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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

Portland businesses post inclusion messages: 'You are safe here'

Joe English and KATU Staff


Portland retailers declare stores 'safe spaces' in response to Trump

Anna Marum in The Oregonian


Judge postpones ruling on who pays city's Superfund cleanup costs

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune


Why the Portland Superfund lit up phone lines to EPA HQ in DC

Pete Danko in the Portland Business Journal


Portland set to ban new bulk fossil fuel terminals after council smooths out details

Pete Danko in the Portland Business Journal


City might mandate a Home Energy Score when a house goes on market

Steve Law in the Portland Tribune


Council postpones vote on controversial density plan for 'tuning'

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune

Designing Our World: The Portland Water Bureau and OMSI Partner to Showcase Our Water Infrastructure

November 22, 2016

A new exhibit about Portland’s water infrastructures is on display at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI).

OMSI partnered with the Portland Water Bureau to create the exciting and interactive new space, titled Designing Our World.

OMSI is one of the top science centers in the United States, a world-class tourist attraction, and an award-winning educational resource for schools and community organizations across Oregon.

Designing Our World aims to engage underrepresented youth, especially girls, in engineering. It is a series of eight design challenges, where visitors can engineer our city by designing miniature tsunami shelters, exploring the role of gravity in Portland’s water system, and creating bioswales to capture rainwater.

These interactive activities were selected for their connection to our community and are based on information from local experts like Teresa Elliott, the first woman to serve as the Portland Water Bureau’s Chief Engineer.

For tickets, visit OMSI’s website

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 23, 2016

This Thanksgiving, we gather with friends and loved ones to enjoy a holiday meal, give thanks, and reflect on the blessings in our lives.

Each year, I’ve been inspired by the power of people doing great work in our community. Here are some examples from 2016:

  • Portland voters who passed a historic affordable housing bond that will bring safe, decent, and affordable homes to more struggling families in our community.
  • Public and private partners who stepped up to fund repairs at the recently vandalized Portland Mercado.
  • Mr. Khizr Khan, who spoke at the Muslim Education Trust. He reminded us that all Americans, regardless of national origin or religion are entitled to “equal dignity.”
  • Lastly, I am grateful to my Council colleagues, staff, and the dedicated people who work for our City.

Happy Thanksgiving!


Nick Fish

The Weekly Catch

Heavy rain, mountain snow could be on menu for Thanksgiving Day

The Portland Tribune


New 100-Bed Men’s Homeless Shelter to Open in Downtown Portland

Maggie Vespa of KGW


Most of Oregon’s Homeless Families Live on the Street, in Cars, Parks: Highest Percentage in U.S., Says HUD Report

Janet Eastman in The Oregonian


Parking Isn't Going to Be Required at Portland Condos/Apartments Anymore

Dirk VanderHart in the Portland Mercury


Water tests detect elevated lead levels in some Portland homes

Shasta Kearns Moore in the Portland Tribune


How can Portland cut lead levels in drinking water? EPA offers clues

Brad Schmidt in The Oregonian


Portland Superfund parties await Obama EPA's final word, and Trump

Pete Danko in the Portland Business Journal


Art exhibits find unexpected homes inside Portland businesses

Briana Miller in The Oregonian

Small Business Saturday with Representative Suzanne Bonamici

November 28, 2016

On Saturday, Nick was pleased to join Representative Suzanne Bonamici for Small Business Saturday along NW 23rd. They were joined by Heather Hoell of Venture Portland and Pat Fiedler of the Nob Hill Business Association.

Small Business Saturday continues the sales and holiday shopping energy of Black Friday while supporting neighborhood small businesses.

Portland’s neighborhood small businesses are the backbone of our local economy. For every dollar spent at a local small business, 70 cents stay in our community. 

Nick and Suzanne visited four local businesses: Tender Loving Empire; Gem, Set, Love; EcoVibe Apparel; and Child’s Play Toys. NW 23rd is still recovering from the natural gas explosion in October. Saturday was a great opportunity to show support for the small businesses affected by that tragic event.

Nick is proud to serve as Council liaison to Venture Portland, which supports our 50 neighborhood business districts.

To learn more about why Portland loves small biz, check out Venture Portland’s website.

Small Business Saturday a big deal for Portland shops damaged in blast

Maggie Vespa in KGW News


Small Business Saturday stands out in holiday rush: Editorial Agenda 2015

The Oregonian Editorial Board


Black Friday is out, Small Business Saturday is in

KOIN 6 News Staff


Rep. Bonamici Highlights Local Businesses on Small Business Saturday

Representative Suzanne Bonamici’s Media Center