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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

Sneak Peak of OHSU's New Knight Cancer Research Building

January 23, 2018

This morning, Nick toured Oregon Health and Science University’s new Knight Cancer Research Building.

The facility is under construction at OHSU’s South Waterfront campus and will open this fall. It’s a cutting-edge space for scientists, data analysts, and researchers to work collaboratively to find a cure for cancer.

The building was funded through a public-private partnership, including a major donation from Phil Knight. The City of Portland lobbied the State Legislature to contribute $200 million in bonding authority toward the project.

You can read more about the building here.

OHSU Knight Cancer Research Building Video

The Weekly Catch

After 43 Years, Regulars Say Farewell to One of Portland's Last True Diners

Michael Russel in The Oregonian

 

Sneak Peak of OHSU's New Knight Cancer Research Building

Nick Fish Blog

DOJ Threatens Sanctuary Cities and States

Wheeler: DOJ Threat to Sanctuary Cities 'Insulting' and 'Dangerous'

KGW News

 

Wheeler to Trump and Sessions: Sanctuary City Subpoena Threats are 'Unconscionable'

Andy Giegerich in the Portland Business Journal

 

Trump Administration Again Threatens Oregon and Other Jurisdictions Deemed Insufficiently Cruel to Immigrants

Doug Brown in the Portland Mercury

 

DOJ Threatens to Subpoena Oregon Over Immigration Policies

Ericka Cruz Guevarra in OPB News

 

Oregon Sanctuary State Status Draws DOJ Threats

Gordon R. Friedman in The Oregonian

Chief Outlaw Ceremonial Swearing In

Portland Police Chief Outlaw Sworn In

The Skanner News

 

Police Chief: City of Portland Can't Ignore History of 'Racial Inequality and Displacement' if it Wants to Improve

Maxine Bernstein in The Oregonian

 

Chief Outlaw was Ceremoniously Sworn-In Today. Check out the Highlights from Her Speech.

Doug Brown in the Portland Mercury

 

New Police Chief Takes Formal Oath at Historical Society Ceremony

Pamplin Media Group

In Other News

Jan. 22, 2018: Cryptosporidium Monitoring Update

The Portland Water Blog

 

N. Portland Oil Spill Reaches Willamette

Anna Marum in The Oregonian

 

Parks, Environmental Bureaus Team to Keep Rocky Butte Green

Phill Colombo in the Hollywood Star News

 

City Hall Update: Date Set for Vote on CC2035 Changes

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune

 

Regional Arts & Culture Council Elects New Board Members

RACC Press Release

Honoring the Life and Legacy of Mayor Vera Katz

January 29, 2018

Yesterday, Nick attended the celebration of the life and legacy of former Portland Mayor Vera Katz at the Portland Art Museum.

Hundreds of Oregonians gathered to pay their respects. The program included a video and four testimonials.

A former three-term mayor, and the first woman Speaker of the Oregon House, Vera was remembered as a visionary leader who helped to shape modern Portland. Her legacies include the Portland Streetcar, the Eastbank Esplanade, the Lan Su Chinese Garden, the River District, and South Waterfront.

Nick was joined by his wife Patricia, son Chapin, and friend Julie Vigeland.

Although Nick and Vera never served together, they traveled together to New York City after 9/11 on the “Flight for Freedom.” Nick especially admired the way she dealt with cancer, as a public official and as a private citizen.

Media

Who’s Who of Oregon Politics Gathers to Celebrate the Life of Former Mayor Vera Katz

Nigel Jaquiss in Willamette Week

 

Vera Katz Celebrated Sunday at Public Tribute

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune

 

Hundreds Turn Out to Celebrate Late Mayor Vera Katz

Lynne Terry in The Oregonian

 

Hundreds Honor Former Portland Mayor Vera Katz at Memorial

Taylor Viydo in KGW News

The Weekly Catch

Vera Katz Memorial

Honoring the Life and Legacy of Mayor Vera Katz

Nick Fish Blog

 

Who’s Who of Oregon Politics Gathers to Celebrate the Life of Former Mayor Vera Katz

Nigel Jaquiss in Willamette Week

 

Vera Katz Celebrated Sunday at Public Tribute

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune

 

Hundreds Honor Vera Katz at Public Tribute

Taylor Viydon in KGW News

 

Hundreds Turn out to Celebrate Late Mayor Vera Katz

Lynne Terry in The Oregonian

Arts

Portland’s Space Race

TJ Acena in American Theatre

 

VizArts Monthly: February Lights

Barry Johnson from the Oregon ArtsWatch

 

Artist Selected to Create MAX Attack Memorial at Hollywood Transit Center

Elliot Njus in The Oregonian

 

New Festival Spotlights Black History in Portland

Samantha Bakall in the Oregonian

 

'Astoria' Winds Up, as Does Director's Tenure at Portland Center Stage

Lee Williams in The Oregonian

 

Meet our Newest Staff Members

Regional Arts and Culture Council Press Release

Budget

Portland City Officials Ask for More Police Positions, Money for Renter Services, Less Graffiti Spending

Jessica Floum in The Oregonian

In Other News

Feb. 2, 2018: Cryptosporidium Monitoring Update

The Portland Water Blog

 

Restoring Salmon Habitat in the Bull Run River

The Portland Water Blog

 

City Council Makes Demolitions Safer for Lead Exposure

Steve Law in the Portland Tribune

 

Portland Requires Contractors to Protect Neighbors from Lead Paint

Amelia Templeton in OPB News

 

Portland’s Bet on Forcing Developers to Build Affordable Housing is Getting Lackluster Results

Dirk VanderHart in the Portland Mercury

 

Portland Loos Making a Splash Beyond City

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune

Honoring the Life and Legacy of Pastor Wilbert Gail Hardy

February 9, 2018

“If I am to leave a legacy, what do I really want that legacy to be? It’s not going to be a building, and it’s not going to be wealth. I’d like to leave behind youth that are empowered to be changers. World changers.”

– Rev. Dr. W. G. Hardy, Jr.

Today, Nick was honored to attend the celebration of life for Reverend Dr. W. G. "Will" Hardy, Jr. at the Highland Christian Center.

Hundreds of community members and faith leaders gathered to pay tribute to Will’s life and legacy.

Pastor Hardy was a model "servant leader," dedicating a lifetime of service to our community. He served as Highland Christian Center’s senior pastor and founder of Highland Haven, a local non-profit.

A Portland native, Pastor Hardy advocated for the most vulnerable in our community. He worked to provide social services, including substance abuse treatment, to underserved Portlanders, to improve the well-being of African-American youth and families, and to change the conversation about mental health.

Nick was honored to co-host a day of appreciation for Pastor Hardy at City Hall in 2015.

Pastor Hardy's family is in our thoughts and prayers.