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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

A New Playground in the North Park Blocks

April 16, 2019

On Saturday, Nick joined community members and Parks staff in celebrating the opening of a new playground in the North Park Blocks.

The project improves safety and accessibility of the popular playground, which hadn’t been improved since 1993.

It’s one of over 50 parks that will receive upgrades as part of the 2014 Parks Replacement Bond. The new playground is the fourth to be completed under the bond, and the first on the west side.

The North Park Blocks have had a playground since 1908, making it one of the oldest playground sites in Portland.

Special thanks to the Portland voters for passing the Parks Replacement Bond, and to Commissioner Amanda Fritz for championing the bond during her tenure as Parks Commissioner; to Christian Maynard-Philipp from the Pearl District Neighborhood Association for speaking at the event; and to the community members and kids who came out to play!


A Look at Portland's Newest Downtown Playground

Andy Giegerich in the Portland Business Journal


The Weekly Catch

Nick Participates on a Panel with the Oregon Coalition for Living Well with Serious Illness

Nick Fish Blog


Green City Spotlight: Portland, Oregon Mayor Ted Wheeler and City Commissioner Nick Fish

Sebastian Rosemont and Cam Wejnert-Depue for Earth Day Network


News Release: Environmental Services Grant Helps Turn North Portland Brownfield Site into Affordable Housing

BES News


How Dangerous Is It to Be a Bird in Your City? Buildings Kill Hundreds of Millions a Year

Niraj Chokshi in The New York Times


Deltas Greet New Parks Director

The Skanner News


Parks Budget Cuts Loom Over Gateway Green Bike Park

Jonathan Maus in Bike Portland (Blog)


Portland Seeks Public Input on Design for New All-Inclusive Playground



Wet Weather Could Keep PP&R Fields Closed All Week

FOX 12 News


Temporary Plan Sought for City Park

Chuck Slothower in the DJC Oregon


State Plagued by Rising Rent Costs

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune


Displacement Now, or Displacement Later?

Alex Zielinski in the Portland Mercury


Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler is Pushing for “Significant Changes” to a Plan to Regulate Tenant Screenings

Rachel Monahan in Willamette Week

Vision Zero

20 Is Plenty: 2,000 New Speed Signs Installed in Portland

Zane Sparling in the Portland Tribune


Portland Wraps ‘20 Is Plenty’ Effort, Eyes More Speed Limit Reductions

Andrew Theen in The Oregonian


20 Is Plenty Milestone Today in Portland

Jacob Dean in KXL News

In Other News

Portland Diamond Project Celebrates 2 Years Since Going Public

Kellee Azar in KATU News


What Will an Expanded Providence Park Mean for Parking, Traffic Near the Stadium?

Jamie Goldberg in The Oregonian

Nick Featured in Earth Day Article

April 11, 2019

Nick and Mayor Wheeler were featured in a profile of Portland as a "green city" by the Earth Day Network. Nick and Mayor Wheeler talked about the role the City plays in protecting climate, endangered species, and urban nature.

You can read the article here.

Nick Participates on a Panel with the Oregon Coalition for Living Well with Serious Illness

April 9, 2019

Yesterday, Nick was honored to be a panelist for a discussion about people with a serious or chronic illness leading fulfilling, healthy lives.

The event was hosted by the Oregon Coalition for Living Well with Serious Illness, a new regional coalition of healthcare industry leaders and partners from across the state.

Nick shared stories about his cancer journey, including the need to listen to patients in order to provide the highest level of care.

Cambia Health Foundation’s President, Peggy Maguire, served as moderator. Nick was joined on the panel by Dr. John Hunter, Vice President of OHSU and CEO of the OHSU Health System; Mark Ganz, CEO of Cambia Health Solutions; Dr. Ben LeBlanc, Interim CEO of Oregon Providence Medical Group; and Grace Stratton, Field Representative for Senator Ron Wyden’s Office.

You can learn more about the coalition here.

The Weekly Catch

Eastbank Esplanade Re-Opening Celebration

Nick Fish Blog


Where We Live: Portland's Lan Su Chinese Garden

Ken Boddie in KOIN 6 News


Voices Heard: MHCC Board Rescinds Decision to Bring KMHD Back to MHCC

Cassie Wilson and Megan Phelps in The Advocate, Mount Hood Community College Student News


Gilbert Primary Park Work Begins Next Week

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune

Commissioner Fritz

Commissioner Amanda Fritz Will Not Seek Reelection

Amelia Templeton in OPB News


Commissioner Fritz Will Not Seek Reelection in 2020

Alex Zielinski in the Portland Mercury


Portland City Commissioner Amanda Fritz Won’t Seek Reelection

Rachel Monahan in Willamette Week


Portland Commissioner Amanda Fritz to Forgo Re-Election in 2020

Gordon Friedman in The Oregonian


Fritz: ‘I Have Decided Not to Run for Re-Election’

KOIN 6 News


Neighbors Rally to Keep Portland Parks Community Centers Open

Mike Benner in KGW News


'Fund Jobs, Parks': Portland Budget Gets Public Forum

Emily Burris in KOIN 6 News


Community Members Plead with City Leaders to Keep Community Centers Open

Keaton Thomas in KATU News


Hundreds Pack Portland Budget Town Hall, Ask to Save Community Centers

Audrey Well in FOX 12 News


Portlanders Fight for Community Centers, Police Alternatives in Budget Townhall

Alex Zielinski in the Portland Mercury


Fight is On to Save Portland Community Centers, Jobs

Cole Miller in KOIN 6 News               


Your City Hall: Upcoming Public Budget Forums

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune

Renter Screening Criteria

Fate of Push to Loosen Portland Renter Restrictions Won’t Be Known for Weeks

Elliot Njus in The Oregonian


Portland Considers Helping Tenants With Criminal Histories

Amelia Templeton in OPB News


Portland City Council Considers Changes to Rental Laws

KOIN 6 News


A Pitch to Bring Equity to Rental Screening Process Heads to City Hall

Alex Zielinski in the Portland Mercury

Environmental Services

Sewer Repair at SW Naito and Salmon Street Starts April 9; Better Naito Bicycle and Pedestrian Traffic to Detour to Waterfront Park

BES News


Sewer Repair Project to Temporarily Close Section of Better Naito

Fox 12 News


Sewage advisory: Clogged Manhole on NE Greeley Avenue Leads to Sewage Overflow

BES News

In Other News

Portland Landlords Must Register with the City by April 15

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune


Commissioner Eudaly Takes Critical Stance Against I-5 Expansion Plan

Blair Stenvick in the Portland Mercury


Mayor Ted Wheeler Chooses Former Portland Police Union President as His Public Safety Advisor

Katie Shepherd in Willamette Week


Portland Mayor Taps Former Police Union President to Serve as His Senior Public Safety Adviser

Maxine Bernstein in The Oregonian


Work Begins on Homeless Navigation Shelter and Homeless Shelter

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune


Federal Judge Says City Violated URM Restraining Order

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune


Fresh Paint Brings New Mural to Northeast Portland

RACC Pressroom