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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

Straight Talk

Straight Talk on KGW, with Commissioner Nick Fish

KGW News

 

Commissioner Fish Says He’s Blessed with Support While Battling Cancer, Hopes Wheeler Runs for Second Term

Nate Hanson in KGW News

Brownfields

Murmurs: Fish Pushes Brownfield Redevelopment Deal

Willamette Week

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr

MLK Day 2019 In Portland: Events Honor Legacy of The Rev. Martin Luther King. Jr

Kjerstin Gabrielson in The Oregonian

 

United Weekend of Service Begins Friday

The Skanner News

 

MLK Weekend of Service: Volunteers Still Welcome

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune

Parks

PP&R Recruiting Ninth Grade Students for Golf EAGLE Caddie Program

PP&R News and Media Releases

 

Free Golf Clinics!

KATU News Afternoon Live

 

Easy Winter Walks & Hikes

KATU News Afternoon Live

 

Fees Increase at Some Portland Public Pools

Bob Heye in KATU News

 

Parks Bureau Will Begin Paving Key Section of ‘Sellwood Gap’ Next Month

Jonathan Maus in Bike Portland (Blog)

Eastbank Esplanade Closure/Better Naito Detour

Eastbank Esplanade Improvements: Temporary Closure Ahead

PP&R News and Media Releases

 

Portland Will Close Eastbank Esplanade for Two Months, Bring Better Naito Back Early

Andrew Theen in The Oregonian

 

Eastbank Esplanade to Partially Close for Improvements, Repairs

FOX 12 News

 

Eastbank Esplanade to Close for Repairs; Rejoice the Early Return of Better Naito!

Wm. Steven Humphrey in the Portland Mercury

 

Eastbank Esplanade to Close Feb. 1 For Repairs

KATU News

 

Five Things for Monday

Jon Bell in the Portland Business Journal

E-Scooters

In Portland, Scooter Start-Ups Played Nice. Regulators Took Note.

The New York Times

 

E-Scooters Coming Back to Portland In Spring 2019

Lisa Balick in KOIN 6 News

 

E-Scooters Are Returning to Portland This Spring

Ericka Cruz Guevarra in OPB News

 

E-Scooters Will Return to Portland

Pete Danko in the Portland Business Journal

 

E-Scooters Will Return to Portland This Spring for a Second, Year-Long Pilot Program

Elise Herron in Willamette Week

 

E-Scooter Sequel Returning to Portland Streets This Spring

Zane Sparling in the Portland Tribune

 

E-Scooters Will Return to Portland This Spring, Transportation Officials Say

Andrew Theen in The Oregonian

Council Disruptions

White Male Privilege Disrupting Portland City Council Meetings, Commissioner Says

Amelia Templeton in OPB News

 

Hardesty: 'White Male Privilege' Limits City Hall Access

Lisa Balick and KOIN 6 News

 

Hardesty Says ‘White Male Privilege’ Is Limiting Other Voices at City Council Sessions

Bob Heye in KATU News

 

Portland City Commissioner: ‘White Male Privilege’ Is Limiting Public Access to City Hall

Kelsey Watts in FOX 12 News

In Other News

Portland City Council Set to Approve Funding for New Affordable Housing Project

Mary Loos in KATU News

 

City, County to Help Pay for Homeless Navigation Center

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune

 

Hardesty Leads Charge to Sever City’s Ties With Federal Terrorism Taskforce

Alex Zielinski in the Portland Mercury

 

Portland Police Revive Effort to Equip Officers with Body Cameras

Maxine Bernstein in The Oregonian

 

City Hall Update: Bike Path Approved for N. Greeley

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune

 

Ready for a $2.5 Billion Swing at Major League Baseball? Portland Diamond Project Charter Investors Revealed

John Canzano in The Oregonian

Happy Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

January 18, 2019

In observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, our office will be closed Monday, January 21st. We will reopen on Tuesday, January 22nd at 8 a.m.

In honor of Dr. King’s service, Portlanders will be pitching in to make our community a better place. Please consider participating in a community service event!

PP&R Volunteer Opportunities

 

Friday, January 18th
9:00am Albina Coop Gardening and Farming Day (age 8+)
9:00am Product Prep at the Habitat for Humanity Warehouse (age 16+)
9:00am Meals on Wheels People: Food Production and Assembly (age 8+)

9:30am Celebrate Dr. King through Children's Literacy (age 6+)
10:30am Fashion Sorting Party with Dress For Success (age 18+)
1:00pm Growing Gardens Seed Sorting and Winter Tool Prep (age 12+)
1:00pm
 Help Organize Latino Network Offices (age 18+)​
1:00pm Wisdom of the Elders Office & Garden Cleanup (age 5+)

6:15pm Games, Snacks, & Friendship (age 18+)

 

Saturday, January 19th
9:00am Get Out and Winter Garden (age 5+) 
9:00am Restore Terwilliger Blvd Forest (age 12+)
9:00am Nurture Nature at NE Park (age 10+)

10:00am Spruce Up Dog Walking Paths at OHS (age 12+)
3:00pm Intercambio Training (age 18+)

6:15pm Games, Snacks, & Friendship (age 18+)

 

Sunday, January 20th

12:00pm Dismantle – Build – Liberate” Reed College Day of Engagement

 

Monday, January 21st
8:30am
Skanner Foundation 33rd Annual Martin Luther King, Jr Breakfast (individual tickets are $95)

10:00am Garden Clean Up Day at Gilbert Park (age 12+)​

11:00am Highland UCC 34th Anniversary Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute

1:00pm Rigler School MLK Day Community Celebration 

The Weekly Catch

Parks

Portland Parks Facing $7 Million Shortfall

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune

 

Five Things for Thursday, Including A Pitfall for Parks

Jon Bell in the Portland Business Journal

 

Everyday Heroes: Portland Parks Ranger Program Soars Under Vicente Harrison's Leadership

Stuart Tomlinson in KATU News

 

Portland International Raceway Announces Major Event Schedule for 2019

PP&R News and Media Releases

Housing

Supportive Housing Projects in The Works

Josh Kulla in the DJC Oregon

 

City Hall Update: Supportive Housing Pilot Projects Approved

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune

Bureau Directors

Portland Interim Fire Chief Named

Nate Hanson in KGW News

 

Markisha Smith, Ed.D, Named Director of Office of Equity and Human Rights

The Skanner News

KMHD Jazz Radio

Mt. Hood Community College Seeks Return of Jazz Radio Station KMHD

OPB News

 

Mt. Hood Community College Looking to Get Its Groove Back

Teresa Carson in the Portland Tribune

 

Portland Jazz Station KMHD Might Be Leaving Oregon Public Broadcasting

Shannon Gormley in Willamette Week

In Other News

Editorial: Earthquake Warning Signs Provide Portlanders Basic Safety Information

The Oregonian Editorial Board

 

Expanded Multnomah County Homeless Count Begins Wednesday

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune

 

WAYout Arts at P:ear Gallery

The Skanner News

 

Portland Awards $60,000 In First Equity Grants for Two Local Black-Owned Cannabis Businesses

Katie Shepherd in Willamette Week

 

Measles Exposure Locations Identified

The Portland Tribune