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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

The Weekly Catch

Honoring Our Veterans

Nick Fish Blog


Metro Housing Bond Cruising to Victory in Portland Area

Rachel Monahan in Willamette Week


Ballots for Buildings: Voters Weigh Affordable Housing Measures

Teresa Wiltz in Pew Charitable Trusts’ Stateline Research and Analysis


Portland Voters Elect Hardesty as 1st Woman of Color to City Council

Amelia Templeton in OPB News


Portland Parks & Recreation Wedding Reservations for Most Of 2019 Taken Via Lottery System

PP&R News and Media Release


Portland Parks 2019 Wedding Lottery Opens This Month

Anamika Vaughan in Willamette Week


Want to Reserve Park for Your 2019 Wedding? Jump into City's Lottery

The Portland Tribune

Protest Ordinance

Portland Commissioners Push Back Mayor's Protest Restriction Plan

Amelia Templeton in OPB News


Portland City Council Meets to Discuss Ordinance That Would Put Restrictions on Certain Types Of Protests

FOX 12 News


Wheeler 'Will Not Allow Planned Street Violence'

Lisa Balick in KOIN 6 News


Portland City Council Mulls New Protest Limits, To Activists' Fury

Gordon Friedman in The Oregonian


Portland’s Mayor Wants More Power to Regulate Protests, He Just Needs 1 More Vote to Get It

Amelia Templeton in OPB News


Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler Does Not Have the Votes Secured for his High-Profile Public Safety Ordinance

Rachel Monahan in Willamette Week


City Council Will Not Vote on Protest Ordinance Today After Mayor Drops Emergency Clause

Katie Shepherd in Willamette Week


Are Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler's proposed limits on protests legal?

Gordon Friedman in The Oregonian


She Learned the Ropes at One of the Most Corrupt Police Departments in the Country. Now Danielle Outlaw Runs the Portland Police—and She Wants More Power.

Katie Shepherd in Willamette Week


Portland Diamond Project Pulls $80M Offer for PPS Major League Baseball Stadium Site

Bethany Barnes in The Oregonian


Baseball Supporters Withdraw Offer for PPS Headquarters Building

Jim Redden and Shasta Kearns Moore in the Portland Tribune


Portland's Pending Baseball Stadium Won't Be Coming to The Rose Quarter

Blair Stenvick in the Portland Mercury


Portland Diamond Project Pulls Offer for PPS Site Near Moda Center

Jared Cowley in KGW News

In Other News

The Second Wave of Portland’s Meth Epidemic Hits Homeless Hardest

Alex Zielinski in the Portland Mercury


City Hall Update: Council OKs MAX Line Route for Southwest

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune


‘Culinary Corridor': New Home for Food Carts?

Gabrielle Karol in KOIN 6 News

Honoring Our Veterans

November 7, 2018

This morning, Council honored our veterans and the women and men currently serving in the United States military.

This Veterans Day is especially significant because it marks the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, the end of World War I.

On November 11th – and indeed every day – we thank and celebrate our veterans and their families for their service and sacrifices.

On Monday, November 12th, we urge community members to join the City’s Veterans Empowerment Team and many other Portlanders at the 44th Annual Ross Hollywood Chapel Veterans Day Parade. The parade will start at 9:30am at NE 40th and Tillamook.

We also invite you to stop by the City Hall Atrium and explore a historical display and videos sharing the stories of veterans who work for the City of Portland.


The Weekly Catch

Celebrating Age-Friendly Businesses

Nick Fish Blog


Portland Parks & Recreation Remains Salmon-Safe, 15th Straight Year

PP&R News and Media Releases


Portland City Council Streamlines Movie, TV Permits

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune


Mayor Hands Off URM Program

Allan Classen in the NW Examiner

Oaks Bottom Restoration

News Release: Oaks Bottom Restoration Complete; Springwater Corridor Trail Open Now, A Day Ahead of Schedule

BES News


Springwater Corridor Over ‘Salmon Subway’ Open Ahead of Schedule

FOX 12 News


Springwater Corridor Reopens After Long Closure for Salmon Project

Andrew Theen in The Oregonian


Final Yard Tree Giveaway Event Is Saturday, 11/3/18

PP&R News and Media


City Holds Tree Giveaway for East Portland

KGW News

Southwest Corridor

Portland City Council Oks SW Corridor MAX Plan

Amy Frazier and KOIN 6 News


$2 Billion Barbur MAX Line Plan Gets Unanimous Portland Council OK

Andrew Theen in The Oregonian

In Other News

Council to Consider Wheeler Protest Ordinance on Nov. 8

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune


Chloe Eudaly Has Portland Workers Getting Out the Vote – Is That Legal?

Amelia Templeton in OPB News


Weekend Rain Causes Sewage Spill into Willamette River, Health Warning Issued

KATU News Staff


'Culinary Corridor' Proposal Could Give New Life to Downtown's Largest Food Cart Pod (Subscriber Content)

Jon Bell in the Portland Business Journal

The Weekly Catch

Shining a Light on Conflicts of Interest

Nick Fish Blog


Celebrating National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Nick Fish Blog

Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge

Bringing Salmon Back to Oaks Bottom

Nick Fish Blog


News Release: Commissioner Nick Fish Announces Oaks Bottom Habitat Restoration Nears Completion For “Salmon Subway”; Nov. 1 Springwater Corridor Trail to Reopen

BES News


Oaks Bottom Restoration 'A New Salmon Subway'

Kohr Harlan in KOIN 6 News


'Salmon Subway' Finally Complete; Oaks Bottom Set to Reopen Next Week

Brenna Kelly in FOX 12 News


Project Finished: Salmon Can Now Reach Oaks Bottom


Film & TV

Film & TV in Portland

Nick Fish Blog


Where We Live: The Portland Film Festival

Ken Boddie in KOIN 6 News


Portland Parks & Recreation Invites You to Take Part in the 15th Annual No Ivy Day

PP&R News and Media Release


Portland Parks & Recreation Bureau Asks Workers to Take Time Off If They Want to Join “Get Out the Vote” Drive

Rachel Monahan in Willamette Week


EPA Proposes Reducing Cleanup Plans at Portland Harbor Superfund Site

Cassandra Profita in OPB News


EPA Proposes Scaling Back Portland Harbor Cleanup

The Associated Press and KOIN 6 News


EPA Wants to Reduce Portland Harbor Superfund Cleanup, Saving $35M (Subscriber Content)

Pete Danko in the Portland Business Journal

In Other News

Here Are the Results of Portland's E-Scooter Survey

Erik Henriksen in the Portland Mercury


Newly Discovered Faults on Mount Hood Could Trigger a Massive Portland Earthquake

Elise Herron in Willamette Week

Film & TV in Portland

October 25, 2018

Portland has long been known as a creative hub. And the film, television, video, virtual reality, and multimedia industry is an important part of the creative community that makes our city special.

In September, Mayor Wheeler appointed Nick to be the first City Council Liaison to the Portland Film Office, which serves as a local resource and booster for the industry.

This afternoon, Council adopted a Resolution reaffirming support for the film and TV industry and outlining several follow-up actions designed to grow the role of the Portland Film Office.

With over 180 productions filming in Portland every year, the industry provides thousands of jobs, contributes nearly $200 million of dollars into the local economy, and continues to grow Portland’s reputation as a desirable place to live, work, and play.

The Resolution directs City staff to work with the Portland Film Office to transition it to a self-funded and fee-supported office and to create a “universal permit” to replace the current system that requires separate permits from different city bureaus.

Special thanks to all the partners who spoke at Council today, including Tim Williams from Oregon Film, Brian Lord from the Portland Film Office, and Juliana Lukasik from At Large Films.