water Found To Have High Levels Of Lead

KXL News


Portland Ordered to Reduce Lead Levels in Drinking Water

Colin Miner in the Portland Patch


Portland City Council looks at public campaign finance system to magnify the voice of small donors

Don McIntosh in the NW Labor Press


Council could vote in December on public campaign financing

Amelia Templeton from OPB News

Weekend Roundup: Veterans Day Parade and Muslim Educational Trust Award

November 14, 2016

This weekend, Nick was proud to celebrate Veterans Day and to stand in solidarity with our Muslim-American brothers and sisters.

On Friday, Nick participated in the Ross Hollywood Chapel Veterans Day Parade. He joined veterans who work for the City including Lieutenant Colonel Matt Calhoun and Captain Will Morita, co-chairs of the City’s Veterans Empowerment Team.

Nick spoke at the flag-raising ceremony. He observed that Americans are united in our gratitude for the service and sacrifice of our veterans.

Earlier last week, City Council thanked and honored veterans by issuing a proclamation.

On Saturday evening, Nick joined Wajdi Said and the Muslim Educational Trust at their Annual Community Awards Ceremony and Auction. Nick was honored to receive a Friends of MET Award.

In accepting the award, Nick pledged to continue working to build just, safe, and welcoming communities for all.

Nick and Commissioner Fritz at the parade Nick in the Ross Hollywood Chapel Parade
 Wreath honoring our veterans  Nick accepts Friends of MET Award
 Nick with MET partners and community leaders Nick pledges to continue working for safe communities
Nick's Friends of MET Award  Honorees at the MET Award/Appreciation/Auction Night


The Portland Building presents Artist Alex Luboff

November 16, 2016

Now through December 9, check out the Portland Building’s newest art installation – Pipelines!

The artist, Alex Luboff, describes his hand-crafted wooden work as a metaphorical and systemic obstruction.

“As a metaphorical obstruction pipelines represent the immense government and private investments that support fossil fuel based energy—at the expense of directing resources towards other solutions less damaging. As a systemic obstruction these infrastructure projects reinforce a value system that does not prioritize a sustainable and equitable vision for humanity and the planet.” – Alex Luboff

The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) sponsors the Installation Art Series. Each installation questions common perspectives through art. 

Visit RACC’s website for more information about the Installation Art Series.

Portland Building Installation Art Series

1120 SW 5th Avenue

November 14 – December 9

8 am – 5 pm

Photo courtesy to RACC

The City of Portland's 30th Annual Neighborhood Fix-It Fair

November 17, 2016

Tomorrow, join the City of Portland at their 30th Annual Neighborhood Fix-It Fair!

Fix-It Fair will present exhibits and workshops that focus on topics including water and energy savings, home and personal health, food and nutrition, community resources, recycling and yard care, bike tune-ups, and more!

The fair is hosted by the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability with support from the Portland Water Bureau, the Energy Trust of Oregon, Pacific Power, and KUNP Univision.

Visit the Portland Water Bureau’s table to learn what steps they’re taking to prepare for the Big One. The Water Bureau will showcase a variety of methods to store water in preparation for a disaster.

All workshops are free to the community, and include lunch and professional child care.

For more information, visit the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability’s website.                                          

Fix-It Fair

Saturday, November 19 at 9:30am – 2:30pm

Ron Russel Middle School (3955 SE 112th Ave.)

FREE Entry