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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

Commemorating the Tony Lester Greenway

Commissioner Fish joined Multnomah County Chair Jeff Cogen, Tucker Teutsch, Parks Director Zari Santner, and staff this morning to honor Tony Lester for his service to our bridges

September 1, 2010

Last month, at the Brunch on the Bridge, Nick dedicated the "Tony Lester Greenway," Portland's shortest-lived park, to honor the decades of service Tony has given to our community as bridge maintenance supervisor for Multnomah County.

This morning, we were proud to honor Tony with a plaque commemorating the Tony Lester Greenway - which will hang in the Hawthorne bridge operator's room - and to again thank him for his outstanding work.

Friday Round-Up

Commissioner Nick Fish's round-up of news highlights from the past week

October 8, 2010

Nick Honored by Common Ground at Anniversary Gala

New York-based Common Ground will honor Commissioner Nick Fish for his role as Chair of Manhattan Community Board 5 and as an early champrion of Common Ground

October 5, 2010

Common Ground, a New York-based organization celebrating its 20th year, is a pioneer in the development of supportive housing and other tools proven to end homelessness. Since its founding in 1990, Common Ground has helped more than 4,000 individuals overcome homelessness. Its three-part approach combining affordable housing, targeted outreach, and prevention has significantly reduced homelessness in New York City.

Last week, Common Ground hosted the 2010 Celebrating Home Gala, a 20th anniversary tribute. This year, they honored four early champions of the organization and the supportive housing movement.

Nick was very proud to be among the 2010 Honorees.

As a neighborhood leader serving on Manhattan Community Board 5, Nick helped turn around a bankrupt hotel in the heart of Times Square into thriving affordable housing serving theater district workers, residents with AIDS, and formerly homeless individuals.

Now, as Commissioner in charge of the Portland Housing Bureau, Nick is working to help make sure every Portlander has a safe, decent, affordable place to call home.

Congratulations to Commissioner Fish and to this year's Honorees!

Click here for Common Ground's "2010 Gala Video"

Click here for photos from the Gala

Things to do

Have some fun this month with Portland Parks & Recreation, overseen by Commissioner Nick Fish

October 12, 2010

Portland Parks & Recreation is offering some great events this month!

  • Dig-it!: Join Parks City Nature staff and community partners to celebrate the beginning of planting season! For the 3rd Dig-it event, Parks has partnered with Neighborhood Tree Stewards Bryan Burch and Mark Wensel to plant a "learning landscape" at East Sylvan Middle School (1849 SW 58th.) Help us plant 16 trees and enjoy free coffee and snacks, gifts, prizes, and tree seedlings!
  • Nighttime Hoots & Howls: Join a Parks Environmental Education Naturalist for a full moon hike! Discover the animals and birds active after dark and find out what makes them so unique. This family-friendly event will take place in four locations - Whitakes Ponds, Oaks Bottom, the Hoyt Arboretum, and Gabriel Park. Registration is required for this one, so call us soon at (503) 823-2525.
  • South Portland Riverbank Partners Volunteer Open House: Find out about the many ways you, your family, or your workplace can volunteer with Parks' City Nature program to help keep our riverside parks healthy and beautiful for people and wildlife. Enjoy a free canoe tour or walking tour and free refreshments!
  • Salmon in the City 2010: This free public events highlights recent innovations in ecologically-sustainable design and the latest research on urban stormwater runoff and the future of our salmon.