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The City of Portland, Oregon

Nick Fish

Commissioner, City of Portland

phone: 503-823-3589

Email: nick@portlandoregon.gov

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

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Volunteer with CAT

The Community Alliance of Tenants (CAT) is looking for volunteers for their Renters’ Rights Hotline.

January 23, 2013

The Community Alliance of Tenants (CAT) is looking for volunteers for their Renters’ Rights Hotline.

CAT’s mission is to educate and empower tenants to demand affordable, stable and safe rental homes. Their hotline helps those who are experiencing difficulties with the Oregon renters market. Issues range from rising rents to unfair treatment. The hotline is designed to educate and empower renters to solve their renting problems.

Hotline volunteers will receive formal training starting in February.

If you are looking for a way to be involved in your community, want to be an advocate for renter’s rights, or are just looking for a great opportunity to help, please sign up to be a hotline volunteer!

To learn more about volunteering, check out CAT’s flyer or contact Justin Buri at (503) 460-9702 or at volunteer@oregoncat.org.

CAT Renters’ Rights Hotline Training

Saturday, February 2

12 pm - 4 pm

2710 NE 14th Ave

(On the Corner of NE 15th & Knott at St. Augustana Lutheran Church on the #8 TriMet bus line.)

Join us at the Fix-It Fair tomorrow

Self Enhancement Inc. is hosting the Bureau of Planning & Sustainability’s (BPS) next Fix-It Fair on Saturday, January 26.

January 25, 2013

Self Enhancement Inc. is hosting the Bureau of Planning & Sustainability’s (BPS) next Fix-It Fair tomorrow!

Fix-It Fairs are free events that are held every winter to learn simple, affordable ways to save money and stay healthy at home. The event has ongoing exhibits and hourly workshops with tips on water and energy savings, gardening and growing your own food, how to keep you home safe and healthy, and many more.

The event is family-friendly and offers a number of services which includes fee lead blood testing, hourly door prizes, and a free lunch.

The fair is a great way to learn new skills, stay connected in your community and above all have a good time.

For more information about Fix-It Fairs please call (503) 823-4309 or visit their webpage on the BPS website.

Can’t make it this weekend?  Join us for the next Fix-It Fair on February 23 at Ron Russell Middle School.

Fix-It Fair

Self Enhancement, Inc.

3920 N Kerby Ave.

9:30 am -3 pm

Documentary film class offering

Interested in film? Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) is looking for youth ages 11-17 to be part of their documentary film class!

January 25, 2013

Interested in film? Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) is looking for youth ages 11-17 to be part of their documentary film class!

The class starts tomorrow at Peninsula Park Community Center. Explore color, texture & composition while applying you own creations to a moving image. The class provides students with experiences using digital media to tell stories, share and explore their world.

The film that they make together will be shown at the park’s Centennial celebration on June 27.

The class is eight weeks long and runs from 12 – 2 pm. The cost is $50; however PP&R offers scholarships and will not turn anyone away for not being able to pay.

To register for the class, visit Film As A Fine Art Medium on the PP&R website. The course number is 395786.

This is a great way to learn, meet new friends, and have fun!

Documentary Film for Teens

PeninsulaParkCommunity Center
Saturdays beginning Jan.26

Portland Parks & Recreation offers documentary class for teenagers

Casey Parks in The Oregonain

Feeling “inspired”

On Thursday, Nick had the honor to once again participate in the “Teacher for a Day” program.

January 25, 2013

 

On Thursday, Nick had the honor to once again participate in the “Teacher for a Day” program.

This year, Nick enjoyed teaching with 5th grade teacher Julie Daniels at Lent School in Southeast Portland.

One of the day’s lesson plans included vocabulary words for the week.The word that stood out for Nick was “inspired.”

Inspired is exactly how Nick felt about his experience as a teacher.

He was inspired by a dedicated teacher who puts all of her students first every day, and by the young people who welcomed him into the classroom and demonstrated their passion for learning.

Special thanks to the Lent School community, Julie Daniels, and her students for a wonderful and inspiring experience, and to the Portland Association of Teachers for organizing the event.

Friday Roundup

News from from and about Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish

Mark Gunderson Finds his Dream Home

Steve Duin in The Oregonian

 

Night Strike dinner provides hotmeal with dignity, for city's homeless

Sara Hottman in The Oregonian

 

Portland Parks & Recreation offers documentary class for teenagers

Casey Parks in The Oregonian

 

COYOTES in the city

Joseph Gallivan in the Portland Tribune

 

'Healthy Kids, Healthy Portland' political group forms to support fluoride: Portland City Hall roundup

Brad Schmidt in The Oregonian

 

CAT Volunteer Questionnaire

 

Renters' Advocacy Flyer

 

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