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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

Relay for Life of Portland

Nick Fish Blog


Salmon-Safe IPA Day

Nick Fish Blog


Portland Film Office Gets Official City Liaison in Comm. Nick Fish

The Oregon Confluence


City of Portland Commits to Hiring People with Disabilities

Oregon Department of Human Services

Water Filtration

Planning for the Next 100 Years in the Bull Run Watershed

Nick Fish Blog


Bull Run Treatment Progress Report at City Council Work Session on August 14

The Portland Water Blog


Portland Water Bureau Has Location, Technology in Mind for New Filtration Plant

Amelia Templeton in OPB News


Water Bureau Recommends Type, Location of Filtration Plant

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune

Portland Harbor Superfund

What's Next for The Portland Harbor Superfund Site

Caleb Diehl in the Oregon Business


Polluters of Portland Superfund Must Get Going On Cleanup, EPA Says

Gordon R. Friedman in The Oregonian

MLB Diamond Project

Major League Baseball to Portland Has Become 'Show Me the Money' Game

John Canzano in The Oregonian


Oakland A's Rooted In... Apathy. A Move to Portland Would Solve That

Jon Canzano in The Oregonian

In Other News

Our Opinion: Put Teeth in Short-Term Rental Regulations

The Portland Tribune Editorial Board


Seven Top Portland Bureaucrat Posts Will Be Filled in the Next Six Months

Rachel Monahan in Willamette Week


Council Approves $17.7 Million For Division Transit Project

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune


Portland City Council Commits $17.7M To Public Transit Improvement Project

FOX 12 News


E-Scooter Rider Crashes with Driver in NE Portland

KATU News Staff


Everything You Need to Know About Portland's Abysmal Air Quality

Kale Williams in The Oregonian


Despite Unhealthy Air Quality, Community Pools Stay Open

Sarah Hurwitz in FOX 12 News


Chief Outlaw “Weighing Options” of Outside Investigation into Police Conduct at Aug 4 Rally

Alex Zielinski in the Portland Mercury

Celebrating Portland's Gay Men's Chorus

August 21, 2018

Today, City Council proclaimed August 30th to be Portland Gay Men’s Chorus Day and was treated to a performance in Council chambers.

The Portland Gay Men’s Chorus, founded in 1980, has been an outstanding part of our city’s performing arts and LGBTQ communities. Their mission is to expand and redefine choral music through eclectic performances that honor and uplift the gay community.

The Gay Men’s Chorus also serve as arts and culture ambassadors, with performances across the nation and the world, including appearances in San Fransisco, Denver, New York City, Washington, Montreal, and Vancouver, BC.

This fall, they will become the first gay chorus to tour and perform in China, with concerts in Beijing, Xi’an, Shanghai, and our sister city, Suzhou.

Special thanks to Portland Gay Men’s Chorus Executive Director Rick Jung for speaking today – and to the Chorus for their incredible performance.

You can learn more about the Portland Gay Men’s Chorus here.

Nick Visits the Set of New Hulu Series Shrill

August 23, 2018

Today, Nick toured the set of a new Hulu series, Shrill.

Portland (and all of Oregon) has long been a popular place to film movies and TV shows, but we’ve become a Hollywood favorite in recent years.

Because of the importance of film and TV to Portland’s future, Nick asked Mayor Wheeler to create a new liaison position with the Portland Film Office. Part of Prosper Portland, the Film Office’s mission is to facilitate concierge services, to bring more film productions to Portland, and to help provide opportunities for local artists in all aspects of the film industry.

Nick is honored to be the first Portland Film Office Liaison. During today’s set tour, Nick learned more about the needs of filmmakers coming to Portland and how the City can streamline the permit process for filming in streets and parks – not to mention learning what happens on a Hollywood set!

Shrill began production in Portland in early August and stars SNL cast member Aidy Bryant. Filming and production will continue throughout the year, and the show will debut in 2019.

A big welcome and congratulations to the Shrill team!

The Weekly Catch

Celebrating Portland's Gay Men's Chorus

Nick Fish Blog


Nick Visits the Set of New Hulu Series Shrill

Nick Fish Blog


Driverless-Car Legislation Is Unsafe at Any Speed

Ralph Nader in the Wall Street Journal


Salmon-Safe IPA Fest Makes Ripples

Jennifer Anderson in the Portland Tribune

Oaks Bottom Restoration

Salmon Habitat Restoration at Oaks Bottom Reaches Key Milestone as Culvert Sections Are Put Into Place

BES News


Construction Begins on Salmon ‘Rest Stop’ On Portland’s Willamette River

Cassandra Profita in OPB News


Restoration Project Underway to Bring Salmon Back to Oaks Bottom in SE Portland

Kayla Brock in FOX 12 News

Mobile Home Parks

Portland Approves Protection for Mobile Home Parks

Amelia Templeton in OPB News


Portland Enacts New Zone to Prevent Redevelopment of Mobile Home Parks

Steve Law in the Portland Tribune


Portland Approves Plan to Preserve Mobile Home Parks

Elliot Njus in The Oregonian


Portland City Council Votes to Create New Zone for Manufactured Home Parks



Will Rezoning Portland's Manufactured Home Parks Help Save Them?

Amelia Templeton in OPB News


Council Mulls Rezoning to Shield Residents of Affordable Mobile Home Parks

Steve Law in the Portland Tribune


Is Portland's Inclusionary Housing Rule Really Hurting Developers?

Kelly Kenoyer in the Portland Mercury


Security Deposits, Tenant Background Checks May Be Curtailed in Portland

Gordon Friedman in The Oregonian

In Other News

'We Respect You': Portlanders Come Together to Show Support for Immigrants

Christine Pitawanich in KGW News


Hundreds Gather To Show Support for Immigrant, Refugee Community of Portland

FOX 12 News Staff


City of Portland Looks to Redo Exasperating Job Rankings, Pay Scales

Gordon Friedman in The Oregonian


Murmurs: Portland Art Museum Plans for Rothko Pavilion Now Include Breezeway

Willamette Week Staff


Portland Officials Want More Diversity in Marijuana Industry

Jacob Dean in KXL News


Portland Center Stage Names New Artistic Director

Amy Wang in The Oregonian

The Weekly Catch

Knight Cancer Institute: It's Move-In Day at The Spellman Lab

Joseph Gallican in the Portland Tribune


Investing in Our Parks for the Next Generation

Maija Spencer in The Intertwine


Portland is No. 1 in US for Public Park Spending

Zane Sparling in the Portland Tribune


Urban Forestry Volunteers Inventory Neighborhood Trees

Janet Goetze in the Hollywood Star News


Portland is in the Midst of a Hotel-Building Spree. Can Visitors Keep Up?

Karina Brown in Willamette Week


Oregon Tourism Industry Lost $51M Due to Wildfires Last Year

Keely Chalmers in KGW News

In Other News

Advisory: Sewage Release Occurs from City Manhole on SE 134th Drive

BES News


A City-Backed Program is Helping Prep Young Adults for Construction Jobs

Kelly Kenoyer in the Portland Mercury


Portland Joins World Commitment to Make All Buildings Carbon Neutral

Steve Law in the Portland Tribune


Eudaly Has Mixed Feelings About Scooters as She Takes Over Transportation Bureau

KGW News


Friends, Family Gather at the Arizona State Capitol to Bid Farewell to John McCain

Avi Selk and Felicia Sonmez in the Washington Post