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The City of Portland, Oregon

Nick Fish

City of Portland Commissioner

phone: 503-823-3589

Email: nick@portlandoregon.gov

1221 S.W. 4th, Room 240, Portland, OR 97204

The next Fix-It Fair is coming up!

Join us on Saturday for the City’s next Fix-It Fair.

February 20, 2013

Join us on Saturday for the City’s next Fix-It Fair.

Fix-It Fairs are free and open to the public. Come learn simple and effective ways to save money and stay healthy. Saturday’s fair will be held at Ron Russell Middle School from 9:30 am - 3 pm.

The event features exhibits from numerous community partners and an extensive schedule of workshops throughout the day.

Available workshops include water and energy savings, home and personal health, food and nutrition, bike tune-ups, and more. All Fix-It Fairs provide free lunch and free child care.

This event also offers workshops taught in Spanish!

To learn more about Fix-It Fairs, visit the Bureau of Planning & Sustainability’s website, or call (503) 823-4309. En Espanol (503) 823-4000.

Fix-It Fair

Ron Russell Middle School

3955 SE 112th Ave

9:30 am - 3 pm

Save the date!

On March 15, come show your support for Village Gardens at their first annual spring fundraising event!

February 21, 2013

On March 15, come show your support for Village Gardens at their first annual spring fundraising event!

Village Gardens promotes healthy food access, community leadership, economic development, and community health in partnership with North Portland community leaders.

The fundraising event will strengthen Village Gardens’ mission to support community access to local, healthy food, as well as educating our youth about community gardening and urban livestock.

The event will be at Bauccio Commons at the University of Portland from 6 pm – 8 pm on March 15. The night will be filled with community members sharing stories, and enjoying delicious food and drink to celebrate Village Gardens’ great work.

For more information about Village Gardens and the fundraising event, visit their website at http://villagegardens.org/

Village Gardens First Annual Fundraising Event

Bauccio Commons,University of Portland

6 pm – 8 pm

Friday Roundup

News from and about Commissioner Nick Fish

Transportation budget work session hints at difficult process to come: Portland City Hall roundup

Ryan Kost in The Oregonian

 

Reach lands $750K for affordable housing project

Suzanne Stevens in the Portland Business Journal

 

Portland's oldest rose garden is new again

Rod Hill on KGW.com

 

Murmurs: We Could Charge County officials to Use the Loo.

Willamette Week Editorial Staff

 

American Winter Explores Families On The Edge In Metro Portland

on OPB.org

 

'American Winter' focuses on Portland's poor

On KGW.com

Honoring Steve Weiss

Nick was pleased to join Elders in Action and community members on Saturday to celebrate and honor local leader and dedicated volunteer Steve Weiss, who recently celebrated his 70th birthday.

February 25, 2013

Nick was pleased to join Elders in Action and community members on Saturday to celebrate and honor local leader and dedicated volunteer Steve Weiss, who recently celebrated his 70th birthday.

For over 17 years, Steve has been an inspiring advocate.  Steve joined the Elders in Action Commission in 2000. Along with his involvement with Elders in Action, Steve is active in a number of community organizations like Independent Living resources, Community Alliance of Tenants, Oregon State Council of Retired Citizens and many others.

In 2007, Steve received the Oregon Governors Volunteer Award, and is a five-time recipient of the Multnomah County Volunteer Award.

The 70th birthday celebration honored Steve for his embodiment of the very best of civic spirit, and how he inspires us all with his steadfast advocacy on behalf of older adults, people with disabilities, and low-income Oregonians.

Nick was honored to present Steve with a City of Portland proclamation, naming February 23, 2013 a Day of Recognition for Steve.

Thank you Steve for your outstanding service!

Photo courtesy of Elders in Action.

A Tribute to Coach Roy Pittman

Join us on Wednesday, February 27 from 5:30-6:30 at Peninsula Park Community Center, to honor longtime Peninsula Wrestling Club Coach and North Portland icon Roy Pittman.

February 26, 2013

Join us on Wednesday, February 27 from 5:30-6:30 at Peninsula Park Community Center, to honor longtime Peninsula Wrestling Club Coach and North Portland icon Roy Pittman.

Coach Pittman has worked with over 60,000 young men and women during his time coaching, many of whom have won state, regional and national titles. Coach Pittman focuses on more then just winning. He wants his students to recognize the process of growth and risk-taking they go through while in his program.

Coach Pittman is a high school state champion, collegiate wrestling champion, Olympian, mentor, motivator, inspirational speaker and dedicated community advocate. He founded the Peninsula Wrestling Club in 1970, and helped place Portland and Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) on the national radar.

Coach Pittman retired in 2000, but continues to rent space from PP&R to run the wrestling program. In 2007 the East Gym at Peninsula Park Community Center was rededicated in his honor.

Coach Pittman works with youth to overcome any financial, transportation or other barrier to make sure that everyone can participate in his programs.

Thank you Coach Pittman for your dedication to our community’s youth!

Tribute Event for Coach Roy Pittman

February 27, 5:30 pm-7:30 pm

Peninsula Park Community Center

700 N. Rosa Parks Way, east gym