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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

Historic progress for freedom and equality

Nick is honored to be in Washington, D.C. at a time of historic progress for freedom and equality.

June 26, 2013

Nick is honored to be in Washington, D.C. at a time of historic progress for freedom and equality.

Last night he attended the unveiling of Congressman Barney Frank's official portrait, celebrating his 32 years of public service.

And this morning he celebrated two historic rulings with Oregon Congressman Earl Blumenauer, Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici, and Senator Jeff Merkley as the Supreme Court overturned the Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Proposition 8.

A proud day for our country!

Summer Free For All kicks off with Peninsula Park Centennial Celebration!

Join Nick and Commissioner Amanda Fritz this Thursday for the kick off of the 2013 Summer Free For All, and to celebrate the Centennial of Peninsula Park!

June 26, 2013

Join Nick and Commissioner Amanda Fritz tomorrow for the kick off of the 2013 Summer Free For All, and to celebrate the Centennial of Peninsula Park!

If you haven’t heard, Summer Free For All is “where it’s at” for free summer fun. There’s a whole host of events for everyone to enjoy. This year’s kick off celebration couldn’t have landed on a better date or place, as it coincides with the celebration of Peninsula Park’s – and Portland’s oldest rose garden’s – 100th birthday.

Summer Free For All and the Centennial Celebration will feature a ceremonial rose planting, circus performances, live music, rockwall climbing, arts and crafts, food vendors, and much more! The evening will also feature the first summer movie in the park, Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted starting at 6:30 pm.

The momentous occasion begins at 11 am at Peninsula Park, don’t miss it!

For a full list of events for the Centennial Celebration and Summer Free For All kick off party visit the Portland Parks & Recreation Website.

Click here to see the entire Summer Free For All catalog of events.

Sounds of the World

Join us on Friday, June 28, 6:00 PM for “Sounds of the World” in Director Park.

June 27, 2013

Join us on Friday, June 28, at 6 pm for “Sounds of the World in Director Park.

Sounds of the World highlights artists and performers from Portland’s wonderfully multi-ethnic communities. The evening brings the community together to break down stereotypes and create better understanding among diverse groups through the arts. Take part in this opportunity to enjoy music, spoken word, and dance performances from cultures around the world.

If you’ve never been before, Director Park is a beautiful public piazza that is actively programmed to complement downtown, support arts & culture, and highlight Portland Parks & Recreation.

The event is made possible through a special partnership with Colored Pencils Art and Culture Council, Regional Arts and Culture Council, Portland Parks & Recreation, Oregon Arts Commission, United Way of Columbia - Willamette, The Asian Reporter, PhoenixLotus Photography, and wonderful volunteers from the community.

The event is free. A $10 donation is suggested to support the project next year.

We’ll see you there!

Sounds of the World

Director Park

Friday, June 28

6 – 8:30 pm

Summer Free For All is here!

This morning Nick joined Oregon’s First Lady Cylvia Hayes, City Commissioner Amanda Fritz, Executive Director of Portland Parks Foundation Nick Hardigg, and hundreds of community members to kick off this year’s Summer Free For All and the Peninsula Park Centennial Celebration.

June 27, 2013

This morning Nick joined Oregon’s First Lady Cylvia Hayes, City Commissioner Amanda Fritz, Executive Director of Portland Parks Foundation Nick Hardigg, and hundreds of community members to kick off this year’s Summer Free For All and the Peninsula Park Centennial Celebration.

Today’s celebration featured a ceremonial rose planting, live bands, ice cream socials, and will continue on into the evening with the summer’s first movie in the park, showing Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted.

Summer Free For All gives Portlanders a chance to enjoy free movies, concerts, and playgrounds in our Parks all summer long. The program also offers healthy lunches to school-aged kids all for free. Parks is expecting nearly half a million visitors to participate in Free For All activities this year, starting with today!

Take a look at the 2013 Summer Free For All catalog online. We hope to see you this summer!

Friday Roundup

Portland arts tax survives its third legal challenge, deemed constitutional

Ryan Kost in The Oregonian

 

City Prevails in Second Arts Tax Challenge

Dirk Vanderhart in The Portland Mercury

 

Arts Tax Ruled Constitutional

Aaron Mesh in Willamette Week

 

Cully park under construction in Northeast Portland needs a name

Larry Bingham in The Oregonian

 

Artists: Join the Visual Chronicle of Portland

Marjorie Skinner in The Portland Mercury

 

Sunday Parkways puts up with a gentle rain, still draws thousands to Northeast Portland

John Killen in The Oregonian

 

Pittock Mansion undergoing $1.13 million rehabilitation to repair water leaks

Sara Hottman in The Oregonian