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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.
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:
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.