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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

"Little Boxes" Small Business Tour

November 23, 2018

Small businesses are the backbone of our local economy.

Nearly 20,000 small businesses call Portland home. They provide more than 270,000 jobs. And for every $1 spent at a local business, 70¢ stays in the community.

Today, Nick celebrated Little Boxes, Portland’s annual holiday shopping event, in the Williams Business District.

Little Boxes features over 200 participating local businesses and is a great way to do your holiday shopping while supporting the Portland economy, getting great discounts, and discovering new places to buy local.

You can learn more about Little Boxes here and join the fun by downloading the app or visiting a participating business.

Media

Little Boxes App Encourages Local Shopping in Portland

FOX 12 News Staff

 

Little Boxes App Gives Incentives to Shop Local in Portland

Nate Bynum in KATU News

 

Little Boxes Adds Fun As You Shop Local

KOIN 6 News Staff

 

Little Boxes, An Annual Holiday Shopping Event, Encourages Portland to Buy Local

Jyssica Yelas in Willamette Week

 

The Weekly Catch

Happy Thanksgiving!

Nick Fish Blog

 

Little Boxes, an Annual Holiday Shopping Event, Encourages Portland to Buy Local

Jyssica Yelas in Willamette Week

 

Portland Parks & Recreation Presents Native American Marketplace & Family Day

The Skanner News

Fair Housing

Portland Housing Audit Finds Renters Still Face Discrimination

Gordon Friedman in The Oregonian

 

Study: Portland Renters Face Discrimination

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune

Rose Festival Foundation President

Rose Fest Foundation Gets New President

Jason Vondersmith in the Portland Tribune

 

Teri Bowles-Atherton Elected President of Portland Rose Festival Foundation

The Skanner News

E-Scooters

Portland’s E-Scooter Pilot Program Ends Tuesday. What Happens Now?

Elise Herron in Willamette Week

 

So Long, E-Scooters, But Maybe Not for Long

Steve Law in the Portland Tribune

 

The E-Scooting Portland Politician Trend Continues with Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury

Elise Herron in Willamette Week

In Other News

Despite A Few Small Skirmishes, Saturday’s Rallies Show Portland Police Can Keep Warring Protesters Apart

Katie Shepherd in Willamette Week

 

The Police Chief Wants to Have Honest Conversions Out Concerns in Police

Velena Jones in KOIN 6 News

 

Pittock Mansion's Holiday Decorations Are Open for Viewing (Photos)

Mark Graves in The Oregonian

 

ZooLights at the Oregon Zoo Returns Wednesday

KOIN 6 News

 

5 Pairings for an Unforgettable Thanksgiving

The Portland Water Blog

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 21, 2018

The Fish Team wishes you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving!

In observance of the holiday, our office will be closed this Thursday, November 22nd and Friday, November 23rd. We will reopen on Monday, November 26th at 8 a.m.

The Weekly Catch

Protest Ordinance

Commissioner Fish Statement on Protest Ordinance

Nick Fish Blog

 

Portland City Council Rejects Mayor’s Plan to Restrict Violent Protests

Katie Shepherd in Willamette Week

 

Portland Mayor's Controversial Protest Ordinance Fails in City Council

Amelia Templeton in OPB

 

Portland City Council Rejects Mayor's Protest Restrictions

Alex Zielinksi in the Portland Mercury

 

Council Rejects Wheeler Protest Ordinance

Nick Budnick in the Portland Tribune

 

Portland City Council Rejects Mayor Ted Wheeler's Protest Restrictions Plan

Gordon Friedman in The Oregonian

 

Mayor Wheeler's Protest-Restricting Ordinance Fails in City Council Vote

KGW News

 

Wheeler's Protest Ordinance Fails in City Council Vote

KOIN 6 News

 

Portland City Council Rejects Mayor Wheeler's Protest Ordinance By 3-2 Vote

KATU News

 

Portland City Council Rejects Mayor Wheeler’s Proposed Ordinance on Protest Restrictions

Fox 12 News

 

Portland City Council Rejects New Protest Restrictions

The Skanner News

 

Portland City Council Rejects New Protest Restrictions

AP Newswire in U.S. News & World Report

 

Business, Tourism Support Wheeler's Protest Ordinance

Lisa Balick and KOIN 6 News

 

Portland Prepares for First Protest Since Mayor Wheeler's Ordinance Was Rejected

KATU News

RACC Executive Director

The Regional Arts & Culture Council Announces New Executive Director

RACC Press Release

 

Portland’s Arts Agency Hires Madison Cario To Top Job

April Baer in OPB News

Central City in Motion

Portland Backs $36 Million In Projects to Speed Up Buses, Make

Protected Bike Lanes

Andrew Theen in The Oregonian

 

City's Plan to Limit Cars in Central Portland Includes Massive Investment in Parking

Blair Stenvick in the Portland Mercury

 

Portland City Council Approves 18 Proposed Projects in Central City In Motion Plan

KATU News

 

Businesses Respond to Sweeping Portland Transportation Plan

Caleb Diehl in Oregon Business

Plastic Straws

Portland City Council OK's Limits on Plastic Straws, Utensils

Gordon Friedman in The Oregonian

 

Portland Votes to Restrict Use of Plastic Straws, Stirrers

Steve Law in the Portland Tribune

 

City Council Considers Plastic Straw Ban on Wednesday

KOIN 6 News

Mulugeta Seraw

Remembering Mulugeta Seraw

The Skanner News

 

Seraw To Be Honored On 30th Anniversary of Death

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune

 

30 Years Ago, White Supremacists in Portland Beat an Ethiopian Man to Death

Michael Rollin in KGW News

 

At a Memorial for Mulugeta Seraw, Portland Adds Signs to Mark the Streets Where He Was Murdered

Anna Del Savio in Willamette Week

 

Signs in SE Portland Honor Ethiopian Man Murdered by White Supremacists 30 Years Ago

Christine Pitawanich in KGW News

In Other News

PP&R Presents Native American Marketplace & Family Day

PP&R News and Media Releases

 

How to Spot a Utility Scam This Holiday Season (And All Year Round)

The Portland Water Blog

 

Red Electric Trail Bridge Ready to Roll

Stephanie Basalyga in the Portland Tribune

 

Oregon Humane Society Day Is Nov. 14 - Celebrating 150 Years of Adoptions

KATU News

 

News Release: PBOT Penalizes E-Scooter Company Skip for Failing to Serve East Portland, Violating Pilot Program Rules

PBOT News Release

Commissioner Fish Statement on Protest Ordinance

November 14, 2018

This morning, Council considered a proposal to limit the time, place, and manner of protests in the city. Commissioner Fish read the following statement:

After careful consideration, I cannot support this ordinance.

But I want to begin with where we agree:

   • Everyone should be welcome in our public square. Hate, bigotry, and violence have no place in our community.

   • And it’s long overdue that we all link arms and say to the Proud Boys, Patriot Prayer, and those who would bring hate to our community – stay home.

   • Protecting public safety is one of our basic obligations.

   • Any limits on the rights of free speech and public assembly protected in our State and Federal Constitutions are subject to heightened legal scrutiny. In general, government must establish that those limits are a last resort.

   • There’s been too much violence during recent protests, especially instigated by members of alt-right groups using Portland as a staging ground.

   • These events have taken precious safety resources out of other neighborhoods, leaving East Portland and other areas without the services they, like all of us, help fund and deserve. This also has a consequence for our goals around community policing. 

* * *

My vote today is based on several factors.

First, I have concerns about the constitutionality of the protest ordinance. At the very least, it sets up a costly and divisive legal battle.

Second, I’m not convinced that we’ve done everything we can with the tools already at our disposal. That includes arresting people who violate our laws.

Third, I am encouraged by the offers we have received from civil liberties and civil rights organizations to develop a new approach to address the alt-right violence in our streets.

* * *

This is a close call for me.

The Mayor, as Police Commissioner, is entitled to a certain amount of deference.

And I’m grateful to Mayor Wheeler for beginning this conversation. He’s right to focus on solutions to the unacceptable violence on our streets and the rising tide of hate and intolerance of a vocal minority. And he has made real progress pursuing the police reform agenda on which he ran for office.

At the same time, I cannot ignore the many community voices that have raised fair concerns with this approach and have offered to be part of a different solution.

My vote is not a referendum on the job Chief Outlaw is doing. She has the hardest job in local government and deserves our respect and support.

Nor is it a commentary on the women and men in uniform who serve and protect our city. They too deserve our respect and support.

Rather, it reflects my sincere ambivalence with this path forward and my belief that other alternatives may be more successful.

I am grateful to the many community leaders who shared their perspective during this debate.

I vote no.

Background

Commissioner Fish Statement

 

Mayor Wheeler's Statement

Media

Editorial: Mayor Wheeler, Slow Down on Regulating Protests

The Oregonian Editorial Board

 

Portland City Council Rejects Mayor’s Plan to Restrict Violent Protests

Katie Shepherd in Willamette Week

 

Portland Mayor's Controversial Protest Ordinance Fails in City Council

Amelia Templeton in OPB

 

Portland City Council Rejects Mayor's Protest Restrictions

Alex Zielinksi in the Portland Mercury

 

Council Rejects Wheeler Protest Ordinance

Nick Budnick in the Portland Tribune 

 

Mayor Wheeler's Protest-Restricting Ordinance Fails in City Council Vote

KGW News

 

Portland City Council Rejects Mayor Wheeler's Protest Ordinance By 3-2 Vote

KATU News

 

Portland City Council Rejects Mayor Ted Wheeler's Protest Restrictions Plan

Gordon Friedman in The Oregonian

 

Portland City Council Rejects Mayor Wheeler’s Proposed Ordinance on Protest Restrictions

Fox 12 News

 

Wheeler's Protest Ordinance Fails in City Council Vote

KOIN 6 News