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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

43rd Annual Gay Pride Parade

On Sunday, Nick was proud to march with his 9-year old son, his Council Colleagues, and employees from The City of Portland in the 43rd annual Gay Pride Parade!

June 17, 2013

On Sunday, Nick was proud to march with his 9-year old son, Mayor Charlie Hales, Commissioners Amanda Fritz, and Steve Novick, along with employees from The City of Portland in the 43rd annual Gay Pride Parade!

This year’s parade, presented by Pride Northwest, featured 130 groups marching their way through the streets of downtown Portland with thousands of cheering onlookers coming out in support. The parade ended at Tom McCall Waterfront Park where the annual Pride Festival took place.

The beautiful day was filled with fun, and pride for our community.

Portland Pride Parade celebrates diversity, family and ongoing push for same-sex marriage

Grant Butler in The Oregonian

Beaking ground on the Center for Hope & Recovery

Last Friday, Nick joined Multnomah County Commissioner Loretta Smith, LifeWorks NW, Home Forward, and other community partners at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Center for Hope & Recovery, set to open next year.

June 18, 2013

Last Friday, Nick joined Multnomah County Commissioner Loretta Smith, LifeWorks NW, Home Forward, and other community partners at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Center for Hope & Recovery, set to open next year.

“This innovative collaboration provides a treatment facility and permanent housing that helps families to build a solid base of recovery, maintain a crucial support network, sustain the success of their treatment, and remain in their local community,” said Mary Monnat, President and CEO of Lifeworks NW.

LifeWorks NW is a long standing Portland non-profit, providing mental health, addiction, and other social services to help build a healthy community.

The Center for Hope & Recovery models our community’s core values of opportunity, healthy neighborhoods, sustainability, and leverage – investing public dollars to leverage large private investment that makes visions like this a reality. The Portland Housing Bureau was proud to invest $4.5 million in TIF Set-Aside in this project.

Our community is stronger when everyone has a safe, stable, and affordable place to call home. Special thanks to our partners at LifeWorks NW, Home Forward, Multnomah County, Gerding Edlen, Holst Architecture, O’Neill/Walsh Community Builders, and Wells Fargo for their work on this development. When we link arms – government, business, non-profits, and the faith community – we can do great things.

LifeWorks NW Breaks Ground on The Center for Hope & Recovery

In The Lund Report

photo courtesy of LifeWorks NW

National Small Business Week

Today through June 24, get out and support your favorite small business to celebrate the 50th anniversary of National Small Business Week.

June 19, 2013

Today through June 21, get out and support your favorite small business to celebrate the 50th anniversary of National Small Business Week.

Small businesses help drive Portland’s economy in a big way. 95 percent of businesses in Portland employ less than 50 people, and 76 percent employ less than 10. These small businesses deliver essential goods and services across the community.

Here are some more big facts about our small businesses:

  • More than half of Americans own or work for a small business.
  • Small businesses create 2 out of every 3 new U.S. jobs.
  • 98% of Portland’s neighborhood businesses have 5 or fewer employees.

Needless to say – in Portland, small is really big!

To learn more about Portland’s small businesses, and to help make every week “small business week,” visit Venture Portland’s website.

photo courtesy of Midway Business Association

Get ready for Summer Free For All!

This morning, Portland City Council accepted the report to launch the Summer Free For All 2013 program!

June 19, 2013

This morning, Portland City Council accepted the report to launch the Summer Free For All 2013 program!

The Summer Free For All provides opportunities for our community to get outside and enjoy some free fun in the sun. Watch free movies in the park, listen to live music, and bring your kids to healthy lunches in our playgrounds.

There’s nothing quite like Summer Free For All - it’s a great example of what happens with strong public-private partnerships. For every $1 of public funds we invest, we leverage $5 in private support.

Special thanks to our outstanding community partners - including our premier sponsors Daimler and Nike - whose generous contributions make Summer Free For All possible!

Summer Free For All Kicks of June 27, with the movie Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted at Peninsula Park.

Click here to see the full list of Summer Free For All events.

We hope to see you this summer!

Portland Council Applauds 'Summer Free For All'

Rob Manning on OPB.org

photo courtesy of Portland Parks & Recreation

¡Explorando el Columbia Slough!

Join us on Saturday, June 22 for the 12th annual ¡Explorando el Columbia Slough!

June 20, 2013

Join us on Saturday, June 22 for the 12th annual ¡Explorando el Columbia Slough!

¡Explorando! is a free bilingual nature festival put on by the Columbia Slough Watershed Council, in partnership with the Bureau of Environmental Services and the Portland Water Bureau. Explore nature and culture with guided canoe trips, rock climbing, live music, folk dancing, and more. All activities are offered in both Spanish and English and are available for all ages.

Authentic food from ¡Que Bacano!, Sabor Colombiano, and Montiel’s Cocina will be prepared for festival goers to enjoy.

You don’t need to register for the festival, but get there early because the first 300 visitors will receive a free ¡Explorando! t-shirt.

Special thanks to all of our sponsors who have made this fun-filled event possible.

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El 22 de junio le invitamos a compartir el anual ¡Explorando el Columbia Slough!

¡Explorando! es un festival bilingüe gratuito para aprender acerca de la naturaleza auspiciado por el Columbia Slough Watershed Council, Bureau of Environmental Services, y Portland Water Bureau. Explore la naturaleza y cultura en canoa con guias, escale rocas, disfrute de música en vivo, danzas folklóricas, y mucho más.  Las actividades se ofrecen en inglés y español, y son para todas las edades.

Comida autentica de ¡Que Bacano!, Sabor Colombiano, y Montiel’s Cocina será preparada para que la disfrutemos todos.

No es necesario que se registre para el festival, pero venga temprano porque los primeros 300 visitantes recibirán una camiseta gratis de ¡Explorando!

Gracias a todos los patrocinadores que han hecho este evento posible.

¡Explorando el Columbia Slough!

Whitaker Ponds Nature Park

7040 NE 47th Ave

June 22, 1 – 5 pm