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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

Moving toward a “greener” Division Street

Beginning tomorrow, SE Division Streetbetween SE 34th and 37th Avenues will be closed for the next phase of the Division Streetscape Project.

September 3, 2013

Beginning tomorrow, SE Division Street between SE 34th and 37th Avenues will be closed for the next phase of the Division Streetscape and Reconstruction Project.

The project is a joint effort between the Bureau of Environmental Services and the Portland Bureau of Transportation to upgrade SE Division St. The project will replace 4,900 feet of sewer pipe in poor condition, replace 32 sewer manholes, add new crosswalks and streetlights, construct 55 green street facilities to manage stormwater runoff, and much more!

This temporary closure will pay off in the end. A few benefits from the project include increased safety for the community, better-managed stormwater runoff from the streets and improved watershed health, work that helps stimulate the local economy, and a more attractive neighborhood.

The street closure will last eight days, and will close all day until crews finish up their work. During the closure, eastbound traffic will detour to SE Clinton Street and westbound traffic will detour to SE Grant Street.

For more information on the Division Streetscape Project visit the Portland Bureau of Transportation’s website.

Our National Champions, the Portland Thorns

This morning, Portland City Council was very pleased to welcome our National Women's Soccer League Champions, the Portland Thorns

September 4, 2013

 

This morning, Portland City Council was very pleased to welcome our National Women's Soccer League Champions, the Portland Thorns!

Commissioner Fritz read a Proclamation naming today, September 4, 2013 a day of recognition for Portland Thorns FC.

The Thorns brought home the national title in this inaugural season by defeating the Western New York Flash by a score of a 2-0 on September 1. It's Portland's first national sports championship since the 1977 Trail Blazers.

Congratulations to these outstanding athletes!

Portlanders are invited to celebrate the Thorns' victory at Jeld Wen field today at noon - gates open at 11 am!

Thorns recognized at City Council meeting

Jamie Goldberg in The Oregonian

 

Thorns to celebrate national title today at noon

Jeff Thompson on KGW.com

 

Portland blazes trail with NWSL title

Graham Hays on ESPN.com

 

Portland Thorns to hold NWSL championship celebration Wednesday

Jamie Goldberg in The Oregonian

Art with Heart Walk

Head out tonight to First Thursday and participate in the 2nd Annual Art with Heart Walk.

September 5, 2013

Head out tonight to First Thursday and participate in the 2nd Annual Art with Heart Walk.

The Art with Heart Walk is a collaborative initiative hosted by the PDX Development Roundtable to showcase the artwork of some of the most vulnerable in our community. The artists include people who are struggling with extreme poverty, homelessness, mental illness, and addiction. Art with Heart helps participants find peace of mind through artistic expression in times of transition, difficulty, and chronic hardships.

The event runs from 6 – 9pm, and you can start at any participating organization to pick up a map and your Art with Heart passport. Participating organizations include Transition Projects Inc. with p:ear & Pacific Northwest College of Art, Sisters of the Road Cafe, the Macdonald Center, Saint Andre Bessette Catholic Church, and Central City Concern with Street Roots.

Don’t miss this opportunity to view these incredible works, and the chance to support our community partners in the fight to end homelessness and poverty.

Celebrating 2 years at Bud Clark Commons!

Last night, Nick was honored to join Multnomah County Commissioner Deborah Kafoury, former Portland Mayor Bud Clark, PNCA Professor and poet Barry Sanders, and other community leaders at the 2nd Anniversary of Bud Clark Commons.

September 6, 2013

Last night, Nick was honored to join Multnomah County Commissioner Deborah Kafoury, former Portland Mayor Bud Clark, PNCA Professor and poet Barry Sanders, and other community leaders at the 2nd Anniversary of Bud Clark Commons.

The unique eight-story building was designed by Holst Architecture. Named for former Portland Mayor Bud Clark, the Commons provides a continuum of services. Our community partners Transition Projects and Home Forward provide access to healthcare, shelter, and counseling to help people experiencing homelessness transition from the vulnerability of the streets to a more permanent home.

Bud Clark Commons is like no other building in the country. It includes a 90-bed transitional shelter for men, 130 studio apartments, and a day center. Bud Clark Commons represents the best of our work – and the strong belief that we are all in this together.

Congratulations Bud Clark Commons on two incredible years of care and service!