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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

Friday Roundup

News from and about Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish

Everyday Heroes: King speech just the beginning for George E. Hocker Jr.

Brian Wood on KATU.com

 

Handshake spurs deal to relocate R2DT camp

Peter Korn in the Portland Tribune

 

When trying is half of the battle

Israel Bayer in Street Roots

 

Hales Abandons Changes to Arts Tax

Aaron Mesh in Willamette Week

 

Yes, You'll Still Be Paying Just $35 for the Arts

Denis C. Theriault in The Portland Mercury

 

Portland arts tax will stay the same Portland Mayor Charlie Hales says

Brad Schmidt in The Oregonian

 

Labor wary about public water district

In NW Labor Press

 

Portland's Water House hits RMLS

Brad Schmidt in The Oregonian

 

Portland's Water House leaks onto the market: 200 wiseguy words

David Sarasohn in The Oregonian

 

Thorns recognized at City Council meeting

Jamie Goldberg in The Oregonian

 

Pirates wanted for adventure on Columbia Slough

Steve Law in the Portland Tribune

Adding trees, cleaning rivers

A beautiful tree-lined street is not only pleasant on the eyes but also helpful for our rivers.

September 9, 2013

A beautiful tree-lined street is not only pleasant on the eyes but also helpful for our rivers.

The Bureau of Environmental Services outreach team,"team of trees," has been out and about this summer, canvassing to find available spaces for street trees. Working with Friends of Trees and local residents, the outreach team works to get trees planted on your street.

Thanks to great community partners and volunteers, BES has helped get 32,000 new trees planted since 2008. When mature, these trees will be capturing an estimated 18 million gallons of rain before it turns into stormwater runoff.

BES canvassers are especially focused in areas of low tree canopy, particularly in East Portland, and are offering subsidized trees to residents. Think you might want a street tree? Contact BES at (503) 823 – Tree (8733), or Friends of Trees directly at (503) 282 – 8846.

CAT’s Summer 2013 Raffle Bonanza

The Community Alliance of Tenants is holding a raffle to win great prizes while supporting fair housing practices in Oregon.

September 9, 2013

The Community Alliance of Tenants is holding a raffle to win great prizes while supporting fair housing practices in Oregon.

CAT works to educate, organize and develop the leadership of low-income tenants to directly challenge unjust housing policies and practices. They are the only statewide, grassroots, tenant-controlled, tenants-rights organization in the community.

Raffle proceeds will support CAT’s work to provide rights for renters throughout Oregon. Tickets are only $1, and prizes include gift cards from Starbucks Coffee, theatre tickets, a mini-basketball autographed by Portland Trailblazer LaMarcus Aldridge, as well as other fantastic prizes.

The raffle ends September 13, so get your tickets today!

To learn more about the raffle, or to purchase tickets, visit CAT’s “raffle bonanza” website.

Ahoy Matey!

September 10, 2013

Grab your pirate hat and join us this Saturday at the Columbia Slough Watershed for a pirate-themed Aquifer Adventure!

The Portland Water Bureau and the Columbia Slough Watershed Council have teamed up to teach “pirates” of all ages the value of groundwater – a buried treasure that flows right below your feet.

Learn to navigate a larger than life aquifer and the obstacles that our water travels through on its way to our drinking water supply. Have fun creating an edible aquifer, cruise on a “pirate ship” in search of a treasure island, make your own pirate hats and other crafts, and create your own home “green” cleaner so you don’t have to use harsh chemicals around the house!

This event is a part of the outreach efforts of the Portland Water Bureau’s Groundwater Protection Program. The Cities of Portland, Gresham and Fairview started this program to protect the Columbia South Shore Well Field – a drinking water source for over 800,000 Oregonians.

Show up wearing your favorite pirate costume and bring your adventurous spirit and prepare for a day full of fun and hands on learning! The adventure is free and the first 300 pirate-scientists receive a free Aquifer Adventure t-shirt!

To learn mre about the event, visit the Columbia Slough Watershed’s website or call (503) 281 – 1132.

Aquifer Adventure

NE 166th Ave and Airport Way

Saturday, September 14, 2013

12 – 4 pm

Free

TBA starts tonight!

Tonight kicks off the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art’s (PICA) annual Time Based Art Festival

September 12, 2013

Tonight kicks off the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art’s (PICA) annual Time Based Art Festival!

TBA brings artists from around the globe for this week-long Portland arts festival. From visual art to performance art – and everything in-between – viewers can experience TBA in all of its different facets. “From morning workshops to afternoon salons and talks, to evening shows and late-night happenings, TBA is an all-hours forum for new ideas and experiences,” says PICA.

Visit the TBA website to see a full line up for the festival.

Head out and experience art!

Why Art?

Alison Hallett in The Portland Mercury

photo courtesy of PICA