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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

Starlight Parade

Commissioner Nick Fish rode in the 2009 Portland Starlight Parade with his family.

June 2, 2009

Commissioner Nick Fish waves to the crowd from a vintage 1960s Thunderbird during the 2009 Portland Rose Festival Starlight Parade.

Accompanied by his family, Nick rode in the Starlight Parade this past Saturday. He only regrets that he had no candy to give to the crowd.

Thanks to the estimable Steve Fritz for the photo!

Council recognizes Older Americans Month with official proclamation

Commissioner Nick Fish and the Portland City Council, joined by County Commissioner Judy Shiprack and Vicki Hersen of Elders in Action, recognize Older Americans Month with and official proclamation

June 2, 2009

As the City's liaison to Elders in Action and a proud member of the Vital Aging Task Force, Commissioner Fish was pleased to lead his colleagues on the Council in formally recognizing May as Older Americans Month with a proclamation read at this morning's Council session.

Also on hand was County Commissioner Judy Shiprack. Multnomah County Commissioners will recognize Older Americans Month by reading a parallel proclamation at their session tomorrow.

Blue Heron Weeks highlighted in Council

Commissioner Nick Fish and the Portland City Council recognize Blue Heron Week with an official proclamation.

Bob Sallinger, Portland Audubon Society, and Mike Houck, Urban Greenspaces Institute, pose with City Council.

June 2, 2009

Commissioner Fish and the City Council recognized Blue Heron Week with an official proclamation at this morning's Council session.

Fittingly, the Oregonian yesterday published an editorial endorsing the proposed no-wake zone in the Holgate Channel, 1.5 miles of restored natural habitat along the Willamette River on the east side of Ross Island. The Channel provides habitat for a number of native plants and animals, including the Blue Heron.

Last week, Nick joined friends Mike Houck, of the Urban Greenspaces Institute, and Bob Sallinger, of the Portland Audubon Society, on KBOO. The trio joined KBOO host Barbara Bernstein to talk about Great Blue Heron Week, which kicks off today and lasts through Sunday, June 7. (Download audio here!).

Great Blue Heron Week has become a Portland tradition, and the show aimed to encourage folks to think of this time of the year as a time to engage in local habitat restoration efforts.

We encourage you to take advantage of the great trips and special events happening this week. There is truly something for everyone!

"Movies in the Park" kicks off with new and familiar favorites

Portland Parks & Recreations kicks off Movies in the Park July 3 at the Multnomah Arts Center. Movies will continue throughout the summer at various Portland parks.

Thanks to MOEVIEW is Aaron Molina for the picture!

June 2, 2009

Portland Parks & Recreation is offering a host of fun and free family activities this summer, and once again "Movies in the Park" will take place in parks across the city through the summer.

The season kicks off July 3 with Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa at the Multnomah Arts Center and closes September 11 with The Neverending Story, also at the Multnomah Arts Center.

In between, parks in every neighborhood will be hosting films ranging from Casablanca to Iron Man to Hotel for Dogs. Check out the Parks website or our 'News' section for the full list of showtimes!