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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

The 11th Annual Standard Volunteer Expo

Commissioner Fish Blog

Charles Jordan Tribute

Celebrating Commissioner Charles Jordan

Commissioner Fish Blog


Happy Birthday, Commissioner Charles Jordan!

Zane Sparling in the Portland Tribune


Celebrating the Legacy of Former Portland Commissioner Charles Jordan



Murmurs: Neighbors Privatize Portland Parks Programs

WW Staff in Willamette Week


Environmental Services

Following the Lead of the Diving Girl

Bonnie Tsui in The New York Times


Portland Reaches Rental Data Sharing Agreement with Airbnb

Amelia Templeton in OPB News


Airbnb to Share Data with Portland for Tax, License Enforcement

Elliot Njus in The Oregonian


Changes Underway for Short-Term Rentals in Portland

FOX 12 News Staff


Portland Officials Say an Airbnb Rental Hosted Too Many People. Homeowners Say Part of the Problem Was “Racial Animus.”

Rachel Monahan in Willamette Week


Council to Consider Even More Residential Density

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune


Portland Seeks to Address Worries About Infill Housing Plan with Anti- Displacement Push

Michael Lloyd in The Oregonian


 In 'Locked Out' Report, Rep. Blumenauer Calls for More Federal Housing Help

Maggie Vespa in KGW News

Neighborhood Code Update

New Rules Spark a Civic War at City Hall

Bill Gallagher in the Portland Tribune


Sources: Public to Get Say Civic Engagement Reforms

Jim Redden in Portland Tribune


Portland’s Most Imperiled Arts Organizations Are Turning to Women to Save Them

Shannon Gormley in Willamette Week


In Other News

Portland Oil Terminal Looks to Pipe Biofuels

Cassandra Profita in OPB News


Portland Auditor’s Office Wants to Hire a City Employee to Monitor Campaign Advertising

Rachel Monahan in Willamette Week


City Council Grants $60,000 to Mentally Ill Victim of Police Shooting

Alex Zielinski in the Portland Mercury


Glisan Street Loses Two Car Lanes

Zane Sparling in the Portland Tribune


Video: Person of Interest Sought in NE Portland Fire That Burned Homes, Businesses

Nate Hanson in KGW News


Are You Really Ready for the Big Earthquake?

Alison Rodgers in KGW News


No One Injured After Ceiling at Portland Art Museum Ballroom Collapses

Jatati Ramakrishnan in The Oregonian

Celebrating Commissioner Charles Jordan

September 3, 2019

On Saturday, Nick attended a birthday celebration and tribute for the late Charles Jordan at his namesake community center.

Charles was the first African-American City Commissioner, a longtime Director of Portland Parks & Recreation, and a fierce advocate for parks and recreation.

The event featured activities for kids, community center class demonstrations, a Parks Teen Force basketball tournament, a performance by the Bethel AME Church Choir, cake and refreshments, and more!

During Nick’s first tour of duty as Parks Commissioner, he proposed renaming the University Park Community Center after Charles Jordan. Council unanimously agreed, and Parks held a rededication ceremony on July 22, 2012 – which Charles attended.

Special thanks to Michelle Harper and Dion Jordan for organizing the inspiring celebration of Charles Jordan’s life and legacy.

The 11th Annual Standard Volunteer Expo

September 5, 2019  

Today, Nick toured The Standard’s 11th annual Volunteer Expo. Over 100 nonprofits packed Pioneer Courthouse Square for the annual event designed to showcase community service opportunities.

Nick visited booths for the Portland Parks Foundation, Pittock Mansion, the Japanese Garden, Harper’s Playground, Rose CDC, The Grotto, SOLVE, Growing Gardens, Human Solutions, P:ear, the Children’s Cancer Association, and more.

Special thanks to The Standard President and CEO Greg Ness, Senior Director of Public Affairs Bob Speltz, and all the nonprofits who participated.

Welcome Herico!

September 3, 2019 

Join us in welcoming Herico Phillip Aiten to the Fish team! She is our Constituent Relations Coordinator.

Herico was born on the Island of Saipan, but her family comes from the Island of Chuuk in the Federated States of Micronesia. Her family migrated to Oregon when she was 6 months old and since then, Portland has been her home.

Herico is a first-generation college graduate from Portland State University with a B.S in Social Science. She has been involved with many student organizations while in college, including the EMPOWER scholarship, Mentoring Alder Portland State program (MAPS), Student Activity & Leadership Programs, The Women’s Resource Center, and volunteered with the PSU Islanders Club.

Prior to the city she was also an intern for Multnomah County for a year and a half where she learned more about public service and government relations.


The Weekly Catch

Senator Wyden Town Hall

Nick Fish Blog


Welcome Marielle!

Nick Fish Blog


SMILE Ready to Run Community Center in September

David F. Ashton in the Sellwood Bee


Blog: Scenes from a Willamette River Summer

BES City Green Blog

Vision Zero

Speed Cameras Save Lives. So Why Does Portland Have Only Eight Them?

Nigel Jaquiss in Willamette Week


Portland Police Bureau Increases Traffic Patrols for First Day of School

Dan McCarthy in KATU News

Harbor of Hope Navigation Center

Ambitious Harbor of Hope Project Aims to Help Portland's Homeless

Christine Pitawanich in KGW News


Homeless Facility Set to Open as Need Rises

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune


Navigating the Long, Twisty Way to Portland’s Navigation Center

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune


Northwest Portland Homeless ‘Navigation Center’ Opens in Lauded Public-Private Partnership

Molly Harbarger in The Oregonian

In Other News

On the Go with Joe at Slavic Festival

Joe Vithayathil in FOX 12 News


Hall Monitor: Budget Blind Spots

Alex Zielinski in the Portland Mercury


State Sets Restrictions for Access to Four Portland-Area Beaches After Nuisance Complaints

Jayati Ramakrishnan in The Oregonian


Portland Mayor’s Office Considers New Regulations on Fossil Fuels

Gordon R. Friedman in The Oregonian


State Officials Reject Portland’s Plan for Taller Buildings in Chinatown

Nigel Jaquiss in Willamette Week


Minority Business Wins with Multnomah Courthouse Project

Stephanie Basalyga in the Portland Tribune


PBOT Begins Upgrading Parking Meter Kiosks in The Lloyd District

Fox 12 News


A Place to Go, But No Place to Live

Maria Pena Cornejo in the Portland Tribune