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The City of Portland, Oregon

Nick Fish (In Memoriam)

City of Portland Commissioner

phone: 503-823-3589

Email: nick@portlandoregon.gov

1221 S.W. 4th, Room 240, Portland, OR 97204

The Weekly Catch

9/11 Tribute

9/11 Tribute

Nick Fish Blog

 

Fallen Heroes Honored At 9/11 Ceremony in Portland

Zane Sparling in the Portland Tribune

 

Portland Firefighters Remember 9/11

Jared Cowley in KGW News

 

Portland Firefighters Honor Brethren From 9/11 Attacks

KOIN 6 News

Affordable Housing

Joint Work Session on Housing

Nick Fish Blog

 

Amid Record-Setting Homelessness Response, Multnomah County, Portland Deliver on Pledge To Add Supportive Housing

Multnomah County Blog

 

City, County Leaders Plan to Create More Affordable Housing

Lindsay Nadrich in KGW News

 

City, County Tout Accomplishments of Homelessness Response

Jon Bell in the Portland Business Journal

 

Old Town Building Selected as Portland's Latest Housing Bond Acquisition

Elliot Njus in The Oregonian

 

Key Investment Made in Affordable Housing (Subscriber Content)

Chuck Slothower in DJC Oregon

Environmental Services

Digging In, At the Oaks Bottom Rehab Project

David Ashton in the Portland Tribune

 

CSO Alert: 5-Minute Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Occurs to Willamette River Near Cathedral Park; Avoid Contact Downstream For 48 Hours

BES News

 

Advisory: Partially treated sewage and stormwater overflowed to Columbia Slough from city wastewater treatment plant last night

BES News

 

Treated Sewage Overflows into Columbia Slough

KGW News

 

Partially Treated Sewage Overflows into Columbia Slough

Jim Ryan in The Oregonian

Arts

RACC Board Elects New Members and Officers

Regional Arts & Culture Council Blog

 

It's Here! A New Museum for Portland

Portland Chinatown Museum

In Other News

Who Runs What in Portland Politics

Alex Zielinski in the Portland Mercury

 

Harvey Milk Signs Replace Stark Downtown

KGW News

 

Portland Building Redo on Time, On Budget, City Says

Gordon R. Friedman in The Oregonian

 

Mayor Selects Members for New Police Oversight Committee

Maxine Bernstein in The Oregonian

 

Adaptive BIKETOWN Gets 2 E-Tricycles

Alex Zielinski in the Portland Mercury

 

Great Fall Local Events

KATU News

Celebrating PP&R Employees

September 20, 2018

Today, Nick and the Fish Team attended the annual Parks Employee Picnic at Gateway Discovery Park.

Earlier this month, Nick stepped back into the role of Commissioner-in-Charge of Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R).

PP&R has 627 full-time employees and more than 2,900 part-time employees. They manage 11,712 acres of parks and natural areas. And they provide comprehensive recreational opportunities including community and art centers, community gardens, swimming pools, and more.

Nick was honored to visit with dozens of Parks employees and to thank the PP&R team for their dedication and commitment to Portland’s world-class park system.

For more information and updates about Portland Parks & Recreation, visit portlandoregon.gov/parks, follow @CommishFish and @PDXParksAndRec, and sign up for email updates here.

The Weekly Catch

Parks

Celebrating PP&R Employees

Nick Fish Blog

 

Kenton Park's New Playground Is Nearly Complete; Grand Reopening Celebration on Saturday, September 29, 2018

PP&R News and Media Releases

 

Portland Parks and Rec Continues to Use Roundup After Recent Cancer Controversy

Anamika Vaughan in Willamette Week

 

Free Admission at National Parks, Other Public Lands This Weekend

Jamie Hale in The Oregonian

BES

Kicking Asphalt: 10 Years of Stormwater Management with Depave

BES City Green Blog

 

Sign Up for No Ivy Day Oct. 27 - With You, We Can Stop the Invasive Plant Takeover

BES City Green Blog

Affordable Housing

Some of Portland’s Affordable Housing Developers Are Rebelling Against Proposed Tenant Protections

Rachel Monahan in Willamette Week

 

City Hall Update: Old Town to Get Next Affordable Housing Bond Project

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune

 

Mayor Wheeler Announces Plans to Buy Old Town Building, Replace It with Low-Income Housing

KATU News

 

Key Investment Made in Affordable Housing (Subscriber Content)

Chuck Slothower in DJC Oregon

 

Affordable Housing Project on Tap in Kenton (Subscriber Content)

Josh Kulla in DJC Oregon

In Other News

City and County Move to Eliminate ‘Dirty Diesel’ Engines on Public Construction Projects

Steve Law in the Portland Tribune

 

Portland Approves $500,000 To Represent People in Deportation Hearings

Bob Heye and KATU News

 

Open Signal Launches Fellowship for Black Filmmakers

Melanie Sevcenko in The Skanner

 

Portland Art Museum Picks Prominent Contractor For $50M Expansion (Subscriber Content)

Jon Bell in the Portland Business Journal

 

TriMet Debuts $500 Million Plan to Ditch Diesel Buses, Go Electric

Andrew Theen in The Oregonian

De Paul Treatment Center's 19th Annual Freedom Luncheon

September 26, 2018

Today, Nick was honored to give the keynote at the De Paul Treatment Centers’ Annual Freedom Awards Luncheon.

The luncheon brings together a diverse audience of people in recovery, business leaders, elected officials, and non-profits to discuss the challenges of addiction, celebrate the freedom that comes with recovery, and support De Paul’s transformational treatment programs.

Oregon has the fourth highest addiction rate in the country. And the state ranks 50/51 for access to treatment. This is unacceptable.

For over 40 years, De Paul has helped people of all ages in our community be successful on their path to recovery.

Visit De Paul’s website to learn more about their programs.

Commissioner Fish Remarks 

   

The Weekly Catch

De Paul Treatment Center's 19th Annual Freedom Luncheon

Nick Fish Blog

 

Traffic Advisory: Emergency Sewer Construction Closes One Lane at N Alberta, Affecting Travel on the I-5 Ramps for Up to Two Months

BES Press Release

 

Where We Live: The Portland Mercado

Ken Boddie in KOIN 6 News

Parks

City Hall Update: New and Improved Kenton Park Opens

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune

 

Want a Free Tree for Your Portland Yard?

Steve Law in the Portland Tribune

Bull Run

Water Bureau Moves Ahead on Filtration Plant Project

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune

 

Brown and Caldwell to Manage Portland's Historic Switch to Filtered Water Supply

Water Online

Cannabis

Press Release: Portland City Council Changes Cannabis Rules, Fees

Commissioner Eudaly Press Release

 

Council Reduces City Costs for Marijuana-Related Businesses

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune

 

Portland Eases Up on Pot Industry

KATU News

 

Portland Gives Cannabis Businesses Fee Break for Pot Convictions (Subscriber Content)

Pete Danko in the Portland Business Journal

In Other News

Portland Officials Pause Effort to Regulate Security Deposits, Tenant Crime Checks

Gordon Friedman in The Oregonian

 

Portland Mayor on Misconduct by Homeless People: ‘The Laws Will Be Enforced’

Gordon Friedman in The Oregonian

 

City Hears Ideas for Broadway Corridor Project

Velena Jones in KOIN 6 News

 

Outside in Nets $2.5 Million Grant for Homeless Youth

Zane Sparling in the Portland Tribune

 

Ecofilm Fest Returns to Portland

Steve Law in the Portland Tribune

 

Depaved! Boise-Eliot/Humboldt Gets Greener Playground

Zane Sparling in the Portland Tribune and KOIN 6 News

 

You Can Compete in Portland's Citywide Ping Pong Tournament

KGW News

 

Crim Named BPS Chief Sustainability Officer

DJC Oregon

 

TriMet Pledges to Shift Away from Diesel Buses

Steve Law in the Portland Tribune